Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 017109/001.

Names and composition

"PREDNISONE" is the commercial name of a drug composed of PREDNISONE.

Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
017109/001 PREDNISONE PREDNISONE TABLET/ORAL 20MG
040256/001 PREDNISONE PREDNISONE TABLET/ORAL 5MG
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204867/003 PREDNISONE PREDNISONE TABLET, DELAYED RELEASE/ORAL 5MG

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009766/001 METICORTEN PREDNISONE TABLET/ORAL 5MG
009766/002 METICORTEN PREDNISONE TABLET/ORAL 1MG
009986/002 DELTASONE PREDNISONE TABLET/ORAL 5MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
009986/005 DELTASONE PREDNISONE TABLET/ORAL 2.5MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
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Prednisone?
Asked by Jared Schwartze 11 months ago.

GENERIC NAME: prednisone BRAND NAME: Deltasone, Orasone, Prednicen-M, Liquid Pred DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Prednisone is an oral, synthetic (man-made) corticosteroid used for suppressing the immune system and inflammation. It has effects similar to other corticosteroids such as triamcinolone (Kenacort), methylprednisolone (Medrol), prednisolone (Prelone) and dexamethasone (Decadron). These synthetic corticosteroids mimic the action of cortisol (hydrocortisone), the naturally-occurring corticosteroid produced in the body by the adrenal glands. Corticosteroids have many effects on the body, but they most often are used for their potent anti-inflammatory effects, particularly in those conditions in which the immune system plays an important role. Such conditions include arthritis, colitis, asthma, bronchitis, certain skin rashes, and allergic or inflammatory conditions of the nose and eyes. Prednisone is inactive in the body and, in order to be effective, first must be converted to prednisolone by enzymes in the liver. Therefore, prednisone may not work as effectively in people with liver disease whose ability to convert prednisone to prednisolone is impaired PRESCRIPTION: yes GENERIC AVAILABLE: yes PREPARATIONS: Tablets of 2.5, 5, 10, 20, and 50 mg. Oral solution or syrup of 5mg/5ml STORAGE: Store at room temperature 20-25°C (68-77°F), and keep away from moisture. PRESCRIBED FOR: Prednisone is used in the management of inflammatory conditions or diseases in which the immune system plays an important role. Since prednisone is used in so many conditions, only the most common or established uses are mentioned here. Prednisone most often is used for treating several types of arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, systemic lupus, allergic reactions, asthma and severe psoriasis. It also is used for treating leukemias, lymphomas, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and autoimmune hemolytic anemia. Corticosteroids, including prednisone, are commonly used to suppress the immune system and prevent the body from rejecting transplanted organs. Prednisone is used as replacement therapy in patients whose adrenal glands are unable to produce sufficient amounts of cortisol. DOSING: The initial dose of prednisone varies depending on the condition being treated and the age of the patient. The starting dose may be from 5 to 60 mg per day and often is adjusted based on the response of the condition being treated. Corticosteroids typically do not produce immediate effects and must be used for several days before maximal effects are seen. It may take much longer before conditions respond to treatment. Prolonged therapy with prednisone causes the adrenal glands to atrophy and stop producing cortisol. When prednisone is discontinued after a period of prolonged therapy, the dose of prednisone must be tapered (lowered gradually) to allow the adrenal glands time to recover. (See side effects.) It is recommended that prednisone be taken with food. DRUG INTERACTIONS: Prednisone may interact with estrogens and phenytoin (Dilantin). Estrogens may reduce the action of enzymes in the liver that break down (eliminate) the active form of prednisone, prednisolone. As a result, the levels of prednisolone in the body may increase and lead to more frequent side effects. Phenytoin increases the activity of enzymes in the liver that break down (eliminate) prednisone and thereby may reduce the effectiveness of prednisone. Thus, if phenytoin is being taken, an increased dose of prednisone may be required. PREGNANCY: Corticosteroids cross the placenta into the fetus. Compared to other corticosteroids, however, prednisone is less likely to cross the placenta. Chronic use of corticosteroids during the first trimester of pregnancy may cause cleft palate. NURSING MOTHERS: Corticosteroids are secreted in breast milk and can cause side effects in the nursing infant. Prednisone is less likely than other corticosteroids to be secreted in breast milk, but it may still pose a risk to the infant. SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of prednisone and other corticosteroids range from mild annoyances to serious, irreversible damage, and they occur more frequently with higher doses and more prolonged treatment. Side effects include retention of sodium (salt) and fluid, weight gain, high blood pressure, loss of potassium, headache and muscle weakness. Prednisone also causes puffiness of the face (moon face), growth of facial hair, thinning and easy bruising of the skin, impaired wound healing, glaucoma, cataracts, ulcers in the stomach and duodenum, worsening of diabetes, irregular menses, rounding of the upper back ("buffalo hump"), obesity, retardation of growth in children, convulsions, and psychiatric disturbances. The psychiatric disturbances include depression, euphoria, insomnia, mood swings, personality changes, and even psychotic behavior. Prednisone suppresses the immune system and, therefore, increases the frequency or severity of infections and decreases the effectiveness of vaccines and antibiotics. Prednisone may cause osteoporosis that results in fractures of bones. Patients taking long-term prednisone often receive supplements of calcium and vitamin D to counteract the effects on bones. Calcium and vitamin D probably are not enough, however, and treatment with bisphosphonates such as alendronate (Fosamax) and risedronate (Actonel) may be necessary. Calcitonin (Miacalcin) also is effective. The development of osteoporosis and the need for treatment can be monitored using bone density scans. Answered by Sharri Imaino 11 months ago.

prednisone is an anti inflammatory drug used for asthma, lupus M S, sarcoidosis and other illnesses this a steroid but not the kind body builders use this is a powerful drug caution must be taken I hope you never have to take it Answered by Argelia Reisling 11 months ago.

a steroid drug used for against inflammation. useful for treating asthma, acute attacks of emphysema, severe inflamation such as in inflamatory bowel disease, arthritis, some skin problems Answered by Winter Pawlowski 11 months ago.

a steroid used to reduce swelling, it should taken under the directions of a doctor, Answered by Carrie Fitterer 11 months ago.

Non- anabolic steriod Answered by Major Bossier 11 months ago.


Is prednisone a diuretic?
Asked by Drucilla Christan 11 months ago.

Prednisone is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of low corticosteroid levels (lack of certain substances that are usually produced by the body and are needed for normal body functioning). Prednisone is also used to treat other conditions in patients with normal corticosteroid levels. These conditions include certain types of arthritis; severe allergic reactions; multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the nerves do not function properly); lupus (a disease in which the body attacks many of its own organs); and certain conditions that affect the lungs, skin, eyes, kidneys blood, thyroid, stomach, and intestines. Prednisone is also sometimes used to treat the symptoms of certain types of cancer. Prednisone is in a class of medications called corticosteroids. It works to treat patients with low levels of corticosteroids by replacing steroids that are normally produced naturally by the body. It works to treat other conditions by reducing swelling and redness and by changing the way the immune system works. Prednisone is also sometimes used with antibiotics to treat a certain type of pneumonia in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Prednisone may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: headache dizziness difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep inappropriate happiness extreme changes in mood changes in personality bulging eyes acne thin, fragile skin red or purple blotches or lines under the skin slowed healing of cuts and bruises increased hair growth changes in the way fat is spread around the body extreme tiredness weak muscles irregular or absent menstrual periods decreased sexual desire heartburn increased sweating Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately: vision problems eye pain, redness, or tearing sore throat, fever, chills, cough, or other signs of infection seizures depression loss of contact with reality confusion muscle twitching or tightening shaking of the hands that you cannot control numbness, burning, or tingling in the face, arms, legs, feet, or hands upset stomach vomiting lightheadedness irregular heartbeat sudden weight gain shortness of breath, especially during the night dry, hacking cough swelling or pain in the stomach swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue, throat, arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs difficulty breathing or swallowing rash hives itching Prednisone may slow growth and development in children. Your child's doctor will watch his or her growth carefully. Talk to your child's doctor about the risks of giving prednisone to your child Answered by Jeffrey Scothorn 11 months ago.

I don't blame you for wanting to remove prednisone from your system. It is not the most pleasant drug. Unfortunately, I don't think a diuretic would make a difference. Diuretics increase water excretion through the kidneys, but I don't think steroids (like prednisone) are excreted through the kidneys, so it shouldn't have any effect. Also, there is another reason you don't want to remove prednisone too quickly from your body. Steroids should always be removed slowly (tapered). Some serious side-effects can occur if you stop taking them too quickly, so just go by what your doctor says, and don't take any extra drugs without consulting him/her first. I hope this helps, and good luck. Answered by Fredda Dattilo 11 months ago.

I lost 30 lbs in 3 days after being put on prednisone for a kidney problem! It was obviously all water weight so clearly yes prednisone can have the same effect as a diuretic. This is one of those mystery drugs that the medical profession does not fully understand. One of the listed side effects is actually weight GAIN, so it depends on things that aren't well understood. It is not a drug to be taken casually! Answered by Gussie Dupuy 11 months ago.

Its a steroid, maybe it can also act as a diuretic. but I always thought that a body retains water with the drug. Below is list of side effects. Answered by Lindy Levier 11 months ago.

No, it's a hormone, specifically a type of hormone called a "corticosteroid." .It's most-commonly used for inflammation in ones joints. And--yes--it can make you all puffed-up with water retention. My mom had R.A., and that's what happened to her. Answered by Kathy Halse 11 months ago.

No, it does not have diuretic activity. Answered by Marion Irby 11 months ago.

no its a anti-inflammatory Answered by Dorsey Honzel 11 months ago.

no, it is a steroid Answered by Mildred Lundberg 11 months ago.


Medical Question...Prednisone.?
A close friend of mine, female in her late 20s, has had some skins issues for around 2 years now.Basically she has small scabs and scars appearing on her arms and legs (without a reasonable explanation)...The really look like ciggarette burns, ranging in size from the head of an eraser to about 3 times... Asked by Casey Peckenpaugh 11 months ago.

A close friend of mine, female in her late 20s, has had some skins issues for around 2 years now. Basically she has small scabs and scars appearing on her arms and legs (without a reasonable explanation)...The really look like ciggarette burns, ranging in size from the head of an eraser to about 3 times that...Its not something that is extremely unsightly, but obviously noticeable and takes a toll on her mentally...Aside from a little fatigue, but nothing major, there are no other true side effects. She has seen allergist, GPs, gynos, amongst other professionals who can't seem to diagnose it. They've taken biopsies of the skins, done CBC/ANA tests, tested for lupus, tested for leukemia, tested for various allergies, amongst many other things. Anyway, long story short it has been frustrating that nobody can find out what it is....Not but about a week ago she was prescribed an ointment by a dermatologist - for a seemingly unrelated issue - that contained the active ingredient Prednisone. Remarkably the sores have responded very well to this ! Does this limit it down in anyone's mind what we might be looking at ? Answered by Amalia Greggs 11 months ago.

The prednisone is a steroid anti-inflammatory. Doctors will prescribe this if they know or if they don't know what is going on--so long as they believe the underlying process is an inflammatory one. So, prednisone and other steroids are given for a lot of different inflammatory disorders, many of which it seems they can not ascribe to your friend's situation. If the prednisone works to relieve your friend's scabs and such, it sadly doesn't give us too much information, other than the disease process responds to prednisone--like many other diseases do. Your friend needs to continue pressing on for a diagnosis. Tell her not to quit. One of the posters here betrays a certain ignorance about the medical field, and that is that "if they can't figure it out, no one can." Let me just tell you that I've seen lay people make diagnoses that so-called "professionals" miss. The professionals are generally great at what they do, but my friend, laying someone's livelihood in the hands of just a few individuals who can't arrive at a diagnosis, then calling it quits, would be foolish. Keep pressing on, posting to help your friend. You never know when you'll get your diagnosis. Best of luck to you and your friend. Answered by Cheri Princevalle 11 months ago.

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Prednisone is used to treat many different conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders. If it's working then be happy sounds like the skin disorder she has is responding to this corticosteroid drug well so once they actually give the disorder a name she will probably fell better knowing exactly what it is she has. However for now if it's working then let it do it's job. Answered by Antonia Scantlin 11 months ago.

Not trying to be mean, but if the experts who have examined her can't arrive at a conclusive diagnosis then you won't find a reliable one here. Skin issues like this can be very hard to figure out. I'd just accept its part of who she is and be happy that all the scary stuff has been ruled out. Answered by Nona Jaap 11 months ago.


What foods should I eat/avoid while on prednisone?
I am on a 2 week regimen just to see if it works, I started out at 40 mg and am now down to 30 mg. My stomach has been sooooo upset though and I'd like to know if I should alter my diet in any particular way so my body doesn't react as severely. Thanks! Asked by Gwyn Busson 11 months ago.

Marie, Prednisone is a synthetic hormone commonly referred to as a corticosteroid or "steroid." (These medicines are not the same "steroids" as the drugs taken by bodybuilders.) Prednisone is used to treat many illnesses, especially those associated with inflammation. It is truly a remarkable and often life-saving medication. Unfortunately, prednisone can stimulate the appetite, and weight gain is a common and unwanted side effect. Not everyone who takes prednisone will gain weight; in part it depends on how much drug you take and for how long you take it. But most people taking the medicine chronically will gain some weight. There is no "magic diet” to prevent you from gaining weight with prednisone, or to make you lose the weight already gained. Like all weight-reduction diets, it is all about calories. You lose weight when you burn off more calories than you eat. To successfully lose weight while on prednisone, you need to reduce your caloric intake despite the appetite stimulation and try to increase your exercise to burn the calories. If you are just starting the prednisone, you want to make sure you do not increase your intake of food (and calories) right away, so you do not gain unwanted weight. No one popular diet has been shown to be better than any other. A few simple rules apply to almost all successful diets, including diets for people on prednisone- Make healthy food choices. Choose healthy foods including fruits and vegetables, and avoid those that can contribute to heart disease. Exercise. Even if exercise alone may not be enough to make you lose weight, it will help with weight control. Develop an eating schedule and stick to it. While taking prednisone, if you eat when you feel hungry, you will be eating all the time. Keep a food diary. Write down everything you eat. Shop from a list when you go shopping so you don't buy food you don't need. Some people on prednisone also need to be on a low-salt diet, and some need supplemental calcium or potassium. Speak with your doctor about this. You may also ask to be referred to a nutritionist to get more specific recommendations about your diet to best manage your weight while on prednisone. ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED. It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms. The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Hope this helps matador 89 Answered by Delpha Halko 11 months ago.

In a matter of fact there is. You can cut down on the amount of dog food and add low sodium canned green beans in it's place. Of course, it would be even better if you used fresh or frozen beans, but the canned just makes it easier because they are already pre-cooked. Answered by Machelle Mozzone 11 months ago.

Should I eat before I take prendesone . . Answered by Berta Koosman 11 months ago.


Prednisone side effects?
Heres what i have taken: 1 month- 15mg 1 month- 12.5mg 1 month- 10mg 1 month- 7.5mg 1 month- 5mg 1 month- 4mg 1 month- 3mg 1 month- 2mg I have been depressed and anxious for no reason. Is this normal? Asked by Dorine Buhrke 11 months ago.

Yes... prednisone can bring out bouts of depression and/or exacerbate depression that already exists. Additional symptoms may include: Swelling of the face, often referred to as "moon face" or "chipmunk cheeks"; some patients feel ugly and say that they do not recognize themselves in the mirror. Remember, these changes are reversible. A hump on the upper part of the back; this hump is made of fat, not bone. Bloating or swelling of the abdomen. Weight gain; prednisone may cause a great increase in appetite. Weight gain can be controlled by a low calorie diet, by exercise and by avoidance of salt. Avoid salty foods and do not add any salt. Stomach problems; to ease the burning, try taking prednisone with food. This problem may require anti-ulcer medication. Mood changes; sometimes the change is for the better. However, depression may be made worse by prednisone. Insomnia; patients may have difficulty sleeping at nights. Shakiness; patients may have feelings of being "hyper: or that "things are running fast inside my head". Weakness of the thigh muscles; patients may have difficulty in climbing stairs, getting out of the bath or getting up from a chair or toilet seat. Interruption of the menstrual cycle; periods may stop altogether. Increased risk of infections; patients may have more infections including some caused by germs that the body is normally resistant to. Answered by Jesse Chovanec 11 months ago.

There is a crap load of side affects. I looked really white and nauseous when I was on it. Answered by Noel Garstka 11 months ago.


Prednisone side effects?
I am on and have been for awhile: promethazine (12.5mg), seroquel(25mg), zoloft(25mg), and zantac(5ml, twice a day). All these medications have caused weight loss. I am however worried about the side effects of my new medicine prednisone(60mg) that I was put on today for crohn's disease. Will this cause any... Asked by Luella Svendsen 11 months ago.

I am on and have been for awhile: promethazine (12.5mg), seroquel(25mg), zoloft(25mg), and zantac(5ml, twice a day). All these medications have caused weight loss. I am however worried about the side effects of my new medicine prednisone(60mg) that I was put on today for crohn's disease. Will this cause any large amounts of weight gain? I'm ok with a few pounds but nothing more. It has made me lose my apitite rather than increase it, is that a good sign I won't gain? Answered by Ethel Colt 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a synthetic steroid closely related to the natural hormone cortisol made by the adrenal glands to combat stress and inflammation. There are three categories of steroids, and this one is a corticosteroid (cortisol, as the name suggests, is made in the cortex, or outer layers, of the adrenal). Side effects are divided into those from short-term use and those from chronic use, such as for several weeks, months or years. For Crohn's disease, it can be either. Your doctor will probably keep you on the lowest does that works for you for the shortest time possible. In the short run, like a week, corticosteroids like Prednisone can cause a little water retention and a little weight gain and appetite stimulation. It interferes with the action of insulin, and your glucose will go up a little, but you won't feel that or care unless you are diabetic. I put a diabetic on pulse steroids on Monday (big dose day 1 and 2 with tapering doses over a week and then stop) and warned him that his glucose, which he checks continually, will be higher. Corticosteroids also make some people feel euphoric, which is a great feeling, but still a side effect. None of this usually matters, and short-term use of steroids is very safe and often effective. If you're lucky, that's what you're doing now and it will work to quell the flair that I know that you must be having to get this prescription. And if your luck continues to hold out, you wont need intervention again soon, and that when you do, a pulse for a week will do it again and again. If you're unlucky, it won’t work. In between is where it works, but only when you're taking it, which means either abandoning it or taking it daily. 60 mg is a nuke dose, and is typical for a pulse, going to 40mg in a day or two, then 20mg, 10mg, 5mg and stop. But if your having a major flair with lots of bloody diarrhea, your doc may be thinking of keeping you on high doses for a week or a month, and trying to bring it down to zero if he/she can, or at least under 10mg if he can. But if every time you take it you get relief but every time you taper, you flair, you may be on 10 or 20mg a day indefinitely: chronic corticosteroid therapy. In that case, you have some more serious side effects to consider, although they will be worth the risk, one being adrenocortical failure (low blood pressure, abdominal pain, dehydration, electrolyte = sodium, potassium etc disturbances). This would happen if you tapered or stopped your Prednisone too abruptly after weeks or more of use. The reason is that you are getting more corticosteroid by mouth than your own gland normally makes, and the body knows it. So it shuts off the signal to make cortisol, which is a hormone called ACTH made in the anterior pituitary hanging from the bottom of the brain above and between the eyes. This hormone stimulates the adrenal cortex to secrete. But on high dose steroids, it shuts off, and in its absence, the adrenocortex shrinks and shuts down like a muscle that you stop using, Within a few weeks, the adrenal can't make the usual daily dose of cortisol, and if you take away the Prednisone, you'll learn what corticosteroids do by experiencing their deficiency: adrenal failure (Addison's syndrome). In this state, you are dependent on your pills. Not forever. You could go on a taper: 20 then 18 then 20 then 16 then 18 then 16 then 14 etc and wean down to zero as you adrenocortex wakes up under the influence of a whipping from pituitary ACTH telling it to wake up. But the transformation from steroid dependency to normal takes weeks and a weaning regimen. There are a few other important bad effects seen in some but not all chronic steroid users, including gallstones, ulcers, cataracts, steroid-induced diabetes (goes away when the steroids go away) and osteoporosis. Also, the drug Levaquin, an excellent antibiotic, can cause the Achilles tendon to rupture. You can see why we have a love hate relationship with corticosteroids like Prednisone (and cortisol and dexamethisone). They’re lifesavers for some people with inflammatory disease like Crohn’s, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. But they’re treacherous to work with. The choice to use them is close to a no-brainer. Short-term and pulse anytime they might help, long term only when no other treatment makes life bearable, and in those cases, you not only have no choice but to use them, it’s a fair trade. If it’s the difference between a normal life and cataracts in ten years and painful bloody squirts for ten years, take the steroids. Therefore, we don’t use them when we don’t have to. We use short-term pulse or low dose therapy when it works, and chronic steroids at whatever dose is necessary if that’s the hand we’re dealt. BTW, the other two categories of steroids besides [1] corticosteroids are [2] mineralocorticoids like aldosterone that regulate fluid, electrolyte and acid-base homeostasis of the blood and interstitial fluids at the kidney, and [3] Answered by Nidia Tinsley 11 months ago.

Prednisone can cause GI upset, it can make you jittery or cause insomnia and fluid retention. These are the signs a person can detect. However, you have been prescribe prednisone for a condition which highly warrants it and you have to outweigh the benefit of taking it over the risk. It might be that after you get your condition somewhat under control, the prednisone can be reduced and maybe even phased out. Don't worry about the potential to gain weight, Just do what you need to do in order to take care of yourself and your disease. Answered by Leo Aver 11 months ago.

Fluid retention is a major side effect of prednisone therapy. Take with food otherwise it will cause gastric upset. Changes in appetite occurs on an individual basis. Some lose their appetite, for others the appetite increases. Answered by Roxy Engelhardt 11 months ago.


Prednisone?
my husband has been prescribed prednisone, 30 mg/day for a lung disease. The doctor says he will be on it for about 2 years, with gradually descreasing dosage. He's only been on it for 2 1/2 weeks now, but he's getting acne, shakiness, sore joints/muscles...he's miserable. Are there any ways to help... Asked by Markus Sahady 11 months ago.

my husband has been prescribed prednisone, 30 mg/day for a lung disease. The doctor says he will be on it for about 2 years, with gradually descreasing dosage. He's only been on it for 2 1/2 weeks now, but he's getting acne, shakiness, sore joints/muscles...he's miserable. Are there any ways to help fight the side effects of prednisone? or are there any alternatives out there? Answered by Leandra Wheeles 11 months ago.

below are some of the side affect for prednisone: changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, moon face, neck, breasts, and waist). sleep problems (insomnia), mood changes; acne, dry skin, thinning skin, bruising or discoloration; slow wound healing; increased sweating; headache, dizziness, spinning sensation; nausea, stomach pain, bloating my doctor wants me to take 50mg everyday but I requested to take 100mg every other day. This way, can lower the side affects. I have been taken this amount for 7 weeks I am still feeling ok. Some people with this dosage may gain around 10lbs to 15lbs a month. I gain about 2lbs and only thing i don't look as firm. I also tried to control my diet. I took less than 2000mg sodium per day for the days that i don't need to take the pills and take half of the amount of sodium on the day that i need to take the pills. always look at the sodium contents when you shop. get rid of any junk food in your fridge. also store alot of veggies and fruit at home because prednisone makes you hungry. bewared of the sodium percentage on salad dressing. I have read an article today that taken good amount of protassium will help slow down the process of moon face. Banana, Grape, Grape fruit will give you good amount of protassium. During the medication, you will feel dizzy and tired all day long. Don't give your self any excuse. Some easy exercises will help. I hit the gym at lease 3 times weekly and spent 1- 2 hours every time. I walk about 30mins on treadmill for 2.5-3 speed. Some light weight training to tone my mucles. 10- 20 mins basket ball. (I used don't know how to play basket ball). You also have to make sure that your doctor have given you below medicines together with prednisone. - calcium (Long term use of prednisone cause lack of calcium and join pain) - medicine for protecting your stomach. prednisone may cause stomache. - fish oil (i think it's good for preventing diabetic. Long term use of prednisone may cause diabetic. I think fish oil helps me with my moodswing) Tell your husband this is not the end of world. try to think positive. He's not the only one taken this medicine. Since this is the only choice than we have to accept it and try to like it because he's going to be fine again in 2 years right? family support is very important. Don't show him that you are anxious too. Other wise he will be more nervous. Try to keep him busy with something if posible. He will think too much if he has too much free time. Some times our imagination makes us feel the aches and it may not be as bad. 2 years is not a short period of time. I know how he feels.be positive and hope he get well soon. Sorry for my poor grammers and typos.... I hope above can help you. If you have any questions you can email me on sally60381@yahoo.com. Answered by Beryl Gilcrest 11 months ago.


What is the use of prednisone?
Asked by Sidney Rinebold 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a corticosteroid used for a whole lot of things, but based on your other question, I'm guessing that it was prescribed to you to suppress your immune system. When you get poison ivy/oak/sumac, etc., the reaction that you see (and feel) is actually the result of your immune system fighting off the foreign material -- an allergic reaction. This isn't helpful -- of themselves, these plants are harmless. It's your immune system that's causing the itchy rash. So the reasoning is, use the prednisone to shut down your immune system a little and relieve the itching. While you're on prednisone, you should be aware that since your immune system isn't functioning at 100%, you'll be more prone to getting infections or catching diseases from other people. So stay away from sick people. Prednisone is also notorious for causing upset stomach, which you can alleviate by taking it with a full meal. Also, it may disturb your sleep, so if the doctor's dosing instructions allow, take it early in the morning. Answered by Rashad Sajovic 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a steroid used in many different disease processes, generally for the purpose of reducing inflammation. Answered by Tabitha Glomb 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a steroid that is used by doctors for treating bronchial asthma and other illnesses that may have inflammation. It may be in tablet or injectible vial form. Answered by Monte Castile 11 months ago.


Prednisone?
Asked by Rosamaria Manford 11 months ago.

GENERIC NAME: prednisone BRAND NAME: Deltasone, Orasone, Prednicen-M, Liquid Pred DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Prednisone is an oral, synthetic (man-made) corticosteroid used for suppressing the immune system and inflammation. It has effects similar to other corticosteroids such as triamcinolone (Kenacort), methylprednisolone (Medrol), prednisolone (Prelone) and dexamethasone (Decadron). These synthetic corticosteroids mimic the action of cortisol (hydrocortisone), the naturally-occurring corticosteroid produced in the body by the adrenal glands. Corticosteroids have many effects on the body, but they most often are used for their potent anti-inflammatory effects, particularly in those conditions in which the immune system plays an important role. Such conditions include arthritis, colitis, asthma, bronchitis, certain skin rashes, and allergic or inflammatory conditions of the nose and eyes. Prednisone is inactive in the body and, in order to be effective, first must be converted to prednisolone by enzymes in the liver. Therefore, prednisone may not work as effectively in people with liver disease whose ability to convert prednisone to prednisolone is impaired PRESCRIPTION: yes GENERIC AVAILABLE: yes PREPARATIONS: Tablets of 2.5, 5, 10, 20, and 50 mg. Oral solution or syrup of 5mg/5ml STORAGE: Store at room temperature 20-25°C (68-77°F), and keep away from moisture. PRESCRIBED FOR: Prednisone is used in the management of inflammatory conditions or diseases in which the immune system plays an important role. Since prednisone is used in so many conditions, only the most common or established uses are mentioned here. Prednisone most often is used for treating several types of arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, systemic lupus, allergic reactions, asthma and severe psoriasis. It also is used for treating leukemias, lymphomas, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and autoimmune hemolytic anemia. Corticosteroids, including prednisone, are commonly used to suppress the immune system and prevent the body from rejecting transplanted organs. Prednisone is used as replacement therapy in patients whose adrenal glands are unable to produce sufficient amounts of cortisol. DOSING: The initial dose of prednisone varies depending on the condition being treated and the age of the patient. The starting dose may be from 5 to 60 mg per day and often is adjusted based on the response of the condition being treated. Corticosteroids typically do not produce immediate effects and must be used for several days before maximal effects are seen. It may take much longer before conditions respond to treatment. Prolonged therapy with prednisone causes the adrenal glands to atrophy and stop producing cortisol. When prednisone is discontinued after a period of prolonged therapy, the dose of prednisone must be tapered (lowered gradually) to allow the adrenal glands time to recover. (See side effects.) It is recommended that prednisone be taken with food. DRUG INTERACTIONS: Prednisone may interact with estrogens and phenytoin (Dilantin). Estrogens may reduce the action of enzymes in the liver that break down (eliminate) the active form of prednisone, prednisolone. As a result, the levels of prednisolone in the body may increase and lead to more frequent side effects. Phenytoin increases the activity of enzymes in the liver that break down (eliminate) prednisone and thereby may reduce the effectiveness of prednisone. Thus, if phenytoin is being taken, an increased dose of prednisone may be required. PREGNANCY: Corticosteroids cross the placenta into the fetus. Compared to other corticosteroids, however, prednisone is less likely to cross the placenta. Chronic use of corticosteroids during the first trimester of pregnancy may cause cleft palate. NURSING MOTHERS: Corticosteroids are secreted in breast milk and can cause side effects in the nursing infant. Prednisone is less likely than other corticosteroids to be secreted in breast milk, but it may still pose a risk to the infant. SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of prednisone and other corticosteroids range from mild annoyances to serious, irreversible damage, and they occur more frequently with higher doses and more prolonged treatment. Side effects include retention of sodium (salt) and fluid, weight gain, high blood pressure, loss of potassium, headache and muscle weakness. Prednisone also causes puffiness of the face (moon face), growth of facial hair, thinning and easy bruising of the skin, impaired wound healing, glaucoma, cataracts, ulcers in the stomach and duodenum, worsening of diabetes, irregular menses, rounding of the upper back ("buffalo hump"), obesity, retardation of growth in children, convulsions, and psychiatric disturbances. The psychiatric disturbances include depression, euphoria, insomnia, mood swings, personality changes, and even psychotic behavior. Prednisone suppresses the immune system and, therefore, increases the frequency or severity of infections and decreases the effectiveness of vaccines and antibiotics. Prednisone may cause osteoporosis that results in fractures of bones. Patients taking long-term prednisone often receive supplements of calcium and vitamin D to counteract the effects on bones. Calcium and vitamin D probably are not enough, however, and treatment with bisphosphonates such as alendronate (Fosamax) and risedronate (Actonel) may be necessary. Calcitonin (Miacalcin) also is effective. The development of osteoporosis and the need for treatment can be monitored using bone density scans. Answered by Kamala Spirounias 11 months ago.

prednisone is an anti inflammatory drug used for asthma, lupus M S, sarcoidosis and other illnesses this a steroid but not the kind body builders use this is a powerful drug caution must be taken I hope you never have to take it Answered by Karly Dubin 11 months ago.

a steroid drug used for against inflammation. useful for treating asthma, acute attacks of emphysema, severe inflamation such as in inflamatory bowel disease, arthritis, some skin problems Answered by Lauri Neff 11 months ago.

a steroid used to reduce swelling, it should taken under the directions of a doctor, Answered by Erica Bacco 11 months ago.

Non- anabolic steriod Answered by Fonda Motten 11 months ago.


Is prednisone a diuretic?
Asked by Nickole Holje 11 months ago.

Prednisone is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of low corticosteroid levels (lack of certain substances that are usually produced by the body and are needed for normal body functioning). Prednisone is also used to treat other conditions in patients with normal corticosteroid levels. These conditions include certain types of arthritis; severe allergic reactions; multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the nerves do not function properly); lupus (a disease in which the body attacks many of its own organs); and certain conditions that affect the lungs, skin, eyes, kidneys blood, thyroid, stomach, and intestines. Prednisone is also sometimes used to treat the symptoms of certain types of cancer. Prednisone is in a class of medications called corticosteroids. It works to treat patients with low levels of corticosteroids by replacing steroids that are normally produced naturally by the body. It works to treat other conditions by reducing swelling and redness and by changing the way the immune system works. Prednisone is also sometimes used with antibiotics to treat a certain type of pneumonia in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Prednisone may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: headache dizziness difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep inappropriate happiness extreme changes in mood changes in personality bulging eyes acne thin, fragile skin red or purple blotches or lines under the skin slowed healing of cuts and bruises increased hair growth changes in the way fat is spread around the body extreme tiredness weak muscles irregular or absent menstrual periods decreased sexual desire heartburn increased sweating Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately: vision problems eye pain, redness, or tearing sore throat, fever, chills, cough, or other signs of infection seizures depression loss of contact with reality confusion muscle twitching or tightening shaking of the hands that you cannot control numbness, burning, or tingling in the face, arms, legs, feet, or hands upset stomach vomiting lightheadedness irregular heartbeat sudden weight gain shortness of breath, especially during the night dry, hacking cough swelling or pain in the stomach swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue, throat, arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs difficulty breathing or swallowing rash hives itching Prednisone may slow growth and development in children. Your child's doctor will watch his or her growth carefully. Talk to your child's doctor about the risks of giving prednisone to your child Answered by Delisa Teter 11 months ago.

I don't blame you for wanting to remove prednisone from your system. It is not the most pleasant drug. Unfortunately, I don't think a diuretic would make a difference. Diuretics increase water excretion through the kidneys, but I don't think steroids (like prednisone) are excreted through the kidneys, so it shouldn't have any effect. Also, there is another reason you don't want to remove prednisone too quickly from your body. Steroids should always be removed slowly (tapered). Some serious side-effects can occur if you stop taking them too quickly, so just go by what your doctor says, and don't take any extra drugs without consulting him/her first. I hope this helps, and good luck. Answered by Loria Rosher 11 months ago.

I lost 30 lbs in 3 days after being put on prednisone for a kidney problem! It was obviously all water weight so clearly yes prednisone can have the same effect as a diuretic. This is one of those mystery drugs that the medical profession does not fully understand. One of the listed side effects is actually weight GAIN, so it depends on things that aren't well understood. It is not a drug to be taken casually! Answered by Margart Booze 11 months ago.

Its a steroid, maybe it can also act as a diuretic. but I always thought that a body retains water with the drug. Below is list of side effects. Answered by Catherina Eves 11 months ago.

No, it's a hormone, specifically a type of hormone called a "corticosteroid." .It's most-commonly used for inflammation in ones joints. And--yes--it can make you all puffed-up with water retention. My mom had R.A., and that's what happened to her. Answered by Abbey Robare 11 months ago.

No, it does not have diuretic activity. Answered by Tammy Donigan 11 months ago.

no its a anti-inflammatory Answered by Halina Satz 11 months ago.

no, it is a steroid Answered by Clyde Bisogno 11 months ago.


Medical Question...Prednisone.?
A close friend of mine, female in her late 20s, has had some skins issues for around 2 years now.Basically she has small scabs and scars appearing on her arms and legs (without a reasonable explanation)...The really look like ciggarette burns, ranging in size from the head of an eraser to about 3 times... Asked by Elliot Behner 11 months ago.

A close friend of mine, female in her late 20s, has had some skins issues for around 2 years now. Basically she has small scabs and scars appearing on her arms and legs (without a reasonable explanation)...The really look like ciggarette burns, ranging in size from the head of an eraser to about 3 times that...Its not something that is extremely unsightly, but obviously noticeable and takes a toll on her mentally...Aside from a little fatigue, but nothing major, there are no other true side effects. She has seen allergist, GPs, gynos, amongst other professionals who can't seem to diagnose it. They've taken biopsies of the skins, done CBC/ANA tests, tested for lupus, tested for leukemia, tested for various allergies, amongst many other things. Anyway, long story short it has been frustrating that nobody can find out what it is....Not but about a week ago she was prescribed an ointment by a dermatologist - for a seemingly unrelated issue - that contained the active ingredient Prednisone. Remarkably the sores have responded very well to this ! Does this limit it down in anyone's mind what we might be looking at ? Answered by Gracie Antonson 11 months ago.

The prednisone is a steroid anti-inflammatory. Doctors will prescribe this if they know or if they don't know what is going on--so long as they believe the underlying process is an inflammatory one. So, prednisone and other steroids are given for a lot of different inflammatory disorders, many of which it seems they can not ascribe to your friend's situation. If the prednisone works to relieve your friend's scabs and such, it sadly doesn't give us too much information, other than the disease process responds to prednisone--like many other diseases do. Your friend needs to continue pressing on for a diagnosis. Tell her not to quit. One of the posters here betrays a certain ignorance about the medical field, and that is that "if they can't figure it out, no one can." Let me just tell you that I've seen lay people make diagnoses that so-called "professionals" miss. The professionals are generally great at what they do, but my friend, laying someone's livelihood in the hands of just a few individuals who can't arrive at a diagnosis, then calling it quits, would be foolish. Keep pressing on, posting to help your friend. You never know when you'll get your diagnosis. Best of luck to you and your friend. Answered by Rory Odien 11 months ago.

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Prednisone is used to treat many different conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders. If it's working then be happy sounds like the skin disorder she has is responding to this corticosteroid drug well so once they actually give the disorder a name she will probably fell better knowing exactly what it is she has. However for now if it's working then let it do it's job. Answered by Audria Schoeller 11 months ago.

Not trying to be mean, but if the experts who have examined her can't arrive at a conclusive diagnosis then you won't find a reliable one here. Skin issues like this can be very hard to figure out. I'd just accept its part of who she is and be happy that all the scary stuff has been ruled out. Answered by Antony Phernetton 11 months ago.


What foods should I eat/avoid while on prednisone?
I am on a 2 week regimen just to see if it works, I started out at 40 mg and am now down to 30 mg. My stomach has been sooooo upset though and I'd like to know if I should alter my diet in any particular way so my body doesn't react as severely. Thanks! Asked by Marylou Trotti 11 months ago.

Marie, Prednisone is a synthetic hormone commonly referred to as a corticosteroid or "steroid." (These medicines are not the same "steroids" as the drugs taken by bodybuilders.) Prednisone is used to treat many illnesses, especially those associated with inflammation. It is truly a remarkable and often life-saving medication. Unfortunately, prednisone can stimulate the appetite, and weight gain is a common and unwanted side effect. Not everyone who takes prednisone will gain weight; in part it depends on how much drug you take and for how long you take it. But most people taking the medicine chronically will gain some weight. There is no "magic diet” to prevent you from gaining weight with prednisone, or to make you lose the weight already gained. Like all weight-reduction diets, it is all about calories. You lose weight when you burn off more calories than you eat. To successfully lose weight while on prednisone, you need to reduce your caloric intake despite the appetite stimulation and try to increase your exercise to burn the calories. If you are just starting the prednisone, you want to make sure you do not increase your intake of food (and calories) right away, so you do not gain unwanted weight. No one popular diet has been shown to be better than any other. A few simple rules apply to almost all successful diets, including diets for people on prednisone- Make healthy food choices. Choose healthy foods including fruits and vegetables, and avoid those that can contribute to heart disease. Exercise. Even if exercise alone may not be enough to make you lose weight, it will help with weight control. Develop an eating schedule and stick to it. While taking prednisone, if you eat when you feel hungry, you will be eating all the time. Keep a food diary. Write down everything you eat. Shop from a list when you go shopping so you don't buy food you don't need. Some people on prednisone also need to be on a low-salt diet, and some need supplemental calcium or potassium. Speak with your doctor about this. You may also ask to be referred to a nutritionist to get more specific recommendations about your diet to best manage your weight while on prednisone. ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED. It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms. The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Hope this helps matador 89 Answered by Celine Downhour 11 months ago.

In a matter of fact there is. You can cut down on the amount of dog food and add low sodium canned green beans in it's place. Of course, it would be even better if you used fresh or frozen beans, but the canned just makes it easier because they are already pre-cooked. Answered by Annamarie Weiskopf 11 months ago.

Should I eat before I take prendesone . . Answered by Lila Stodden 11 months ago.


Prednisone side effects?
Heres what i have taken: 1 month- 15mg 1 month- 12.5mg 1 month- 10mg 1 month- 7.5mg 1 month- 5mg 1 month- 4mg 1 month- 3mg 1 month- 2mg I have been depressed and anxious for no reason. Is this normal? Asked by Corey Agamao 11 months ago.

Yes... prednisone can bring out bouts of depression and/or exacerbate depression that already exists. Additional symptoms may include: Swelling of the face, often referred to as "moon face" or "chipmunk cheeks"; some patients feel ugly and say that they do not recognize themselves in the mirror. Remember, these changes are reversible. A hump on the upper part of the back; this hump is made of fat, not bone. Bloating or swelling of the abdomen. Weight gain; prednisone may cause a great increase in appetite. Weight gain can be controlled by a low calorie diet, by exercise and by avoidance of salt. Avoid salty foods and do not add any salt. Stomach problems; to ease the burning, try taking prednisone with food. This problem may require anti-ulcer medication. Mood changes; sometimes the change is for the better. However, depression may be made worse by prednisone. Insomnia; patients may have difficulty sleeping at nights. Shakiness; patients may have feelings of being "hyper: or that "things are running fast inside my head". Weakness of the thigh muscles; patients may have difficulty in climbing stairs, getting out of the bath or getting up from a chair or toilet seat. Interruption of the menstrual cycle; periods may stop altogether. Increased risk of infections; patients may have more infections including some caused by germs that the body is normally resistant to. Answered by Marcus Evering 11 months ago.

There is a crap load of side affects. I looked really white and nauseous when I was on it. Answered by Gregorio Bettino 11 months ago.


Prednisone side effects?
I am on and have been for awhile: promethazine (12.5mg), seroquel(25mg), zoloft(25mg), and zantac(5ml, twice a day). All these medications have caused weight loss. I am however worried about the side effects of my new medicine prednisone(60mg) that I was put on today for crohn's disease. Will this cause any... Asked by Angelika Mill 11 months ago.

I am on and have been for awhile: promethazine (12.5mg), seroquel(25mg), zoloft(25mg), and zantac(5ml, twice a day). All these medications have caused weight loss. I am however worried about the side effects of my new medicine prednisone(60mg) that I was put on today for crohn's disease. Will this cause any large amounts of weight gain? I'm ok with a few pounds but nothing more. It has made me lose my apitite rather than increase it, is that a good sign I won't gain? Answered by Elvina Bighorse 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a synthetic steroid closely related to the natural hormone cortisol made by the adrenal glands to combat stress and inflammation. There are three categories of steroids, and this one is a corticosteroid (cortisol, as the name suggests, is made in the cortex, or outer layers, of the adrenal). Side effects are divided into those from short-term use and those from chronic use, such as for several weeks, months or years. For Crohn's disease, it can be either. Your doctor will probably keep you on the lowest does that works for you for the shortest time possible. In the short run, like a week, corticosteroids like Prednisone can cause a little water retention and a little weight gain and appetite stimulation. It interferes with the action of insulin, and your glucose will go up a little, but you won't feel that or care unless you are diabetic. I put a diabetic on pulse steroids on Monday (big dose day 1 and 2 with tapering doses over a week and then stop) and warned him that his glucose, which he checks continually, will be higher. Corticosteroids also make some people feel euphoric, which is a great feeling, but still a side effect. None of this usually matters, and short-term use of steroids is very safe and often effective. If you're lucky, that's what you're doing now and it will work to quell the flair that I know that you must be having to get this prescription. And if your luck continues to hold out, you wont need intervention again soon, and that when you do, a pulse for a week will do it again and again. If you're unlucky, it won’t work. In between is where it works, but only when you're taking it, which means either abandoning it or taking it daily. 60 mg is a nuke dose, and is typical for a pulse, going to 40mg in a day or two, then 20mg, 10mg, 5mg and stop. But if your having a major flair with lots of bloody diarrhea, your doc may be thinking of keeping you on high doses for a week or a month, and trying to bring it down to zero if he/she can, or at least under 10mg if he can. But if every time you take it you get relief but every time you taper, you flair, you may be on 10 or 20mg a day indefinitely: chronic corticosteroid therapy. In that case, you have some more serious side effects to consider, although they will be worth the risk, one being adrenocortical failure (low blood pressure, abdominal pain, dehydration, electrolyte = sodium, potassium etc disturbances). This would happen if you tapered or stopped your Prednisone too abruptly after weeks or more of use. The reason is that you are getting more corticosteroid by mouth than your own gland normally makes, and the body knows it. So it shuts off the signal to make cortisol, which is a hormone called ACTH made in the anterior pituitary hanging from the bottom of the brain above and between the eyes. This hormone stimulates the adrenal cortex to secrete. But on high dose steroids, it shuts off, and in its absence, the adrenocortex shrinks and shuts down like a muscle that you stop using, Within a few weeks, the adrenal can't make the usual daily dose of cortisol, and if you take away the Prednisone, you'll learn what corticosteroids do by experiencing their deficiency: adrenal failure (Addison's syndrome). In this state, you are dependent on your pills. Not forever. You could go on a taper: 20 then 18 then 20 then 16 then 18 then 16 then 14 etc and wean down to zero as you adrenocortex wakes up under the influence of a whipping from pituitary ACTH telling it to wake up. But the transformation from steroid dependency to normal takes weeks and a weaning regimen. There are a few other important bad effects seen in some but not all chronic steroid users, including gallstones, ulcers, cataracts, steroid-induced diabetes (goes away when the steroids go away) and osteoporosis. Also, the drug Levaquin, an excellent antibiotic, can cause the Achilles tendon to rupture. You can see why we have a love hate relationship with corticosteroids like Prednisone (and cortisol and dexamethisone). They’re lifesavers for some people with inflammatory disease like Crohn’s, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. But they’re treacherous to work with. The choice to use them is close to a no-brainer. Short-term and pulse anytime they might help, long term only when no other treatment makes life bearable, and in those cases, you not only have no choice but to use them, it’s a fair trade. If it’s the difference between a normal life and cataracts in ten years and painful bloody squirts for ten years, take the steroids. Therefore, we don’t use them when we don’t have to. We use short-term pulse or low dose therapy when it works, and chronic steroids at whatever dose is necessary if that’s the hand we’re dealt. BTW, the other two categories of steroids besides [1] corticosteroids are [2] mineralocorticoids like aldosterone that regulate fluid, electrolyte and acid-base homeostasis of the blood and interstitial fluids at the kidney, and [3] Answered by Casey Cacibauda 11 months ago.

Prednisone can cause GI upset, it can make you jittery or cause insomnia and fluid retention. These are the signs a person can detect. However, you have been prescribe prednisone for a condition which highly warrants it and you have to outweigh the benefit of taking it over the risk. It might be that after you get your condition somewhat under control, the prednisone can be reduced and maybe even phased out. Don't worry about the potential to gain weight, Just do what you need to do in order to take care of yourself and your disease. Answered by Deja Houchens 11 months ago.

Fluid retention is a major side effect of prednisone therapy. Take with food otherwise it will cause gastric upset. Changes in appetite occurs on an individual basis. Some lose their appetite, for others the appetite increases. Answered by Beverley Mandigo 11 months ago.


Prednisone?
my husband has been prescribed prednisone, 30 mg/day for a lung disease. The doctor says he will be on it for about 2 years, with gradually descreasing dosage. He's only been on it for 2 1/2 weeks now, but he's getting acne, shakiness, sore joints/muscles...he's miserable. Are there any ways to help... Asked by Vallie Kinsey 11 months ago.

my husband has been prescribed prednisone, 30 mg/day for a lung disease. The doctor says he will be on it for about 2 years, with gradually descreasing dosage. He's only been on it for 2 1/2 weeks now, but he's getting acne, shakiness, sore joints/muscles...he's miserable. Are there any ways to help fight the side effects of prednisone? or are there any alternatives out there? Answered by Indira Cordano 11 months ago.

below are some of the side affect for prednisone: changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, moon face, neck, breasts, and waist). sleep problems (insomnia), mood changes; acne, dry skin, thinning skin, bruising or discoloration; slow wound healing; increased sweating; headache, dizziness, spinning sensation; nausea, stomach pain, bloating my doctor wants me to take 50mg everyday but I requested to take 100mg every other day. This way, can lower the side affects. I have been taken this amount for 7 weeks I am still feeling ok. Some people with this dosage may gain around 10lbs to 15lbs a month. I gain about 2lbs and only thing i don't look as firm. I also tried to control my diet. I took less than 2000mg sodium per day for the days that i don't need to take the pills and take half of the amount of sodium on the day that i need to take the pills. always look at the sodium contents when you shop. get rid of any junk food in your fridge. also store alot of veggies and fruit at home because prednisone makes you hungry. bewared of the sodium percentage on salad dressing. I have read an article today that taken good amount of protassium will help slow down the process of moon face. Banana, Grape, Grape fruit will give you good amount of protassium. During the medication, you will feel dizzy and tired all day long. Don't give your self any excuse. Some easy exercises will help. I hit the gym at lease 3 times weekly and spent 1- 2 hours every time. I walk about 30mins on treadmill for 2.5-3 speed. Some light weight training to tone my mucles. 10- 20 mins basket ball. (I used don't know how to play basket ball). You also have to make sure that your doctor have given you below medicines together with prednisone. - calcium (Long term use of prednisone cause lack of calcium and join pain) - medicine for protecting your stomach. prednisone may cause stomache. - fish oil (i think it's good for preventing diabetic. Long term use of prednisone may cause diabetic. I think fish oil helps me with my moodswing) Tell your husband this is not the end of world. try to think positive. He's not the only one taken this medicine. Since this is the only choice than we have to accept it and try to like it because he's going to be fine again in 2 years right? family support is very important. Don't show him that you are anxious too. Other wise he will be more nervous. Try to keep him busy with something if posible. He will think too much if he has too much free time. Some times our imagination makes us feel the aches and it may not be as bad. 2 years is not a short period of time. I know how he feels.be positive and hope he get well soon. Sorry for my poor grammers and typos.... I hope above can help you. If you have any questions you can email me on sally60381@yahoo.com. Answered by Verdie Sloon 11 months ago.


What is the use of prednisone?
Asked by Libbie Schoppert 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a corticosteroid used for a whole lot of things, but based on your other question, I'm guessing that it was prescribed to you to suppress your immune system. When you get poison ivy/oak/sumac, etc., the reaction that you see (and feel) is actually the result of your immune system fighting off the foreign material -- an allergic reaction. This isn't helpful -- of themselves, these plants are harmless. It's your immune system that's causing the itchy rash. So the reasoning is, use the prednisone to shut down your immune system a little and relieve the itching. While you're on prednisone, you should be aware that since your immune system isn't functioning at 100%, you'll be more prone to getting infections or catching diseases from other people. So stay away from sick people. Prednisone is also notorious for causing upset stomach, which you can alleviate by taking it with a full meal. Also, it may disturb your sleep, so if the doctor's dosing instructions allow, take it early in the morning. Answered by Gloria Johnsrud 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a steroid used in many different disease processes, generally for the purpose of reducing inflammation. Answered by Evangeline Onstott 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a steroid that is used by doctors for treating bronchial asthma and other illnesses that may have inflammation. It may be in tablet or injectible vial form. Answered by Fernando Rodde 11 months ago.


Prednisone?
Asked by Pete Schrieber 11 months ago.

GENERIC NAME: prednisone BRAND NAME: Deltasone, Orasone, Prednicen-M, Liquid Pred DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Prednisone is an oral, synthetic (man-made) corticosteroid used for suppressing the immune system and inflammation. It has effects similar to other corticosteroids such as triamcinolone (Kenacort), methylprednisolone (Medrol), prednisolone (Prelone) and dexamethasone (Decadron). These synthetic corticosteroids mimic the action of cortisol (hydrocortisone), the naturally-occurring corticosteroid produced in the body by the adrenal glands. Corticosteroids have many effects on the body, but they most often are used for their potent anti-inflammatory effects, particularly in those conditions in which the immune system plays an important role. Such conditions include arthritis, colitis, asthma, bronchitis, certain skin rashes, and allergic or inflammatory conditions of the nose and eyes. Prednisone is inactive in the body and, in order to be effective, first must be converted to prednisolone by enzymes in the liver. Therefore, prednisone may not work as effectively in people with liver disease whose ability to convert prednisone to prednisolone is impaired PRESCRIPTION: yes GENERIC AVAILABLE: yes PREPARATIONS: Tablets of 2.5, 5, 10, 20, and 50 mg. Oral solution or syrup of 5mg/5ml STORAGE: Store at room temperature 20-25°C (68-77°F), and keep away from moisture. PRESCRIBED FOR: Prednisone is used in the management of inflammatory conditions or diseases in which the immune system plays an important role. Since prednisone is used in so many conditions, only the most common or established uses are mentioned here. Prednisone most often is used for treating several types of arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, systemic lupus, allergic reactions, asthma and severe psoriasis. It also is used for treating leukemias, lymphomas, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and autoimmune hemolytic anemia. Corticosteroids, including prednisone, are commonly used to suppress the immune system and prevent the body from rejecting transplanted organs. Prednisone is used as replacement therapy in patients whose adrenal glands are unable to produce sufficient amounts of cortisol. DOSING: The initial dose of prednisone varies depending on the condition being treated and the age of the patient. The starting dose may be from 5 to 60 mg per day and often is adjusted based on the response of the condition being treated. Corticosteroids typically do not produce immediate effects and must be used for several days before maximal effects are seen. It may take much longer before conditions respond to treatment. Prolonged therapy with prednisone causes the adrenal glands to atrophy and stop producing cortisol. When prednisone is discontinued after a period of prolonged therapy, the dose of prednisone must be tapered (lowered gradually) to allow the adrenal glands time to recover. (See side effects.) It is recommended that prednisone be taken with food. DRUG INTERACTIONS: Prednisone may interact with estrogens and phenytoin (Dilantin). Estrogens may reduce the action of enzymes in the liver that break down (eliminate) the active form of prednisone, prednisolone. As a result, the levels of prednisolone in the body may increase and lead to more frequent side effects. Phenytoin increases the activity of enzymes in the liver that break down (eliminate) prednisone and thereby may reduce the effectiveness of prednisone. Thus, if phenytoin is being taken, an increased dose of prednisone may be required. PREGNANCY: Corticosteroids cross the placenta into the fetus. Compared to other corticosteroids, however, prednisone is less likely to cross the placenta. Chronic use of corticosteroids during the first trimester of pregnancy may cause cleft palate. NURSING MOTHERS: Corticosteroids are secreted in breast milk and can cause side effects in the nursing infant. Prednisone is less likely than other corticosteroids to be secreted in breast milk, but it may still pose a risk to the infant. SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of prednisone and other corticosteroids range from mild annoyances to serious, irreversible damage, and they occur more frequently with higher doses and more prolonged treatment. Side effects include retention of sodium (salt) and fluid, weight gain, high blood pressure, loss of potassium, headache and muscle weakness. Prednisone also causes puffiness of the face (moon face), growth of facial hair, thinning and easy bruising of the skin, impaired wound healing, glaucoma, cataracts, ulcers in the stomach and duodenum, worsening of diabetes, irregular menses, rounding of the upper back ("buffalo hump"), obesity, retardation of growth in children, convulsions, and psychiatric disturbances. The psychiatric disturbances include depression, euphoria, insomnia, mood swings, personality changes, and even psychotic behavior. Prednisone suppresses the immune system and, therefore, increases the frequency or severity of infections and decreases the effectiveness of vaccines and antibiotics. Prednisone may cause osteoporosis that results in fractures of bones. Patients taking long-term prednisone often receive supplements of calcium and vitamin D to counteract the effects on bones. Calcium and vitamin D probably are not enough, however, and treatment with bisphosphonates such as alendronate (Fosamax) and risedronate (Actonel) may be necessary. Calcitonin (Miacalcin) also is effective. The development of osteoporosis and the need for treatment can be monitored using bone density scans. Answered by Renna Cruikshank 11 months ago.

prednisone is an anti inflammatory drug used for asthma, lupus M S, sarcoidosis and other illnesses this a steroid but not the kind body builders use this is a powerful drug caution must be taken I hope you never have to take it Answered by Sheldon Castronovo 11 months ago.

a steroid drug used for against inflammation. useful for treating asthma, acute attacks of emphysema, severe inflamation such as in inflamatory bowel disease, arthritis, some skin problems Answered by Shanae Bosak 11 months ago.

a steroid used to reduce swelling, it should taken under the directions of a doctor, Answered by Beverley Belanger 11 months ago.

Non- anabolic steriod Answered by Janey Pilant 11 months ago.


Is prednisone a diuretic?
Asked by Michaela Gordey 11 months ago.

Prednisone is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of low corticosteroid levels (lack of certain substances that are usually produced by the body and are needed for normal body functioning). Prednisone is also used to treat other conditions in patients with normal corticosteroid levels. These conditions include certain types of arthritis; severe allergic reactions; multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the nerves do not function properly); lupus (a disease in which the body attacks many of its own organs); and certain conditions that affect the lungs, skin, eyes, kidneys blood, thyroid, stomach, and intestines. Prednisone is also sometimes used to treat the symptoms of certain types of cancer. Prednisone is in a class of medications called corticosteroids. It works to treat patients with low levels of corticosteroids by replacing steroids that are normally produced naturally by the body. It works to treat other conditions by reducing swelling and redness and by changing the way the immune system works. Prednisone is also sometimes used with antibiotics to treat a certain type of pneumonia in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Prednisone may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: headache dizziness difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep inappropriate happiness extreme changes in mood changes in personality bulging eyes acne thin, fragile skin red or purple blotches or lines under the skin slowed healing of cuts and bruises increased hair growth changes in the way fat is spread around the body extreme tiredness weak muscles irregular or absent menstrual periods decreased sexual desire heartburn increased sweating Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately: vision problems eye pain, redness, or tearing sore throat, fever, chills, cough, or other signs of infection seizures depression loss of contact with reality confusion muscle twitching or tightening shaking of the hands that you cannot control numbness, burning, or tingling in the face, arms, legs, feet, or hands upset stomach vomiting lightheadedness irregular heartbeat sudden weight gain shortness of breath, especially during the night dry, hacking cough swelling or pain in the stomach swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue, throat, arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs difficulty breathing or swallowing rash hives itching Prednisone may slow growth and development in children. Your child's doctor will watch his or her growth carefully. Talk to your child's doctor about the risks of giving prednisone to your child Answered by Chris Char 11 months ago.

I don't blame you for wanting to remove prednisone from your system. It is not the most pleasant drug. Unfortunately, I don't think a diuretic would make a difference. Diuretics increase water excretion through the kidneys, but I don't think steroids (like prednisone) are excreted through the kidneys, so it shouldn't have any effect. Also, there is another reason you don't want to remove prednisone too quickly from your body. Steroids should always be removed slowly (tapered). Some serious side-effects can occur if you stop taking them too quickly, so just go by what your doctor says, and don't take any extra drugs without consulting him/her first. I hope this helps, and good luck. Answered by Myrna Kintner 11 months ago.

I lost 30 lbs in 3 days after being put on prednisone for a kidney problem! It was obviously all water weight so clearly yes prednisone can have the same effect as a diuretic. This is one of those mystery drugs that the medical profession does not fully understand. One of the listed side effects is actually weight GAIN, so it depends on things that aren't well understood. It is not a drug to be taken casually! Answered by Marva Sarpy 11 months ago.

Its a steroid, maybe it can also act as a diuretic. but I always thought that a body retains water with the drug. Below is list of side effects. Answered by Cheree Grosman 11 months ago.

No, it's a hormone, specifically a type of hormone called a "corticosteroid." .It's most-commonly used for inflammation in ones joints. And--yes--it can make you all puffed-up with water retention. My mom had R.A., and that's what happened to her. Answered by Efren Canetta 11 months ago.

No, it does not have diuretic activity. Answered by Lelah Zabka 11 months ago.

no its a anti-inflammatory Answered by Mike Siniard 11 months ago.

no, it is a steroid Answered by Edythe Uniacke 11 months ago.


Medical Question...Prednisone.?
A close friend of mine, female in her late 20s, has had some skins issues for around 2 years now.Basically she has small scabs and scars appearing on her arms and legs (without a reasonable explanation)...The really look like ciggarette burns, ranging in size from the head of an eraser to about 3 times... Asked by Ying Fearheller 11 months ago.

A close friend of mine, female in her late 20s, has had some skins issues for around 2 years now. Basically she has small scabs and scars appearing on her arms and legs (without a reasonable explanation)...The really look like ciggarette burns, ranging in size from the head of an eraser to about 3 times that...Its not something that is extremely unsightly, but obviously noticeable and takes a toll on her mentally...Aside from a little fatigue, but nothing major, there are no other true side effects. She has seen allergist, GPs, gynos, amongst other professionals who can't seem to diagnose it. They've taken biopsies of the skins, done CBC/ANA tests, tested for lupus, tested for leukemia, tested for various allergies, amongst many other things. Anyway, long story short it has been frustrating that nobody can find out what it is....Not but about a week ago she was prescribed an ointment by a dermatologist - for a seemingly unrelated issue - that contained the active ingredient Prednisone. Remarkably the sores have responded very well to this ! Does this limit it down in anyone's mind what we might be looking at ? Answered by Wilhelmina Wener 11 months ago.

The prednisone is a steroid anti-inflammatory. Doctors will prescribe this if they know or if they don't know what is going on--so long as they believe the underlying process is an inflammatory one. So, prednisone and other steroids are given for a lot of different inflammatory disorders, many of which it seems they can not ascribe to your friend's situation. If the prednisone works to relieve your friend's scabs and such, it sadly doesn't give us too much information, other than the disease process responds to prednisone--like many other diseases do. Your friend needs to continue pressing on for a diagnosis. Tell her not to quit. One of the posters here betrays a certain ignorance about the medical field, and that is that "if they can't figure it out, no one can." Let me just tell you that I've seen lay people make diagnoses that so-called "professionals" miss. The professionals are generally great at what they do, but my friend, laying someone's livelihood in the hands of just a few individuals who can't arrive at a diagnosis, then calling it quits, would be foolish. Keep pressing on, posting to help your friend. You never know when you'll get your diagnosis. Best of luck to you and your friend. Answered by Rocky Moberley 11 months ago.

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Prednisone is used to treat many different conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders. If it's working then be happy sounds like the skin disorder she has is responding to this corticosteroid drug well so once they actually give the disorder a name she will probably fell better knowing exactly what it is she has. However for now if it's working then let it do it's job. Answered by Nyla Bable 11 months ago.

Not trying to be mean, but if the experts who have examined her can't arrive at a conclusive diagnosis then you won't find a reliable one here. Skin issues like this can be very hard to figure out. I'd just accept its part of who she is and be happy that all the scary stuff has been ruled out. Answered by Elton Mennenga 11 months ago.


What foods should I eat/avoid while on prednisone?
I am on a 2 week regimen just to see if it works, I started out at 40 mg and am now down to 30 mg. My stomach has been sooooo upset though and I'd like to know if I should alter my diet in any particular way so my body doesn't react as severely. Thanks! Asked by Leigh Cassetta 11 months ago.

Marie, Prednisone is a synthetic hormone commonly referred to as a corticosteroid or "steroid." (These medicines are not the same "steroids" as the drugs taken by bodybuilders.) Prednisone is used to treat many illnesses, especially those associated with inflammation. It is truly a remarkable and often life-saving medication. Unfortunately, prednisone can stimulate the appetite, and weight gain is a common and unwanted side effect. Not everyone who takes prednisone will gain weight; in part it depends on how much drug you take and for how long you take it. But most people taking the medicine chronically will gain some weight. There is no "magic diet” to prevent you from gaining weight with prednisone, or to make you lose the weight already gained. Like all weight-reduction diets, it is all about calories. You lose weight when you burn off more calories than you eat. To successfully lose weight while on prednisone, you need to reduce your caloric intake despite the appetite stimulation and try to increase your exercise to burn the calories. If you are just starting the prednisone, you want to make sure you do not increase your intake of food (and calories) right away, so you do not gain unwanted weight. No one popular diet has been shown to be better than any other. A few simple rules apply to almost all successful diets, including diets for people on prednisone- Make healthy food choices. Choose healthy foods including fruits and vegetables, and avoid those that can contribute to heart disease. Exercise. Even if exercise alone may not be enough to make you lose weight, it will help with weight control. Develop an eating schedule and stick to it. While taking prednisone, if you eat when you feel hungry, you will be eating all the time. Keep a food diary. Write down everything you eat. Shop from a list when you go shopping so you don't buy food you don't need. Some people on prednisone also need to be on a low-salt diet, and some need supplemental calcium or potassium. Speak with your doctor about this. You may also ask to be referred to a nutritionist to get more specific recommendations about your diet to best manage your weight while on prednisone. ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED. It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms. The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Hope this helps matador 89 Answered by Rickie Macvicar 11 months ago.

In a matter of fact there is. You can cut down on the amount of dog food and add low sodium canned green beans in it's place. Of course, it would be even better if you used fresh or frozen beans, but the canned just makes it easier because they are already pre-cooked. Answered by Marquis Dicioccio 11 months ago.

Should I eat before I take prendesone . . Answered by Danica Germany 11 months ago.


Prednisone side effects?
Heres what i have taken: 1 month- 15mg 1 month- 12.5mg 1 month- 10mg 1 month- 7.5mg 1 month- 5mg 1 month- 4mg 1 month- 3mg 1 month- 2mg I have been depressed and anxious for no reason. Is this normal? Asked by Reyna Fecko 11 months ago.

Yes... prednisone can bring out bouts of depression and/or exacerbate depression that already exists. Additional symptoms may include: Swelling of the face, often referred to as "moon face" or "chipmunk cheeks"; some patients feel ugly and say that they do not recognize themselves in the mirror. Remember, these changes are reversible. A hump on the upper part of the back; this hump is made of fat, not bone. Bloating or swelling of the abdomen. Weight gain; prednisone may cause a great increase in appetite. Weight gain can be controlled by a low calorie diet, by exercise and by avoidance of salt. Avoid salty foods and do not add any salt. Stomach problems; to ease the burning, try taking prednisone with food. This problem may require anti-ulcer medication. Mood changes; sometimes the change is for the better. However, depression may be made worse by prednisone. Insomnia; patients may have difficulty sleeping at nights. Shakiness; patients may have feelings of being "hyper: or that "things are running fast inside my head". Weakness of the thigh muscles; patients may have difficulty in climbing stairs, getting out of the bath or getting up from a chair or toilet seat. Interruption of the menstrual cycle; periods may stop altogether. Increased risk of infections; patients may have more infections including some caused by germs that the body is normally resistant to. Answered by Aron Burbidge 11 months ago.

There is a crap load of side affects. I looked really white and nauseous when I was on it. Answered by Amado Turcios 11 months ago.


Prednisone side effects?
I am on and have been for awhile: promethazine (12.5mg), seroquel(25mg), zoloft(25mg), and zantac(5ml, twice a day). All these medications have caused weight loss. I am however worried about the side effects of my new medicine prednisone(60mg) that I was put on today for crohn's disease. Will this cause any... Asked by Ian Qin 11 months ago.

I am on and have been for awhile: promethazine (12.5mg), seroquel(25mg), zoloft(25mg), and zantac(5ml, twice a day). All these medications have caused weight loss. I am however worried about the side effects of my new medicine prednisone(60mg) that I was put on today for crohn's disease. Will this cause any large amounts of weight gain? I'm ok with a few pounds but nothing more. It has made me lose my apitite rather than increase it, is that a good sign I won't gain? Answered by Susannah Alberti 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a synthetic steroid closely related to the natural hormone cortisol made by the adrenal glands to combat stress and inflammation. There are three categories of steroids, and this one is a corticosteroid (cortisol, as the name suggests, is made in the cortex, or outer layers, of the adrenal). Side effects are divided into those from short-term use and those from chronic use, such as for several weeks, months or years. For Crohn's disease, it can be either. Your doctor will probably keep you on the lowest does that works for you for the shortest time possible. In the short run, like a week, corticosteroids like Prednisone can cause a little water retention and a little weight gain and appetite stimulation. It interferes with the action of insulin, and your glucose will go up a little, but you won't feel that or care unless you are diabetic. I put a diabetic on pulse steroids on Monday (big dose day 1 and 2 with tapering doses over a week and then stop) and warned him that his glucose, which he checks continually, will be higher. Corticosteroids also make some people feel euphoric, which is a great feeling, but still a side effect. None of this usually matters, and short-term use of steroids is very safe and often effective. If you're lucky, that's what you're doing now and it will work to quell the flair that I know that you must be having to get this prescription. And if your luck continues to hold out, you wont need intervention again soon, and that when you do, a pulse for a week will do it again and again. If you're unlucky, it won’t work. In between is where it works, but only when you're taking it, which means either abandoning it or taking it daily. 60 mg is a nuke dose, and is typical for a pulse, going to 40mg in a day or two, then 20mg, 10mg, 5mg and stop. But if your having a major flair with lots of bloody diarrhea, your doc may be thinking of keeping you on high doses for a week or a month, and trying to bring it down to zero if he/she can, or at least under 10mg if he can. But if every time you take it you get relief but every time you taper, you flair, you may be on 10 or 20mg a day indefinitely: chronic corticosteroid therapy. In that case, you have some more serious side effects to consider, although they will be worth the risk, one being adrenocortical failure (low blood pressure, abdominal pain, dehydration, electrolyte = sodium, potassium etc disturbances). This would happen if you tapered or stopped your Prednisone too abruptly after weeks or more of use. The reason is that you are getting more corticosteroid by mouth than your own gland normally makes, and the body knows it. So it shuts off the signal to make cortisol, which is a hormone called ACTH made in the anterior pituitary hanging from the bottom of the brain above and between the eyes. This hormone stimulates the adrenal cortex to secrete. But on high dose steroids, it shuts off, and in its absence, the adrenocortex shrinks and shuts down like a muscle that you stop using, Within a few weeks, the adrenal can't make the usual daily dose of cortisol, and if you take away the Prednisone, you'll learn what corticosteroids do by experiencing their deficiency: adrenal failure (Addison's syndrome). In this state, you are dependent on your pills. Not forever. You could go on a taper: 20 then 18 then 20 then 16 then 18 then 16 then 14 etc and wean down to zero as you adrenocortex wakes up under the influence of a whipping from pituitary ACTH telling it to wake up. But the transformation from steroid dependency to normal takes weeks and a weaning regimen. There are a few other important bad effects seen in some but not all chronic steroid users, including gallstones, ulcers, cataracts, steroid-induced diabetes (goes away when the steroids go away) and osteoporosis. Also, the drug Levaquin, an excellent antibiotic, can cause the Achilles tendon to rupture. You can see why we have a love hate relationship with corticosteroids like Prednisone (and cortisol and dexamethisone). They’re lifesavers for some people with inflammatory disease like Crohn’s, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. But they’re treacherous to work with. The choice to use them is close to a no-brainer. Short-term and pulse anytime they might help, long term only when no other treatment makes life bearable, and in those cases, you not only have no choice but to use them, it’s a fair trade. If it’s the difference between a normal life and cataracts in ten years and painful bloody squirts for ten years, take the steroids. Therefore, we don’t use them when we don’t have to. We use short-term pulse or low dose therapy when it works, and chronic steroids at whatever dose is necessary if that’s the hand we’re dealt. BTW, the other two categories of steroids besides [1] corticosteroids are [2] mineralocorticoids like aldosterone that regulate fluid, electrolyte and acid-base homeostasis of the blood and interstitial fluids at the kidney, and [3] Answered by Carlota Fontaine 11 months ago.

Prednisone can cause GI upset, it can make you jittery or cause insomnia and fluid retention. These are the signs a person can detect. However, you have been prescribe prednisone for a condition which highly warrants it and you have to outweigh the benefit of taking it over the risk. It might be that after you get your condition somewhat under control, the prednisone can be reduced and maybe even phased out. Don't worry about the potential to gain weight, Just do what you need to do in order to take care of yourself and your disease. Answered by Glennie Ferrera 11 months ago.

Fluid retention is a major side effect of prednisone therapy. Take with food otherwise it will cause gastric upset. Changes in appetite occurs on an individual basis. Some lose their appetite, for others the appetite increases. Answered by Jake Beutel 11 months ago.


Prednisone?
my husband has been prescribed prednisone, 30 mg/day for a lung disease. The doctor says he will be on it for about 2 years, with gradually descreasing dosage. He's only been on it for 2 1/2 weeks now, but he's getting acne, shakiness, sore joints/muscles...he's miserable. Are there any ways to help... Asked by Ronald Macey 11 months ago.

my husband has been prescribed prednisone, 30 mg/day for a lung disease. The doctor says he will be on it for about 2 years, with gradually descreasing dosage. He's only been on it for 2 1/2 weeks now, but he's getting acne, shakiness, sore joints/muscles...he's miserable. Are there any ways to help fight the side effects of prednisone? or are there any alternatives out there? Answered by Natosha Valenzula 11 months ago.

below are some of the side affect for prednisone: changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, moon face, neck, breasts, and waist). sleep problems (insomnia), mood changes; acne, dry skin, thinning skin, bruising or discoloration; slow wound healing; increased sweating; headache, dizziness, spinning sensation; nausea, stomach pain, bloating my doctor wants me to take 50mg everyday but I requested to take 100mg every other day. This way, can lower the side affects. I have been taken this amount for 7 weeks I am still feeling ok. Some people with this dosage may gain around 10lbs to 15lbs a month. I gain about 2lbs and only thing i don't look as firm. I also tried to control my diet. I took less than 2000mg sodium per day for the days that i don't need to take the pills and take half of the amount of sodium on the day that i need to take the pills. always look at the sodium contents when you shop. get rid of any junk food in your fridge. also store alot of veggies and fruit at home because prednisone makes you hungry. bewared of the sodium percentage on salad dressing. I have read an article today that taken good amount of protassium will help slow down the process of moon face. Banana, Grape, Grape fruit will give you good amount of protassium. During the medication, you will feel dizzy and tired all day long. Don't give your self any excuse. Some easy exercises will help. I hit the gym at lease 3 times weekly and spent 1- 2 hours every time. I walk about 30mins on treadmill for 2.5-3 speed. Some light weight training to tone my mucles. 10- 20 mins basket ball. (I used don't know how to play basket ball). You also have to make sure that your doctor have given you below medicines together with prednisone. - calcium (Long term use of prednisone cause lack of calcium and join pain) - medicine for protecting your stomach. prednisone may cause stomache. - fish oil (i think it's good for preventing diabetic. Long term use of prednisone may cause diabetic. I think fish oil helps me with my moodswing) Tell your husband this is not the end of world. try to think positive. He's not the only one taken this medicine. Since this is the only choice than we have to accept it and try to like it because he's going to be fine again in 2 years right? family support is very important. Don't show him that you are anxious too. Other wise he will be more nervous. Try to keep him busy with something if posible. He will think too much if he has too much free time. Some times our imagination makes us feel the aches and it may not be as bad. 2 years is not a short period of time. I know how he feels.be positive and hope he get well soon. Sorry for my poor grammers and typos.... I hope above can help you. If you have any questions you can email me on sally60381@yahoo.com. Answered by Carita Krell 11 months ago.


What is the use of prednisone?
Asked by Roman Luckhardt 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a corticosteroid used for a whole lot of things, but based on your other question, I'm guessing that it was prescribed to you to suppress your immune system. When you get poison ivy/oak/sumac, etc., the reaction that you see (and feel) is actually the result of your immune system fighting off the foreign material -- an allergic reaction. This isn't helpful -- of themselves, these plants are harmless. It's your immune system that's causing the itchy rash. So the reasoning is, use the prednisone to shut down your immune system a little and relieve the itching. While you're on prednisone, you should be aware that since your immune system isn't functioning at 100%, you'll be more prone to getting infections or catching diseases from other people. So stay away from sick people. Prednisone is also notorious for causing upset stomach, which you can alleviate by taking it with a full meal. Also, it may disturb your sleep, so if the doctor's dosing instructions allow, take it early in the morning. Answered by Pandora Hauxwell 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a steroid used in many different disease processes, generally for the purpose of reducing inflammation. Answered by Ileana Reesor 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a steroid that is used by doctors for treating bronchial asthma and other illnesses that may have inflammation. It may be in tablet or injectible vial form. Answered by Filomena Cecchetti 11 months ago.


Prednisone?
Asked by Larhonda Pokora 11 months ago.

GENERIC NAME: prednisone BRAND NAME: Deltasone, Orasone, Prednicen-M, Liquid Pred DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Prednisone is an oral, synthetic (man-made) corticosteroid used for suppressing the immune system and inflammation. It has effects similar to other corticosteroids such as triamcinolone (Kenacort), methylprednisolone (Medrol), prednisolone (Prelone) and dexamethasone (Decadron). These synthetic corticosteroids mimic the action of cortisol (hydrocortisone), the naturally-occurring corticosteroid produced in the body by the adrenal glands. Corticosteroids have many effects on the body, but they most often are used for their potent anti-inflammatory effects, particularly in those conditions in which the immune system plays an important role. Such conditions include arthritis, colitis, asthma, bronchitis, certain skin rashes, and allergic or inflammatory conditions of the nose and eyes. Prednisone is inactive in the body and, in order to be effective, first must be converted to prednisolone by enzymes in the liver. Therefore, prednisone may not work as effectively in people with liver disease whose ability to convert prednisone to prednisolone is impaired PRESCRIPTION: yes GENERIC AVAILABLE: yes PREPARATIONS: Tablets of 2.5, 5, 10, 20, and 50 mg. Oral solution or syrup of 5mg/5ml STORAGE: Store at room temperature 20-25°C (68-77°F), and keep away from moisture. PRESCRIBED FOR: Prednisone is used in the management of inflammatory conditions or diseases in which the immune system plays an important role. Since prednisone is used in so many conditions, only the most common or established uses are mentioned here. Prednisone most often is used for treating several types of arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, systemic lupus, allergic reactions, asthma and severe psoriasis. It also is used for treating leukemias, lymphomas, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and autoimmune hemolytic anemia. Corticosteroids, including prednisone, are commonly used to suppress the immune system and prevent the body from rejecting transplanted organs. Prednisone is used as replacement therapy in patients whose adrenal glands are unable to produce sufficient amounts of cortisol. DOSING: The initial dose of prednisone varies depending on the condition being treated and the age of the patient. The starting dose may be from 5 to 60 mg per day and often is adjusted based on the response of the condition being treated. Corticosteroids typically do not produce immediate effects and must be used for several days before maximal effects are seen. It may take much longer before conditions respond to treatment. Prolonged therapy with prednisone causes the adrenal glands to atrophy and stop producing cortisol. When prednisone is discontinued after a period of prolonged therapy, the dose of prednisone must be tapered (lowered gradually) to allow the adrenal glands time to recover. (See side effects.) It is recommended that prednisone be taken with food. DRUG INTERACTIONS: Prednisone may interact with estrogens and phenytoin (Dilantin). Estrogens may reduce the action of enzymes in the liver that break down (eliminate) the active form of prednisone, prednisolone. As a result, the levels of prednisolone in the body may increase and lead to more frequent side effects. Phenytoin increases the activity of enzymes in the liver that break down (eliminate) prednisone and thereby may reduce the effectiveness of prednisone. Thus, if phenytoin is being taken, an increased dose of prednisone may be required. PREGNANCY: Corticosteroids cross the placenta into the fetus. Compared to other corticosteroids, however, prednisone is less likely to cross the placenta. Chronic use of corticosteroids during the first trimester of pregnancy may cause cleft palate. NURSING MOTHERS: Corticosteroids are secreted in breast milk and can cause side effects in the nursing infant. Prednisone is less likely than other corticosteroids to be secreted in breast milk, but it may still pose a risk to the infant. SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of prednisone and other corticosteroids range from mild annoyances to serious, irreversible damage, and they occur more frequently with higher doses and more prolonged treatment. Side effects include retention of sodium (salt) and fluid, weight gain, high blood pressure, loss of potassium, headache and muscle weakness. Prednisone also causes puffiness of the face (moon face), growth of facial hair, thinning and easy bruising of the skin, impaired wound healing, glaucoma, cataracts, ulcers in the stomach and duodenum, worsening of diabetes, irregular menses, rounding of the upper back ("buffalo hump"), obesity, retardation of growth in children, convulsions, and psychiatric disturbances. The psychiatric disturbances include depression, euphoria, insomnia, mood swings, personality changes, and even psychotic behavior. Prednisone suppresses the immune system and, therefore, increases the frequency or severity of infections and decreases the effectiveness of vaccines and antibiotics. Prednisone may cause osteoporosis that results in fractures of bones. Patients taking long-term prednisone often receive supplements of calcium and vitamin D to counteract the effects on bones. Calcium and vitamin D probably are not enough, however, and treatment with bisphosphonates such as alendronate (Fosamax) and risedronate (Actonel) may be necessary. Calcitonin (Miacalcin) also is effective. The development of osteoporosis and the need for treatment can be monitored using bone density scans. Answered by Homer Gearin 11 months ago.

prednisone is an anti inflammatory drug used for asthma, lupus M S, sarcoidosis and other illnesses this a steroid but not the kind body builders use this is a powerful drug caution must be taken I hope you never have to take it Answered by Jenae Tibbert 11 months ago.

a steroid drug used for against inflammation. useful for treating asthma, acute attacks of emphysema, severe inflamation such as in inflamatory bowel disease, arthritis, some skin problems Answered by Kimbery Mohlke 11 months ago.

a steroid used to reduce swelling, it should taken under the directions of a doctor, Answered by Liza Rod 11 months ago.

Non- anabolic steriod Answered by Loriann Sawtell 11 months ago.


Is prednisone a diuretic?
Asked by Drucilla Shakespeare 11 months ago.

Prednisone is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of low corticosteroid levels (lack of certain substances that are usually produced by the body and are needed for normal body functioning). Prednisone is also used to treat other conditions in patients with normal corticosteroid levels. These conditions include certain types of arthritis; severe allergic reactions; multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the nerves do not function properly); lupus (a disease in which the body attacks many of its own organs); and certain conditions that affect the lungs, skin, eyes, kidneys blood, thyroid, stomach, and intestines. Prednisone is also sometimes used to treat the symptoms of certain types of cancer. Prednisone is in a class of medications called corticosteroids. It works to treat patients with low levels of corticosteroids by replacing steroids that are normally produced naturally by the body. It works to treat other conditions by reducing swelling and redness and by changing the way the immune system works. Prednisone is also sometimes used with antibiotics to treat a certain type of pneumonia in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Prednisone may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: headache dizziness difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep inappropriate happiness extreme changes in mood changes in personality bulging eyes acne thin, fragile skin red or purple blotches or lines under the skin slowed healing of cuts and bruises increased hair growth changes in the way fat is spread around the body extreme tiredness weak muscles irregular or absent menstrual periods decreased sexual desire heartburn increased sweating Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately: vision problems eye pain, redness, or tearing sore throat, fever, chills, cough, or other signs of infection seizures depression loss of contact with reality confusion muscle twitching or tightening shaking of the hands that you cannot control numbness, burning, or tingling in the face, arms, legs, feet, or hands upset stomach vomiting lightheadedness irregular heartbeat sudden weight gain shortness of breath, especially during the night dry, hacking cough swelling or pain in the stomach swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue, throat, arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs difficulty breathing or swallowing rash hives itching Prednisone may slow growth and development in children. Your child's doctor will watch his or her growth carefully. Talk to your child's doctor about the risks of giving prednisone to your child Answered by Zachary Red 11 months ago.

I don't blame you for wanting to remove prednisone from your system. It is not the most pleasant drug. Unfortunately, I don't think a diuretic would make a difference. Diuretics increase water excretion through the kidneys, but I don't think steroids (like prednisone) are excreted through the kidneys, so it shouldn't have any effect. Also, there is another reason you don't want to remove prednisone too quickly from your body. Steroids should always be removed slowly (tapered). Some serious side-effects can occur if you stop taking them too quickly, so just go by what your doctor says, and don't take any extra drugs without consulting him/her first. I hope this helps, and good luck. Answered by Agripina Muchow 11 months ago.

I lost 30 lbs in 3 days after being put on prednisone for a kidney problem! It was obviously all water weight so clearly yes prednisone can have the same effect as a diuretic. This is one of those mystery drugs that the medical profession does not fully understand. One of the listed side effects is actually weight GAIN, so it depends on things that aren't well understood. It is not a drug to be taken casually! Answered by Tierra Pujols 11 months ago.

Its a steroid, maybe it can also act as a diuretic. but I always thought that a body retains water with the drug. Below is list of side effects. Answered by Beatris Funicello 11 months ago.

No, it's a hormone, specifically a type of hormone called a "corticosteroid." .It's most-commonly used for inflammation in ones joints. And--yes--it can make you all puffed-up with water retention. My mom had R.A., and that's what happened to her. Answered by Irene Pforr 11 months ago.

No, it does not have diuretic activity. Answered by Cesar Busuttil 11 months ago.

no its a anti-inflammatory Answered by Malika Newfield 11 months ago.

no, it is a steroid Answered by Meri Desroches 11 months ago.


Medical Question...Prednisone.?
A close friend of mine, female in her late 20s, has had some skins issues for around 2 years now.Basically she has small scabs and scars appearing on her arms and legs (without a reasonable explanation)...The really look like ciggarette burns, ranging in size from the head of an eraser to about 3 times... Asked by Lucila Lenzini 11 months ago.

A close friend of mine, female in her late 20s, has had some skins issues for around 2 years now. Basically she has small scabs and scars appearing on her arms and legs (without a reasonable explanation)...The really look like ciggarette burns, ranging in size from the head of an eraser to about 3 times that...Its not something that is extremely unsightly, but obviously noticeable and takes a toll on her mentally...Aside from a little fatigue, but nothing major, there are no other true side effects. She has seen allergist, GPs, gynos, amongst other professionals who can't seem to diagnose it. They've taken biopsies of the skins, done CBC/ANA tests, tested for lupus, tested for leukemia, tested for various allergies, amongst many other things. Anyway, long story short it has been frustrating that nobody can find out what it is....Not but about a week ago she was prescribed an ointment by a dermatologist - for a seemingly unrelated issue - that contained the active ingredient Prednisone. Remarkably the sores have responded very well to this ! Does this limit it down in anyone's mind what we might be looking at ? Answered by Shizuko Griffen 11 months ago.

The prednisone is a steroid anti-inflammatory. Doctors will prescribe this if they know or if they don't know what is going on--so long as they believe the underlying process is an inflammatory one. So, prednisone and other steroids are given for a lot of different inflammatory disorders, many of which it seems they can not ascribe to your friend's situation. If the prednisone works to relieve your friend's scabs and such, it sadly doesn't give us too much information, other than the disease process responds to prednisone--like many other diseases do. Your friend needs to continue pressing on for a diagnosis. Tell her not to quit. One of the posters here betrays a certain ignorance about the medical field, and that is that "if they can't figure it out, no one can." Let me just tell you that I've seen lay people make diagnoses that so-called "professionals" miss. The professionals are generally great at what they do, but my friend, laying someone's livelihood in the hands of just a few individuals who can't arrive at a diagnosis, then calling it quits, would be foolish. Keep pressing on, posting to help your friend. You never know when you'll get your diagnosis. Best of luck to you and your friend. Answered by Malvina Everton 11 months ago.

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Prednisone is used to treat many different conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders. If it's working then be happy sounds like the skin disorder she has is responding to this corticosteroid drug well so once they actually give the disorder a name she will probably fell better knowing exactly what it is she has. However for now if it's working then let it do it's job. Answered by Verlie Rizza 11 months ago.

Not trying to be mean, but if the experts who have examined her can't arrive at a conclusive diagnosis then you won't find a reliable one here. Skin issues like this can be very hard to figure out. I'd just accept its part of who she is and be happy that all the scary stuff has been ruled out. Answered by Fransisca Tillotson 11 months ago.


What foods should I eat/avoid while on prednisone?
I am on a 2 week regimen just to see if it works, I started out at 40 mg and am now down to 30 mg. My stomach has been sooooo upset though and I'd like to know if I should alter my diet in any particular way so my body doesn't react as severely. Thanks! Asked by Maxine Howzell 11 months ago.

Marie, Prednisone is a synthetic hormone commonly referred to as a corticosteroid or "steroid." (These medicines are not the same "steroids" as the drugs taken by bodybuilders.) Prednisone is used to treat many illnesses, especially those associated with inflammation. It is truly a remarkable and often life-saving medication. Unfortunately, prednisone can stimulate the appetite, and weight gain is a common and unwanted side effect. Not everyone who takes prednisone will gain weight; in part it depends on how much drug you take and for how long you take it. But most people taking the medicine chronically will gain some weight. There is no "magic diet” to prevent you from gaining weight with prednisone, or to make you lose the weight already gained. Like all weight-reduction diets, it is all about calories. You lose weight when you burn off more calories than you eat. To successfully lose weight while on prednisone, you need to reduce your caloric intake despite the appetite stimulation and try to increase your exercise to burn the calories. If you are just starting the prednisone, you want to make sure you do not increase your intake of food (and calories) right away, so you do not gain unwanted weight. No one popular diet has been shown to be better than any other. A few simple rules apply to almost all successful diets, including diets for people on prednisone- Make healthy food choices. Choose healthy foods including fruits and vegetables, and avoid those that can contribute to heart disease. Exercise. Even if exercise alone may not be enough to make you lose weight, it will help with weight control. Develop an eating schedule and stick to it. While taking prednisone, if you eat when you feel hungry, you will be eating all the time. Keep a food diary. Write down everything you eat. Shop from a list when you go shopping so you don't buy food you don't need. Some people on prednisone also need to be on a low-salt diet, and some need supplemental calcium or potassium. Speak with your doctor about this. You may also ask to be referred to a nutritionist to get more specific recommendations about your diet to best manage your weight while on prednisone. ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED. It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms. The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Hope this helps matador 89 Answered by Karan Cronauer 11 months ago.

In a matter of fact there is. You can cut down on the amount of dog food and add low sodium canned green beans in it's place. Of course, it would be even better if you used fresh or frozen beans, but the canned just makes it easier because they are already pre-cooked. Answered by Buster Kasemeier 11 months ago.

Should I eat before I take prendesone . . Answered by Larraine Eckhardt 11 months ago.


Prednisone side effects?
Heres what i have taken: 1 month- 15mg 1 month- 12.5mg 1 month- 10mg 1 month- 7.5mg 1 month- 5mg 1 month- 4mg 1 month- 3mg 1 month- 2mg I have been depressed and anxious for no reason. Is this normal? Asked by Daniel Sebourn 11 months ago.

Yes... prednisone can bring out bouts of depression and/or exacerbate depression that already exists. Additional symptoms may include: Swelling of the face, often referred to as "moon face" or "chipmunk cheeks"; some patients feel ugly and say that they do not recognize themselves in the mirror. Remember, these changes are reversible. A hump on the upper part of the back; this hump is made of fat, not bone. Bloating or swelling of the abdomen. Weight gain; prednisone may cause a great increase in appetite. Weight gain can be controlled by a low calorie diet, by exercise and by avoidance of salt. Avoid salty foods and do not add any salt. Stomach problems; to ease the burning, try taking prednisone with food. This problem may require anti-ulcer medication. Mood changes; sometimes the change is for the better. However, depression may be made worse by prednisone. Insomnia; patients may have difficulty sleeping at nights. Shakiness; patients may have feelings of being "hyper: or that "things are running fast inside my head". Weakness of the thigh muscles; patients may have difficulty in climbing stairs, getting out of the bath or getting up from a chair or toilet seat. Interruption of the menstrual cycle; periods may stop altogether. Increased risk of infections; patients may have more infections including some caused by germs that the body is normally resistant to. Answered by Kristel Farrell 11 months ago.

There is a crap load of side affects. I looked really white and nauseous when I was on it. Answered by Adela Tinoco 11 months ago.


Prednisone side effects?
I am on and have been for awhile: promethazine (12.5mg), seroquel(25mg), zoloft(25mg), and zantac(5ml, twice a day). All these medications have caused weight loss. I am however worried about the side effects of my new medicine prednisone(60mg) that I was put on today for crohn's disease. Will this cause any... Asked by Isabelle Fillinger 11 months ago.

I am on and have been for awhile: promethazine (12.5mg), seroquel(25mg), zoloft(25mg), and zantac(5ml, twice a day). All these medications have caused weight loss. I am however worried about the side effects of my new medicine prednisone(60mg) that I was put on today for crohn's disease. Will this cause any large amounts of weight gain? I'm ok with a few pounds but nothing more. It has made me lose my apitite rather than increase it, is that a good sign I won't gain? Answered by Neoma Roselle 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a synthetic steroid closely related to the natural hormone cortisol made by the adrenal glands to combat stress and inflammation. There are three categories of steroids, and this one is a corticosteroid (cortisol, as the name suggests, is made in the cortex, or outer layers, of the adrenal). Side effects are divided into those from short-term use and those from chronic use, such as for several weeks, months or years. For Crohn's disease, it can be either. Your doctor will probably keep you on the lowest does that works for you for the shortest time possible. In the short run, like a week, corticosteroids like Prednisone can cause a little water retention and a little weight gain and appetite stimulation. It interferes with the action of insulin, and your glucose will go up a little, but you won't feel that or care unless you are diabetic. I put a diabetic on pulse steroids on Monday (big dose day 1 and 2 with tapering doses over a week and then stop) and warned him that his glucose, which he checks continually, will be higher. Corticosteroids also make some people feel euphoric, which is a great feeling, but still a side effect. None of this usually matters, and short-term use of steroids is very safe and often effective. If you're lucky, that's what you're doing now and it will work to quell the flair that I know that you must be having to get this prescription. And if your luck continues to hold out, you wont need intervention again soon, and that when you do, a pulse for a week will do it again and again. If you're unlucky, it won’t work. In between is where it works, but only when you're taking it, which means either abandoning it or taking it daily. 60 mg is a nuke dose, and is typical for a pulse, going to 40mg in a day or two, then 20mg, 10mg, 5mg and stop. But if your having a major flair with lots of bloody diarrhea, your doc may be thinking of keeping you on high doses for a week or a month, and trying to bring it down to zero if he/she can, or at least under 10mg if he can. But if every time you take it you get relief but every time you taper, you flair, you may be on 10 or 20mg a day indefinitely: chronic corticosteroid therapy. In that case, you have some more serious side effects to consider, although they will be worth the risk, one being adrenocortical failure (low blood pressure, abdominal pain, dehydration, electrolyte = sodium, potassium etc disturbances). This would happen if you tapered or stopped your Prednisone too abruptly after weeks or more of use. The reason is that you are getting more corticosteroid by mouth than your own gland normally makes, and the body knows it. So it shuts off the signal to make cortisol, which is a hormone called ACTH made in the anterior pituitary hanging from the bottom of the brain above and between the eyes. This hormone stimulates the adrenal cortex to secrete. But on high dose steroids, it shuts off, and in its absence, the adrenocortex shrinks and shuts down like a muscle that you stop using, Within a few weeks, the adrenal can't make the usual daily dose of cortisol, and if you take away the Prednisone, you'll learn what corticosteroids do by experiencing their deficiency: adrenal failure (Addison's syndrome). In this state, you are dependent on your pills. Not forever. You could go on a taper: 20 then 18 then 20 then 16 then 18 then 16 then 14 etc and wean down to zero as you adrenocortex wakes up under the influence of a whipping from pituitary ACTH telling it to wake up. But the transformation from steroid dependency to normal takes weeks and a weaning regimen. There are a few other important bad effects seen in some but not all chronic steroid users, including gallstones, ulcers, cataracts, steroid-induced diabetes (goes away when the steroids go away) and osteoporosis. Also, the drug Levaquin, an excellent antibiotic, can cause the Achilles tendon to rupture. You can see why we have a love hate relationship with corticosteroids like Prednisone (and cortisol and dexamethisone). They’re lifesavers for some people with inflammatory disease like Crohn’s, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. But they’re treacherous to work with. The choice to use them is close to a no-brainer. Short-term and pulse anytime they might help, long term only when no other treatment makes life bearable, and in those cases, you not only have no choice but to use them, it’s a fair trade. If it’s the difference between a normal life and cataracts in ten years and painful bloody squirts for ten years, take the steroids. Therefore, we don’t use them when we don’t have to. We use short-term pulse or low dose therapy when it works, and chronic steroids at whatever dose is necessary if that’s the hand we’re dealt. BTW, the other two categories of steroids besides [1] corticosteroids are [2] mineralocorticoids like aldosterone that regulate fluid, electrolyte and acid-base homeostasis of the blood and interstitial fluids at the kidney, and [3] Answered by Thalia Boivin 11 months ago.

Prednisone can cause GI upset, it can make you jittery or cause insomnia and fluid retention. These are the signs a person can detect. However, you have been prescribe prednisone for a condition which highly warrants it and you have to outweigh the benefit of taking it over the risk. It might be that after you get your condition somewhat under control, the prednisone can be reduced and maybe even phased out. Don't worry about the potential to gain weight, Just do what you need to do in order to take care of yourself and your disease. Answered by Dion Pesin 11 months ago.

Fluid retention is a major side effect of prednisone therapy. Take with food otherwise it will cause gastric upset. Changes in appetite occurs on an individual basis. Some lose their appetite, for others the appetite increases. Answered by Daria Colao 11 months ago.


Prednisone?
my husband has been prescribed prednisone, 30 mg/day for a lung disease. The doctor says he will be on it for about 2 years, with gradually descreasing dosage. He's only been on it for 2 1/2 weeks now, but he's getting acne, shakiness, sore joints/muscles...he's miserable. Are there any ways to help... Asked by Jesus Aguiler 11 months ago.

my husband has been prescribed prednisone, 30 mg/day for a lung disease. The doctor says he will be on it for about 2 years, with gradually descreasing dosage. He's only been on it for 2 1/2 weeks now, but he's getting acne, shakiness, sore joints/muscles...he's miserable. Are there any ways to help fight the side effects of prednisone? or are there any alternatives out there? Answered by Israel Silence 11 months ago.

below are some of the side affect for prednisone: changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, moon face, neck, breasts, and waist). sleep problems (insomnia), mood changes; acne, dry skin, thinning skin, bruising or discoloration; slow wound healing; increased sweating; headache, dizziness, spinning sensation; nausea, stomach pain, bloating my doctor wants me to take 50mg everyday but I requested to take 100mg every other day. This way, can lower the side affects. I have been taken this amount for 7 weeks I am still feeling ok. Some people with this dosage may gain around 10lbs to 15lbs a month. I gain about 2lbs and only thing i don't look as firm. I also tried to control my diet. I took less than 2000mg sodium per day for the days that i don't need to take the pills and take half of the amount of sodium on the day that i need to take the pills. always look at the sodium contents when you shop. get rid of any junk food in your fridge. also store alot of veggies and fruit at home because prednisone makes you hungry. bewared of the sodium percentage on salad dressing. I have read an article today that taken good amount of protassium will help slow down the process of moon face. Banana, Grape, Grape fruit will give you good amount of protassium. During the medication, you will feel dizzy and tired all day long. Don't give your self any excuse. Some easy exercises will help. I hit the gym at lease 3 times weekly and spent 1- 2 hours every time. I walk about 30mins on treadmill for 2.5-3 speed. Some light weight training to tone my mucles. 10- 20 mins basket ball. (I used don't know how to play basket ball). You also have to make sure that your doctor have given you below medicines together with prednisone. - calcium (Long term use of prednisone cause lack of calcium and join pain) - medicine for protecting your stomach. prednisone may cause stomache. - fish oil (i think it's good for preventing diabetic. Long term use of prednisone may cause diabetic. I think fish oil helps me with my moodswing) Tell your husband this is not the end of world. try to think positive. He's not the only one taken this medicine. Since this is the only choice than we have to accept it and try to like it because he's going to be fine again in 2 years right? family support is very important. Don't show him that you are anxious too. Other wise he will be more nervous. Try to keep him busy with something if posible. He will think too much if he has too much free time. Some times our imagination makes us feel the aches and it may not be as bad. 2 years is not a short period of time. I know how he feels.be positive and hope he get well soon. Sorry for my poor grammers and typos.... I hope above can help you. If you have any questions you can email me on sally60381@yahoo.com. Answered by Pennie Kuboushek 11 months ago.


What is the use of prednisone?
Asked by Ardis Pilchowski 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a corticosteroid used for a whole lot of things, but based on your other question, I'm guessing that it was prescribed to you to suppress your immune system. When you get poison ivy/oak/sumac, etc., the reaction that you see (and feel) is actually the result of your immune system fighting off the foreign material -- an allergic reaction. This isn't helpful -- of themselves, these plants are harmless. It's your immune system that's causing the itchy rash. So the reasoning is, use the prednisone to shut down your immune system a little and relieve the itching. While you're on prednisone, you should be aware that since your immune system isn't functioning at 100%, you'll be more prone to getting infections or catching diseases from other people. So stay away from sick people. Prednisone is also notorious for causing upset stomach, which you can alleviate by taking it with a full meal. Also, it may disturb your sleep, so if the doctor's dosing instructions allow, take it early in the morning. Answered by Susann Souza 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a steroid used in many different disease processes, generally for the purpose of reducing inflammation. Answered by Dana Blystone 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a steroid that is used by doctors for treating bronchial asthma and other illnesses that may have inflammation. It may be in tablet or injectible vial form. Answered by Amiee Fontus 11 months ago.


Prednisone?
Asked by Delicia Beckett 11 months ago.

GENERIC NAME: prednisone BRAND NAME: Deltasone, Orasone, Prednicen-M, Liquid Pred DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Prednisone is an oral, synthetic (man-made) corticosteroid used for suppressing the immune system and inflammation. It has effects similar to other corticosteroids such as triamcinolone (Kenacort), methylprednisolone (Medrol), prednisolone (Prelone) and dexamethasone (Decadron). These synthetic corticosteroids mimic the action of cortisol (hydrocortisone), the naturally-occurring corticosteroid produced in the body by the adrenal glands. Corticosteroids have many effects on the body, but they most often are used for their potent anti-inflammatory effects, particularly in those conditions in which the immune system plays an important role. Such conditions include arthritis, colitis, asthma, bronchitis, certain skin rashes, and allergic or inflammatory conditions of the nose and eyes. Prednisone is inactive in the body and, in order to be effective, first must be converted to prednisolone by enzymes in the liver. Therefore, prednisone may not work as effectively in people with liver disease whose ability to convert prednisone to prednisolone is impaired PRESCRIPTION: yes GENERIC AVAILABLE: yes PREPARATIONS: Tablets of 2.5, 5, 10, 20, and 50 mg. Oral solution or syrup of 5mg/5ml STORAGE: Store at room temperature 20-25°C (68-77°F), and keep away from moisture. PRESCRIBED FOR: Prednisone is used in the management of inflammatory conditions or diseases in which the immune system plays an important role. Since prednisone is used in so many conditions, only the most common or established uses are mentioned here. Prednisone most often is used for treating several types of arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, systemic lupus, allergic reactions, asthma and severe psoriasis. It also is used for treating leukemias, lymphomas, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and autoimmune hemolytic anemia. Corticosteroids, including prednisone, are commonly used to suppress the immune system and prevent the body from rejecting transplanted organs. Prednisone is used as replacement therapy in patients whose adrenal glands are unable to produce sufficient amounts of cortisol. DOSING: The initial dose of prednisone varies depending on the condition being treated and the age of the patient. The starting dose may be from 5 to 60 mg per day and often is adjusted based on the response of the condition being treated. Corticosteroids typically do not produce immediate effects and must be used for several days before maximal effects are seen. It may take much longer before conditions respond to treatment. Prolonged therapy with prednisone causes the adrenal glands to atrophy and stop producing cortisol. When prednisone is discontinued after a period of prolonged therapy, the dose of prednisone must be tapered (lowered gradually) to allow the adrenal glands time to recover. (See side effects.) It is recommended that prednisone be taken with food. DRUG INTERACTIONS: Prednisone may interact with estrogens and phenytoin (Dilantin). Estrogens may reduce the action of enzymes in the liver that break down (eliminate) the active form of prednisone, prednisolone. As a result, the levels of prednisolone in the body may increase and lead to more frequent side effects. Phenytoin increases the activity of enzymes in the liver that break down (eliminate) prednisone and thereby may reduce the effectiveness of prednisone. Thus, if phenytoin is being taken, an increased dose of prednisone may be required. PREGNANCY: Corticosteroids cross the placenta into the fetus. Compared to other corticosteroids, however, prednisone is less likely to cross the placenta. Chronic use of corticosteroids during the first trimester of pregnancy may cause cleft palate. NURSING MOTHERS: Corticosteroids are secreted in breast milk and can cause side effects in the nursing infant. Prednisone is less likely than other corticosteroids to be secreted in breast milk, but it may still pose a risk to the infant. SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of prednisone and other corticosteroids range from mild annoyances to serious, irreversible damage, and they occur more frequently with higher doses and more prolonged treatment. Side effects include retention of sodium (salt) and fluid, weight gain, high blood pressure, loss of potassium, headache and muscle weakness. Prednisone also causes puffiness of the face (moon face), growth of facial hair, thinning and easy bruising of the skin, impaired wound healing, glaucoma, cataracts, ulcers in the stomach and duodenum, worsening of diabetes, irregular menses, rounding of the upper back ("buffalo hump"), obesity, retardation of growth in children, convulsions, and psychiatric disturbances. The psychiatric disturbances include depression, euphoria, insomnia, mood swings, personality changes, and even psychotic behavior. Prednisone suppresses the immune system and, therefore, increases the frequency or severity of infections and decreases the effectiveness of vaccines and antibiotics. Prednisone may cause osteoporosis that results in fractures of bones. Patients taking long-term prednisone often receive supplements of calcium and vitamin D to counteract the effects on bones. Calcium and vitamin D probably are not enough, however, and treatment with bisphosphonates such as alendronate (Fosamax) and risedronate (Actonel) may be necessary. Calcitonin (Miacalcin) also is effective. The development of osteoporosis and the need for treatment can be monitored using bone density scans. Answered by Kyong Boydstun 11 months ago.

prednisone is an anti inflammatory drug used for asthma, lupus M S, sarcoidosis and other illnesses this a steroid but not the kind body builders use this is a powerful drug caution must be taken I hope you never have to take it Answered by Donnette Starowitz 11 months ago.

a steroid drug used for against inflammation. useful for treating asthma, acute attacks of emphysema, severe inflamation such as in inflamatory bowel disease, arthritis, some skin problems Answered by Horace Fosnaugh 11 months ago.

a steroid used to reduce swelling, it should taken under the directions of a doctor, Answered by Ronda Scarbrough 11 months ago.

Non- anabolic steriod Answered by Brittany Mcneill 11 months ago.


Is prednisone a diuretic?
Asked by Sondra Galathe 11 months ago.

Prednisone is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of low corticosteroid levels (lack of certain substances that are usually produced by the body and are needed for normal body functioning). Prednisone is also used to treat other conditions in patients with normal corticosteroid levels. These conditions include certain types of arthritis; severe allergic reactions; multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the nerves do not function properly); lupus (a disease in which the body attacks many of its own organs); and certain conditions that affect the lungs, skin, eyes, kidneys blood, thyroid, stomach, and intestines. Prednisone is also sometimes used to treat the symptoms of certain types of cancer. Prednisone is in a class of medications called corticosteroids. It works to treat patients with low levels of corticosteroids by replacing steroids that are normally produced naturally by the body. It works to treat other conditions by reducing swelling and redness and by changing the way the immune system works. Prednisone is also sometimes used with antibiotics to treat a certain type of pneumonia in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Prednisone may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: headache dizziness difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep inappropriate happiness extreme changes in mood changes in personality bulging eyes acne thin, fragile skin red or purple blotches or lines under the skin slowed healing of cuts and bruises increased hair growth changes in the way fat is spread around the body extreme tiredness weak muscles irregular or absent menstrual periods decreased sexual desire heartburn increased sweating Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately: vision problems eye pain, redness, or tearing sore throat, fever, chills, cough, or other signs of infection seizures depression loss of contact with reality confusion muscle twitching or tightening shaking of the hands that you cannot control numbness, burning, or tingling in the face, arms, legs, feet, or hands upset stomach vomiting lightheadedness irregular heartbeat sudden weight gain shortness of breath, especially during the night dry, hacking cough swelling or pain in the stomach swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue, throat, arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs difficulty breathing or swallowing rash hives itching Prednisone may slow growth and development in children. Your child's doctor will watch his or her growth carefully. Talk to your child's doctor about the risks of giving prednisone to your child Answered by Bobette Vosburg 11 months ago.

I don't blame you for wanting to remove prednisone from your system. It is not the most pleasant drug. Unfortunately, I don't think a diuretic would make a difference. Diuretics increase water excretion through the kidneys, but I don't think steroids (like prednisone) are excreted through the kidneys, so it shouldn't have any effect. Also, there is another reason you don't want to remove prednisone too quickly from your body. Steroids should always be removed slowly (tapered). Some serious side-effects can occur if you stop taking them too quickly, so just go by what your doctor says, and don't take any extra drugs without consulting him/her first. I hope this helps, and good luck. Answered by Armida Cayabyab 11 months ago.

I lost 30 lbs in 3 days after being put on prednisone for a kidney problem! It was obviously all water weight so clearly yes prednisone can have the same effect as a diuretic. This is one of those mystery drugs that the medical profession does not fully understand. One of the listed side effects is actually weight GAIN, so it depends on things that aren't well understood. It is not a drug to be taken casually! Answered by Nevada Cove 11 months ago.

Its a steroid, maybe it can also act as a diuretic. but I always thought that a body retains water with the drug. Below is list of side effects. Answered by Lashaunda Dragaj 11 months ago.

No, it's a hormone, specifically a type of hormone called a "corticosteroid." .It's most-commonly used for inflammation in ones joints. And--yes--it can make you all puffed-up with water retention. My mom had R.A., and that's what happened to her. Answered by Martha Rumsey 11 months ago.

No, it does not have diuretic activity. Answered by Long Amaro 11 months ago.

no its a anti-inflammatory Answered by Adrianna Hoene 11 months ago.

no, it is a steroid Answered by Jenelle Danish 11 months ago.


Medical Question...Prednisone.?
A close friend of mine, female in her late 20s, has had some skins issues for around 2 years now.Basically she has small scabs and scars appearing on her arms and legs (without a reasonable explanation)...The really look like ciggarette burns, ranging in size from the head of an eraser to about 3 times... Asked by Isabell Curbo 11 months ago.

A close friend of mine, female in her late 20s, has had some skins issues for around 2 years now. Basically she has small scabs and scars appearing on her arms and legs (without a reasonable explanation)...The really look like ciggarette burns, ranging in size from the head of an eraser to about 3 times that...Its not something that is extremely unsightly, but obviously noticeable and takes a toll on her mentally...Aside from a little fatigue, but nothing major, there are no other true side effects. She has seen allergist, GPs, gynos, amongst other professionals who can't seem to diagnose it. They've taken biopsies of the skins, done CBC/ANA tests, tested for lupus, tested for leukemia, tested for various allergies, amongst many other things. Anyway, long story short it has been frustrating that nobody can find out what it is....Not but about a week ago she was prescribed an ointment by a dermatologist - for a seemingly unrelated issue - that contained the active ingredient Prednisone. Remarkably the sores have responded very well to this ! Does this limit it down in anyone's mind what we might be looking at ? Answered by Lakeshia Piper 11 months ago.

The prednisone is a steroid anti-inflammatory. Doctors will prescribe this if they know or if they don't know what is going on--so long as they believe the underlying process is an inflammatory one. So, prednisone and other steroids are given for a lot of different inflammatory disorders, many of which it seems they can not ascribe to your friend's situation. If the prednisone works to relieve your friend's scabs and such, it sadly doesn't give us too much information, other than the disease process responds to prednisone--like many other diseases do. Your friend needs to continue pressing on for a diagnosis. Tell her not to quit. One of the posters here betrays a certain ignorance about the medical field, and that is that "if they can't figure it out, no one can." Let me just tell you that I've seen lay people make diagnoses that so-called "professionals" miss. The professionals are generally great at what they do, but my friend, laying someone's livelihood in the hands of just a few individuals who can't arrive at a diagnosis, then calling it quits, would be foolish. Keep pressing on, posting to help your friend. You never know when you'll get your diagnosis. Best of luck to you and your friend. Answered by Andreas Hudas 11 months ago.

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Prednisone is used to treat many different conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders. If it's working then be happy sounds like the skin disorder she has is responding to this corticosteroid drug well so once they actually give the disorder a name she will probably fell better knowing exactly what it is she has. However for now if it's working then let it do it's job. Answered by Georgeanna Michele 11 months ago.

Not trying to be mean, but if the experts who have examined her can't arrive at a conclusive diagnosis then you won't find a reliable one here. Skin issues like this can be very hard to figure out. I'd just accept its part of who she is and be happy that all the scary stuff has been ruled out. Answered by Usha Crehan 11 months ago.


What foods should I eat/avoid while on prednisone?
I am on a 2 week regimen just to see if it works, I started out at 40 mg and am now down to 30 mg. My stomach has been sooooo upset though and I'd like to know if I should alter my diet in any particular way so my body doesn't react as severely. Thanks! Asked by Adelaide Cangas 11 months ago.

Marie, Prednisone is a synthetic hormone commonly referred to as a corticosteroid or "steroid." (These medicines are not the same "steroids" as the drugs taken by bodybuilders.) Prednisone is used to treat many illnesses, especially those associated with inflammation. It is truly a remarkable and often life-saving medication. Unfortunately, prednisone can stimulate the appetite, and weight gain is a common and unwanted side effect. Not everyone who takes prednisone will gain weight; in part it depends on how much drug you take and for how long you take it. But most people taking the medicine chronically will gain some weight. There is no "magic diet” to prevent you from gaining weight with prednisone, or to make you lose the weight already gained. Like all weight-reduction diets, it is all about calories. You lose weight when you burn off more calories than you eat. To successfully lose weight while on prednisone, you need to reduce your caloric intake despite the appetite stimulation and try to increase your exercise to burn the calories. If you are just starting the prednisone, you want to make sure you do not increase your intake of food (and calories) right away, so you do not gain unwanted weight. No one popular diet has been shown to be better than any other. A few simple rules apply to almost all successful diets, including diets for people on prednisone- Make healthy food choices. Choose healthy foods including fruits and vegetables, and avoid those that can contribute to heart disease. Exercise. Even if exercise alone may not be enough to make you lose weight, it will help with weight control. Develop an eating schedule and stick to it. While taking prednisone, if you eat when you feel hungry, you will be eating all the time. Keep a food diary. Write down everything you eat. Shop from a list when you go shopping so you don't buy food you don't need. Some people on prednisone also need to be on a low-salt diet, and some need supplemental calcium or potassium. Speak with your doctor about this. You may also ask to be referred to a nutritionist to get more specific recommendations about your diet to best manage your weight while on prednisone. ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED. It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms. The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Hope this helps matador 89 Answered by Charlie Musetti 11 months ago.

In a matter of fact there is. You can cut down on the amount of dog food and add low sodium canned green beans in it's place. Of course, it would be even better if you used fresh or frozen beans, but the canned just makes it easier because they are already pre-cooked. Answered by Mitchel Larbi 11 months ago.

Should I eat before I take prendesone . . Answered by Sadye Aromin 11 months ago.


Prednisone side effects?
Heres what i have taken: 1 month- 15mg 1 month- 12.5mg 1 month- 10mg 1 month- 7.5mg 1 month- 5mg 1 month- 4mg 1 month- 3mg 1 month- 2mg I have been depressed and anxious for no reason. Is this normal? Asked by Stanley Maddison 11 months ago.

Yes... prednisone can bring out bouts of depression and/or exacerbate depression that already exists. Additional symptoms may include: Swelling of the face, often referred to as "moon face" or "chipmunk cheeks"; some patients feel ugly and say that they do not recognize themselves in the mirror. Remember, these changes are reversible. A hump on the upper part of the back; this hump is made of fat, not bone. Bloating or swelling of the abdomen. Weight gain; prednisone may cause a great increase in appetite. Weight gain can be controlled by a low calorie diet, by exercise and by avoidance of salt. Avoid salty foods and do not add any salt. Stomach problems; to ease the burning, try taking prednisone with food. This problem may require anti-ulcer medication. Mood changes; sometimes the change is for the better. However, depression may be made worse by prednisone. Insomnia; patients may have difficulty sleeping at nights. Shakiness; patients may have feelings of being "hyper: or that "things are running fast inside my head". Weakness of the thigh muscles; patients may have difficulty in climbing stairs, getting out of the bath or getting up from a chair or toilet seat. Interruption of the menstrual cycle; periods may stop altogether. Increased risk of infections; patients may have more infections including some caused by germs that the body is normally resistant to. Answered by Carroll Ouimette 11 months ago.

There is a crap load of side affects. I looked really white and nauseous when I was on it. Answered by Jamal Polcyn 11 months ago.


Prednisone side effects?
I am on and have been for awhile: promethazine (12.5mg), seroquel(25mg), zoloft(25mg), and zantac(5ml, twice a day). All these medications have caused weight loss. I am however worried about the side effects of my new medicine prednisone(60mg) that I was put on today for crohn's disease. Will this cause any... Asked by Kristin Blume 11 months ago.

I am on and have been for awhile: promethazine (12.5mg), seroquel(25mg), zoloft(25mg), and zantac(5ml, twice a day). All these medications have caused weight loss. I am however worried about the side effects of my new medicine prednisone(60mg) that I was put on today for crohn's disease. Will this cause any large amounts of weight gain? I'm ok with a few pounds but nothing more. It has made me lose my apitite rather than increase it, is that a good sign I won't gain? Answered by Lizzette Thi 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a synthetic steroid closely related to the natural hormone cortisol made by the adrenal glands to combat stress and inflammation. There are three categories of steroids, and this one is a corticosteroid (cortisol, as the name suggests, is made in the cortex, or outer layers, of the adrenal). Side effects are divided into those from short-term use and those from chronic use, such as for several weeks, months or years. For Crohn's disease, it can be either. Your doctor will probably keep you on the lowest does that works for you for the shortest time possible. In the short run, like a week, corticosteroids like Prednisone can cause a little water retention and a little weight gain and appetite stimulation. It interferes with the action of insulin, and your glucose will go up a little, but you won't feel that or care unless you are diabetic. I put a diabetic on pulse steroids on Monday (big dose day 1 and 2 with tapering doses over a week and then stop) and warned him that his glucose, which he checks continually, will be higher. Corticosteroids also make some people feel euphoric, which is a great feeling, but still a side effect. None of this usually matters, and short-term use of steroids is very safe and often effective. If you're lucky, that's what you're doing now and it will work to quell the flair that I know that you must be having to get this prescription. And if your luck continues to hold out, you wont need intervention again soon, and that when you do, a pulse for a week will do it again and again. If you're unlucky, it won’t work. In between is where it works, but only when you're taking it, which means either abandoning it or taking it daily. 60 mg is a nuke dose, and is typical for a pulse, going to 40mg in a day or two, then 20mg, 10mg, 5mg and stop. But if your having a major flair with lots of bloody diarrhea, your doc may be thinking of keeping you on high doses for a week or a month, and trying to bring it down to zero if he/she can, or at least under 10mg if he can. But if every time you take it you get relief but every time you taper, you flair, you may be on 10 or 20mg a day indefinitely: chronic corticosteroid therapy. In that case, you have some more serious side effects to consider, although they will be worth the risk, one being adrenocortical failure (low blood pressure, abdominal pain, dehydration, electrolyte = sodium, potassium etc disturbances). This would happen if you tapered or stopped your Prednisone too abruptly after weeks or more of use. The reason is that you are getting more corticosteroid by mouth than your own gland normally makes, and the body knows it. So it shuts off the signal to make cortisol, which is a hormone called ACTH made in the anterior pituitary hanging from the bottom of the brain above and between the eyes. This hormone stimulates the adrenal cortex to secrete. But on high dose steroids, it shuts off, and in its absence, the adrenocortex shrinks and shuts down like a muscle that you stop using, Within a few weeks, the adrenal can't make the usual daily dose of cortisol, and if you take away the Prednisone, you'll learn what corticosteroids do by experiencing their deficiency: adrenal failure (Addison's syndrome). In this state, you are dependent on your pills. Not forever. You could go on a taper: 20 then 18 then 20 then 16 then 18 then 16 then 14 etc and wean down to zero as you adrenocortex wakes up under the influence of a whipping from pituitary ACTH telling it to wake up. But the transformation from steroid dependency to normal takes weeks and a weaning regimen. There are a few other important bad effects seen in some but not all chronic steroid users, including gallstones, ulcers, cataracts, steroid-induced diabetes (goes away when the steroids go away) and osteoporosis. Also, the drug Levaquin, an excellent antibiotic, can cause the Achilles tendon to rupture. You can see why we have a love hate relationship with corticosteroids like Prednisone (and cortisol and dexamethisone). They’re lifesavers for some people with inflammatory disease like Crohn’s, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. But they’re treacherous to work with. The choice to use them is close to a no-brainer. Short-term and pulse anytime they might help, long term only when no other treatment makes life bearable, and in those cases, you not only have no choice but to use them, it’s a fair trade. If it’s the difference between a normal life and cataracts in ten years and painful bloody squirts for ten years, take the steroids. Therefore, we don’t use them when we don’t have to. We use short-term pulse or low dose therapy when it works, and chronic steroids at whatever dose is necessary if that’s the hand we’re dealt. BTW, the other two categories of steroids besides [1] corticosteroids are [2] mineralocorticoids like aldosterone that regulate fluid, electrolyte and acid-base homeostasis of the blood and interstitial fluids at the kidney, and [3] Answered by Antony Solo 11 months ago.

Prednisone can cause GI upset, it can make you jittery or cause insomnia and fluid retention. These are the signs a person can detect. However, you have been prescribe prednisone for a condition which highly warrants it and you have to outweigh the benefit of taking it over the risk. It might be that after you get your condition somewhat under control, the prednisone can be reduced and maybe even phased out. Don't worry about the potential to gain weight, Just do what you need to do in order to take care of yourself and your disease. Answered by Latisha Doukas 11 months ago.

Fluid retention is a major side effect of prednisone therapy. Take with food otherwise it will cause gastric upset. Changes in appetite occurs on an individual basis. Some lose their appetite, for others the appetite increases. Answered by Jeanna Heston 11 months ago.


Prednisone?
my husband has been prescribed prednisone, 30 mg/day for a lung disease. The doctor says he will be on it for about 2 years, with gradually descreasing dosage. He's only been on it for 2 1/2 weeks now, but he's getting acne, shakiness, sore joints/muscles...he's miserable. Are there any ways to help... Asked by Jeniffer Baldos 11 months ago.

my husband has been prescribed prednisone, 30 mg/day for a lung disease. The doctor says he will be on it for about 2 years, with gradually descreasing dosage. He's only been on it for 2 1/2 weeks now, but he's getting acne, shakiness, sore joints/muscles...he's miserable. Are there any ways to help fight the side effects of prednisone? or are there any alternatives out there? Answered by Tim Topolski 11 months ago.

below are some of the side affect for prednisone: changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, moon face, neck, breasts, and waist). sleep problems (insomnia), mood changes; acne, dry skin, thinning skin, bruising or discoloration; slow wound healing; increased sweating; headache, dizziness, spinning sensation; nausea, stomach pain, bloating my doctor wants me to take 50mg everyday but I requested to take 100mg every other day. This way, can lower the side affects. I have been taken this amount for 7 weeks I am still feeling ok. Some people with this dosage may gain around 10lbs to 15lbs a month. I gain about 2lbs and only thing i don't look as firm. I also tried to control my diet. I took less than 2000mg sodium per day for the days that i don't need to take the pills and take half of the amount of sodium on the day that i need to take the pills. always look at the sodium contents when you shop. get rid of any junk food in your fridge. also store alot of veggies and fruit at home because prednisone makes you hungry. bewared of the sodium percentage on salad dressing. I have read an article today that taken good amount of protassium will help slow down the process of moon face. Banana, Grape, Grape fruit will give you good amount of protassium. During the medication, you will feel dizzy and tired all day long. Don't give your self any excuse. Some easy exercises will help. I hit the gym at lease 3 times weekly and spent 1- 2 hours every time. I walk about 30mins on treadmill for 2.5-3 speed. Some light weight training to tone my mucles. 10- 20 mins basket ball. (I used don't know how to play basket ball). You also have to make sure that your doctor have given you below medicines together with prednisone. - calcium (Long term use of prednisone cause lack of calcium and join pain) - medicine for protecting your stomach. prednisone may cause stomache. - fish oil (i think it's good for preventing diabetic. Long term use of prednisone may cause diabetic. I think fish oil helps me with my moodswing) Tell your husband this is not the end of world. try to think positive. He's not the only one taken this medicine. Since this is the only choice than we have to accept it and try to like it because he's going to be fine again in 2 years right? family support is very important. Don't show him that you are anxious too. Other wise he will be more nervous. Try to keep him busy with something if posible. He will think too much if he has too much free time. Some times our imagination makes us feel the aches and it may not be as bad. 2 years is not a short period of time. I know how he feels.be positive and hope he get well soon. Sorry for my poor grammers and typos.... I hope above can help you. If you have any questions you can email me on sally60381@yahoo.com. Answered by Shery Trautman 11 months ago.


What is the use of prednisone?
Asked by Loise Klaassen 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a corticosteroid used for a whole lot of things, but based on your other question, I'm guessing that it was prescribed to you to suppress your immune system. When you get poison ivy/oak/sumac, etc., the reaction that you see (and feel) is actually the result of your immune system fighting off the foreign material -- an allergic reaction. This isn't helpful -- of themselves, these plants are harmless. It's your immune system that's causing the itchy rash. So the reasoning is, use the prednisone to shut down your immune system a little and relieve the itching. While you're on prednisone, you should be aware that since your immune system isn't functioning at 100%, you'll be more prone to getting infections or catching diseases from other people. So stay away from sick people. Prednisone is also notorious for causing upset stomach, which you can alleviate by taking it with a full meal. Also, it may disturb your sleep, so if the doctor's dosing instructions allow, take it early in the morning. Answered by Elizabeth Willick 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a steroid used in many different disease processes, generally for the purpose of reducing inflammation. Answered by Nathalie Leflore 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a steroid that is used by doctors for treating bronchial asthma and other illnesses that may have inflammation. It may be in tablet or injectible vial form. Answered by Frederic Vodopich 11 months ago.


Prednisone?
Asked by Pennie Skafidas 11 months ago.

GENERIC NAME: prednisone BRAND NAME: Deltasone, Orasone, Prednicen-M, Liquid Pred DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Prednisone is an oral, synthetic (man-made) corticosteroid used for suppressing the immune system and inflammation. It has effects similar to other corticosteroids such as triamcinolone (Kenacort), methylprednisolone (Medrol), prednisolone (Prelone) and dexamethasone (Decadron). These synthetic corticosteroids mimic the action of cortisol (hydrocortisone), the naturally-occurring corticosteroid produced in the body by the adrenal glands. Corticosteroids have many effects on the body, but they most often are used for their potent anti-inflammatory effects, particularly in those conditions in which the immune system plays an important role. Such conditions include arthritis, colitis, asthma, bronchitis, certain skin rashes, and allergic or inflammatory conditions of the nose and eyes. Prednisone is inactive in the body and, in order to be effective, first must be converted to prednisolone by enzymes in the liver. Therefore, prednisone may not work as effectively in people with liver disease whose ability to convert prednisone to prednisolone is impaired PRESCRIPTION: yes GENERIC AVAILABLE: yes PREPARATIONS: Tablets of 2.5, 5, 10, 20, and 50 mg. Oral solution or syrup of 5mg/5ml STORAGE: Store at room temperature 20-25°C (68-77°F), and keep away from moisture. PRESCRIBED FOR: Prednisone is used in the management of inflammatory conditions or diseases in which the immune system plays an important role. Since prednisone is used in so many conditions, only the most common or established uses are mentioned here. Prednisone most often is used for treating several types of arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, systemic lupus, allergic reactions, asthma and severe psoriasis. It also is used for treating leukemias, lymphomas, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and autoimmune hemolytic anemia. Corticosteroids, including prednisone, are commonly used to suppress the immune system and prevent the body from rejecting transplanted organs. Prednisone is used as replacement therapy in patients whose adrenal glands are unable to produce sufficient amounts of cortisol. DOSING: The initial dose of prednisone varies depending on the condition being treated and the age of the patient. The starting dose may be from 5 to 60 mg per day and often is adjusted based on the response of the condition being treated. Corticosteroids typically do not produce immediate effects and must be used for several days before maximal effects are seen. It may take much longer before conditions respond to treatment. Prolonged therapy with prednisone causes the adrenal glands to atrophy and stop producing cortisol. When prednisone is discontinued after a period of prolonged therapy, the dose of prednisone must be tapered (lowered gradually) to allow the adrenal glands time to recover. (See side effects.) It is recommended that prednisone be taken with food. DRUG INTERACTIONS: Prednisone may interact with estrogens and phenytoin (Dilantin). Estrogens may reduce the action of enzymes in the liver that break down (eliminate) the active form of prednisone, prednisolone. As a result, the levels of prednisolone in the body may increase and lead to more frequent side effects. Phenytoin increases the activity of enzymes in the liver that break down (eliminate) prednisone and thereby may reduce the effectiveness of prednisone. Thus, if phenytoin is being taken, an increased dose of prednisone may be required. PREGNANCY: Corticosteroids cross the placenta into the fetus. Compared to other corticosteroids, however, prednisone is less likely to cross the placenta. Chronic use of corticosteroids during the first trimester of pregnancy may cause cleft palate. NURSING MOTHERS: Corticosteroids are secreted in breast milk and can cause side effects in the nursing infant. Prednisone is less likely than other corticosteroids to be secreted in breast milk, but it may still pose a risk to the infant. SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of prednisone and other corticosteroids range from mild annoyances to serious, irreversible damage, and they occur more frequently with higher doses and more prolonged treatment. Side effects include retention of sodium (salt) and fluid, weight gain, high blood pressure, loss of potassium, headache and muscle weakness. Prednisone also causes puffiness of the face (moon face), growth of facial hair, thinning and easy bruising of the skin, impaired wound healing, glaucoma, cataracts, ulcers in the stomach and duodenum, worsening of diabetes, irregular menses, rounding of the upper back ("buffalo hump"), obesity, retardation of growth in children, convulsions, and psychiatric disturbances. The psychiatric disturbances include depression, euphoria, insomnia, mood swings, personality changes, and even psychotic behavior. Prednisone suppresses the immune system and, therefore, increases the frequency or severity of infections and decreases the effectiveness of vaccines and antibiotics. Prednisone may cause osteoporosis that results in fractures of bones. Patients taking long-term prednisone often receive supplements of calcium and vitamin D to counteract the effects on bones. Calcium and vitamin D probably are not enough, however, and treatment with bisphosphonates such as alendronate (Fosamax) and risedronate (Actonel) may be necessary. Calcitonin (Miacalcin) also is effective. The development of osteoporosis and the need for treatment can be monitored using bone density scans. Answered by Gaston Henchel 11 months ago.

prednisone is an anti inflammatory drug used for asthma, lupus M S, sarcoidosis and other illnesses this a steroid but not the kind body builders use this is a powerful drug caution must be taken I hope you never have to take it Answered by Candis Durepo 11 months ago.

a steroid drug used for against inflammation. useful for treating asthma, acute attacks of emphysema, severe inflamation such as in inflamatory bowel disease, arthritis, some skin problems Answered by Angel Pennock 11 months ago.

a steroid used to reduce swelling, it should taken under the directions of a doctor, Answered by Marcel Higdon 11 months ago.

Non- anabolic steriod Answered by Thanh Schmaling 11 months ago.


Is prednisone a diuretic?
Asked by Hobert Saliva 11 months ago.

Prednisone is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of low corticosteroid levels (lack of certain substances that are usually produced by the body and are needed for normal body functioning). Prednisone is also used to treat other conditions in patients with normal corticosteroid levels. These conditions include certain types of arthritis; severe allergic reactions; multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the nerves do not function properly); lupus (a disease in which the body attacks many of its own organs); and certain conditions that affect the lungs, skin, eyes, kidneys blood, thyroid, stomach, and intestines. Prednisone is also sometimes used to treat the symptoms of certain types of cancer. Prednisone is in a class of medications called corticosteroids. It works to treat patients with low levels of corticosteroids by replacing steroids that are normally produced naturally by the body. It works to treat other conditions by reducing swelling and redness and by changing the way the immune system works. Prednisone is also sometimes used with antibiotics to treat a certain type of pneumonia in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Prednisone may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: headache dizziness difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep inappropriate happiness extreme changes in mood changes in personality bulging eyes acne thin, fragile skin red or purple blotches or lines under the skin slowed healing of cuts and bruises increased hair growth changes in the way fat is spread around the body extreme tiredness weak muscles irregular or absent menstrual periods decreased sexual desire heartburn increased sweating Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately: vision problems eye pain, redness, or tearing sore throat, fever, chills, cough, or other signs of infection seizures depression loss of contact with reality confusion muscle twitching or tightening shaking of the hands that you cannot control numbness, burning, or tingling in the face, arms, legs, feet, or hands upset stomach vomiting lightheadedness irregular heartbeat sudden weight gain shortness of breath, especially during the night dry, hacking cough swelling or pain in the stomach swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue, throat, arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs difficulty breathing or swallowing rash hives itching Prednisone may slow growth and development in children. Your child's doctor will watch his or her growth carefully. Talk to your child's doctor about the risks of giving prednisone to your child Answered by Karisa Briles 11 months ago.

I don't blame you for wanting to remove prednisone from your system. It is not the most pleasant drug. Unfortunately, I don't think a diuretic would make a difference. Diuretics increase water excretion through the kidneys, but I don't think steroids (like prednisone) are excreted through the kidneys, so it shouldn't have any effect. Also, there is another reason you don't want to remove prednisone too quickly from your body. Steroids should always be removed slowly (tapered). Some serious side-effects can occur if you stop taking them too quickly, so just go by what your doctor says, and don't take any extra drugs without consulting him/her first. I hope this helps, and good luck. Answered by Anya Shingleur 11 months ago.

I lost 30 lbs in 3 days after being put on prednisone for a kidney problem! It was obviously all water weight so clearly yes prednisone can have the same effect as a diuretic. This is one of those mystery drugs that the medical profession does not fully understand. One of the listed side effects is actually weight GAIN, so it depends on things that aren't well understood. It is not a drug to be taken casually! Answered by Shirly Celius 11 months ago.

Its a steroid, maybe it can also act as a diuretic. but I always thought that a body retains water with the drug. Below is list of side effects. Answered by Ashley Reaume 11 months ago.

No, it's a hormone, specifically a type of hormone called a "corticosteroid." .It's most-commonly used for inflammation in ones joints. And--yes--it can make you all puffed-up with water retention. My mom had R.A., and that's what happened to her. Answered by Gita Betzer 11 months ago.

No, it does not have diuretic activity. Answered by Laurene Curbelo 11 months ago.

no its a anti-inflammatory Answered by Marla Dold 11 months ago.

no, it is a steroid Answered by Ria Stillinger 11 months ago.


Medical Question...Prednisone.?
A close friend of mine, female in her late 20s, has had some skins issues for around 2 years now.Basically she has small scabs and scars appearing on her arms and legs (without a reasonable explanation)...The really look like ciggarette burns, ranging in size from the head of an eraser to about 3 times... Asked by Shantae Lundsford 11 months ago.

A close friend of mine, female in her late 20s, has had some skins issues for around 2 years now. Basically she has small scabs and scars appearing on her arms and legs (without a reasonable explanation)...The really look like ciggarette burns, ranging in size from the head of an eraser to about 3 times that...Its not something that is extremely unsightly, but obviously noticeable and takes a toll on her mentally...Aside from a little fatigue, but nothing major, there are no other true side effects. She has seen allergist, GPs, gynos, amongst other professionals who can't seem to diagnose it. They've taken biopsies of the skins, done CBC/ANA tests, tested for lupus, tested for leukemia, tested for various allergies, amongst many other things. Anyway, long story short it has been frustrating that nobody can find out what it is....Not but about a week ago she was prescribed an ointment by a dermatologist - for a seemingly unrelated issue - that contained the active ingredient Prednisone. Remarkably the sores have responded very well to this ! Does this limit it down in anyone's mind what we might be looking at ? Answered by Xochitl Bentley 11 months ago.

The prednisone is a steroid anti-inflammatory. Doctors will prescribe this if they know or if they don't know what is going on--so long as they believe the underlying process is an inflammatory one. So, prednisone and other steroids are given for a lot of different inflammatory disorders, many of which it seems they can not ascribe to your friend's situation. If the prednisone works to relieve your friend's scabs and such, it sadly doesn't give us too much information, other than the disease process responds to prednisone--like many other diseases do. Your friend needs to continue pressing on for a diagnosis. Tell her not to quit. One of the posters here betrays a certain ignorance about the medical field, and that is that "if they can't figure it out, no one can." Let me just tell you that I've seen lay people make diagnoses that so-called "professionals" miss. The professionals are generally great at what they do, but my friend, laying someone's livelihood in the hands of just a few individuals who can't arrive at a diagnosis, then calling it quits, would be foolish. Keep pressing on, posting to help your friend. You never know when you'll get your diagnosis. Best of luck to you and your friend. Answered by Felipa Vanostberg 11 months ago.

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Prednisone is used to treat many different conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders. If it's working then be happy sounds like the skin disorder she has is responding to this corticosteroid drug well so once they actually give the disorder a name she will probably fell better knowing exactly what it is she has. However for now if it's working then let it do it's job. Answered by Gabriela Grisby 11 months ago.

Not trying to be mean, but if the experts who have examined her can't arrive at a conclusive diagnosis then you won't find a reliable one here. Skin issues like this can be very hard to figure out. I'd just accept its part of who she is and be happy that all the scary stuff has been ruled out. Answered by Josefa Timmermann 11 months ago.


What foods should I eat/avoid while on prednisone?
I am on a 2 week regimen just to see if it works, I started out at 40 mg and am now down to 30 mg. My stomach has been sooooo upset though and I'd like to know if I should alter my diet in any particular way so my body doesn't react as severely. Thanks! Asked by Monty Csaszar 11 months ago.

Marie, Prednisone is a synthetic hormone commonly referred to as a corticosteroid or "steroid." (These medicines are not the same "steroids" as the drugs taken by bodybuilders.) Prednisone is used to treat many illnesses, especially those associated with inflammation. It is truly a remarkable and often life-saving medication. Unfortunately, prednisone can stimulate the appetite, and weight gain is a common and unwanted side effect. Not everyone who takes prednisone will gain weight; in part it depends on how much drug you take and for how long you take it. But most people taking the medicine chronically will gain some weight. There is no "magic diet” to prevent you from gaining weight with prednisone, or to make you lose the weight already gained. Like all weight-reduction diets, it is all about calories. You lose weight when you burn off more calories than you eat. To successfully lose weight while on prednisone, you need to reduce your caloric intake despite the appetite stimulation and try to increase your exercise to burn the calories. If you are just starting the prednisone, you want to make sure you do not increase your intake of food (and calories) right away, so you do not gain unwanted weight. No one popular diet has been shown to be better than any other. A few simple rules apply to almost all successful diets, including diets for people on prednisone- Make healthy food choices. Choose healthy foods including fruits and vegetables, and avoid those that can contribute to heart disease. Exercise. Even if exercise alone may not be enough to make you lose weight, it will help with weight control. Develop an eating schedule and stick to it. While taking prednisone, if you eat when you feel hungry, you will be eating all the time. Keep a food diary. Write down everything you eat. Shop from a list when you go shopping so you don't buy food you don't need. Some people on prednisone also need to be on a low-salt diet, and some need supplemental calcium or potassium. Speak with your doctor about this. You may also ask to be referred to a nutritionist to get more specific recommendations about your diet to best manage your weight while on prednisone. ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED. It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms. The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Hope this helps matador 89 Answered by Taylor Giandomenico 11 months ago.

In a matter of fact there is. You can cut down on the amount of dog food and add low sodium canned green beans in it's place. Of course, it would be even better if you used fresh or frozen beans, but the canned just makes it easier because they are already pre-cooked. Answered by Guillermo Pranger 11 months ago.

Should I eat before I take prendesone . . Answered by Magdalen Arie 11 months ago.


Prednisone side effects?
Heres what i have taken: 1 month- 15mg 1 month- 12.5mg 1 month- 10mg 1 month- 7.5mg 1 month- 5mg 1 month- 4mg 1 month- 3mg 1 month- 2mg I have been depressed and anxious for no reason. Is this normal? Asked by Antony Bofinger 11 months ago.

Yes... prednisone can bring out bouts of depression and/or exacerbate depression that already exists. Additional symptoms may include: Swelling of the face, often referred to as "moon face" or "chipmunk cheeks"; some patients feel ugly and say that they do not recognize themselves in the mirror. Remember, these changes are reversible. A hump on the upper part of the back; this hump is made of fat, not bone. Bloating or swelling of the abdomen. Weight gain; prednisone may cause a great increase in appetite. Weight gain can be controlled by a low calorie diet, by exercise and by avoidance of salt. Avoid salty foods and do not add any salt. Stomach problems; to ease the burning, try taking prednisone with food. This problem may require anti-ulcer medication. Mood changes; sometimes the change is for the better. However, depression may be made worse by prednisone. Insomnia; patients may have difficulty sleeping at nights. Shakiness; patients may have feelings of being "hyper: or that "things are running fast inside my head". Weakness of the thigh muscles; patients may have difficulty in climbing stairs, getting out of the bath or getting up from a chair or toilet seat. Interruption of the menstrual cycle; periods may stop altogether. Increased risk of infections; patients may have more infections including some caused by germs that the body is normally resistant to. Answered by Susan Coody 11 months ago.

There is a crap load of side affects. I looked really white and nauseous when I was on it. Answered by Tambra Lafosse 11 months ago.


Prednisone side effects?
I am on and have been for awhile: promethazine (12.5mg), seroquel(25mg), zoloft(25mg), and zantac(5ml, twice a day). All these medications have caused weight loss. I am however worried about the side effects of my new medicine prednisone(60mg) that I was put on today for crohn's disease. Will this cause any... Asked by Nelida Zmiejko 11 months ago.

I am on and have been for awhile: promethazine (12.5mg), seroquel(25mg), zoloft(25mg), and zantac(5ml, twice a day). All these medications have caused weight loss. I am however worried about the side effects of my new medicine prednisone(60mg) that I was put on today for crohn's disease. Will this cause any large amounts of weight gain? I'm ok with a few pounds but nothing more. It has made me lose my apitite rather than increase it, is that a good sign I won't gain? Answered by Un Imgrund 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a synthetic steroid closely related to the natural hormone cortisol made by the adrenal glands to combat stress and inflammation. There are three categories of steroids, and this one is a corticosteroid (cortisol, as the name suggests, is made in the cortex, or outer layers, of the adrenal). Side effects are divided into those from short-term use and those from chronic use, such as for several weeks, months or years. For Crohn's disease, it can be either. Your doctor will probably keep you on the lowest does that works for you for the shortest time possible. In the short run, like a week, corticosteroids like Prednisone can cause a little water retention and a little weight gain and appetite stimulation. It interferes with the action of insulin, and your glucose will go up a little, but you won't feel that or care unless you are diabetic. I put a diabetic on pulse steroids on Monday (big dose day 1 and 2 with tapering doses over a week and then stop) and warned him that his glucose, which he checks continually, will be higher. Corticosteroids also make some people feel euphoric, which is a great feeling, but still a side effect. None of this usually matters, and short-term use of steroids is very safe and often effective. If you're lucky, that's what you're doing now and it will work to quell the flair that I know that you must be having to get this prescription. And if your luck continues to hold out, you wont need intervention again soon, and that when you do, a pulse for a week will do it again and again. If you're unlucky, it won’t work. In between is where it works, but only when you're taking it, which means either abandoning it or taking it daily. 60 mg is a nuke dose, and is typical for a pulse, going to 40mg in a day or two, then 20mg, 10mg, 5mg and stop. But if your having a major flair with lots of bloody diarrhea, your doc may be thinking of keeping you on high doses for a week or a month, and trying to bring it down to zero if he/she can, or at least under 10mg if he can. But if every time you take it you get relief but every time you taper, you flair, you may be on 10 or 20mg a day indefinitely: chronic corticosteroid therapy. In that case, you have some more serious side effects to consider, although they will be worth the risk, one being adrenocortical failure (low blood pressure, abdominal pain, dehydration, electrolyte = sodium, potassium etc disturbances). This would happen if you tapered or stopped your Prednisone too abruptly after weeks or more of use. The reason is that you are getting more corticosteroid by mouth than your own gland normally makes, and the body knows it. So it shuts off the signal to make cortisol, which is a hormone called ACTH made in the anterior pituitary hanging from the bottom of the brain above and between the eyes. This hormone stimulates the adrenal cortex to secrete. But on high dose steroids, it shuts off, and in its absence, the adrenocortex shrinks and shuts down like a muscle that you stop using, Within a few weeks, the adrenal can't make the usual daily dose of cortisol, and if you take away the Prednisone, you'll learn what corticosteroids do by experiencing their deficiency: adrenal failure (Addison's syndrome). In this state, you are dependent on your pills. Not forever. You could go on a taper: 20 then 18 then 20 then 16 then 18 then 16 then 14 etc and wean down to zero as you adrenocortex wakes up under the influence of a whipping from pituitary ACTH telling it to wake up. But the transformation from steroid dependency to normal takes weeks and a weaning regimen. There are a few other important bad effects seen in some but not all chronic steroid users, including gallstones, ulcers, cataracts, steroid-induced diabetes (goes away when the steroids go away) and osteoporosis. Also, the drug Levaquin, an excellent antibiotic, can cause the Achilles tendon to rupture. You can see why we have a love hate relationship with corticosteroids like Prednisone (and cortisol and dexamethisone). They’re lifesavers for some people with inflammatory disease like Crohn’s, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. But they’re treacherous to work with. The choice to use them is close to a no-brainer. Short-term and pulse anytime they might help, long term only when no other treatment makes life bearable, and in those cases, you not only have no choice but to use them, it’s a fair trade. If it’s the difference between a normal life and cataracts in ten years and painful bloody squirts for ten years, take the steroids. Therefore, we don’t use them when we don’t have to. We use short-term pulse or low dose therapy when it works, and chronic steroids at whatever dose is necessary if that’s the hand we’re dealt. BTW, the other two categories of steroids besides [1] corticosteroids are [2] mineralocorticoids like aldosterone that regulate fluid, electrolyte and acid-base homeostasis of the blood and interstitial fluids at the kidney, and [3] Answered by Tera Taussig 11 months ago.

Prednisone can cause GI upset, it can make you jittery or cause insomnia and fluid retention. These are the signs a person can detect. However, you have been prescribe prednisone for a condition which highly warrants it and you have to outweigh the benefit of taking it over the risk. It might be that after you get your condition somewhat under control, the prednisone can be reduced and maybe even phased out. Don't worry about the potential to gain weight, Just do what you need to do in order to take care of yourself and your disease. Answered by Ashli Ramroop 11 months ago.

Fluid retention is a major side effect of prednisone therapy. Take with food otherwise it will cause gastric upset. Changes in appetite occurs on an individual basis. Some lose their appetite, for others the appetite increases. Answered by Jon Nantwi 11 months ago.


Prednisone?
my husband has been prescribed prednisone, 30 mg/day for a lung disease. The doctor says he will be on it for about 2 years, with gradually descreasing dosage. He's only been on it for 2 1/2 weeks now, but he's getting acne, shakiness, sore joints/muscles...he's miserable. Are there any ways to help... Asked by Sherrill Dabbraccio 11 months ago.

my husband has been prescribed prednisone, 30 mg/day for a lung disease. The doctor says he will be on it for about 2 years, with gradually descreasing dosage. He's only been on it for 2 1/2 weeks now, but he's getting acne, shakiness, sore joints/muscles...he's miserable. Are there any ways to help fight the side effects of prednisone? or are there any alternatives out there? Answered by Ossie Mohseni 11 months ago.

below are some of the side affect for prednisone: changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, moon face, neck, breasts, and waist). sleep problems (insomnia), mood changes; acne, dry skin, thinning skin, bruising or discoloration; slow wound healing; increased sweating; headache, dizziness, spinning sensation; nausea, stomach pain, bloating my doctor wants me to take 50mg everyday but I requested to take 100mg every other day. This way, can lower the side affects. I have been taken this amount for 7 weeks I am still feeling ok. Some people with this dosage may gain around 10lbs to 15lbs a month. I gain about 2lbs and only thing i don't look as firm. I also tried to control my diet. I took less than 2000mg sodium per day for the days that i don't need to take the pills and take half of the amount of sodium on the day that i need to take the pills. always look at the sodium contents when you shop. get rid of any junk food in your fridge. also store alot of veggies and fruit at home because prednisone makes you hungry. bewared of the sodium percentage on salad dressing. I have read an article today that taken good amount of protassium will help slow down the process of moon face. Banana, Grape, Grape fruit will give you good amount of protassium. During the medication, you will feel dizzy and tired all day long. Don't give your self any excuse. Some easy exercises will help. I hit the gym at lease 3 times weekly and spent 1- 2 hours every time. I walk about 30mins on treadmill for 2.5-3 speed. Some light weight training to tone my mucles. 10- 20 mins basket ball. (I used don't know how to play basket ball). You also have to make sure that your doctor have given you below medicines together with prednisone. - calcium (Long term use of prednisone cause lack of calcium and join pain) - medicine for protecting your stomach. prednisone may cause stomache. - fish oil (i think it's good for preventing diabetic. Long term use of prednisone may cause diabetic. I think fish oil helps me with my moodswing) Tell your husband this is not the end of world. try to think positive. He's not the only one taken this medicine. Since this is the only choice than we have to accept it and try to like it because he's going to be fine again in 2 years right? family support is very important. Don't show him that you are anxious too. Other wise he will be more nervous. Try to keep him busy with something if posible. He will think too much if he has too much free time. Some times our imagination makes us feel the aches and it may not be as bad. 2 years is not a short period of time. I know how he feels.be positive and hope he get well soon. Sorry for my poor grammers and typos.... I hope above can help you. If you have any questions you can email me on sally60381@yahoo.com. Answered by Enedina Gabisi 11 months ago.


What is the use of prednisone?
Asked by Harold Doubleday 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a corticosteroid used for a whole lot of things, but based on your other question, I'm guessing that it was prescribed to you to suppress your immune system. When you get poison ivy/oak/sumac, etc., the reaction that you see (and feel) is actually the result of your immune system fighting off the foreign material -- an allergic reaction. This isn't helpful -- of themselves, these plants are harmless. It's your immune system that's causing the itchy rash. So the reasoning is, use the prednisone to shut down your immune system a little and relieve the itching. While you're on prednisone, you should be aware that since your immune system isn't functioning at 100%, you'll be more prone to getting infections or catching diseases from other people. So stay away from sick people. Prednisone is also notorious for causing upset stomach, which you can alleviate by taking it with a full meal. Also, it may disturb your sleep, so if the doctor's dosing instructions allow, take it early in the morning. Answered by Lai Abdelwahed 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a steroid used in many different disease processes, generally for the purpose of reducing inflammation. Answered by Gaston Berkebile 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a steroid that is used by doctors for treating bronchial asthma and other illnesses that may have inflammation. It may be in tablet or injectible vial form. Answered by Misha Lisboa 11 months ago.


Prednisone?
Asked by Enoch Trecroci 11 months ago.

GENERIC NAME: prednisone BRAND NAME: Deltasone, Orasone, Prednicen-M, Liquid Pred DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Prednisone is an oral, synthetic (man-made) corticosteroid used for suppressing the immune system and inflammation. It has effects similar to other corticosteroids such as triamcinolone (Kenacort), methylprednisolone (Medrol), prednisolone (Prelone) and dexamethasone (Decadron). These synthetic corticosteroids mimic the action of cortisol (hydrocortisone), the naturally-occurring corticosteroid produced in the body by the adrenal glands. Corticosteroids have many effects on the body, but they most often are used for their potent anti-inflammatory effects, particularly in those conditions in which the immune system plays an important role. Such conditions include arthritis, colitis, asthma, bronchitis, certain skin rashes, and allergic or inflammatory conditions of the nose and eyes. Prednisone is inactive in the body and, in order to be effective, first must be converted to prednisolone by enzymes in the liver. Therefore, prednisone may not work as effectively in people with liver disease whose ability to convert prednisone to prednisolone is impaired PRESCRIPTION: yes GENERIC AVAILABLE: yes PREPARATIONS: Tablets of 2.5, 5, 10, 20, and 50 mg. Oral solution or syrup of 5mg/5ml STORAGE: Store at room temperature 20-25°C (68-77°F), and keep away from moisture. PRESCRIBED FOR: Prednisone is used in the management of inflammatory conditions or diseases in which the immune system plays an important role. Since prednisone is used in so many conditions, only the most common or established uses are mentioned here. Prednisone most often is used for treating several types of arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, systemic lupus, allergic reactions, asthma and severe psoriasis. It also is used for treating leukemias, lymphomas, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and autoimmune hemolytic anemia. Corticosteroids, including prednisone, are commonly used to suppress the immune system and prevent the body from rejecting transplanted organs. Prednisone is used as replacement therapy in patients whose adrenal glands are unable to produce sufficient amounts of cortisol. DOSING: The initial dose of prednisone varies depending on the condition being treated and the age of the patient. The starting dose may be from 5 to 60 mg per day and often is adjusted based on the response of the condition being treated. Corticosteroids typically do not produce immediate effects and must be used for several days before maximal effects are seen. It may take much longer before conditions respond to treatment. Prolonged therapy with prednisone causes the adrenal glands to atrophy and stop producing cortisol. When prednisone is discontinued after a period of prolonged therapy, the dose of prednisone must be tapered (lowered gradually) to allow the adrenal glands time to recover. (See side effects.) It is recommended that prednisone be taken with food. DRUG INTERACTIONS: Prednisone may interact with estrogens and phenytoin (Dilantin). Estrogens may reduce the action of enzymes in the liver that break down (eliminate) the active form of prednisone, prednisolone. As a result, the levels of prednisolone in the body may increase and lead to more frequent side effects. Phenytoin increases the activity of enzymes in the liver that break down (eliminate) prednisone and thereby may reduce the effectiveness of prednisone. Thus, if phenytoin is being taken, an increased dose of prednisone may be required. PREGNANCY: Corticosteroids cross the placenta into the fetus. Compared to other corticosteroids, however, prednisone is less likely to cross the placenta. Chronic use of corticosteroids during the first trimester of pregnancy may cause cleft palate. NURSING MOTHERS: Corticosteroids are secreted in breast milk and can cause side effects in the nursing infant. Prednisone is less likely than other corticosteroids to be secreted in breast milk, but it may still pose a risk to the infant. SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of prednisone and other corticosteroids range from mild annoyances to serious, irreversible damage, and they occur more frequently with higher doses and more prolonged treatment. Side effects include retention of sodium (salt) and fluid, weight gain, high blood pressure, loss of potassium, headache and muscle weakness. Prednisone also causes puffiness of the face (moon face), growth of facial hair, thinning and easy bruising of the skin, impaired wound healing, glaucoma, cataracts, ulcers in the stomach and duodenum, worsening of diabetes, irregular menses, rounding of the upper back ("buffalo hump"), obesity, retardation of growth in children, convulsions, and psychiatric disturbances. The psychiatric disturbances include depression, euphoria, insomnia, mood swings, personality changes, and even psychotic behavior. Prednisone suppresses the immune system and, therefore, increases the frequency or severity of infections and decreases the effectiveness of vaccines and antibiotics. Prednisone may cause osteoporosis that results in fractures of bones. Patients taking long-term prednisone often receive supplements of calcium and vitamin D to counteract the effects on bones. Calcium and vitamin D probably are not enough, however, and treatment with bisphosphonates such as alendronate (Fosamax) and risedronate (Actonel) may be necessary. Calcitonin (Miacalcin) also is effective. The development of osteoporosis and the need for treatment can be monitored using bone density scans. Answered by Brady Pallotta 11 months ago.

prednisone is an anti inflammatory drug used for asthma, lupus M S, sarcoidosis and other illnesses this a steroid but not the kind body builders use this is a powerful drug caution must be taken I hope you never have to take it Answered by Nobuko Jermeland 11 months ago.

a steroid drug used for against inflammation. useful for treating asthma, acute attacks of emphysema, severe inflamation such as in inflamatory bowel disease, arthritis, some skin problems Answered by Sadye Griswould 11 months ago.

a steroid used to reduce swelling, it should taken under the directions of a doctor, Answered by Tamela Zill 11 months ago.

Non- anabolic steriod Answered by Karen Finnefrock 11 months ago.


Is prednisone a diuretic?
Asked by Emely Devillez 11 months ago.

Prednisone is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of low corticosteroid levels (lack of certain substances that are usually produced by the body and are needed for normal body functioning). Prednisone is also used to treat other conditions in patients with normal corticosteroid levels. These conditions include certain types of arthritis; severe allergic reactions; multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the nerves do not function properly); lupus (a disease in which the body attacks many of its own organs); and certain conditions that affect the lungs, skin, eyes, kidneys blood, thyroid, stomach, and intestines. Prednisone is also sometimes used to treat the symptoms of certain types of cancer. Prednisone is in a class of medications called corticosteroids. It works to treat patients with low levels of corticosteroids by replacing steroids that are normally produced naturally by the body. It works to treat other conditions by reducing swelling and redness and by changing the way the immune system works. Prednisone is also sometimes used with antibiotics to treat a certain type of pneumonia in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Prednisone may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: headache dizziness difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep inappropriate happiness extreme changes in mood changes in personality bulging eyes acne thin, fragile skin red or purple blotches or lines under the skin slowed healing of cuts and bruises increased hair growth changes in the way fat is spread around the body extreme tiredness weak muscles irregular or absent menstrual periods decreased sexual desire heartburn increased sweating Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately: vision problems eye pain, redness, or tearing sore throat, fever, chills, cough, or other signs of infection seizures depression loss of contact with reality confusion muscle twitching or tightening shaking of the hands that you cannot control numbness, burning, or tingling in the face, arms, legs, feet, or hands upset stomach vomiting lightheadedness irregular heartbeat sudden weight gain shortness of breath, especially during the night dry, hacking cough swelling or pain in the stomach swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue, throat, arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs difficulty breathing or swallowing rash hives itching Prednisone may slow growth and development in children. Your child's doctor will watch his or her growth carefully. Talk to your child's doctor about the risks of giving prednisone to your child Answered by Annalee Carwell 11 months ago.

I don't blame you for wanting to remove prednisone from your system. It is not the most pleasant drug. Unfortunately, I don't think a diuretic would make a difference. Diuretics increase water excretion through the kidneys, but I don't think steroids (like prednisone) are excreted through the kidneys, so it shouldn't have any effect. Also, there is another reason you don't want to remove prednisone too quickly from your body. Steroids should always be removed slowly (tapered). Some serious side-effects can occur if you stop taking them too quickly, so just go by what your doctor says, and don't take any extra drugs without consulting him/her first. I hope this helps, and good luck. Answered by Isadora Eschenburg 11 months ago.

I lost 30 lbs in 3 days after being put on prednisone for a kidney problem! It was obviously all water weight so clearly yes prednisone can have the same effect as a diuretic. This is one of those mystery drugs that the medical profession does not fully understand. One of the listed side effects is actually weight GAIN, so it depends on things that aren't well understood. It is not a drug to be taken casually! Answered by Aundrea Shown 11 months ago.

Its a steroid, maybe it can also act as a diuretic. but I always thought that a body retains water with the drug. Below is list of side effects. Answered by Lance Dannels 11 months ago.

No, it's a hormone, specifically a type of hormone called a "corticosteroid." .It's most-commonly used for inflammation in ones joints. And--yes--it can make you all puffed-up with water retention. My mom had R.A., and that's what happened to her. Answered by Fidel Frein 11 months ago.

No, it does not have diuretic activity. Answered by Loyce Arenstam 11 months ago.

no its a anti-inflammatory Answered by Thalia Spellman 11 months ago.

no, it is a steroid Answered by Laverne Resides 11 months ago.


Medical Question...Prednisone.?
A close friend of mine, female in her late 20s, has had some skins issues for around 2 years now.Basically she has small scabs and scars appearing on her arms and legs (without a reasonable explanation)...The really look like ciggarette burns, ranging in size from the head of an eraser to about 3 times... Asked by Talisha Hoffses 11 months ago.

A close friend of mine, female in her late 20s, has had some skins issues for around 2 years now. Basically she has small scabs and scars appearing on her arms and legs (without a reasonable explanation)...The really look like ciggarette burns, ranging in size from the head of an eraser to about 3 times that...Its not something that is extremely unsightly, but obviously noticeable and takes a toll on her mentally...Aside from a little fatigue, but nothing major, there are no other true side effects. She has seen allergist, GPs, gynos, amongst other professionals who can't seem to diagnose it. They've taken biopsies of the skins, done CBC/ANA tests, tested for lupus, tested for leukemia, tested for various allergies, amongst many other things. Anyway, long story short it has been frustrating that nobody can find out what it is....Not but about a week ago she was prescribed an ointment by a dermatologist - for a seemingly unrelated issue - that contained the active ingredient Prednisone. Remarkably the sores have responded very well to this ! Does this limit it down in anyone's mind what we might be looking at ? Answered by Ike Wicks 11 months ago.

The prednisone is a steroid anti-inflammatory. Doctors will prescribe this if they know or if they don't know what is going on--so long as they believe the underlying process is an inflammatory one. So, prednisone and other steroids are given for a lot of different inflammatory disorders, many of which it seems they can not ascribe to your friend's situation. If the prednisone works to relieve your friend's scabs and such, it sadly doesn't give us too much information, other than the disease process responds to prednisone--like many other diseases do. Your friend needs to continue pressing on for a diagnosis. Tell her not to quit. One of the posters here betrays a certain ignorance about the medical field, and that is that "if they can't figure it out, no one can." Let me just tell you that I've seen lay people make diagnoses that so-called "professionals" miss. The professionals are generally great at what they do, but my friend, laying someone's livelihood in the hands of just a few individuals who can't arrive at a diagnosis, then calling it quits, would be foolish. Keep pressing on, posting to help your friend. You never know when you'll get your diagnosis. Best of luck to you and your friend. Answered by Lyla Baczewski 11 months ago.

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Prednisone is used to treat many different conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders. If it's working then be happy sounds like the skin disorder she has is responding to this corticosteroid drug well so once they actually give the disorder a name she will probably fell better knowing exactly what it is she has. However for now if it's working then let it do it's job. Answered by Lovie Tewani 11 months ago.

Not trying to be mean, but if the experts who have examined her can't arrive at a conclusive diagnosis then you won't find a reliable one here. Skin issues like this can be very hard to figure out. I'd just accept its part of who she is and be happy that all the scary stuff has been ruled out. Answered by Lady Kulik 11 months ago.


What foods should I eat/avoid while on prednisone?
I am on a 2 week regimen just to see if it works, I started out at 40 mg and am now down to 30 mg. My stomach has been sooooo upset though and I'd like to know if I should alter my diet in any particular way so my body doesn't react as severely. Thanks! Asked by Dillon Ormes 11 months ago.

Marie, Prednisone is a synthetic hormone commonly referred to as a corticosteroid or "steroid." (These medicines are not the same "steroids" as the drugs taken by bodybuilders.) Prednisone is used to treat many illnesses, especially those associated with inflammation. It is truly a remarkable and often life-saving medication. Unfortunately, prednisone can stimulate the appetite, and weight gain is a common and unwanted side effect. Not everyone who takes prednisone will gain weight; in part it depends on how much drug you take and for how long you take it. But most people taking the medicine chronically will gain some weight. There is no "magic diet” to prevent you from gaining weight with prednisone, or to make you lose the weight already gained. Like all weight-reduction diets, it is all about calories. You lose weight when you burn off more calories than you eat. To successfully lose weight while on prednisone, you need to reduce your caloric intake despite the appetite stimulation and try to increase your exercise to burn the calories. If you are just starting the prednisone, you want to make sure you do not increase your intake of food (and calories) right away, so you do not gain unwanted weight. No one popular diet has been shown to be better than any other. A few simple rules apply to almost all successful diets, including diets for people on prednisone- Make healthy food choices. Choose healthy foods including fruits and vegetables, and avoid those that can contribute to heart disease. Exercise. Even if exercise alone may not be enough to make you lose weight, it will help with weight control. Develop an eating schedule and stick to it. While taking prednisone, if you eat when you feel hungry, you will be eating all the time. Keep a food diary. Write down everything you eat. Shop from a list when you go shopping so you don't buy food you don't need. Some people on prednisone also need to be on a low-salt diet, and some need supplemental calcium or potassium. Speak with your doctor about this. You may also ask to be referred to a nutritionist to get more specific recommendations about your diet to best manage your weight while on prednisone. ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED. It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms. The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Hope this helps matador 89 Answered by Madelaine Wanca 11 months ago.

In a matter of fact there is. You can cut down on the amount of dog food and add low sodium canned green beans in it's place. Of course, it would be even better if you used fresh or frozen beans, but the canned just makes it easier because they are already pre-cooked. Answered by Frances Drabek 11 months ago.

Should I eat before I take prendesone . . Answered by Franklin Lorimer 11 months ago.


Prednisone side effects?
Heres what i have taken: 1 month- 15mg 1 month- 12.5mg 1 month- 10mg 1 month- 7.5mg 1 month- 5mg 1 month- 4mg 1 month- 3mg 1 month- 2mg I have been depressed and anxious for no reason. Is this normal? Asked by Prudence Zicker 11 months ago.

Yes... prednisone can bring out bouts of depression and/or exacerbate depression that already exists. Additional symptoms may include: Swelling of the face, often referred to as "moon face" or "chipmunk cheeks"; some patients feel ugly and say that they do not recognize themselves in the mirror. Remember, these changes are reversible. A hump on the upper part of the back; this hump is made of fat, not bone. Bloating or swelling of the abdomen. Weight gain; prednisone may cause a great increase in appetite. Weight gain can be controlled by a low calorie diet, by exercise and by avoidance of salt. Avoid salty foods and do not add any salt. Stomach problems; to ease the burning, try taking prednisone with food. This problem may require anti-ulcer medication. Mood changes; sometimes the change is for the better. However, depression may be made worse by prednisone. Insomnia; patients may have difficulty sleeping at nights. Shakiness; patients may have feelings of being "hyper: or that "things are running fast inside my head". Weakness of the thigh muscles; patients may have difficulty in climbing stairs, getting out of the bath or getting up from a chair or toilet seat. Interruption of the menstrual cycle; periods may stop altogether. Increased risk of infections; patients may have more infections including some caused by germs that the body is normally resistant to. Answered by Erica Bauder 11 months ago.

There is a crap load of side affects. I looked really white and nauseous when I was on it. Answered by Makeda Opher 11 months ago.


Prednisone side effects?
I am on and have been for awhile: promethazine (12.5mg), seroquel(25mg), zoloft(25mg), and zantac(5ml, twice a day). All these medications have caused weight loss. I am however worried about the side effects of my new medicine prednisone(60mg) that I was put on today for crohn's disease. Will this cause any... Asked by Daine Warp 11 months ago.

I am on and have been for awhile: promethazine (12.5mg), seroquel(25mg), zoloft(25mg), and zantac(5ml, twice a day). All these medications have caused weight loss. I am however worried about the side effects of my new medicine prednisone(60mg) that I was put on today for crohn's disease. Will this cause any large amounts of weight gain? I'm ok with a few pounds but nothing more. It has made me lose my apitite rather than increase it, is that a good sign I won't gain? Answered by Brendan Medhus 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a synthetic steroid closely related to the natural hormone cortisol made by the adrenal glands to combat stress and inflammation. There are three categories of steroids, and this one is a corticosteroid (cortisol, as the name suggests, is made in the cortex, or outer layers, of the adrenal). Side effects are divided into those from short-term use and those from chronic use, such as for several weeks, months or years. For Crohn's disease, it can be either. Your doctor will probably keep you on the lowest does that works for you for the shortest time possible. In the short run, like a week, corticosteroids like Prednisone can cause a little water retention and a little weight gain and appetite stimulation. It interferes with the action of insulin, and your glucose will go up a little, but you won't feel that or care unless you are diabetic. I put a diabetic on pulse steroids on Monday (big dose day 1 and 2 with tapering doses over a week and then stop) and warned him that his glucose, which he checks continually, will be higher. Corticosteroids also make some people feel euphoric, which is a great feeling, but still a side effect. None of this usually matters, and short-term use of steroids is very safe and often effective. If you're lucky, that's what you're doing now and it will work to quell the flair that I know that you must be having to get this prescription. And if your luck continues to hold out, you wont need intervention again soon, and that when you do, a pulse for a week will do it again and again. If you're unlucky, it won’t work. In between is where it works, but only when you're taking it, which means either abandoning it or taking it daily. 60 mg is a nuke dose, and is typical for a pulse, going to 40mg in a day or two, then 20mg, 10mg, 5mg and stop. But if your having a major flair with lots of bloody diarrhea, your doc may be thinking of keeping you on high doses for a week or a month, and trying to bring it down to zero if he/she can, or at least under 10mg if he can. But if every time you take it you get relief but every time you taper, you flair, you may be on 10 or 20mg a day indefinitely: chronic corticosteroid therapy. In that case, you have some more serious side effects to consider, although they will be worth the risk, one being adrenocortical failure (low blood pressure, abdominal pain, dehydration, electrolyte = sodium, potassium etc disturbances). This would happen if you tapered or stopped your Prednisone too abruptly after weeks or more of use. The reason is that you are getting more corticosteroid by mouth than your own gland normally makes, and the body knows it. So it shuts off the signal to make cortisol, which is a hormone called ACTH made in the anterior pituitary hanging from the bottom of the brain above and between the eyes. This hormone stimulates the adrenal cortex to secrete. But on high dose steroids, it shuts off, and in its absence, the adrenocortex shrinks and shuts down like a muscle that you stop using, Within a few weeks, the adrenal can't make the usual daily dose of cortisol, and if you take away the Prednisone, you'll learn what corticosteroids do by experiencing their deficiency: adrenal failure (Addison's syndrome). In this state, you are dependent on your pills. Not forever. You could go on a taper: 20 then 18 then 20 then 16 then 18 then 16 then 14 etc and wean down to zero as you adrenocortex wakes up under the influence of a whipping from pituitary ACTH telling it to wake up. But the transformation from steroid dependency to normal takes weeks and a weaning regimen. There are a few other important bad effects seen in some but not all chronic steroid users, including gallstones, ulcers, cataracts, steroid-induced diabetes (goes away when the steroids go away) and osteoporosis. Also, the drug Levaquin, an excellent antibiotic, can cause the Achilles tendon to rupture. You can see why we have a love hate relationship with corticosteroids like Prednisone (and cortisol and dexamethisone). They’re lifesavers for some people with inflammatory disease like Crohn’s, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. But they’re treacherous to work with. The choice to use them is close to a no-brainer. Short-term and pulse anytime they might help, long term only when no other treatment makes life bearable, and in those cases, you not only have no choice but to use them, it’s a fair trade. If it’s the difference between a normal life and cataracts in ten years and painful bloody squirts for ten years, take the steroids. Therefore, we don’t use them when we don’t have to. We use short-term pulse or low dose therapy when it works, and chronic steroids at whatever dose is necessary if that’s the hand we’re dealt. BTW, the other two categories of steroids besides [1] corticosteroids are [2] mineralocorticoids like aldosterone that regulate fluid, electrolyte and acid-base homeostasis of the blood and interstitial fluids at the kidney, and [3] Answered by Pearly Bugna 11 months ago.

Prednisone can cause GI upset, it can make you jittery or cause insomnia and fluid retention. These are the signs a person can detect. However, you have been prescribe prednisone for a condition which highly warrants it and you have to outweigh the benefit of taking it over the risk. It might be that after you get your condition somewhat under control, the prednisone can be reduced and maybe even phased out. Don't worry about the potential to gain weight, Just do what you need to do in order to take care of yourself and your disease. Answered by Jannie Alouf 11 months ago.

Fluid retention is a major side effect of prednisone therapy. Take with food otherwise it will cause gastric upset. Changes in appetite occurs on an individual basis. Some lose their appetite, for others the appetite increases. Answered by Trula Mulville 11 months ago.


Prednisone?
my husband has been prescribed prednisone, 30 mg/day for a lung disease. The doctor says he will be on it for about 2 years, with gradually descreasing dosage. He's only been on it for 2 1/2 weeks now, but he's getting acne, shakiness, sore joints/muscles...he's miserable. Are there any ways to help... Asked by Donella Shove 11 months ago.

my husband has been prescribed prednisone, 30 mg/day for a lung disease. The doctor says he will be on it for about 2 years, with gradually descreasing dosage. He's only been on it for 2 1/2 weeks now, but he's getting acne, shakiness, sore joints/muscles...he's miserable. Are there any ways to help fight the side effects of prednisone? or are there any alternatives out there? Answered by Mignon Fenimore 11 months ago.

below are some of the side affect for prednisone: changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, moon face, neck, breasts, and waist). sleep problems (insomnia), mood changes; acne, dry skin, thinning skin, bruising or discoloration; slow wound healing; increased sweating; headache, dizziness, spinning sensation; nausea, stomach pain, bloating my doctor wants me to take 50mg everyday but I requested to take 100mg every other day. This way, can lower the side affects. I have been taken this amount for 7 weeks I am still feeling ok. Some people with this dosage may gain around 10lbs to 15lbs a month. I gain about 2lbs and only thing i don't look as firm. I also tried to control my diet. I took less than 2000mg sodium per day for the days that i don't need to take the pills and take half of the amount of sodium on the day that i need to take the pills. always look at the sodium contents when you shop. get rid of any junk food in your fridge. also store alot of veggies and fruit at home because prednisone makes you hungry. bewared of the sodium percentage on salad dressing. I have read an article today that taken good amount of protassium will help slow down the process of moon face. Banana, Grape, Grape fruit will give you good amount of protassium. During the medication, you will feel dizzy and tired all day long. Don't give your self any excuse. Some easy exercises will help. I hit the gym at lease 3 times weekly and spent 1- 2 hours every time. I walk about 30mins on treadmill for 2.5-3 speed. Some light weight training to tone my mucles. 10- 20 mins basket ball. (I used don't know how to play basket ball). You also have to make sure that your doctor have given you below medicines together with prednisone. - calcium (Long term use of prednisone cause lack of calcium and join pain) - medicine for protecting your stomach. prednisone may cause stomache. - fish oil (i think it's good for preventing diabetic. Long term use of prednisone may cause diabetic. I think fish oil helps me with my moodswing) Tell your husband this is not the end of world. try to think positive. He's not the only one taken this medicine. Since this is the only choice than we have to accept it and try to like it because he's going to be fine again in 2 years right? family support is very important. Don't show him that you are anxious too. Other wise he will be more nervous. Try to keep him busy with something if posible. He will think too much if he has too much free time. Some times our imagination makes us feel the aches and it may not be as bad. 2 years is not a short period of time. I know how he feels.be positive and hope he get well soon. Sorry for my poor grammers and typos.... I hope above can help you. If you have any questions you can email me on sally60381@yahoo.com. Answered by Miguel Lillich 11 months ago.


What is the use of prednisone?
Asked by Shavonda Morishito 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a corticosteroid used for a whole lot of things, but based on your other question, I'm guessing that it was prescribed to you to suppress your immune system. When you get poison ivy/oak/sumac, etc., the reaction that you see (and feel) is actually the result of your immune system fighting off the foreign material -- an allergic reaction. This isn't helpful -- of themselves, these plants are harmless. It's your immune system that's causing the itchy rash. So the reasoning is, use the prednisone to shut down your immune system a little and relieve the itching. While you're on prednisone, you should be aware that since your immune system isn't functioning at 100%, you'll be more prone to getting infections or catching diseases from other people. So stay away from sick people. Prednisone is also notorious for causing upset stomach, which you can alleviate by taking it with a full meal. Also, it may disturb your sleep, so if the doctor's dosing instructions allow, take it early in the morning. Answered by Ladonna Beahm 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a steroid used in many different disease processes, generally for the purpose of reducing inflammation. Answered by Annette Kraasch 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a steroid that is used by doctors for treating bronchial asthma and other illnesses that may have inflammation. It may be in tablet or injectible vial form. Answered by Werner Iba 11 months ago.


Prednisone?
Asked by Leena Gassen 11 months ago.

GENERIC NAME: prednisone BRAND NAME: Deltasone, Orasone, Prednicen-M, Liquid Pred DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Prednisone is an oral, synthetic (man-made) corticosteroid used for suppressing the immune system and inflammation. It has effects similar to other corticosteroids such as triamcinolone (Kenacort), methylprednisolone (Medrol), prednisolone (Prelone) and dexamethasone (Decadron). These synthetic corticosteroids mimic the action of cortisol (hydrocortisone), the naturally-occurring corticosteroid produced in the body by the adrenal glands. Corticosteroids have many effects on the body, but they most often are used for their potent anti-inflammatory effects, particularly in those conditions in which the immune system plays an important role. Such conditions include arthritis, colitis, asthma, bronchitis, certain skin rashes, and allergic or inflammatory conditions of the nose and eyes. Prednisone is inactive in the body and, in order to be effective, first must be converted to prednisolone by enzymes in the liver. Therefore, prednisone may not work as effectively in people with liver disease whose ability to convert prednisone to prednisolone is impaired PRESCRIPTION: yes GENERIC AVAILABLE: yes PREPARATIONS: Tablets of 2.5, 5, 10, 20, and 50 mg. Oral solution or syrup of 5mg/5ml STORAGE: Store at room temperature 20-25°C (68-77°F), and keep away from moisture. PRESCRIBED FOR: Prednisone is used in the management of inflammatory conditions or diseases in which the immune system plays an important role. Since prednisone is used in so many conditions, only the most common or established uses are mentioned here. Prednisone most often is used for treating several types of arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, systemic lupus, allergic reactions, asthma and severe psoriasis. It also is used for treating leukemias, lymphomas, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and autoimmune hemolytic anemia. Corticosteroids, including prednisone, are commonly used to suppress the immune system and prevent the body from rejecting transplanted organs. Prednisone is used as replacement therapy in patients whose adrenal glands are unable to produce sufficient amounts of cortisol. DOSING: The initial dose of prednisone varies depending on the condition being treated and the age of the patient. The starting dose may be from 5 to 60 mg per day and often is adjusted based on the response of the condition being treated. Corticosteroids typically do not produce immediate effects and must be used for several days before maximal effects are seen. It may take much longer before conditions respond to treatment. Prolonged therapy with prednisone causes the adrenal glands to atrophy and stop producing cortisol. When prednisone is discontinued after a period of prolonged therapy, the dose of prednisone must be tapered (lowered gradually) to allow the adrenal glands time to recover. (See side effects.) It is recommended that prednisone be taken with food. DRUG INTERACTIONS: Prednisone may interact with estrogens and phenytoin (Dilantin). Estrogens may reduce the action of enzymes in the liver that break down (eliminate) the active form of prednisone, prednisolone. As a result, the levels of prednisolone in the body may increase and lead to more frequent side effects. Phenytoin increases the activity of enzymes in the liver that break down (eliminate) prednisone and thereby may reduce the effectiveness of prednisone. Thus, if phenytoin is being taken, an increased dose of prednisone may be required. PREGNANCY: Corticosteroids cross the placenta into the fetus. Compared to other corticosteroids, however, prednisone is less likely to cross the placenta. Chronic use of corticosteroids during the first trimester of pregnancy may cause cleft palate. NURSING MOTHERS: Corticosteroids are secreted in breast milk and can cause side effects in the nursing infant. Prednisone is less likely than other corticosteroids to be secreted in breast milk, but it may still pose a risk to the infant. SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of prednisone and other corticosteroids range from mild annoyances to serious, irreversible damage, and they occur more frequently with higher doses and more prolonged treatment. Side effects include retention of sodium (salt) and fluid, weight gain, high blood pressure, loss of potassium, headache and muscle weakness. Prednisone also causes puffiness of the face (moon face), growth of facial hair, thinning and easy bruising of the skin, impaired wound healing, glaucoma, cataracts, ulcers in the stomach and duodenum, worsening of diabetes, irregular menses, rounding of the upper back ("buffalo hump"), obesity, retardation of growth in children, convulsions, and psychiatric disturbances. The psychiatric disturbances include depression, euphoria, insomnia, mood swings, personality changes, and even psychotic behavior. Prednisone suppresses the immune system and, therefore, increases the frequency or severity of infections and decreases the effectiveness of vaccines and antibiotics. Prednisone may cause osteoporosis that results in fractures of bones. Patients taking long-term prednisone often receive supplements of calcium and vitamin D to counteract the effects on bones. Calcium and vitamin D probably are not enough, however, and treatment with bisphosphonates such as alendronate (Fosamax) and risedronate (Actonel) may be necessary. Calcitonin (Miacalcin) also is effective. The development of osteoporosis and the need for treatment can be monitored using bone density scans. Answered by Tayna Downs 11 months ago.

prednisone is an anti inflammatory drug used for asthma, lupus M S, sarcoidosis and other illnesses this a steroid but not the kind body builders use this is a powerful drug caution must be taken I hope you never have to take it Answered by Linette Gambrell 11 months ago.

a steroid drug used for against inflammation. useful for treating asthma, acute attacks of emphysema, severe inflamation such as in inflamatory bowel disease, arthritis, some skin problems Answered by Jovan Grigaliunas 11 months ago.

a steroid used to reduce swelling, it should taken under the directions of a doctor, Answered by Maryetta Potanovic 11 months ago.

Non- anabolic steriod Answered by Kimberlee Queal 11 months ago.


Is prednisone a diuretic?
Asked by Corrine Platas 11 months ago.

Prednisone is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of low corticosteroid levels (lack of certain substances that are usually produced by the body and are needed for normal body functioning). Prednisone is also used to treat other conditions in patients with normal corticosteroid levels. These conditions include certain types of arthritis; severe allergic reactions; multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the nerves do not function properly); lupus (a disease in which the body attacks many of its own organs); and certain conditions that affect the lungs, skin, eyes, kidneys blood, thyroid, stomach, and intestines. Prednisone is also sometimes used to treat the symptoms of certain types of cancer. Prednisone is in a class of medications called corticosteroids. It works to treat patients with low levels of corticosteroids by replacing steroids that are normally produced naturally by the body. It works to treat other conditions by reducing swelling and redness and by changing the way the immune system works. Prednisone is also sometimes used with antibiotics to treat a certain type of pneumonia in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Prednisone may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: headache dizziness difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep inappropriate happiness extreme changes in mood changes in personality bulging eyes acne thin, fragile skin red or purple blotches or lines under the skin slowed healing of cuts and bruises increased hair growth changes in the way fat is spread around the body extreme tiredness weak muscles irregular or absent menstrual periods decreased sexual desire heartburn increased sweating Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately: vision problems eye pain, redness, or tearing sore throat, fever, chills, cough, or other signs of infection seizures depression loss of contact with reality confusion muscle twitching or tightening shaking of the hands that you cannot control numbness, burning, or tingling in the face, arms, legs, feet, or hands upset stomach vomiting lightheadedness irregular heartbeat sudden weight gain shortness of breath, especially during the night dry, hacking cough swelling or pain in the stomach swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue, throat, arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs difficulty breathing or swallowing rash hives itching Prednisone may slow growth and development in children. Your child's doctor will watch his or her growth carefully. Talk to your child's doctor about the risks of giving prednisone to your child Answered by Ora Grandusky 11 months ago.

I don't blame you for wanting to remove prednisone from your system. It is not the most pleasant drug. Unfortunately, I don't think a diuretic would make a difference. Diuretics increase water excretion through the kidneys, but I don't think steroids (like prednisone) are excreted through the kidneys, so it shouldn't have any effect. Also, there is another reason you don't want to remove prednisone too quickly from your body. Steroids should always be removed slowly (tapered). Some serious side-effects can occur if you stop taking them too quickly, so just go by what your doctor says, and don't take any extra drugs without consulting him/her first. I hope this helps, and good luck. Answered by Celinda Charsky 11 months ago.

I lost 30 lbs in 3 days after being put on prednisone for a kidney problem! It was obviously all water weight so clearly yes prednisone can have the same effect as a diuretic. This is one of those mystery drugs that the medical profession does not fully understand. One of the listed side effects is actually weight GAIN, so it depends on things that aren't well understood. It is not a drug to be taken casually! Answered by Arielle Mudd 11 months ago.

Its a steroid, maybe it can also act as a diuretic. but I always thought that a body retains water with the drug. Below is list of side effects. Answered by Douglas Mcillwain 11 months ago.

No, it's a hormone, specifically a type of hormone called a "corticosteroid." .It's most-commonly used for inflammation in ones joints. And--yes--it can make you all puffed-up with water retention. My mom had R.A., and that's what happened to her. Answered by Hertha Kutner 11 months ago.

No, it does not have diuretic activity. Answered by Stephani Bergsma 11 months ago.

no its a anti-inflammatory Answered by Lynne Loran 11 months ago.

no, it is a steroid Answered by Priscila Criswell 11 months ago.


Medical Question...Prednisone.?
A close friend of mine, female in her late 20s, has had some skins issues for around 2 years now.Basically she has small scabs and scars appearing on her arms and legs (without a reasonable explanation)...The really look like ciggarette burns, ranging in size from the head of an eraser to about 3 times... Asked by Ashely Gerth 11 months ago.

A close friend of mine, female in her late 20s, has had some skins issues for around 2 years now. Basically she has small scabs and scars appearing on her arms and legs (without a reasonable explanation)...The really look like ciggarette burns, ranging in size from the head of an eraser to about 3 times that...Its not something that is extremely unsightly, but obviously noticeable and takes a toll on her mentally...Aside from a little fatigue, but nothing major, there are no other true side effects. She has seen allergist, GPs, gynos, amongst other professionals who can't seem to diagnose it. They've taken biopsies of the skins, done CBC/ANA tests, tested for lupus, tested for leukemia, tested for various allergies, amongst many other things. Anyway, long story short it has been frustrating that nobody can find out what it is....Not but about a week ago she was prescribed an ointment by a dermatologist - for a seemingly unrelated issue - that contained the active ingredient Prednisone. Remarkably the sores have responded very well to this ! Does this limit it down in anyone's mind what we might be looking at ? Answered by Christine Carlstrom 11 months ago.

The prednisone is a steroid anti-inflammatory. Doctors will prescribe this if they know or if they don't know what is going on--so long as they believe the underlying process is an inflammatory one. So, prednisone and other steroids are given for a lot of different inflammatory disorders, many of which it seems they can not ascribe to your friend's situation. If the prednisone works to relieve your friend's scabs and such, it sadly doesn't give us too much information, other than the disease process responds to prednisone--like many other diseases do. Your friend needs to continue pressing on for a diagnosis. Tell her not to quit. One of the posters here betrays a certain ignorance about the medical field, and that is that "if they can't figure it out, no one can." Let me just tell you that I've seen lay people make diagnoses that so-called "professionals" miss. The professionals are generally great at what they do, but my friend, laying someone's livelihood in the hands of just a few individuals who can't arrive at a diagnosis, then calling it quits, would be foolish. Keep pressing on, posting to help your friend. You never know when you'll get your diagnosis. Best of luck to you and your friend. Answered by Leandro Danaher 11 months ago.

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Prednisone is used to treat many different conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders. If it's working then be happy sounds like the skin disorder she has is responding to this corticosteroid drug well so once they actually give the disorder a name she will probably fell better knowing exactly what it is she has. However for now if it's working then let it do it's job. Answered by Kenton Snachez 11 months ago.

Not trying to be mean, but if the experts who have examined her can't arrive at a conclusive diagnosis then you won't find a reliable one here. Skin issues like this can be very hard to figure out. I'd just accept its part of who she is and be happy that all the scary stuff has been ruled out. Answered by Margaret Przybyla 11 months ago.


What foods should I eat/avoid while on prednisone?
I am on a 2 week regimen just to see if it works, I started out at 40 mg and am now down to 30 mg. My stomach has been sooooo upset though and I'd like to know if I should alter my diet in any particular way so my body doesn't react as severely. Thanks! Asked by Brett Verone 11 months ago.

Marie, Prednisone is a synthetic hormone commonly referred to as a corticosteroid or "steroid." (These medicines are not the same "steroids" as the drugs taken by bodybuilders.) Prednisone is used to treat many illnesses, especially those associated with inflammation. It is truly a remarkable and often life-saving medication. Unfortunately, prednisone can stimulate the appetite, and weight gain is a common and unwanted side effect. Not everyone who takes prednisone will gain weight; in part it depends on how much drug you take and for how long you take it. But most people taking the medicine chronically will gain some weight. There is no "magic diet” to prevent you from gaining weight with prednisone, or to make you lose the weight already gained. Like all weight-reduction diets, it is all about calories. You lose weight when you burn off more calories than you eat. To successfully lose weight while on prednisone, you need to reduce your caloric intake despite the appetite stimulation and try to increase your exercise to burn the calories. If you are just starting the prednisone, you want to make sure you do not increase your intake of food (and calories) right away, so you do not gain unwanted weight. No one popular diet has been shown to be better than any other. A few simple rules apply to almost all successful diets, including diets for people on prednisone- Make healthy food choices. Choose healthy foods including fruits and vegetables, and avoid those that can contribute to heart disease. Exercise. Even if exercise alone may not be enough to make you lose weight, it will help with weight control. Develop an eating schedule and stick to it. While taking prednisone, if you eat when you feel hungry, you will be eating all the time. Keep a food diary. Write down everything you eat. Shop from a list when you go shopping so you don't buy food you don't need. Some people on prednisone also need to be on a low-salt diet, and some need supplemental calcium or potassium. Speak with your doctor about this. You may also ask to be referred to a nutritionist to get more specific recommendations about your diet to best manage your weight while on prednisone. ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED. It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms. The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Hope this helps matador 89 Answered by Sheldon Bodi 11 months ago.

In a matter of fact there is. You can cut down on the amount of dog food and add low sodium canned green beans in it's place. Of course, it would be even better if you used fresh or frozen beans, but the canned just makes it easier because they are already pre-cooked. Answered by Gigi Farwell 11 months ago.

Should I eat before I take prendesone . . Answered by Letty Evangelo 11 months ago.


Prednisone side effects?
Heres what i have taken: 1 month- 15mg 1 month- 12.5mg 1 month- 10mg 1 month- 7.5mg 1 month- 5mg 1 month- 4mg 1 month- 3mg 1 month- 2mg I have been depressed and anxious for no reason. Is this normal? Asked by Mireille Felch 11 months ago.

Yes... prednisone can bring out bouts of depression and/or exacerbate depression that already exists. Additional symptoms may include: Swelling of the face, often referred to as "moon face" or "chipmunk cheeks"; some patients feel ugly and say that they do not recognize themselves in the mirror. Remember, these changes are reversible. A hump on the upper part of the back; this hump is made of fat, not bone. Bloating or swelling of the abdomen. Weight gain; prednisone may cause a great increase in appetite. Weight gain can be controlled by a low calorie diet, by exercise and by avoidance of salt. Avoid salty foods and do not add any salt. Stomach problems; to ease the burning, try taking prednisone with food. This problem may require anti-ulcer medication. Mood changes; sometimes the change is for the better. However, depression may be made worse by prednisone. Insomnia; patients may have difficulty sleeping at nights. Shakiness; patients may have feelings of being "hyper: or that "things are running fast inside my head". Weakness of the thigh muscles; patients may have difficulty in climbing stairs, getting out of the bath or getting up from a chair or toilet seat. Interruption of the menstrual cycle; periods may stop altogether. Increased risk of infections; patients may have more infections including some caused by germs that the body is normally resistant to. Answered by Yolande Brannon 11 months ago.

There is a crap load of side affects. I looked really white and nauseous when I was on it. Answered by Allison Olecki 11 months ago.


Prednisone side effects?
I am on and have been for awhile: promethazine (12.5mg), seroquel(25mg), zoloft(25mg), and zantac(5ml, twice a day). All these medications have caused weight loss. I am however worried about the side effects of my new medicine prednisone(60mg) that I was put on today for crohn's disease. Will this cause any... Asked by George Pesarchick 11 months ago.

I am on and have been for awhile: promethazine (12.5mg), seroquel(25mg), zoloft(25mg), and zantac(5ml, twice a day). All these medications have caused weight loss. I am however worried about the side effects of my new medicine prednisone(60mg) that I was put on today for crohn's disease. Will this cause any large amounts of weight gain? I'm ok with a few pounds but nothing more. It has made me lose my apitite rather than increase it, is that a good sign I won't gain? Answered by Travis Schatz 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a synthetic steroid closely related to the natural hormone cortisol made by the adrenal glands to combat stress and inflammation. There are three categories of steroids, and this one is a corticosteroid (cortisol, as the name suggests, is made in the cortex, or outer layers, of the adrenal). Side effects are divided into those from short-term use and those from chronic use, such as for several weeks, months or years. For Crohn's disease, it can be either. Your doctor will probably keep you on the lowest does that works for you for the shortest time possible. In the short run, like a week, corticosteroids like Prednisone can cause a little water retention and a little weight gain and appetite stimulation. It interferes with the action of insulin, and your glucose will go up a little, but you won't feel that or care unless you are diabetic. I put a diabetic on pulse steroids on Monday (big dose day 1 and 2 with tapering doses over a week and then stop) and warned him that his glucose, which he checks continually, will be higher. Corticosteroids also make some people feel euphoric, which is a great feeling, but still a side effect. None of this usually matters, and short-term use of steroids is very safe and often effective. If you're lucky, that's what you're doing now and it will work to quell the flair that I know that you must be having to get this prescription. And if your luck continues to hold out, you wont need intervention again soon, and that when you do, a pulse for a week will do it again and again. If you're unlucky, it won’t work. In between is where it works, but only when you're taking it, which means either abandoning it or taking it daily. 60 mg is a nuke dose, and is typical for a pulse, going to 40mg in a day or two, then 20mg, 10mg, 5mg and stop. But if your having a major flair with lots of bloody diarrhea, your doc may be thinking of keeping you on high doses for a week or a month, and trying to bring it down to zero if he/she can, or at least under 10mg if he can. But if every time you take it you get relief but every time you taper, you flair, you may be on 10 or 20mg a day indefinitely: chronic corticosteroid therapy. In that case, you have some more serious side effects to consider, although they will be worth the risk, one being adrenocortical failure (low blood pressure, abdominal pain, dehydration, electrolyte = sodium, potassium etc disturbances). This would happen if you tapered or stopped your Prednisone too abruptly after weeks or more of use. The reason is that you are getting more corticosteroid by mouth than your own gland normally makes, and the body knows it. So it shuts off the signal to make cortisol, which is a hormone called ACTH made in the anterior pituitary hanging from the bottom of the brain above and between the eyes. This hormone stimulates the adrenal cortex to secrete. But on high dose steroids, it shuts off, and in its absence, the adrenocortex shrinks and shuts down like a muscle that you stop using, Within a few weeks, the adrenal can't make the usual daily dose of cortisol, and if you take away the Prednisone, you'll learn what corticosteroids do by experiencing their deficiency: adrenal failure (Addison's syndrome). In this state, you are dependent on your pills. Not forever. You could go on a taper: 20 then 18 then 20 then 16 then 18 then 16 then 14 etc and wean down to zero as you adrenocortex wakes up under the influence of a whipping from pituitary ACTH telling it to wake up. But the transformation from steroid dependency to normal takes weeks and a weaning regimen. There are a few other important bad effects seen in some but not all chronic steroid users, including gallstones, ulcers, cataracts, steroid-induced diabetes (goes away when the steroids go away) and osteoporosis. Also, the drug Levaquin, an excellent antibiotic, can cause the Achilles tendon to rupture. You can see why we have a love hate relationship with corticosteroids like Prednisone (and cortisol and dexamethisone). They’re lifesavers for some people with inflammatory disease like Crohn’s, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. But they’re treacherous to work with. The choice to use them is close to a no-brainer. Short-term and pulse anytime they might help, long term only when no other treatment makes life bearable, and in those cases, you not only have no choice but to use them, it’s a fair trade. If it’s the difference between a normal life and cataracts in ten years and painful bloody squirts for ten years, take the steroids. Therefore, we don’t use them when we don’t have to. We use short-term pulse or low dose therapy when it works, and chronic steroids at whatever dose is necessary if that’s the hand we’re dealt. BTW, the other two categories of steroids besides [1] corticosteroids are [2] mineralocorticoids like aldosterone that regulate fluid, electrolyte and acid-base homeostasis of the blood and interstitial fluids at the kidney, and [3] Answered by Merideth Huot 11 months ago.

Prednisone can cause GI upset, it can make you jittery or cause insomnia and fluid retention. These are the signs a person can detect. However, you have been prescribe prednisone for a condition which highly warrants it and you have to outweigh the benefit of taking it over the risk. It might be that after you get your condition somewhat under control, the prednisone can be reduced and maybe even phased out. Don't worry about the potential to gain weight, Just do what you need to do in order to take care of yourself and your disease. Answered by Kacie Krofta 11 months ago.

Fluid retention is a major side effect of prednisone therapy. Take with food otherwise it will cause gastric upset. Changes in appetite occurs on an individual basis. Some lose their appetite, for others the appetite increases. Answered by Ruthe Goga 11 months ago.


Prednisone?
my husband has been prescribed prednisone, 30 mg/day for a lung disease. The doctor says he will be on it for about 2 years, with gradually descreasing dosage. He's only been on it for 2 1/2 weeks now, but he's getting acne, shakiness, sore joints/muscles...he's miserable. Are there any ways to help... Asked by Latoyia Grout 11 months ago.

my husband has been prescribed prednisone, 30 mg/day for a lung disease. The doctor says he will be on it for about 2 years, with gradually descreasing dosage. He's only been on it for 2 1/2 weeks now, but he's getting acne, shakiness, sore joints/muscles...he's miserable. Are there any ways to help fight the side effects of prednisone? or are there any alternatives out there? Answered by Lilian Eisaman 11 months ago.

below are some of the side affect for prednisone: changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, moon face, neck, breasts, and waist). sleep problems (insomnia), mood changes; acne, dry skin, thinning skin, bruising or discoloration; slow wound healing; increased sweating; headache, dizziness, spinning sensation; nausea, stomach pain, bloating my doctor wants me to take 50mg everyday but I requested to take 100mg every other day. This way, can lower the side affects. I have been taken this amount for 7 weeks I am still feeling ok. Some people with this dosage may gain around 10lbs to 15lbs a month. I gain about 2lbs and only thing i don't look as firm. I also tried to control my diet. I took less than 2000mg sodium per day for the days that i don't need to take the pills and take half of the amount of sodium on the day that i need to take the pills. always look at the sodium contents when you shop. get rid of any junk food in your fridge. also store alot of veggies and fruit at home because prednisone makes you hungry. bewared of the sodium percentage on salad dressing. I have read an article today that taken good amount of protassium will help slow down the process of moon face. Banana, Grape, Grape fruit will give you good amount of protassium. During the medication, you will feel dizzy and tired all day long. Don't give your self any excuse. Some easy exercises will help. I hit the gym at lease 3 times weekly and spent 1- 2 hours every time. I walk about 30mins on treadmill for 2.5-3 speed. Some light weight training to tone my mucles. 10- 20 mins basket ball. (I used don't know how to play basket ball). You also have to make sure that your doctor have given you below medicines together with prednisone. - calcium (Long term use of prednisone cause lack of calcium and join pain) - medicine for protecting your stomach. prednisone may cause stomache. - fish oil (i think it's good for preventing diabetic. Long term use of prednisone may cause diabetic. I think fish oil helps me with my moodswing) Tell your husband this is not the end of world. try to think positive. He's not the only one taken this medicine. Since this is the only choice than we have to accept it and try to like it because he's going to be fine again in 2 years right? family support is very important. Don't show him that you are anxious too. Other wise he will be more nervous. Try to keep him busy with something if posible. He will think too much if he has too much free time. Some times our imagination makes us feel the aches and it may not be as bad. 2 years is not a short period of time. I know how he feels.be positive and hope he get well soon. Sorry for my poor grammers and typos.... I hope above can help you. If you have any questions you can email me on sally60381@yahoo.com. Answered by Arletta Haggis 11 months ago.


What is the use of prednisone?
Asked by Madison Garing 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a corticosteroid used for a whole lot of things, but based on your other question, I'm guessing that it was prescribed to you to suppress your immune system. When you get poison ivy/oak/sumac, etc., the reaction that you see (and feel) is actually the result of your immune system fighting off the foreign material -- an allergic reaction. This isn't helpful -- of themselves, these plants are harmless. It's your immune system that's causing the itchy rash. So the reasoning is, use the prednisone to shut down your immune system a little and relieve the itching. While you're on prednisone, you should be aware that since your immune system isn't functioning at 100%, you'll be more prone to getting infections or catching diseases from other people. So stay away from sick people. Prednisone is also notorious for causing upset stomach, which you can alleviate by taking it with a full meal. Also, it may disturb your sleep, so if the doctor's dosing instructions allow, take it early in the morning. Answered by Hilde Patenaude 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a steroid used in many different disease processes, generally for the purpose of reducing inflammation. Answered by Darnell Chee 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a steroid that is used by doctors for treating bronchial asthma and other illnesses that may have inflammation. It may be in tablet or injectible vial form. Answered by Harland Winborne 11 months ago.


Prednisone?
Asked by Wynona Thrope 11 months ago.

GENERIC NAME: prednisone BRAND NAME: Deltasone, Orasone, Prednicen-M, Liquid Pred DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Prednisone is an oral, synthetic (man-made) corticosteroid used for suppressing the immune system and inflammation. It has effects similar to other corticosteroids such as triamcinolone (Kenacort), methylprednisolone (Medrol), prednisolone (Prelone) and dexamethasone (Decadron). These synthetic corticosteroids mimic the action of cortisol (hydrocortisone), the naturally-occurring corticosteroid produced in the body by the adrenal glands. Corticosteroids have many effects on the body, but they most often are used for their potent anti-inflammatory effects, particularly in those conditions in which the immune system plays an important role. Such conditions include arthritis, colitis, asthma, bronchitis, certain skin rashes, and allergic or inflammatory conditions of the nose and eyes. Prednisone is inactive in the body and, in order to be effective, first must be converted to prednisolone by enzymes in the liver. Therefore, prednisone may not work as effectively in people with liver disease whose ability to convert prednisone to prednisolone is impaired PRESCRIPTION: yes GENERIC AVAILABLE: yes PREPARATIONS: Tablets of 2.5, 5, 10, 20, and 50 mg. Oral solution or syrup of 5mg/5ml STORAGE: Store at room temperature 20-25°C (68-77°F), and keep away from moisture. PRESCRIBED FOR: Prednisone is used in the management of inflammatory conditions or diseases in which the immune system plays an important role. Since prednisone is used in so many conditions, only the most common or established uses are mentioned here. Prednisone most often is used for treating several types of arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, systemic lupus, allergic reactions, asthma and severe psoriasis. It also is used for treating leukemias, lymphomas, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and autoimmune hemolytic anemia. Corticosteroids, including prednisone, are commonly used to suppress the immune system and prevent the body from rejecting transplanted organs. Prednisone is used as replacement therapy in patients whose adrenal glands are unable to produce sufficient amounts of cortisol. DOSING: The initial dose of prednisone varies depending on the condition being treated and the age of the patient. The starting dose may be from 5 to 60 mg per day and often is adjusted based on the response of the condition being treated. Corticosteroids typically do not produce immediate effects and must be used for several days before maximal effects are seen. It may take much longer before conditions respond to treatment. Prolonged therapy with prednisone causes the adrenal glands to atrophy and stop producing cortisol. When prednisone is discontinued after a period of prolonged therapy, the dose of prednisone must be tapered (lowered gradually) to allow the adrenal glands time to recover. (See side effects.) It is recommended that prednisone be taken with food. DRUG INTERACTIONS: Prednisone may interact with estrogens and phenytoin (Dilantin). Estrogens may reduce the action of enzymes in the liver that break down (eliminate) the active form of prednisone, prednisolone. As a result, the levels of prednisolone in the body may increase and lead to more frequent side effects. Phenytoin increases the activity of enzymes in the liver that break down (eliminate) prednisone and thereby may reduce the effectiveness of prednisone. Thus, if phenytoin is being taken, an increased dose of prednisone may be required. PREGNANCY: Corticosteroids cross the placenta into the fetus. Compared to other corticosteroids, however, prednisone is less likely to cross the placenta. Chronic use of corticosteroids during the first trimester of pregnancy may cause cleft palate. NURSING MOTHERS: Corticosteroids are secreted in breast milk and can cause side effects in the nursing infant. Prednisone is less likely than other corticosteroids to be secreted in breast milk, but it may still pose a risk to the infant. SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of prednisone and other corticosteroids range from mild annoyances to serious, irreversible damage, and they occur more frequently with higher doses and more prolonged treatment. Side effects include retention of sodium (salt) and fluid, weight gain, high blood pressure, loss of potassium, headache and muscle weakness. Prednisone also causes puffiness of the face (moon face), growth of facial hair, thinning and easy bruising of the skin, impaired wound healing, glaucoma, cataracts, ulcers in the stomach and duodenum, worsening of diabetes, irregular menses, rounding of the upper back ("buffalo hump"), obesity, retardation of growth in children, convulsions, and psychiatric disturbances. The psychiatric disturbances include depression, euphoria, insomnia, mood swings, personality changes, and even psychotic behavior. Prednisone suppresses the immune system and, therefore, increases the frequency or severity of infections and decreases the effectiveness of vaccines and antibiotics. Prednisone may cause osteoporosis that results in fractures of bones. Patients taking long-term prednisone often receive supplements of calcium and vitamin D to counteract the effects on bones. Calcium and vitamin D probably are not enough, however, and treatment with bisphosphonates such as alendronate (Fosamax) and risedronate (Actonel) may be necessary. Calcitonin (Miacalcin) also is effective. The development of osteoporosis and the need for treatment can be monitored using bone density scans. Answered by Griselda Gangestad 11 months ago.

prednisone is an anti inflammatory drug used for asthma, lupus M S, sarcoidosis and other illnesses this a steroid but not the kind body builders use this is a powerful drug caution must be taken I hope you never have to take it Answered by Teresia Matulewicz 11 months ago.

a steroid drug used for against inflammation. useful for treating asthma, acute attacks of emphysema, severe inflamation such as in inflamatory bowel disease, arthritis, some skin problems Answered by Romona Mendosa 11 months ago.

a steroid used to reduce swelling, it should taken under the directions of a doctor, Answered by Art Allwood 11 months ago.

Non- anabolic steriod Answered by Kati Hasek 11 months ago.


Is prednisone a diuretic?
Asked by Stacey Fukuroku 11 months ago.

Prednisone is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of low corticosteroid levels (lack of certain substances that are usually produced by the body and are needed for normal body functioning). Prednisone is also used to treat other conditions in patients with normal corticosteroid levels. These conditions include certain types of arthritis; severe allergic reactions; multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the nerves do not function properly); lupus (a disease in which the body attacks many of its own organs); and certain conditions that affect the lungs, skin, eyes, kidneys blood, thyroid, stomach, and intestines. Prednisone is also sometimes used to treat the symptoms of certain types of cancer. Prednisone is in a class of medications called corticosteroids. It works to treat patients with low levels of corticosteroids by replacing steroids that are normally produced naturally by the body. It works to treat other conditions by reducing swelling and redness and by changing the way the immune system works. Prednisone is also sometimes used with antibiotics to treat a certain type of pneumonia in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Prednisone may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: headache dizziness difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep inappropriate happiness extreme changes in mood changes in personality bulging eyes acne thin, fragile skin red or purple blotches or lines under the skin slowed healing of cuts and bruises increased hair growth changes in the way fat is spread around the body extreme tiredness weak muscles irregular or absent menstrual periods decreased sexual desire heartburn increased sweating Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately: vision problems eye pain, redness, or tearing sore throat, fever, chills, cough, or other signs of infection seizures depression loss of contact with reality confusion muscle twitching or tightening shaking of the hands that you cannot control numbness, burning, or tingling in the face, arms, legs, feet, or hands upset stomach vomiting lightheadedness irregular heartbeat sudden weight gain shortness of breath, especially during the night dry, hacking cough swelling or pain in the stomach swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue, throat, arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs difficulty breathing or swallowing rash hives itching Prednisone may slow growth and development in children. Your child's doctor will watch his or her growth carefully. Talk to your child's doctor about the risks of giving prednisone to your child Answered by Tabetha Eustis 11 months ago.

I don't blame you for wanting to remove prednisone from your system. It is not the most pleasant drug. Unfortunately, I don't think a diuretic would make a difference. Diuretics increase water excretion through the kidneys, but I don't think steroids (like prednisone) are excreted through the kidneys, so it shouldn't have any effect. Also, there is another reason you don't want to remove prednisone too quickly from your body. Steroids should always be removed slowly (tapered). Some serious side-effects can occur if you stop taking them too quickly, so just go by what your doctor says, and don't take any extra drugs without consulting him/her first. I hope this helps, and good luck. Answered by Jarred Coxey 11 months ago.

I lost 30 lbs in 3 days after being put on prednisone for a kidney problem! It was obviously all water weight so clearly yes prednisone can have the same effect as a diuretic. This is one of those mystery drugs that the medical profession does not fully understand. One of the listed side effects is actually weight GAIN, so it depends on things that aren't well understood. It is not a drug to be taken casually! Answered by Na Besanson 11 months ago.

Its a steroid, maybe it can also act as a diuretic. but I always thought that a body retains water with the drug. Below is list of side effects. Answered by Randell Parter 11 months ago.

No, it's a hormone, specifically a type of hormone called a "corticosteroid." .It's most-commonly used for inflammation in ones joints. And--yes--it can make you all puffed-up with water retention. My mom had R.A., and that's what happened to her. Answered by Edgar Bagan 11 months ago.

No, it does not have diuretic activity. Answered by Lorenzo Walkers 11 months ago.

no its a anti-inflammatory Answered by Shirley Riley 11 months ago.

no, it is a steroid Answered by Dung Shamonsky 11 months ago.


Medical Question...Prednisone.?
A close friend of mine, female in her late 20s, has had some skins issues for around 2 years now.Basically she has small scabs and scars appearing on her arms and legs (without a reasonable explanation)...The really look like ciggarette burns, ranging in size from the head of an eraser to about 3 times... Asked by Tommie Schut 11 months ago.

A close friend of mine, female in her late 20s, has had some skins issues for around 2 years now. Basically she has small scabs and scars appearing on her arms and legs (without a reasonable explanation)...The really look like ciggarette burns, ranging in size from the head of an eraser to about 3 times that...Its not something that is extremely unsightly, but obviously noticeable and takes a toll on her mentally...Aside from a little fatigue, but nothing major, there are no other true side effects. She has seen allergist, GPs, gynos, amongst other professionals who can't seem to diagnose it. They've taken biopsies of the skins, done CBC/ANA tests, tested for lupus, tested for leukemia, tested for various allergies, amongst many other things. Anyway, long story short it has been frustrating that nobody can find out what it is....Not but about a week ago she was prescribed an ointment by a dermatologist - for a seemingly unrelated issue - that contained the active ingredient Prednisone. Remarkably the sores have responded very well to this ! Does this limit it down in anyone's mind what we might be looking at ? Answered by Kandis Minter 11 months ago.

The prednisone is a steroid anti-inflammatory. Doctors will prescribe this if they know or if they don't know what is going on--so long as they believe the underlying process is an inflammatory one. So, prednisone and other steroids are given for a lot of different inflammatory disorders, many of which it seems they can not ascribe to your friend's situation. If the prednisone works to relieve your friend's scabs and such, it sadly doesn't give us too much information, other than the disease process responds to prednisone--like many other diseases do. Your friend needs to continue pressing on for a diagnosis. Tell her not to quit. One of the posters here betrays a certain ignorance about the medical field, and that is that "if they can't figure it out, no one can." Let me just tell you that I've seen lay people make diagnoses that so-called "professionals" miss. The professionals are generally great at what they do, but my friend, laying someone's livelihood in the hands of just a few individuals who can't arrive at a diagnosis, then calling it quits, would be foolish. Keep pressing on, posting to help your friend. You never know when you'll get your diagnosis. Best of luck to you and your friend. Answered by Tod Gala 11 months ago.

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Prednisone is used to treat many different conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders. If it's working then be happy sounds like the skin disorder she has is responding to this corticosteroid drug well so once they actually give the disorder a name she will probably fell better knowing exactly what it is she has. However for now if it's working then let it do it's job. Answered by Mauricio Grady 11 months ago.

Not trying to be mean, but if the experts who have examined her can't arrive at a conclusive diagnosis then you won't find a reliable one here. Skin issues like this can be very hard to figure out. I'd just accept its part of who she is and be happy that all the scary stuff has been ruled out. Answered by Kerri Vegher 11 months ago.


What foods should I eat/avoid while on prednisone?
I am on a 2 week regimen just to see if it works, I started out at 40 mg and am now down to 30 mg. My stomach has been sooooo upset though and I'd like to know if I should alter my diet in any particular way so my body doesn't react as severely. Thanks! Asked by Mikaela Reimold 11 months ago.

Marie, Prednisone is a synthetic hormone commonly referred to as a corticosteroid or "steroid." (These medicines are not the same "steroids" as the drugs taken by bodybuilders.) Prednisone is used to treat many illnesses, especially those associated with inflammation. It is truly a remarkable and often life-saving medication. Unfortunately, prednisone can stimulate the appetite, and weight gain is a common and unwanted side effect. Not everyone who takes prednisone will gain weight; in part it depends on how much drug you take and for how long you take it. But most people taking the medicine chronically will gain some weight. There is no "magic diet” to prevent you from gaining weight with prednisone, or to make you lose the weight already gained. Like all weight-reduction diets, it is all about calories. You lose weight when you burn off more calories than you eat. To successfully lose weight while on prednisone, you need to reduce your caloric intake despite the appetite stimulation and try to increase your exercise to burn the calories. If you are just starting the prednisone, you want to make sure you do not increase your intake of food (and calories) right away, so you do not gain unwanted weight. No one popular diet has been shown to be better than any other. A few simple rules apply to almost all successful diets, including diets for people on prednisone- Make healthy food choices. Choose healthy foods including fruits and vegetables, and avoid those that can contribute to heart disease. Exercise. Even if exercise alone may not be enough to make you lose weight, it will help with weight control. Develop an eating schedule and stick to it. While taking prednisone, if you eat when you feel hungry, you will be eating all the time. Keep a food diary. Write down everything you eat. Shop from a list when you go shopping so you don't buy food you don't need. Some people on prednisone also need to be on a low-salt diet, and some need supplemental calcium or potassium. Speak with your doctor about this. You may also ask to be referred to a nutritionist to get more specific recommendations about your diet to best manage your weight while on prednisone. ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED. It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms. The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Hope this helps matador 89 Answered by Tyson Beaty 11 months ago.

In a matter of fact there is. You can cut down on the amount of dog food and add low sodium canned green beans in it's place. Of course, it would be even better if you used fresh or frozen beans, but the canned just makes it easier because they are already pre-cooked. Answered by Weston Vaulx 11 months ago.

Should I eat before I take prendesone . . Answered by Hilary Naves 11 months ago.


Prednisone side effects?
Heres what i have taken: 1 month- 15mg 1 month- 12.5mg 1 month- 10mg 1 month- 7.5mg 1 month- 5mg 1 month- 4mg 1 month- 3mg 1 month- 2mg I have been depressed and anxious for no reason. Is this normal? Asked by Shani Estus 11 months ago.

Yes... prednisone can bring out bouts of depression and/or exacerbate depression that already exists. Additional symptoms may include: Swelling of the face, often referred to as "moon face" or "chipmunk cheeks"; some patients feel ugly and say that they do not recognize themselves in the mirror. Remember, these changes are reversible. A hump on the upper part of the back; this hump is made of fat, not bone. Bloating or swelling of the abdomen. Weight gain; prednisone may cause a great increase in appetite. Weight gain can be controlled by a low calorie diet, by exercise and by avoidance of salt. Avoid salty foods and do not add any salt. Stomach problems; to ease the burning, try taking prednisone with food. This problem may require anti-ulcer medication. Mood changes; sometimes the change is for the better. However, depression may be made worse by prednisone. Insomnia; patients may have difficulty sleeping at nights. Shakiness; patients may have feelings of being "hyper: or that "things are running fast inside my head". Weakness of the thigh muscles; patients may have difficulty in climbing stairs, getting out of the bath or getting up from a chair or toilet seat. Interruption of the menstrual cycle; periods may stop altogether. Increased risk of infections; patients may have more infections including some caused by germs that the body is normally resistant to. Answered by Dorsey Depaoli 11 months ago.

There is a crap load of side affects. I looked really white and nauseous when I was on it. Answered by Alaina Casillo 11 months ago.


Prednisone side effects?
I am on and have been for awhile: promethazine (12.5mg), seroquel(25mg), zoloft(25mg), and zantac(5ml, twice a day). All these medications have caused weight loss. I am however worried about the side effects of my new medicine prednisone(60mg) that I was put on today for crohn's disease. Will this cause any... Asked by Meryl Fetterman 11 months ago.

I am on and have been for awhile: promethazine (12.5mg), seroquel(25mg), zoloft(25mg), and zantac(5ml, twice a day). All these medications have caused weight loss. I am however worried about the side effects of my new medicine prednisone(60mg) that I was put on today for crohn's disease. Will this cause any large amounts of weight gain? I'm ok with a few pounds but nothing more. It has made me lose my apitite rather than increase it, is that a good sign I won't gain? Answered by Georgann Vanner 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a synthetic steroid closely related to the natural hormone cortisol made by the adrenal glands to combat stress and inflammation. There are three categories of steroids, and this one is a corticosteroid (cortisol, as the name suggests, is made in the cortex, or outer layers, of the adrenal). Side effects are divided into those from short-term use and those from chronic use, such as for several weeks, months or years. For Crohn's disease, it can be either. Your doctor will probably keep you on the lowest does that works for you for the shortest time possible. In the short run, like a week, corticosteroids like Prednisone can cause a little water retention and a little weight gain and appetite stimulation. It interferes with the action of insulin, and your glucose will go up a little, but you won't feel that or care unless you are diabetic. I put a diabetic on pulse steroids on Monday (big dose day 1 and 2 with tapering doses over a week and then stop) and warned him that his glucose, which he checks continually, will be higher. Corticosteroids also make some people feel euphoric, which is a great feeling, but still a side effect. None of this usually matters, and short-term use of steroids is very safe and often effective. If you're lucky, that's what you're doing now and it will work to quell the flair that I know that you must be having to get this prescription. And if your luck continues to hold out, you wont need intervention again soon, and that when you do, a pulse for a week will do it again and again. If you're unlucky, it won’t work. In between is where it works, but only when you're taking it, which means either abandoning it or taking it daily. 60 mg is a nuke dose, and is typical for a pulse, going to 40mg in a day or two, then 20mg, 10mg, 5mg and stop. But if your having a major flair with lots of bloody diarrhea, your doc may be thinking of keeping you on high doses for a week or a month, and trying to bring it down to zero if he/she can, or at least under 10mg if he can. But if every time you take it you get relief but every time you taper, you flair, you may be on 10 or 20mg a day indefinitely: chronic corticosteroid therapy. In that case, you have some more serious side effects to consider, although they will be worth the risk, one being adrenocortical failure (low blood pressure, abdominal pain, dehydration, electrolyte = sodium, potassium etc disturbances). This would happen if you tapered or stopped your Prednisone too abruptly after weeks or more of use. The reason is that you are getting more corticosteroid by mouth than your own gland normally makes, and the body knows it. So it shuts off the signal to make cortisol, which is a hormone called ACTH made in the anterior pituitary hanging from the bottom of the brain above and between the eyes. This hormone stimulates the adrenal cortex to secrete. But on high dose steroids, it shuts off, and in its absence, the adrenocortex shrinks and shuts down like a muscle that you stop using, Within a few weeks, the adrenal can't make the usual daily dose of cortisol, and if you take away the Prednisone, you'll learn what corticosteroids do by experiencing their deficiency: adrenal failure (Addison's syndrome). In this state, you are dependent on your pills. Not forever. You could go on a taper: 20 then 18 then 20 then 16 then 18 then 16 then 14 etc and wean down to zero as you adrenocortex wakes up under the influence of a whipping from pituitary ACTH telling it to wake up. But the transformation from steroid dependency to normal takes weeks and a weaning regimen. There are a few other important bad effects seen in some but not all chronic steroid users, including gallstones, ulcers, cataracts, steroid-induced diabetes (goes away when the steroids go away) and osteoporosis. Also, the drug Levaquin, an excellent antibiotic, can cause the Achilles tendon to rupture. You can see why we have a love hate relationship with corticosteroids like Prednisone (and cortisol and dexamethisone). They’re lifesavers for some people with inflammatory disease like Crohn’s, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. But they’re treacherous to work with. The choice to use them is close to a no-brainer. Short-term and pulse anytime they might help, long term only when no other treatment makes life bearable, and in those cases, you not only have no choice but to use them, it’s a fair trade. If it’s the difference between a normal life and cataracts in ten years and painful bloody squirts for ten years, take the steroids. Therefore, we don’t use them when we don’t have to. We use short-term pulse or low dose therapy when it works, and chronic steroids at whatever dose is necessary if that’s the hand we’re dealt. BTW, the other two categories of steroids besides [1] corticosteroids are [2] mineralocorticoids like aldosterone that regulate fluid, electrolyte and acid-base homeostasis of the blood and interstitial fluids at the kidney, and [3] Answered by Susanna Joynes 11 months ago.

Prednisone can cause GI upset, it can make you jittery or cause insomnia and fluid retention. These are the signs a person can detect. However, you have been prescribe prednisone for a condition which highly warrants it and you have to outweigh the benefit of taking it over the risk. It might be that after you get your condition somewhat under control, the prednisone can be reduced and maybe even phased out. Don't worry about the potential to gain weight, Just do what you need to do in order to take care of yourself and your disease. Answered by Hilde Halgrimson 11 months ago.

Fluid retention is a major side effect of prednisone therapy. Take with food otherwise it will cause gastric upset. Changes in appetite occurs on an individual basis. Some lose their appetite, for others the appetite increases. Answered by Mandi Gailliard 11 months ago.


Prednisone?
my husband has been prescribed prednisone, 30 mg/day for a lung disease. The doctor says he will be on it for about 2 years, with gradually descreasing dosage. He's only been on it for 2 1/2 weeks now, but he's getting acne, shakiness, sore joints/muscles...he's miserable. Are there any ways to help... Asked by Kristopher Migliori 11 months ago.

my husband has been prescribed prednisone, 30 mg/day for a lung disease. The doctor says he will be on it for about 2 years, with gradually descreasing dosage. He's only been on it for 2 1/2 weeks now, but he's getting acne, shakiness, sore joints/muscles...he's miserable. Are there any ways to help fight the side effects of prednisone? or are there any alternatives out there? Answered by Amos Ouye 11 months ago.

below are some of the side affect for prednisone: changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, moon face, neck, breasts, and waist). sleep problems (insomnia), mood changes; acne, dry skin, thinning skin, bruising or discoloration; slow wound healing; increased sweating; headache, dizziness, spinning sensation; nausea, stomach pain, bloating my doctor wants me to take 50mg everyday but I requested to take 100mg every other day. This way, can lower the side affects. I have been taken this amount for 7 weeks I am still feeling ok. Some people with this dosage may gain around 10lbs to 15lbs a month. I gain about 2lbs and only thing i don't look as firm. I also tried to control my diet. I took less than 2000mg sodium per day for the days that i don't need to take the pills and take half of the amount of sodium on the day that i need to take the pills. always look at the sodium contents when you shop. get rid of any junk food in your fridge. also store alot of veggies and fruit at home because prednisone makes you hungry. bewared of the sodium percentage on salad dressing. I have read an article today that taken good amount of protassium will help slow down the process of moon face. Banana, Grape, Grape fruit will give you good amount of protassium. During the medication, you will feel dizzy and tired all day long. Don't give your self any excuse. Some easy exercises will help. I hit the gym at lease 3 times weekly and spent 1- 2 hours every time. I walk about 30mins on treadmill for 2.5-3 speed. Some light weight training to tone my mucles. 10- 20 mins basket ball. (I used don't know how to play basket ball). You also have to make sure that your doctor have given you below medicines together with prednisone. - calcium (Long term use of prednisone cause lack of calcium and join pain) - medicine for protecting your stomach. prednisone may cause stomache. - fish oil (i think it's good for preventing diabetic. Long term use of prednisone may cause diabetic. I think fish oil helps me with my moodswing) Tell your husband this is not the end of world. try to think positive. He's not the only one taken this medicine. Since this is the only choice than we have to accept it and try to like it because he's going to be fine again in 2 years right? family support is very important. Don't show him that you are anxious too. Other wise he will be more nervous. Try to keep him busy with something if posible. He will think too much if he has too much free time. Some times our imagination makes us feel the aches and it may not be as bad. 2 years is not a short period of time. I know how he feels.be positive and hope he get well soon. Sorry for my poor grammers and typos.... I hope above can help you. If you have any questions you can email me on sally60381@yahoo.com. Answered by Ming Greenfield 11 months ago.


What is the use of prednisone?
Asked by Norine Halgas 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a corticosteroid used for a whole lot of things, but based on your other question, I'm guessing that it was prescribed to you to suppress your immune system. When you get poison ivy/oak/sumac, etc., the reaction that you see (and feel) is actually the result of your immune system fighting off the foreign material -- an allergic reaction. This isn't helpful -- of themselves, these plants are harmless. It's your immune system that's causing the itchy rash. So the reasoning is, use the prednisone to shut down your immune system a little and relieve the itching. While you're on prednisone, you should be aware that since your immune system isn't functioning at 100%, you'll be more prone to getting infections or catching diseases from other people. So stay away from sick people. Prednisone is also notorious for causing upset stomach, which you can alleviate by taking it with a full meal. Also, it may disturb your sleep, so if the doctor's dosing instructions allow, take it early in the morning. Answered by Olga Pereria 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a steroid used in many different disease processes, generally for the purpose of reducing inflammation. Answered by Sharri Berishaj 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a steroid that is used by doctors for treating bronchial asthma and other illnesses that may have inflammation. It may be in tablet or injectible vial form. Answered by Pinkie Petris 11 months ago.


Prednisone?
Asked by Kamala Stachowski 11 months ago.

GENERIC NAME: prednisone BRAND NAME: Deltasone, Orasone, Prednicen-M, Liquid Pred DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Prednisone is an oral, synthetic (man-made) corticosteroid used for suppressing the immune system and inflammation. It has effects similar to other corticosteroids such as triamcinolone (Kenacort), methylprednisolone (Medrol), prednisolone (Prelone) and dexamethasone (Decadron). These synthetic corticosteroids mimic the action of cortisol (hydrocortisone), the naturally-occurring corticosteroid produced in the body by the adrenal glands. Corticosteroids have many effects on the body, but they most often are used for their potent anti-inflammatory effects, particularly in those conditions in which the immune system plays an important role. Such conditions include arthritis, colitis, asthma, bronchitis, certain skin rashes, and allergic or inflammatory conditions of the nose and eyes. Prednisone is inactive in the body and, in order to be effective, first must be converted to prednisolone by enzymes in the liver. Therefore, prednisone may not work as effectively in people with liver disease whose ability to convert prednisone to prednisolone is impaired PRESCRIPTION: yes GENERIC AVAILABLE: yes PREPARATIONS: Tablets of 2.5, 5, 10, 20, and 50 mg. Oral solution or syrup of 5mg/5ml STORAGE: Store at room temperature 20-25°C (68-77°F), and keep away from moisture. PRESCRIBED FOR: Prednisone is used in the management of inflammatory conditions or diseases in which the immune system plays an important role. Since prednisone is used in so many conditions, only the most common or established uses are mentioned here. Prednisone most often is used for treating several types of arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, systemic lupus, allergic reactions, asthma and severe psoriasis. It also is used for treating leukemias, lymphomas, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and autoimmune hemolytic anemia. Corticosteroids, including prednisone, are commonly used to suppress the immune system and prevent the body from rejecting transplanted organs. Prednisone is used as replacement therapy in patients whose adrenal glands are unable to produce sufficient amounts of cortisol. DOSING: The initial dose of prednisone varies depending on the condition being treated and the age of the patient. The starting dose may be from 5 to 60 mg per day and often is adjusted based on the response of the condition being treated. Corticosteroids typically do not produce immediate effects and must be used for several days before maximal effects are seen. It may take much longer before conditions respond to treatment. Prolonged therapy with prednisone causes the adrenal glands to atrophy and stop producing cortisol. When prednisone is discontinued after a period of prolonged therapy, the dose of prednisone must be tapered (lowered gradually) to allow the adrenal glands time to recover. (See side effects.) It is recommended that prednisone be taken with food. DRUG INTERACTIONS: Prednisone may interact with estrogens and phenytoin (Dilantin). Estrogens may reduce the action of enzymes in the liver that break down (eliminate) the active form of prednisone, prednisolone. As a result, the levels of prednisolone in the body may increase and lead to more frequent side effects. Phenytoin increases the activity of enzymes in the liver that break down (eliminate) prednisone and thereby may reduce the effectiveness of prednisone. Thus, if phenytoin is being taken, an increased dose of prednisone may be required. PREGNANCY: Corticosteroids cross the placenta into the fetus. Compared to other corticosteroids, however, prednisone is less likely to cross the placenta. Chronic use of corticosteroids during the first trimester of pregnancy may cause cleft palate. NURSING MOTHERS: Corticosteroids are secreted in breast milk and can cause side effects in the nursing infant. Prednisone is less likely than other corticosteroids to be secreted in breast milk, but it may still pose a risk to the infant. SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of prednisone and other corticosteroids range from mild annoyances to serious, irreversible damage, and they occur more frequently with higher doses and more prolonged treatment. Side effects include retention of sodium (salt) and fluid, weight gain, high blood pressure, loss of potassium, headache and muscle weakness. Prednisone also causes puffiness of the face (moon face), growth of facial hair, thinning and easy bruising of the skin, impaired wound healing, glaucoma, cataracts, ulcers in the stomach and duodenum, worsening of diabetes, irregular menses, rounding of the upper back ("buffalo hump"), obesity, retardation of growth in children, convulsions, and psychiatric disturbances. The psychiatric disturbances include depression, euphoria, insomnia, mood swings, personality changes, and even psychotic behavior. Prednisone suppresses the immune system and, therefore, increases the frequency or severity of infections and decreases the effectiveness of vaccines and antibiotics. Prednisone may cause osteoporosis that results in fractures of bones. Patients taking long-term prednisone often receive supplements of calcium and vitamin D to counteract the effects on bones. Calcium and vitamin D probably are not enough, however, and treatment with bisphosphonates such as alendronate (Fosamax) and risedronate (Actonel) may be necessary. Calcitonin (Miacalcin) also is effective. The development of osteoporosis and the need for treatment can be monitored using bone density scans. Answered by Maren Hofer 11 months ago.

prednisone is an anti inflammatory drug used for asthma, lupus M S, sarcoidosis and other illnesses this a steroid but not the kind body builders use this is a powerful drug caution must be taken I hope you never have to take it Answered by Christina Bojanowski 11 months ago.

a steroid drug used for against inflammation. useful for treating asthma, acute attacks of emphysema, severe inflamation such as in inflamatory bowel disease, arthritis, some skin problems Answered by Jeromy Modert 11 months ago.

a steroid used to reduce swelling, it should taken under the directions of a doctor, Answered by Tracey Mccarren 11 months ago.

Non- anabolic steriod Answered by Libby Foo 11 months ago.


Is prednisone a diuretic?
Asked by Teri Okonski 11 months ago.

Prednisone is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of low corticosteroid levels (lack of certain substances that are usually produced by the body and are needed for normal body functioning). Prednisone is also used to treat other conditions in patients with normal corticosteroid levels. These conditions include certain types of arthritis; severe allergic reactions; multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the nerves do not function properly); lupus (a disease in which the body attacks many of its own organs); and certain conditions that affect the lungs, skin, eyes, kidneys blood, thyroid, stomach, and intestines. Prednisone is also sometimes used to treat the symptoms of certain types of cancer. Prednisone is in a class of medications called corticosteroids. It works to treat patients with low levels of corticosteroids by replacing steroids that are normally produced naturally by the body. It works to treat other conditions by reducing swelling and redness and by changing the way the immune system works. Prednisone is also sometimes used with antibiotics to treat a certain type of pneumonia in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Prednisone may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: headache dizziness difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep inappropriate happiness extreme changes in mood changes in personality bulging eyes acne thin, fragile skin red or purple blotches or lines under the skin slowed healing of cuts and bruises increased hair growth changes in the way fat is spread around the body extreme tiredness weak muscles irregular or absent menstrual periods decreased sexual desire heartburn increased sweating Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately: vision problems eye pain, redness, or tearing sore throat, fever, chills, cough, or other signs of infection seizures depression loss of contact with reality confusion muscle twitching or tightening shaking of the hands that you cannot control numbness, burning, or tingling in the face, arms, legs, feet, or hands upset stomach vomiting lightheadedness irregular heartbeat sudden weight gain shortness of breath, especially during the night dry, hacking cough swelling or pain in the stomach swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue, throat, arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs difficulty breathing or swallowing rash hives itching Prednisone may slow growth and development in children. Your child's doctor will watch his or her growth carefully. Talk to your child's doctor about the risks of giving prednisone to your child Answered by Felicitas Mcgary 11 months ago.

I don't blame you for wanting to remove prednisone from your system. It is not the most pleasant drug. Unfortunately, I don't think a diuretic would make a difference. Diuretics increase water excretion through the kidneys, but I don't think steroids (like prednisone) are excreted through the kidneys, so it shouldn't have any effect. Also, there is another reason you don't want to remove prednisone too quickly from your body. Steroids should always be removed slowly (tapered). Some serious side-effects can occur if you stop taking them too quickly, so just go by what your doctor says, and don't take any extra drugs without consulting him/her first. I hope this helps, and good luck. Answered by Lou Jandron 11 months ago.

I lost 30 lbs in 3 days after being put on prednisone for a kidney problem! It was obviously all water weight so clearly yes prednisone can have the same effect as a diuretic. This is one of those mystery drugs that the medical profession does not fully understand. One of the listed side effects is actually weight GAIN, so it depends on things that aren't well understood. It is not a drug to be taken casually! Answered by Derick Crews 11 months ago.

Its a steroid, maybe it can also act as a diuretic. but I always thought that a body retains water with the drug. Below is list of side effects. Answered by Cordell Tudruj 11 months ago.

No, it's a hormone, specifically a type of hormone called a "corticosteroid." .It's most-commonly used for inflammation in ones joints. And--yes--it can make you all puffed-up with water retention. My mom had R.A., and that's what happened to her. Answered by Jarrod Luvianos 11 months ago.

No, it does not have diuretic activity. Answered by Frankie Pottle 11 months ago.

no its a anti-inflammatory Answered by Lizzie Cerritos 11 months ago.

no, it is a steroid Answered by Jere Blunk 11 months ago.


Medical Question...Prednisone.?
A close friend of mine, female in her late 20s, has had some skins issues for around 2 years now.Basically she has small scabs and scars appearing on her arms and legs (without a reasonable explanation)...The really look like ciggarette burns, ranging in size from the head of an eraser to about 3 times... Asked by Carmine Seligson 11 months ago.

A close friend of mine, female in her late 20s, has had some skins issues for around 2 years now. Basically she has small scabs and scars appearing on her arms and legs (without a reasonable explanation)...The really look like ciggarette burns, ranging in size from the head of an eraser to about 3 times that...Its not something that is extremely unsightly, but obviously noticeable and takes a toll on her mentally...Aside from a little fatigue, but nothing major, there are no other true side effects. She has seen allergist, GPs, gynos, amongst other professionals who can't seem to diagnose it. They've taken biopsies of the skins, done CBC/ANA tests, tested for lupus, tested for leukemia, tested for various allergies, amongst many other things. Anyway, long story short it has been frustrating that nobody can find out what it is....Not but about a week ago she was prescribed an ointment by a dermatologist - for a seemingly unrelated issue - that contained the active ingredient Prednisone. Remarkably the sores have responded very well to this ! Does this limit it down in anyone's mind what we might be looking at ? Answered by Wilbert Barbone 11 months ago.

The prednisone is a steroid anti-inflammatory. Doctors will prescribe this if they know or if they don't know what is going on--so long as they believe the underlying process is an inflammatory one. So, prednisone and other steroids are given for a lot of different inflammatory disorders, many of which it seems they can not ascribe to your friend's situation. If the prednisone works to relieve your friend's scabs and such, it sadly doesn't give us too much information, other than the disease process responds to prednisone--like many other diseases do. Your friend needs to continue pressing on for a diagnosis. Tell her not to quit. One of the posters here betrays a certain ignorance about the medical field, and that is that "if they can't figure it out, no one can." Let me just tell you that I've seen lay people make diagnoses that so-called "professionals" miss. The professionals are generally great at what they do, but my friend, laying someone's livelihood in the hands of just a few individuals who can't arrive at a diagnosis, then calling it quits, would be foolish. Keep pressing on, posting to help your friend. You never know when you'll get your diagnosis. Best of luck to you and your friend. Answered by Johnetta Feinen 11 months ago.

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Prednisone is used to treat many different conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders. If it's working then be happy sounds like the skin disorder she has is responding to this corticosteroid drug well so once they actually give the disorder a name she will probably fell better knowing exactly what it is she has. However for now if it's working then let it do it's job. Answered by Christa Thistle 11 months ago.

Not trying to be mean, but if the experts who have examined her can't arrive at a conclusive diagnosis then you won't find a reliable one here. Skin issues like this can be very hard to figure out. I'd just accept its part of who she is and be happy that all the scary stuff has been ruled out. Answered by Brandee Devaney 11 months ago.


What foods should I eat/avoid while on prednisone?
I am on a 2 week regimen just to see if it works, I started out at 40 mg and am now down to 30 mg. My stomach has been sooooo upset though and I'd like to know if I should alter my diet in any particular way so my body doesn't react as severely. Thanks! Asked by Shiloh Malvern 11 months ago.

Marie, Prednisone is a synthetic hormone commonly referred to as a corticosteroid or "steroid." (These medicines are not the same "steroids" as the drugs taken by bodybuilders.) Prednisone is used to treat many illnesses, especially those associated with inflammation. It is truly a remarkable and often life-saving medication. Unfortunately, prednisone can stimulate the appetite, and weight gain is a common and unwanted side effect. Not everyone who takes prednisone will gain weight; in part it depends on how much drug you take and for how long you take it. But most people taking the medicine chronically will gain some weight. There is no "magic diet” to prevent you from gaining weight with prednisone, or to make you lose the weight already gained. Like all weight-reduction diets, it is all about calories. You lose weight when you burn off more calories than you eat. To successfully lose weight while on prednisone, you need to reduce your caloric intake despite the appetite stimulation and try to increase your exercise to burn the calories. If you are just starting the prednisone, you want to make sure you do not increase your intake of food (and calories) right away, so you do not gain unwanted weight. No one popular diet has been shown to be better than any other. A few simple rules apply to almost all successful diets, including diets for people on prednisone- Make healthy food choices. Choose healthy foods including fruits and vegetables, and avoid those that can contribute to heart disease. Exercise. Even if exercise alone may not be enough to make you lose weight, it will help with weight control. Develop an eating schedule and stick to it. While taking prednisone, if you eat when you feel hungry, you will be eating all the time. Keep a food diary. Write down everything you eat. Shop from a list when you go shopping so you don't buy food you don't need. Some people on prednisone also need to be on a low-salt diet, and some need supplemental calcium or potassium. Speak with your doctor about this. You may also ask to be referred to a nutritionist to get more specific recommendations about your diet to best manage your weight while on prednisone. ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED. It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms. The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Hope this helps matador 89 Answered by Raul Duch 11 months ago.

In a matter of fact there is. You can cut down on the amount of dog food and add low sodium canned green beans in it's place. Of course, it would be even better if you used fresh or frozen beans, but the canned just makes it easier because they are already pre-cooked. Answered by Yen Chech 11 months ago.

Should I eat before I take prendesone . . Answered by Keith Zboral 11 months ago.


Prednisone side effects?
Heres what i have taken: 1 month- 15mg 1 month- 12.5mg 1 month- 10mg 1 month- 7.5mg 1 month- 5mg 1 month- 4mg 1 month- 3mg 1 month- 2mg I have been depressed and anxious for no reason. Is this normal? Asked by Paige Molony 11 months ago.

Yes... prednisone can bring out bouts of depression and/or exacerbate depression that already exists. Additional symptoms may include: Swelling of the face, often referred to as "moon face" or "chipmunk cheeks"; some patients feel ugly and say that they do not recognize themselves in the mirror. Remember, these changes are reversible. A hump on the upper part of the back; this hump is made of fat, not bone. Bloating or swelling of the abdomen. Weight gain; prednisone may cause a great increase in appetite. Weight gain can be controlled by a low calorie diet, by exercise and by avoidance of salt. Avoid salty foods and do not add any salt. Stomach problems; to ease the burning, try taking prednisone with food. This problem may require anti-ulcer medication. Mood changes; sometimes the change is for the better. However, depression may be made worse by prednisone. Insomnia; patients may have difficulty sleeping at nights. Shakiness; patients may have feelings of being "hyper: or that "things are running fast inside my head". Weakness of the thigh muscles; patients may have difficulty in climbing stairs, getting out of the bath or getting up from a chair or toilet seat. Interruption of the menstrual cycle; periods may stop altogether. Increased risk of infections; patients may have more infections including some caused by germs that the body is normally resistant to. Answered by Rosena Loffredo 11 months ago.

There is a crap load of side affects. I looked really white and nauseous when I was on it. Answered by Cody Yonker 11 months ago.


Prednisone side effects?
I am on and have been for awhile: promethazine (12.5mg), seroquel(25mg), zoloft(25mg), and zantac(5ml, twice a day). All these medications have caused weight loss. I am however worried about the side effects of my new medicine prednisone(60mg) that I was put on today for crohn's disease. Will this cause any... Asked by Ruby Rylaarsdam 11 months ago.

I am on and have been for awhile: promethazine (12.5mg), seroquel(25mg), zoloft(25mg), and zantac(5ml, twice a day). All these medications have caused weight loss. I am however worried about the side effects of my new medicine prednisone(60mg) that I was put on today for crohn's disease. Will this cause any large amounts of weight gain? I'm ok with a few pounds but nothing more. It has made me lose my apitite rather than increase it, is that a good sign I won't gain? Answered by Deandrea Sandage 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a synthetic steroid closely related to the natural hormone cortisol made by the adrenal glands to combat stress and inflammation. There are three categories of steroids, and this one is a corticosteroid (cortisol, as the name suggests, is made in the cortex, or outer layers, of the adrenal). Side effects are divided into those from short-term use and those from chronic use, such as for several weeks, months or years. For Crohn's disease, it can be either. Your doctor will probably keep you on the lowest does that works for you for the shortest time possible. In the short run, like a week, corticosteroids like Prednisone can cause a little water retention and a little weight gain and appetite stimulation. It interferes with the action of insulin, and your glucose will go up a little, but you won't feel that or care unless you are diabetic. I put a diabetic on pulse steroids on Monday (big dose day 1 and 2 with tapering doses over a week and then stop) and warned him that his glucose, which he checks continually, will be higher. Corticosteroids also make some people feel euphoric, which is a great feeling, but still a side effect. None of this usually matters, and short-term use of steroids is very safe and often effective. If you're lucky, that's what you're doing now and it will work to quell the flair that I know that you must be having to get this prescription. And if your luck continues to hold out, you wont need intervention again soon, and that when you do, a pulse for a week will do it again and again. If you're unlucky, it won’t work. In between is where it works, but only when you're taking it, which means either abandoning it or taking it daily. 60 mg is a nuke dose, and is typical for a pulse, going to 40mg in a day or two, then 20mg, 10mg, 5mg and stop. But if your having a major flair with lots of bloody diarrhea, your doc may be thinking of keeping you on high doses for a week or a month, and trying to bring it down to zero if he/she can, or at least under 10mg if he can. But if every time you take it you get relief but every time you taper, you flair, you may be on 10 or 20mg a day indefinitely: chronic corticosteroid therapy. In that case, you have some more serious side effects to consider, although they will be worth the risk, one being adrenocortical failure (low blood pressure, abdominal pain, dehydration, electrolyte = sodium, potassium etc disturbances). This would happen if you tapered or stopped your Prednisone too abruptly after weeks or more of use. The reason is that you are getting more corticosteroid by mouth than your own gland normally makes, and the body knows it. So it shuts off the signal to make cortisol, which is a hormone called ACTH made in the anterior pituitary hanging from the bottom of the brain above and between the eyes. This hormone stimulates the adrenal cortex to secrete. But on high dose steroids, it shuts off, and in its absence, the adrenocortex shrinks and shuts down like a muscle that you stop using, Within a few weeks, the adrenal can't make the usual daily dose of cortisol, and if you take away the Prednisone, you'll learn what corticosteroids do by experiencing their deficiency: adrenal failure (Addison's syndrome). In this state, you are dependent on your pills. Not forever. You could go on a taper: 20 then 18 then 20 then 16 then 18 then 16 then 14 etc and wean down to zero as you adrenocortex wakes up under the influence of a whipping from pituitary ACTH telling it to wake up. But the transformation from steroid dependency to normal takes weeks and a weaning regimen. There are a few other important bad effects seen in some but not all chronic steroid users, including gallstones, ulcers, cataracts, steroid-induced diabetes (goes away when the steroids go away) and osteoporosis. Also, the drug Levaquin, an excellent antibiotic, can cause the Achilles tendon to rupture. You can see why we have a love hate relationship with corticosteroids like Prednisone (and cortisol and dexamethisone). They’re lifesavers for some people with inflammatory disease like Crohn’s, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. But they’re treacherous to work with. The choice to use them is close to a no-brainer. Short-term and pulse anytime they might help, long term only when no other treatment makes life bearable, and in those cases, you not only have no choice but to use them, it’s a fair trade. If it’s the difference between a normal life and cataracts in ten years and painful bloody squirts for ten years, take the steroids. Therefore, we don’t use them when we don’t have to. We use short-term pulse or low dose therapy when it works, and chronic steroids at whatever dose is necessary if that’s the hand we’re dealt. BTW, the other two categories of steroids besides [1] corticosteroids are [2] mineralocorticoids like aldosterone that regulate fluid, electrolyte and acid-base homeostasis of the blood and interstitial fluids at the kidney, and [3] Answered by Dewayne Tabios 11 months ago.

Prednisone can cause GI upset, it can make you jittery or cause insomnia and fluid retention. These are the signs a person can detect. However, you have been prescribe prednisone for a condition which highly warrants it and you have to outweigh the benefit of taking it over the risk. It might be that after you get your condition somewhat under control, the prednisone can be reduced and maybe even phased out. Don't worry about the potential to gain weight, Just do what you need to do in order to take care of yourself and your disease. Answered by Vivien Alexandropoul 11 months ago.

Fluid retention is a major side effect of prednisone therapy. Take with food otherwise it will cause gastric upset. Changes in appetite occurs on an individual basis. Some lose their appetite, for others the appetite increases. Answered by Shaun Sartore 11 months ago.


Prednisone?
my husband has been prescribed prednisone, 30 mg/day for a lung disease. The doctor says he will be on it for about 2 years, with gradually descreasing dosage. He's only been on it for 2 1/2 weeks now, but he's getting acne, shakiness, sore joints/muscles...he's miserable. Are there any ways to help... Asked by Ivy Vignola 11 months ago.

my husband has been prescribed prednisone, 30 mg/day for a lung disease. The doctor says he will be on it for about 2 years, with gradually descreasing dosage. He's only been on it for 2 1/2 weeks now, but he's getting acne, shakiness, sore joints/muscles...he's miserable. Are there any ways to help fight the side effects of prednisone? or are there any alternatives out there? Answered by Jenelle Etchison 11 months ago.

below are some of the side affect for prednisone: changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, moon face, neck, breasts, and waist). sleep problems (insomnia), mood changes; acne, dry skin, thinning skin, bruising or discoloration; slow wound healing; increased sweating; headache, dizziness, spinning sensation; nausea, stomach pain, bloating my doctor wants me to take 50mg everyday but I requested to take 100mg every other day. This way, can lower the side affects. I have been taken this amount for 7 weeks I am still feeling ok. Some people with this dosage may gain around 10lbs to 15lbs a month. I gain about 2lbs and only thing i don't look as firm. I also tried to control my diet. I took less than 2000mg sodium per day for the days that i don't need to take the pills and take half of the amount of sodium on the day that i need to take the pills. always look at the sodium contents when you shop. get rid of any junk food in your fridge. also store alot of veggies and fruit at home because prednisone makes you hungry. bewared of the sodium percentage on salad dressing. I have read an article today that taken good amount of protassium will help slow down the process of moon face. Banana, Grape, Grape fruit will give you good amount of protassium. During the medication, you will feel dizzy and tired all day long. Don't give your self any excuse. Some easy exercises will help. I hit the gym at lease 3 times weekly and spent 1- 2 hours every time. I walk about 30mins on treadmill for 2.5-3 speed. Some light weight training to tone my mucles. 10- 20 mins basket ball. (I used don't know how to play basket ball). You also have to make sure that your doctor have given you below medicines together with prednisone. - calcium (Long term use of prednisone cause lack of calcium and join pain) - medicine for protecting your stomach. prednisone may cause stomache. - fish oil (i think it's good for preventing diabetic. Long term use of prednisone may cause diabetic. I think fish oil helps me with my moodswing) Tell your husband this is not the end of world. try to think positive. He's not the only one taken this medicine. Since this is the only choice than we have to accept it and try to like it because he's going to be fine again in 2 years right? family support is very important. Don't show him that you are anxious too. Other wise he will be more nervous. Try to keep him busy with something if posible. He will think too much if he has too much free time. Some times our imagination makes us feel the aches and it may not be as bad. 2 years is not a short period of time. I know how he feels.be positive and hope he get well soon. Sorry for my poor grammers and typos.... I hope above can help you. If you have any questions you can email me on sally60381@yahoo.com. Answered by Crissy Calloway 11 months ago.


What is the use of prednisone?
Asked by Geralyn Vulgamore 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a corticosteroid used for a whole lot of things, but based on your other question, I'm guessing that it was prescribed to you to suppress your immune system. When you get poison ivy/oak/sumac, etc., the reaction that you see (and feel) is actually the result of your immune system fighting off the foreign material -- an allergic reaction. This isn't helpful -- of themselves, these plants are harmless. It's your immune system that's causing the itchy rash. So the reasoning is, use the prednisone to shut down your immune system a little and relieve the itching. While you're on prednisone, you should be aware that since your immune system isn't functioning at 100%, you'll be more prone to getting infections or catching diseases from other people. So stay away from sick people. Prednisone is also notorious for causing upset stomach, which you can alleviate by taking it with a full meal. Also, it may disturb your sleep, so if the doctor's dosing instructions allow, take it early in the morning. Answered by Buddy Gaskamp 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a steroid used in many different disease processes, generally for the purpose of reducing inflammation. Answered by Diedre Feurtado 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a steroid that is used by doctors for treating bronchial asthma and other illnesses that may have inflammation. It may be in tablet or injectible vial form. Answered by Clarence Cambareri 11 months ago.


Prednisone?
Asked by Napoleon Beliard 11 months ago.

GENERIC NAME: prednisone BRAND NAME: Deltasone, Orasone, Prednicen-M, Liquid Pred DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Prednisone is an oral, synthetic (man-made) corticosteroid used for suppressing the immune system and inflammation. It has effects similar to other corticosteroids such as triamcinolone (Kenacort), methylprednisolone (Medrol), prednisolone (Prelone) and dexamethasone (Decadron). These synthetic corticosteroids mimic the action of cortisol (hydrocortisone), the naturally-occurring corticosteroid produced in the body by the adrenal glands. Corticosteroids have many effects on the body, but they most often are used for their potent anti-inflammatory effects, particularly in those conditions in which the immune system plays an important role. Such conditions include arthritis, colitis, asthma, bronchitis, certain skin rashes, and allergic or inflammatory conditions of the nose and eyes. Prednisone is inactive in the body and, in order to be effective, first must be converted to prednisolone by enzymes in the liver. Therefore, prednisone may not work as effectively in people with liver disease whose ability to convert prednisone to prednisolone is impaired PRESCRIPTION: yes GENERIC AVAILABLE: yes PREPARATIONS: Tablets of 2.5, 5, 10, 20, and 50 mg. Oral solution or syrup of 5mg/5ml STORAGE: Store at room temperature 20-25°C (68-77°F), and keep away from moisture. PRESCRIBED FOR: Prednisone is used in the management of inflammatory conditions or diseases in which the immune system plays an important role. Since prednisone is used in so many conditions, only the most common or established uses are mentioned here. Prednisone most often is used for treating several types of arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, systemic lupus, allergic reactions, asthma and severe psoriasis. It also is used for treating leukemias, lymphomas, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and autoimmune hemolytic anemia. Corticosteroids, including prednisone, are commonly used to suppress the immune system and prevent the body from rejecting transplanted organs. Prednisone is used as replacement therapy in patients whose adrenal glands are unable to produce sufficient amounts of cortisol. DOSING: The initial dose of prednisone varies depending on the condition being treated and the age of the patient. The starting dose may be from 5 to 60 mg per day and often is adjusted based on the response of the condition being treated. Corticosteroids typically do not produce immediate effects and must be used for several days before maximal effects are seen. It may take much longer before conditions respond to treatment. Prolonged therapy with prednisone causes the adrenal glands to atrophy and stop producing cortisol. When prednisone is discontinued after a period of prolonged therapy, the dose of prednisone must be tapered (lowered gradually) to allow the adrenal glands time to recover. (See side effects.) It is recommended that prednisone be taken with food. DRUG INTERACTIONS: Prednisone may interact with estrogens and phenytoin (Dilantin). Estrogens may reduce the action of enzymes in the liver that break down (eliminate) the active form of prednisone, prednisolone. As a result, the levels of prednisolone in the body may increase and lead to more frequent side effects. Phenytoin increases the activity of enzymes in the liver that break down (eliminate) prednisone and thereby may reduce the effectiveness of prednisone. Thus, if phenytoin is being taken, an increased dose of prednisone may be required. PREGNANCY: Corticosteroids cross the placenta into the fetus. Compared to other corticosteroids, however, prednisone is less likely to cross the placenta. Chronic use of corticosteroids during the first trimester of pregnancy may cause cleft palate. NURSING MOTHERS: Corticosteroids are secreted in breast milk and can cause side effects in the nursing infant. Prednisone is less likely than other corticosteroids to be secreted in breast milk, but it may still pose a risk to the infant. SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of prednisone and other corticosteroids range from mild annoyances to serious, irreversible damage, and they occur more frequently with higher doses and more prolonged treatment. Side effects include retention of sodium (salt) and fluid, weight gain, high blood pressure, loss of potassium, headache and muscle weakness. Prednisone also causes puffiness of the face (moon face), growth of facial hair, thinning and easy bruising of the skin, impaired wound healing, glaucoma, cataracts, ulcers in the stomach and duodenum, worsening of diabetes, irregular menses, rounding of the upper back ("buffalo hump"), obesity, retardation of growth in children, convulsions, and psychiatric disturbances. The psychiatric disturbances include depression, euphoria, insomnia, mood swings, personality changes, and even psychotic behavior. Prednisone suppresses the immune system and, therefore, increases the frequency or severity of infections and decreases the effectiveness of vaccines and antibiotics. Prednisone may cause osteoporosis that results in fractures of bones. Patients taking long-term prednisone often receive supplements of calcium and vitamin D to counteract the effects on bones. Calcium and vitamin D probably are not enough, however, and treatment with bisphosphonates such as alendronate (Fosamax) and risedronate (Actonel) may be necessary. Calcitonin (Miacalcin) also is effective. The development of osteoporosis and the need for treatment can be monitored using bone density scans. Answered by Michel Hebard 11 months ago.

prednisone is an anti inflammatory drug used for asthma, lupus M S, sarcoidosis and other illnesses this a steroid but not the kind body builders use this is a powerful drug caution must be taken I hope you never have to take it Answered by Addie Mcaleer 11 months ago.

a steroid drug used for against inflammation. useful for treating asthma, acute attacks of emphysema, severe inflamation such as in inflamatory bowel disease, arthritis, some skin problems Answered by Stewart Worsell 11 months ago.

a steroid used to reduce swelling, it should taken under the directions of a doctor, Answered by Era Nishimura 11 months ago.

Non- anabolic steriod Answered by Mohammed Squires 11 months ago.


Is prednisone a diuretic?
Asked by Vincent Labrador 11 months ago.

Prednisone is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of low corticosteroid levels (lack of certain substances that are usually produced by the body and are needed for normal body functioning). Prednisone is also used to treat other conditions in patients with normal corticosteroid levels. These conditions include certain types of arthritis; severe allergic reactions; multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the nerves do not function properly); lupus (a disease in which the body attacks many of its own organs); and certain conditions that affect the lungs, skin, eyes, kidneys blood, thyroid, stomach, and intestines. Prednisone is also sometimes used to treat the symptoms of certain types of cancer. Prednisone is in a class of medications called corticosteroids. It works to treat patients with low levels of corticosteroids by replacing steroids that are normally produced naturally by the body. It works to treat other conditions by reducing swelling and redness and by changing the way the immune system works. Prednisone is also sometimes used with antibiotics to treat a certain type of pneumonia in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Prednisone may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: headache dizziness difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep inappropriate happiness extreme changes in mood changes in personality bulging eyes acne thin, fragile skin red or purple blotches or lines under the skin slowed healing of cuts and bruises increased hair growth changes in the way fat is spread around the body extreme tiredness weak muscles irregular or absent menstrual periods decreased sexual desire heartburn increased sweating Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately: vision problems eye pain, redness, or tearing sore throat, fever, chills, cough, or other signs of infection seizures depression loss of contact with reality confusion muscle twitching or tightening shaking of the hands that you cannot control numbness, burning, or tingling in the face, arms, legs, feet, or hands upset stomach vomiting lightheadedness irregular heartbeat sudden weight gain shortness of breath, especially during the night dry, hacking cough swelling or pain in the stomach swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue, throat, arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs difficulty breathing or swallowing rash hives itching Prednisone may slow growth and development in children. Your child's doctor will watch his or her growth carefully. Talk to your child's doctor about the risks of giving prednisone to your child Answered by Kayleigh Conze 11 months ago.

I don't blame you for wanting to remove prednisone from your system. It is not the most pleasant drug. Unfortunately, I don't think a diuretic would make a difference. Diuretics increase water excretion through the kidneys, but I don't think steroids (like prednisone) are excreted through the kidneys, so it shouldn't have any effect. Also, there is another reason you don't want to remove prednisone too quickly from your body. Steroids should always be removed slowly (tapered). Some serious side-effects can occur if you stop taking them too quickly, so just go by what your doctor says, and don't take any extra drugs without consulting him/her first. I hope this helps, and good luck. Answered by Ciara Hunkins 11 months ago.

I lost 30 lbs in 3 days after being put on prednisone for a kidney problem! It was obviously all water weight so clearly yes prednisone can have the same effect as a diuretic. This is one of those mystery drugs that the medical profession does not fully understand. One of the listed side effects is actually weight GAIN, so it depends on things that aren't well understood. It is not a drug to be taken casually! Answered by Shawna Mcnicholas 11 months ago.

Its a steroid, maybe it can also act as a diuretic. but I always thought that a body retains water with the drug. Below is list of side effects. Answered by Fatimah Vergara 11 months ago.

No, it's a hormone, specifically a type of hormone called a "corticosteroid." .It's most-commonly used for inflammation in ones joints. And--yes--it can make you all puffed-up with water retention. My mom had R.A., and that's what happened to her. Answered by Laverna Monholland 11 months ago.

No, it does not have diuretic activity. Answered by Antonia Moredock 11 months ago.

no its a anti-inflammatory Answered by Mirna Lardydell 11 months ago.

no, it is a steroid Answered by Edmundo Schuring 11 months ago.


Medical Question...Prednisone.?
A close friend of mine, female in her late 20s, has had some skins issues for around 2 years now.Basically she has small scabs and scars appearing on her arms and legs (without a reasonable explanation)...The really look like ciggarette burns, ranging in size from the head of an eraser to about 3 times... Asked by Annalee Gehrke 11 months ago.

A close friend of mine, female in her late 20s, has had some skins issues for around 2 years now. Basically she has small scabs and scars appearing on her arms and legs (without a reasonable explanation)...The really look like ciggarette burns, ranging in size from the head of an eraser to about 3 times that...Its not something that is extremely unsightly, but obviously noticeable and takes a toll on her mentally...Aside from a little fatigue, but nothing major, there are no other true side effects. She has seen allergist, GPs, gynos, amongst other professionals who can't seem to diagnose it. They've taken biopsies of the skins, done CBC/ANA tests, tested for lupus, tested for leukemia, tested for various allergies, amongst many other things. Anyway, long story short it has been frustrating that nobody can find out what it is....Not but about a week ago she was prescribed an ointment by a dermatologist - for a seemingly unrelated issue - that contained the active ingredient Prednisone. Remarkably the sores have responded very well to this ! Does this limit it down in anyone's mind what we might be looking at ? Answered by Cami Straws 11 months ago.

The prednisone is a steroid anti-inflammatory. Doctors will prescribe this if they know or if they don't know what is going on--so long as they believe the underlying process is an inflammatory one. So, prednisone and other steroids are given for a lot of different inflammatory disorders, many of which it seems they can not ascribe to your friend's situation. If the prednisone works to relieve your friend's scabs and such, it sadly doesn't give us too much information, other than the disease process responds to prednisone--like many other diseases do. Your friend needs to continue pressing on for a diagnosis. Tell her not to quit. One of the posters here betrays a certain ignorance about the medical field, and that is that "if they can't figure it out, no one can." Let me just tell you that I've seen lay people make diagnoses that so-called "professionals" miss. The professionals are generally great at what they do, but my friend, laying someone's livelihood in the hands of just a few individuals who can't arrive at a diagnosis, then calling it quits, would be foolish. Keep pressing on, posting to help your friend. You never know when you'll get your diagnosis. Best of luck to you and your friend. Answered by Gretta Provins 11 months ago.

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Prednisone is used to treat many different conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders. If it's working then be happy sounds like the skin disorder she has is responding to this corticosteroid drug well so once they actually give the disorder a name she will probably fell better knowing exactly what it is she has. However for now if it's working then let it do it's job. Answered by Armida Mccormick 11 months ago.

Not trying to be mean, but if the experts who have examined her can't arrive at a conclusive diagnosis then you won't find a reliable one here. Skin issues like this can be very hard to figure out. I'd just accept its part of who she is and be happy that all the scary stuff has been ruled out. Answered by Ramonita Nahmias 11 months ago.


What foods should I eat/avoid while on prednisone?
I am on a 2 week regimen just to see if it works, I started out at 40 mg and am now down to 30 mg. My stomach has been sooooo upset though and I'd like to know if I should alter my diet in any particular way so my body doesn't react as severely. Thanks! Asked by Renna Dominque 11 months ago.

Marie, Prednisone is a synthetic hormone commonly referred to as a corticosteroid or "steroid." (These medicines are not the same "steroids" as the drugs taken by bodybuilders.) Prednisone is used to treat many illnesses, especially those associated with inflammation. It is truly a remarkable and often life-saving medication. Unfortunately, prednisone can stimulate the appetite, and weight gain is a common and unwanted side effect. Not everyone who takes prednisone will gain weight; in part it depends on how much drug you take and for how long you take it. But most people taking the medicine chronically will gain some weight. There is no "magic diet” to prevent you from gaining weight with prednisone, or to make you lose the weight already gained. Like all weight-reduction diets, it is all about calories. You lose weight when you burn off more calories than you eat. To successfully lose weight while on prednisone, you need to reduce your caloric intake despite the appetite stimulation and try to increase your exercise to burn the calories. If you are just starting the prednisone, you want to make sure you do not increase your intake of food (and calories) right away, so you do not gain unwanted weight. No one popular diet has been shown to be better than any other. A few simple rules apply to almost all successful diets, including diets for people on prednisone- Make healthy food choices. Choose healthy foods including fruits and vegetables, and avoid those that can contribute to heart disease. Exercise. Even if exercise alone may not be enough to make you lose weight, it will help with weight control. Develop an eating schedule and stick to it. While taking prednisone, if you eat when you feel hungry, you will be eating all the time. Keep a food diary. Write down everything you eat. Shop from a list when you go shopping so you don't buy food you don't need. Some people on prednisone also need to be on a low-salt diet, and some need supplemental calcium or potassium. Speak with your doctor about this. You may also ask to be referred to a nutritionist to get more specific recommendations about your diet to best manage your weight while on prednisone. ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED. It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms. The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Hope this helps matador 89 Answered by Evalyn Mcneilly 11 months ago.

In a matter of fact there is. You can cut down on the amount of dog food and add low sodium canned green beans in it's place. Of course, it would be even better if you used fresh or frozen beans, but the canned just makes it easier because they are already pre-cooked. Answered by Daron Mai 11 months ago.

Should I eat before I take prendesone . . Answered by Vito Bickel 11 months ago.


Prednisone side effects?
Heres what i have taken: 1 month- 15mg 1 month- 12.5mg 1 month- 10mg 1 month- 7.5mg 1 month- 5mg 1 month- 4mg 1 month- 3mg 1 month- 2mg I have been depressed and anxious for no reason. Is this normal? Asked by Cody Khansari 11 months ago.

Yes... prednisone can bring out bouts of depression and/or exacerbate depression that already exists. Additional symptoms may include: Swelling of the face, often referred to as "moon face" or "chipmunk cheeks"; some patients feel ugly and say that they do not recognize themselves in the mirror. Remember, these changes are reversible. A hump on the upper part of the back; this hump is made of fat, not bone. Bloating or swelling of the abdomen. Weight gain; prednisone may cause a great increase in appetite. Weight gain can be controlled by a low calorie diet, by exercise and by avoidance of salt. Avoid salty foods and do not add any salt. Stomach problems; to ease the burning, try taking prednisone with food. This problem may require anti-ulcer medication. Mood changes; sometimes the change is for the better. However, depression may be made worse by prednisone. Insomnia; patients may have difficulty sleeping at nights. Shakiness; patients may have feelings of being "hyper: or that "things are running fast inside my head". Weakness of the thigh muscles; patients may have difficulty in climbing stairs, getting out of the bath or getting up from a chair or toilet seat. Interruption of the menstrual cycle; periods may stop altogether. Increased risk of infections; patients may have more infections including some caused by germs that the body is normally resistant to. Answered by Reatha Grzyb 11 months ago.

There is a crap load of side affects. I looked really white and nauseous when I was on it. Answered by Collene Pulice 11 months ago.


Prednisone side effects?
I am on and have been for awhile: promethazine (12.5mg), seroquel(25mg), zoloft(25mg), and zantac(5ml, twice a day). All these medications have caused weight loss. I am however worried about the side effects of my new medicine prednisone(60mg) that I was put on today for crohn's disease. Will this cause any... Asked by Wen Steigman 11 months ago.

I am on and have been for awhile: promethazine (12.5mg), seroquel(25mg), zoloft(25mg), and zantac(5ml, twice a day). All these medications have caused weight loss. I am however worried about the side effects of my new medicine prednisone(60mg) that I was put on today for crohn's disease. Will this cause any large amounts of weight gain? I'm ok with a few pounds but nothing more. It has made me lose my apitite rather than increase it, is that a good sign I won't gain? Answered by Bud Leveston 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a synthetic steroid closely related to the natural hormone cortisol made by the adrenal glands to combat stress and inflammation. There are three categories of steroids, and this one is a corticosteroid (cortisol, as the name suggests, is made in the cortex, or outer layers, of the adrenal). Side effects are divided into those from short-term use and those from chronic use, such as for several weeks, months or years. For Crohn's disease, it can be either. Your doctor will probably keep you on the lowest does that works for you for the shortest time possible. In the short run, like a week, corticosteroids like Prednisone can cause a little water retention and a little weight gain and appetite stimulation. It interferes with the action of insulin, and your glucose will go up a little, but you won't feel that or care unless you are diabetic. I put a diabetic on pulse steroids on Monday (big dose day 1 and 2 with tapering doses over a week and then stop) and warned him that his glucose, which he checks continually, will be higher. Corticosteroids also make some people feel euphoric, which is a great feeling, but still a side effect. None of this usually matters, and short-term use of steroids is very safe and often effective. If you're lucky, that's what you're doing now and it will work to quell the flair that I know that you must be having to get this prescription. And if your luck continues to hold out, you wont need intervention again soon, and that when you do, a pulse for a week will do it again and again. If you're unlucky, it won’t work. In between is where it works, but only when you're taking it, which means either abandoning it or taking it daily. 60 mg is a nuke dose, and is typical for a pulse, going to 40mg in a day or two, then 20mg, 10mg, 5mg and stop. But if your having a major flair with lots of bloody diarrhea, your doc may be thinking of keeping you on high doses for a week or a month, and trying to bring it down to zero if he/she can, or at least under 10mg if he can. But if every time you take it you get relief but every time you taper, you flair, you may be on 10 or 20mg a day indefinitely: chronic corticosteroid therapy. In that case, you have some more serious side effects to consider, although they will be worth the risk, one being adrenocortical failure (low blood pressure, abdominal pain, dehydration, electrolyte = sodium, potassium etc disturbances). This would happen if you tapered or stopped your Prednisone too abruptly after weeks or more of use. The reason is that you are getting more corticosteroid by mouth than your own gland normally makes, and the body knows it. So it shuts off the signal to make cortisol, which is a hormone called ACTH made in the anterior pituitary hanging from the bottom of the brain above and between the eyes. This hormone stimulates the adrenal cortex to secrete. But on high dose steroids, it shuts off, and in its absence, the adrenocortex shrinks and shuts down like a muscle that you stop using, Within a few weeks, the adrenal can't make the usual daily dose of cortisol, and if you take away the Prednisone, you'll learn what corticosteroids do by experiencing their deficiency: adrenal failure (Addison's syndrome). In this state, you are dependent on your pills. Not forever. You could go on a taper: 20 then 18 then 20 then 16 then 18 then 16 then 14 etc and wean down to zero as you adrenocortex wakes up under the influence of a whipping from pituitary ACTH telling it to wake up. But the transformation from steroid dependency to normal takes weeks and a weaning regimen. There are a few other important bad effects seen in some but not all chronic steroid users, including gallstones, ulcers, cataracts, steroid-induced diabetes (goes away when the steroids go away) and osteoporosis. Also, the drug Levaquin, an excellent antibiotic, can cause the Achilles tendon to rupture. You can see why we have a love hate relationship with corticosteroids like Prednisone (and cortisol and dexamethisone). They’re lifesavers for some people with inflammatory disease like Crohn’s, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. But they’re treacherous to work with. The choice to use them is close to a no-brainer. Short-term and pulse anytime they might help, long term only when no other treatment makes life bearable, and in those cases, you not only have no choice but to use them, it’s a fair trade. If it’s the difference between a normal life and cataracts in ten years and painful bloody squirts for ten years, take the steroids. Therefore, we don’t use them when we don’t have to. We use short-term pulse or low dose therapy when it works, and chronic steroids at whatever dose is necessary if that’s the hand we’re dealt. BTW, the other two categories of steroids besides [1] corticosteroids are [2] mineralocorticoids like aldosterone that regulate fluid, electrolyte and acid-base homeostasis of the blood and interstitial fluids at the kidney, and [3] Answered by Mechelle Fillion 11 months ago.

Prednisone can cause GI upset, it can make you jittery or cause insomnia and fluid retention. These are the signs a person can detect. However, you have been prescribe prednisone for a condition which highly warrants it and you have to outweigh the benefit of taking it over the risk. It might be that after you get your condition somewhat under control, the prednisone can be reduced and maybe even phased out. Don't worry about the potential to gain weight, Just do what you need to do in order to take care of yourself and your disease. Answered by Selina Glotfelty 11 months ago.

Fluid retention is a major side effect of prednisone therapy. Take with food otherwise it will cause gastric upset. Changes in appetite occurs on an individual basis. Some lose their appetite, for others the appetite increases. Answered by Kenda Nieratko 11 months ago.


Prednisone?
my husband has been prescribed prednisone, 30 mg/day for a lung disease. The doctor says he will be on it for about 2 years, with gradually descreasing dosage. He's only been on it for 2 1/2 weeks now, but he's getting acne, shakiness, sore joints/muscles...he's miserable. Are there any ways to help... Asked by Vanessa Haulk 11 months ago.

my husband has been prescribed prednisone, 30 mg/day for a lung disease. The doctor says he will be on it for about 2 years, with gradually descreasing dosage. He's only been on it for 2 1/2 weeks now, but he's getting acne, shakiness, sore joints/muscles...he's miserable. Are there any ways to help fight the side effects of prednisone? or are there any alternatives out there? Answered by Towanda Siddiq 11 months ago.

below are some of the side affect for prednisone: changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, moon face, neck, breasts, and waist). sleep problems (insomnia), mood changes; acne, dry skin, thinning skin, bruising or discoloration; slow wound healing; increased sweating; headache, dizziness, spinning sensation; nausea, stomach pain, bloating my doctor wants me to take 50mg everyday but I requested to take 100mg every other day. This way, can lower the side affects. I have been taken this amount for 7 weeks I am still feeling ok. Some people with this dosage may gain around 10lbs to 15lbs a month. I gain about 2lbs and only thing i don't look as firm. I also tried to control my diet. I took less than 2000mg sodium per day for the days that i don't need to take the pills and take half of the amount of sodium on the day that i need to take the pills. always look at the sodium contents when you shop. get rid of any junk food in your fridge. also store alot of veggies and fruit at home because prednisone makes you hungry. bewared of the sodium percentage on salad dressing. I have read an article today that taken good amount of protassium will help slow down the process of moon face. Banana, Grape, Grape fruit will give you good amount of protassium. During the medication, you will feel dizzy and tired all day long. Don't give your self any excuse. Some easy exercises will help. I hit the gym at lease 3 times weekly and spent 1- 2 hours every time. I walk about 30mins on treadmill for 2.5-3 speed. Some light weight training to tone my mucles. 10- 20 mins basket ball. (I used don't know how to play basket ball). You also have to make sure that your doctor have given you below medicines together with prednisone. - calcium (Long term use of prednisone cause lack of calcium and join pain) - medicine for protecting your stomach. prednisone may cause stomache. - fish oil (i think it's good for preventing diabetic. Long term use of prednisone may cause diabetic. I think fish oil helps me with my moodswing) Tell your husband this is not the end of world. try to think positive. He's not the only one taken this medicine. Since this is the only choice than we have to accept it and try to like it because he's going to be fine again in 2 years right? family support is very important. Don't show him that you are anxious too. Other wise he will be more nervous. Try to keep him busy with something if posible. He will think too much if he has too much free time. Some times our imagination makes us feel the aches and it may not be as bad. 2 years is not a short period of time. I know how he feels.be positive and hope he get well soon. Sorry for my poor grammers and typos.... I hope above can help you. If you have any questions you can email me on sally60381@yahoo.com. Answered by Beverly Miland 11 months ago.


What is the use of prednisone?
Asked by Tara Skeens 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a corticosteroid used for a whole lot of things, but based on your other question, I'm guessing that it was prescribed to you to suppress your immune system. When you get poison ivy/oak/sumac, etc., the reaction that you see (and feel) is actually the result of your immune system fighting off the foreign material -- an allergic reaction. This isn't helpful -- of themselves, these plants are harmless. It's your immune system that's causing the itchy rash. So the reasoning is, use the prednisone to shut down your immune system a little and relieve the itching. While you're on prednisone, you should be aware that since your immune system isn't functioning at 100%, you'll be more prone to getting infections or catching diseases from other people. So stay away from sick people. Prednisone is also notorious for causing upset stomach, which you can alleviate by taking it with a full meal. Also, it may disturb your sleep, so if the doctor's dosing instructions allow, take it early in the morning. Answered by Marcy Leyh 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a steroid used in many different disease processes, generally for the purpose of reducing inflammation. Answered by Eve Grotelueschen 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a steroid that is used by doctors for treating bronchial asthma and other illnesses that may have inflammation. It may be in tablet or injectible vial form. Answered by Evie Stenson 11 months ago.


Prednisone?
Asked by Sal Germany 11 months ago.

GENERIC NAME: prednisone BRAND NAME: Deltasone, Orasone, Prednicen-M, Liquid Pred DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Prednisone is an oral, synthetic (man-made) corticosteroid used for suppressing the immune system and inflammation. It has effects similar to other corticosteroids such as triamcinolone (Kenacort), methylprednisolone (Medrol), prednisolone (Prelone) and dexamethasone (Decadron). These synthetic corticosteroids mimic the action of cortisol (hydrocortisone), the naturally-occurring corticosteroid produced in the body by the adrenal glands. Corticosteroids have many effects on the body, but they most often are used for their potent anti-inflammatory effects, particularly in those conditions in which the immune system plays an important role. Such conditions include arthritis, colitis, asthma, bronchitis, certain skin rashes, and allergic or inflammatory conditions of the nose and eyes. Prednisone is inactive in the body and, in order to be effective, first must be converted to prednisolone by enzymes in the liver. Therefore, prednisone may not work as effectively in people with liver disease whose ability to convert prednisone to prednisolone is impaired PRESCRIPTION: yes GENERIC AVAILABLE: yes PREPARATIONS: Tablets of 2.5, 5, 10, 20, and 50 mg. Oral solution or syrup of 5mg/5ml STORAGE: Store at room temperature 20-25°C (68-77°F), and keep away from moisture. PRESCRIBED FOR: Prednisone is used in the management of inflammatory conditions or diseases in which the immune system plays an important role. Since prednisone is used in so many conditions, only the most common or established uses are mentioned here. Prednisone most often is used for treating several types of arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, systemic lupus, allergic reactions, asthma and severe psoriasis. It also is used for treating leukemias, lymphomas, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and autoimmune hemolytic anemia. Corticosteroids, including prednisone, are commonly used to suppress the immune system and prevent the body from rejecting transplanted organs. Prednisone is used as replacement therapy in patients whose adrenal glands are unable to produce sufficient amounts of cortisol. DOSING: The initial dose of prednisone varies depending on the condition being treated and the age of the patient. The starting dose may be from 5 to 60 mg per day and often is adjusted based on the response of the condition being treated. Corticosteroids typically do not produce immediate effects and must be used for several days before maximal effects are seen. It may take much longer before conditions respond to treatment. Prolonged therapy with prednisone causes the adrenal glands to atrophy and stop producing cortisol. When prednisone is discontinued after a period of prolonged therapy, the dose of prednisone must be tapered (lowered gradually) to allow the adrenal glands time to recover. (See side effects.) It is recommended that prednisone be taken with food. DRUG INTERACTIONS: Prednisone may interact with estrogens and phenytoin (Dilantin). Estrogens may reduce the action of enzymes in the liver that break down (eliminate) the active form of prednisone, prednisolone. As a result, the levels of prednisolone in the body may increase and lead to more frequent side effects. Phenytoin increases the activity of enzymes in the liver that break down (eliminate) prednisone and thereby may reduce the effectiveness of prednisone. Thus, if phenytoin is being taken, an increased dose of prednisone may be required. PREGNANCY: Corticosteroids cross the placenta into the fetus. Compared to other corticosteroids, however, prednisone is less likely to cross the placenta. Chronic use of corticosteroids during the first trimester of pregnancy may cause cleft palate. NURSING MOTHERS: Corticosteroids are secreted in breast milk and can cause side effects in the nursing infant. Prednisone is less likely than other corticosteroids to be secreted in breast milk, but it may still pose a risk to the infant. SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of prednisone and other corticosteroids range from mild annoyances to serious, irreversible damage, and they occur more frequently with higher doses and more prolonged treatment. Side effects include retention of sodium (salt) and fluid, weight gain, high blood pressure, loss of potassium, headache and muscle weakness. Prednisone also causes puffiness of the face (moon face), growth of facial hair, thinning and easy bruising of the skin, impaired wound healing, glaucoma, cataracts, ulcers in the stomach and duodenum, worsening of diabetes, irregular menses, rounding of the upper back ("buffalo hump"), obesity, retardation of growth in children, convulsions, and psychiatric disturbances. The psychiatric disturbances include depression, euphoria, insomnia, mood swings, personality changes, and even psychotic behavior. Prednisone suppresses the immune system and, therefore, increases the frequency or severity of infections and decreases the effectiveness of vaccines and antibiotics. Prednisone may cause osteoporosis that results in fractures of bones. Patients taking long-term prednisone often receive supplements of calcium and vitamin D to counteract the effects on bones. Calcium and vitamin D probably are not enough, however, and treatment with bisphosphonates such as alendronate (Fosamax) and risedronate (Actonel) may be necessary. Calcitonin (Miacalcin) also is effective. The development of osteoporosis and the need for treatment can be monitored using bone density scans. Answered by Karey Thronson 11 months ago.

prednisone is an anti inflammatory drug used for asthma, lupus M S, sarcoidosis and other illnesses this a steroid but not the kind body builders use this is a powerful drug caution must be taken I hope you never have to take it Answered by Deidre Monteforte 11 months ago.

a steroid drug used for against inflammation. useful for treating asthma, acute attacks of emphysema, severe inflamation such as in inflamatory bowel disease, arthritis, some skin problems Answered by Missy Leitch 11 months ago.

a steroid used to reduce swelling, it should taken under the directions of a doctor, Answered by Sheldon Spanton 11 months ago.

Non- anabolic steriod Answered by Alfred Gushee 11 months ago.


Is prednisone a diuretic?
Asked by Irving Bautista 11 months ago.

Prednisone is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of low corticosteroid levels (lack of certain substances that are usually produced by the body and are needed for normal body functioning). Prednisone is also used to treat other conditions in patients with normal corticosteroid levels. These conditions include certain types of arthritis; severe allergic reactions; multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the nerves do not function properly); lupus (a disease in which the body attacks many of its own organs); and certain conditions that affect the lungs, skin, eyes, kidneys blood, thyroid, stomach, and intestines. Prednisone is also sometimes used to treat the symptoms of certain types of cancer. Prednisone is in a class of medications called corticosteroids. It works to treat patients with low levels of corticosteroids by replacing steroids that are normally produced naturally by the body. It works to treat other conditions by reducing swelling and redness and by changing the way the immune system works. Prednisone is also sometimes used with antibiotics to treat a certain type of pneumonia in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Prednisone may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: headache dizziness difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep inappropriate happiness extreme changes in mood changes in personality bulging eyes acne thin, fragile skin red or purple blotches or lines under the skin slowed healing of cuts and bruises increased hair growth changes in the way fat is spread around the body extreme tiredness weak muscles irregular or absent menstrual periods decreased sexual desire heartburn increased sweating Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately: vision problems eye pain, redness, or tearing sore throat, fever, chills, cough, or other signs of infection seizures depression loss of contact with reality confusion muscle twitching or tightening shaking of the hands that you cannot control numbness, burning, or tingling in the face, arms, legs, feet, or hands upset stomach vomiting lightheadedness irregular heartbeat sudden weight gain shortness of breath, especially during the night dry, hacking cough swelling or pain in the stomach swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue, throat, arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs difficulty breathing or swallowing rash hives itching Prednisone may slow growth and development in children. Your child's doctor will watch his or her growth carefully. Talk to your child's doctor about the risks of giving prednisone to your child Answered by Shayne Grossmeyer 11 months ago.

I don't blame you for wanting to remove prednisone from your system. It is not the most pleasant drug. Unfortunately, I don't think a diuretic would make a difference. Diuretics increase water excretion through the kidneys, but I don't think steroids (like prednisone) are excreted through the kidneys, so it shouldn't have any effect. Also, there is another reason you don't want to remove prednisone too quickly from your body. Steroids should always be removed slowly (tapered). Some serious side-effects can occur if you stop taking them too quickly, so just go by what your doctor says, and don't take any extra drugs without consulting him/her first. I hope this helps, and good luck. Answered by Elinore Torrain 11 months ago.

I lost 30 lbs in 3 days after being put on prednisone for a kidney problem! It was obviously all water weight so clearly yes prednisone can have the same effect as a diuretic. This is one of those mystery drugs that the medical profession does not fully understand. One of the listed side effects is actually weight GAIN, so it depends on things that aren't well understood. It is not a drug to be taken casually! Answered by Christiane Sanos 11 months ago.

Its a steroid, maybe it can also act as a diuretic. but I always thought that a body retains water with the drug. Below is list of side effects. Answered by Faith Sauberan 11 months ago.

No, it's a hormone, specifically a type of hormone called a "corticosteroid." .It's most-commonly used for inflammation in ones joints. And--yes--it can make you all puffed-up with water retention. My mom had R.A., and that's what happened to her. Answered by Shakia Epperheimer 11 months ago.

No, it does not have diuretic activity. Answered by Gemma Kurban 11 months ago.

no its a anti-inflammatory Answered by Vida Corporal 11 months ago.

no, it is a steroid Answered by Shauna Auiles 11 months ago.


Medical Question...Prednisone.?
A close friend of mine, female in her late 20s, has had some skins issues for around 2 years now.Basically she has small scabs and scars appearing on her arms and legs (without a reasonable explanation)...The really look like ciggarette burns, ranging in size from the head of an eraser to about 3 times... Asked by Cyril Mosinski 11 months ago.

A close friend of mine, female in her late 20s, has had some skins issues for around 2 years now. Basically she has small scabs and scars appearing on her arms and legs (without a reasonable explanation)...The really look like ciggarette burns, ranging in size from the head of an eraser to about 3 times that...Its not something that is extremely unsightly, but obviously noticeable and takes a toll on her mentally...Aside from a little fatigue, but nothing major, there are no other true side effects. She has seen allergist, GPs, gynos, amongst other professionals who can't seem to diagnose it. They've taken biopsies of the skins, done CBC/ANA tests, tested for lupus, tested for leukemia, tested for various allergies, amongst many other things. Anyway, long story short it has been frustrating that nobody can find out what it is....Not but about a week ago she was prescribed an ointment by a dermatologist - for a seemingly unrelated issue - that contained the active ingredient Prednisone. Remarkably the sores have responded very well to this ! Does this limit it down in anyone's mind what we might be looking at ? Answered by Elmer Adalja 11 months ago.

The prednisone is a steroid anti-inflammatory. Doctors will prescribe this if they know or if they don't know what is going on--so long as they believe the underlying process is an inflammatory one. So, prednisone and other steroids are given for a lot of different inflammatory disorders, many of which it seems they can not ascribe to your friend's situation. If the prednisone works to relieve your friend's scabs and such, it sadly doesn't give us too much information, other than the disease process responds to prednisone--like many other diseases do. Your friend needs to continue pressing on for a diagnosis. Tell her not to quit. One of the posters here betrays a certain ignorance about the medical field, and that is that "if they can't figure it out, no one can." Let me just tell you that I've seen lay people make diagnoses that so-called "professionals" miss. The professionals are generally great at what they do, but my friend, laying someone's livelihood in the hands of just a few individuals who can't arrive at a diagnosis, then calling it quits, would be foolish. Keep pressing on, posting to help your friend. You never know when you'll get your diagnosis. Best of luck to you and your friend. Answered by Prince Cocola 11 months ago.

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Prednisone is used to treat many different conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders. If it's working then be happy sounds like the skin disorder she has is responding to this corticosteroid drug well so once they actually give the disorder a name she will probably fell better knowing exactly what it is she has. However for now if it's working then let it do it's job. Answered by Simone Gassoway 11 months ago.

Not trying to be mean, but if the experts who have examined her can't arrive at a conclusive diagnosis then you won't find a reliable one here. Skin issues like this can be very hard to figure out. I'd just accept its part of who she is and be happy that all the scary stuff has been ruled out. Answered by Nola Ondrusek 11 months ago.


What foods should I eat/avoid while on prednisone?
I am on a 2 week regimen just to see if it works, I started out at 40 mg and am now down to 30 mg. My stomach has been sooooo upset though and I'd like to know if I should alter my diet in any particular way so my body doesn't react as severely. Thanks! Asked by Noelia Clabough 11 months ago.

Marie, Prednisone is a synthetic hormone commonly referred to as a corticosteroid or "steroid." (These medicines are not the same "steroids" as the drugs taken by bodybuilders.) Prednisone is used to treat many illnesses, especially those associated with inflammation. It is truly a remarkable and often life-saving medication. Unfortunately, prednisone can stimulate the appetite, and weight gain is a common and unwanted side effect. Not everyone who takes prednisone will gain weight; in part it depends on how much drug you take and for how long you take it. But most people taking the medicine chronically will gain some weight. There is no "magic diet” to prevent you from gaining weight with prednisone, or to make you lose the weight already gained. Like all weight-reduction diets, it is all about calories. You lose weight when you burn off more calories than you eat. To successfully lose weight while on prednisone, you need to reduce your caloric intake despite the appetite stimulation and try to increase your exercise to burn the calories. If you are just starting the prednisone, you want to make sure you do not increase your intake of food (and calories) right away, so you do not gain unwanted weight. No one popular diet has been shown to be better than any other. A few simple rules apply to almost all successful diets, including diets for people on prednisone- Make healthy food choices. Choose healthy foods including fruits and vegetables, and avoid those that can contribute to heart disease. Exercise. Even if exercise alone may not be enough to make you lose weight, it will help with weight control. Develop an eating schedule and stick to it. While taking prednisone, if you eat when you feel hungry, you will be eating all the time. Keep a food diary. Write down everything you eat. Shop from a list when you go shopping so you don't buy food you don't need. Some people on prednisone also need to be on a low-salt diet, and some need supplemental calcium or potassium. Speak with your doctor about this. You may also ask to be referred to a nutritionist to get more specific recommendations about your diet to best manage your weight while on prednisone. ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED. It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms. The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Hope this helps matador 89 Answered by Conrad Knisely 11 months ago.

In a matter of fact there is. You can cut down on the amount of dog food and add low sodium canned green beans in it's place. Of course, it would be even better if you used fresh or frozen beans, but the canned just makes it easier because they are already pre-cooked. Answered by Aleisha Sturm 11 months ago.

Should I eat before I take prendesone . . Answered by Danny Tasto 11 months ago.


Prednisone side effects?
Heres what i have taken: 1 month- 15mg 1 month- 12.5mg 1 month- 10mg 1 month- 7.5mg 1 month- 5mg 1 month- 4mg 1 month- 3mg 1 month- 2mg I have been depressed and anxious for no reason. Is this normal? Asked by Tim Brunow 11 months ago.

Yes... prednisone can bring out bouts of depression and/or exacerbate depression that already exists. Additional symptoms may include: Swelling of the face, often referred to as "moon face" or "chipmunk cheeks"; some patients feel ugly and say that they do not recognize themselves in the mirror. Remember, these changes are reversible. A hump on the upper part of the back; this hump is made of fat, not bone. Bloating or swelling of the abdomen. Weight gain; prednisone may cause a great increase in appetite. Weight gain can be controlled by a low calorie diet, by exercise and by avoidance of salt. Avoid salty foods and do not add any salt. Stomach problems; to ease the burning, try taking prednisone with food. This problem may require anti-ulcer medication. Mood changes; sometimes the change is for the better. However, depression may be made worse by prednisone. Insomnia; patients may have difficulty sleeping at nights. Shakiness; patients may have feelings of being "hyper: or that "things are running fast inside my head". Weakness of the thigh muscles; patients may have difficulty in climbing stairs, getting out of the bath or getting up from a chair or toilet seat. Interruption of the menstrual cycle; periods may stop altogether. Increased risk of infections; patients may have more infections including some caused by germs that the body is normally resistant to. Answered by Louis Kasowski 11 months ago.

There is a crap load of side affects. I looked really white and nauseous when I was on it. Answered by Hannah Dedman 11 months ago.


Prednisone side effects?
I am on and have been for awhile: promethazine (12.5mg), seroquel(25mg), zoloft(25mg), and zantac(5ml, twice a day). All these medications have caused weight loss. I am however worried about the side effects of my new medicine prednisone(60mg) that I was put on today for crohn's disease. Will this cause any... Asked by Lane Brignoni 11 months ago.

I am on and have been for awhile: promethazine (12.5mg), seroquel(25mg), zoloft(25mg), and zantac(5ml, twice a day). All these medications have caused weight loss. I am however worried about the side effects of my new medicine prednisone(60mg) that I was put on today for crohn's disease. Will this cause any large amounts of weight gain? I'm ok with a few pounds but nothing more. It has made me lose my apitite rather than increase it, is that a good sign I won't gain? Answered by Dwain Yater 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a synthetic steroid closely related to the natural hormone cortisol made by the adrenal glands to combat stress and inflammation. There are three categories of steroids, and this one is a corticosteroid (cortisol, as the name suggests, is made in the cortex, or outer layers, of the adrenal). Side effects are divided into those from short-term use and those from chronic use, such as for several weeks, months or years. For Crohn's disease, it can be either. Your doctor will probably keep you on the lowest does that works for you for the shortest time possible. In the short run, like a week, corticosteroids like Prednisone can cause a little water retention and a little weight gain and appetite stimulation. It interferes with the action of insulin, and your glucose will go up a little, but you won't feel that or care unless you are diabetic. I put a diabetic on pulse steroids on Monday (big dose day 1 and 2 with tapering doses over a week and then stop) and warned him that his glucose, which he checks continually, will be higher. Corticosteroids also make some people feel euphoric, which is a great feeling, but still a side effect. None of this usually matters, and short-term use of steroids is very safe and often effective. If you're lucky, that's what you're doing now and it will work to quell the flair that I know that you must be having to get this prescription. And if your luck continues to hold out, you wont need intervention again soon, and that when you do, a pulse for a week will do it again and again. If you're unlucky, it won’t work. In between is where it works, but only when you're taking it, which means either abandoning it or taking it daily. 60 mg is a nuke dose, and is typical for a pulse, going to 40mg in a day or two, then 20mg, 10mg, 5mg and stop. But if your having a major flair with lots of bloody diarrhea, your doc may be thinking of keeping you on high doses for a week or a month, and trying to bring it down to zero if he/she can, or at least under 10mg if he can. But if every time you take it you get relief but every time you taper, you flair, you may be on 10 or 20mg a day indefinitely: chronic corticosteroid therapy. In that case, you have some more serious side effects to consider, although they will be worth the risk, one being adrenocortical failure (low blood pressure, abdominal pain, dehydration, electrolyte = sodium, potassium etc disturbances). This would happen if you tapered or stopped your Prednisone too abruptly after weeks or more of use. The reason is that you are getting more corticosteroid by mouth than your own gland normally makes, and the body knows it. So it shuts off the signal to make cortisol, which is a hormone called ACTH made in the anterior pituitary hanging from the bottom of the brain above and between the eyes. This hormone stimulates the adrenal cortex to secrete. But on high dose steroids, it shuts off, and in its absence, the adrenocortex shrinks and shuts down like a muscle that you stop using, Within a few weeks, the adrenal can't make the usual daily dose of cortisol, and if you take away the Prednisone, you'll learn what corticosteroids do by experiencing their deficiency: adrenal failure (Addison's syndrome). In this state, you are dependent on your pills. Not forever. You could go on a taper: 20 then 18 then 20 then 16 then 18 then 16 then 14 etc and wean down to zero as you adrenocortex wakes up under the influence of a whipping from pituitary ACTH telling it to wake up. But the transformation from steroid dependency to normal takes weeks and a weaning regimen. There are a few other important bad effects seen in some but not all chronic steroid users, including gallstones, ulcers, cataracts, steroid-induced diabetes (goes away when the steroids go away) and osteoporosis. Also, the drug Levaquin, an excellent antibiotic, can cause the Achilles tendon to rupture. You can see why we have a love hate relationship with corticosteroids like Prednisone (and cortisol and dexamethisone). They’re lifesavers for some people with inflammatory disease like Crohn’s, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. But they’re treacherous to work with. The choice to use them is close to a no-brainer. Short-term and pulse anytime they might help, long term only when no other treatment makes life bearable, and in those cases, you not only have no choice but to use them, it’s a fair trade. If it’s the difference between a normal life and cataracts in ten years and painful bloody squirts for ten years, take the steroids. Therefore, we don’t use them when we don’t have to. We use short-term pulse or low dose therapy when it works, and chronic steroids at whatever dose is necessary if that’s the hand we’re dealt. BTW, the other two categories of steroids besides [1] corticosteroids are [2] mineralocorticoids like aldosterone that regulate fluid, electrolyte and acid-base homeostasis of the blood and interstitial fluids at the kidney, and [3] Answered by Shirely Poulisse 11 months ago.

Prednisone can cause GI upset, it can make you jittery or cause insomnia and fluid retention. These are the signs a person can detect. However, you have been prescribe prednisone for a condition which highly warrants it and you have to outweigh the benefit of taking it over the risk. It might be that after you get your condition somewhat under control, the prednisone can be reduced and maybe even phased out. Don't worry about the potential to gain weight, Just do what you need to do in order to take care of yourself and your disease. Answered by Venus Traycheff 11 months ago.

Fluid retention is a major side effect of prednisone therapy. Take with food otherwise it will cause gastric upset. Changes in appetite occurs on an individual basis. Some lose their appetite, for others the appetite increases. Answered by Delmar Boocks 11 months ago.


Prednisone?
my husband has been prescribed prednisone, 30 mg/day for a lung disease. The doctor says he will be on it for about 2 years, with gradually descreasing dosage. He's only been on it for 2 1/2 weeks now, but he's getting acne, shakiness, sore joints/muscles...he's miserable. Are there any ways to help... Asked by Bess Nazzise 11 months ago.

my husband has been prescribed prednisone, 30 mg/day for a lung disease. The doctor says he will be on it for about 2 years, with gradually descreasing dosage. He's only been on it for 2 1/2 weeks now, but he's getting acne, shakiness, sore joints/muscles...he's miserable. Are there any ways to help fight the side effects of prednisone? or are there any alternatives out there? Answered by Takako Garnto 11 months ago.

below are some of the side affect for prednisone: changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, moon face, neck, breasts, and waist). sleep problems (insomnia), mood changes; acne, dry skin, thinning skin, bruising or discoloration; slow wound healing; increased sweating; headache, dizziness, spinning sensation; nausea, stomach pain, bloating my doctor wants me to take 50mg everyday but I requested to take 100mg every other day. This way, can lower the side affects. I have been taken this amount for 7 weeks I am still feeling ok. Some people with this dosage may gain around 10lbs to 15lbs a month. I gain about 2lbs and only thing i don't look as firm. I also tried to control my diet. I took less than 2000mg sodium per day for the days that i don't need to take the pills and take half of the amount of sodium on the day that i need to take the pills. always look at the sodium contents when you shop. get rid of any junk food in your fridge. also store alot of veggies and fruit at home because prednisone makes you hungry. bewared of the sodium percentage on salad dressing. I have read an article today that taken good amount of protassium will help slow down the process of moon face. Banana, Grape, Grape fruit will give you good amount of protassium. During the medication, you will feel dizzy and tired all day long. Don't give your self any excuse. Some easy exercises will help. I hit the gym at lease 3 times weekly and spent 1- 2 hours every time. I walk about 30mins on treadmill for 2.5-3 speed. Some light weight training to tone my mucles. 10- 20 mins basket ball. (I used don't know how to play basket ball). You also have to make sure that your doctor have given you below medicines together with prednisone. - calcium (Long term use of prednisone cause lack of calcium and join pain) - medicine for protecting your stomach. prednisone may cause stomache. - fish oil (i think it's good for preventing diabetic. Long term use of prednisone may cause diabetic. I think fish oil helps me with my moodswing) Tell your husband this is not the end of world. try to think positive. He's not the only one taken this medicine. Since this is the only choice than we have to accept it and try to like it because he's going to be fine again in 2 years right? family support is very important. Don't show him that you are anxious too. Other wise he will be more nervous. Try to keep him busy with something if posible. He will think too much if he has too much free time. Some times our imagination makes us feel the aches and it may not be as bad. 2 years is not a short period of time. I know how he feels.be positive and hope he get well soon. Sorry for my poor grammers and typos.... I hope above can help you. If you have any questions you can email me on sally60381@yahoo.com. Answered by Carma Bakey 11 months ago.


What is the use of prednisone?
Asked by Dianne Rudisell 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a corticosteroid used for a whole lot of things, but based on your other question, I'm guessing that it was prescribed to you to suppress your immune system. When you get poison ivy/oak/sumac, etc., the reaction that you see (and feel) is actually the result of your immune system fighting off the foreign material -- an allergic reaction. This isn't helpful -- of themselves, these plants are harmless. It's your immune system that's causing the itchy rash. So the reasoning is, use the prednisone to shut down your immune system a little and relieve the itching. While you're on prednisone, you should be aware that since your immune system isn't functioning at 100%, you'll be more prone to getting infections or catching diseases from other people. So stay away from sick people. Prednisone is also notorious for causing upset stomach, which you can alleviate by taking it with a full meal. Also, it may disturb your sleep, so if the doctor's dosing instructions allow, take it early in the morning. Answered by Pa Bartholic 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a steroid used in many different disease processes, generally for the purpose of reducing inflammation. Answered by Galina Afton 11 months ago.

Prednisone is a steroid that is used by doctors for treating bronchial asthma and other illnesses that may have inflammation. It may be in tablet or injectible vial form. Answered by Lean Divens 11 months ago.


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