Prednisone for humans

Common Questions and Answers about Prednisone for humans

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Hi I'm on prednisone. 5 mg is a small dose for a human but for a tiny cat it would be much different. Prednisone has helped many people but it does have side effects, espicially long term use. It causes mood changes, depression, erritability, anxiety. Humans need to take Calcium and vitamin D daily because it affects the bones. Some of the other side effects:, increased appetite, weight gain, water retension, stomach problems, muscle atrophy, difficulty sleeping.
Effects of prednisone, aspirin and acetaminophen on an in vivo biologic response to interferon in humans. Clin Pharmacol Ther (1988) 44 (2/Aug): 239-43 Fuggetta MP, Graziani G, Aquino A et al: Effect of hydrocortisone on human natural killer activity and its modulation by beta interferon.
I was on Prednisone for 9 months, 2 years ago for asthma. I am still not able to get rid of the moon face! I lost about 20 of the 70 lbs I gained right away and the rest is stuck. Since then, I've had pain in my back and feet. I've heard that Prednisone encourages arthritis. Anyone else heard this or have problems? For the past 6 months, I'm in constant pain and am now being told it might be Fibromyalgia. One good way to get rid of the pain . . . Prednisone!
Even with us humans, you have to taper....prednisone is weird, my dh took it and he said he felt like he felt so weird!!! Mood swings, ups & downs. Please let us know what your vet said. I hope your little guy is okay.
I continued to monitor myself as I do with my medical diary and sure enough while on the prednisone, I had no abnormal movement. When I got off the prednisone, my abnormal movement started coming back. My question is Why? I have asked my doctors and they do not know why. They have never heard of prednisone stopping abnormal movement and my google search only brought up articles about dogs, not humans. So does anyone else have answers or have heard about something similar?
{ I'm giving you the link to the Dog Forum. Here's the link: http://www.medhelp.org/forums/Dogs/show/4 I wish you and your Sweet Puppy the best!!! I have 2 dogs and LOVE thm VERY much. God Bless............
Hello, I have a three year old Olde English Bulldog with horrible allergies. For the most part I can usually control them by giving he Benadryl, soaking her feet in oatmeal, cleaning her feet with Maloseb Towelettes and powdering her feet with Gold Bond Powder. The Benadryl hasn't been working so the vet suggested Clariton. That did not work at all so we went back to Benadryl. What other over the counter allergy medication can dogs take for itching?
She has taken Benadryl ( 75 mg twice a day for a month ), then three Zyrtec a day for 3 to 4 weeks, now she is taking Claritin ( three a day ). No real relief. She took prednisone for two weeks while taking Zyrtec, and got complete relief. But, the scratching, biting started again as we were weaning her off the prednisone ( when she was down to one tab every other day ). The next drug we are considering is cyclosporine. I am seeking any one's experience with this treatment. Please advise.
I'm at a catch-22 right now, as I'm not able to get her to a Vet anyway, and none of the Vets in my area do house calls for any reason. Not asking for anyone to dispense med advice here - just asking what you would do as a personal opinion only.
You could also set Limits, you'll see the tab. They will allow you to just search for humans instead of plus animals, men and not women, a certain age group, clinical trials, and publications done within the last two years etc. Also, this other site may help you, in your search, but you will have to register prior to using it. http://clinicaloptions.com/hepatitis.aspx Here’s a little clip I grabbed off of pubmed..
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Mary I would think Prednisone can alter doggy moods. I know its a common side effect in humans as well. Ive used Pred quite a lot over the years. ANd if your dog already has a predisposition to aggression, the prednisone may exacerbate it even worse..
I have no experience with local anesthetic for dogs. I guess the problem is that they are not like Humans. You can ask a Human to hold still for an hour while a tumor is removed under local....but you can't a dog. If the dog moved, it would make the surgery impossible. And restraining him for the length of time it would take to do a proper job, would be traumatic.
If you have the money, you might ask for a referral to an orthopedic specialist. There just might be a way of surgically correcting the area causing the most pain. Since he's such a young dog, his chances of responding to surgery and rehab are certainly better than in a senior dog. Treating spinal pain in humans is just as difficult as treating it in animals. It's expensive and much of the treatment is trial and error.
It's like for humans I believe and humans take Prednisone at 7AM. Side effects will probably be the same than for humans: a voracious appetite! Try to dose her dry food daily so she only eats the amount the is supposed to eat. She may be hyper at first as well. She may also get bloated. Long term side effects: diabetes, osteoroposis.
There haven't been enough studies on humans for them to know for sure, but they're kinda iffy during pregnancy. However, if YOUR need is great enough, your doc will probably keep you on them. Bottom line, though, see your doctor!!!!!!!
My pain management Dr said the only thing I can take is opiods and made me stop my muscle relaxors, prednisone and lidoderm patches. My OB would like me to stop for the first trimester as she said it could cause birth defects but my pain management Dr doesn't agree. She said my high blood pressure associated with my pain, the pain itself , anxiety and stress outweigh the risk of taking it. I love my baby and don't want to do anything to hurt him/her so I want to stop immediately.
s treated w/ Prednisone for inflamation, lactulose for ammonia, and lasix and aldactate for fluid retention. When they life-flighted me they told my husband not to expect me to be alive when he got there(4 hr. drive) however after 9 days I went home, the to alcohol tx. I was approved for Hep C tx. 18 mos. later after 6 mo. hiatus changing ins. comp. I still took all my meds and ate a liver freindly diet. Low protien, lotsa fruit and veggies, and fats & carbs.
I was also on prednisone for months because of it, another concern. Your help and time is very appreciated. I thank you for your kindness. Bythe way, I have been in touch with the georgia Lyme Disease Assoc., but no one has dealt with the skin deal here.
Thanks for the info, but it is daily that this has been happening. It got better after being on steriod therapy for awhile but only on the high dosage not intended for long use.
there's some pretty bad swelling involved, no respiratory distress (yet). he has had this about 5 times since june. had the skin test for 36 allergens and showed a very slight allergic reaction to dust and some of the grasses. has anybody had something similar? this child is suffering. they cant even prescribe prednisone because he has been on it so many times recently. if anyone has any suggestions on labs he should have checked i'd appreciate it. concerned aunt!
The vet put her on antibiotic,did a skin test,the vet didn't see anything.She did have a rash all ovethe vet said it could be scabies(mange)She has been on prednisone for 8days and on 2nd. treatment of revolution.She was doing great but now for 2 days she's itchy again and has scratched her upper leg raw.What can be causing this?Can it still be the mites?
Hi, Staph Aureus is a common bacterium found to infect skin lesions in humans commonly. The prednisone may be used to decrease the intensity of the infection whenever the infection is widespread and confluent. I think, the bacterium strain that you have got may be resistant and therefore a Culture sensitivity may be done to find out the susceptible antibiotics and then those should be administered.
If the cancer decides to spread, - without the chemo Lucy can be OK for 6 to 12 months. - with the chemo, it would be from 18 months or more as the chemo would have slow the progress. The new options that we can have, if we decide to skip the chemo, is to have Lucy being checked every 3 month. If the cancer spread, some chemo (or another operation) will be done, but the chemo will not be as powerful as if we did it now.
My basset hound had surgery for a ruptured disk two weeks ago and has recently developed bed sores. I have tried to keep him clean and dry, but he is on prednisone and urinates frequently. I have tried diapers, pads, towels and blankets between his legs, but he is not yet walking and I need to know what to do to cure these sores. I am washing the area frequently and drying it, and then applying an first aid anitbiotic ointment. What else can I do?
These are available over the counter in health food stores as GI protectants, stomach aids, or will actually say that they are for leaky gut syndrome or IBD since humans get these also. These are human products, so use 1/4 of the human product for your dog. It may take years to correct the leaky gut/IBD. Prednisone is a good drug for this since it decreases the inflammation in the gut.
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I dont want to keep giving her the prednisone as i imagine it would be harmful for her to take for the long term. PLease Please Please Help!! Also, is the prednisone harmful for her in the long term.. Thanks for the help..
First off, how much weight did prednisone cause you to gain and how long did it take for you to notice the weight gain. How much were you taking? I am really concerned about that. Secondly, I too was told the azathioprine can cause certain types of cancer, I think the most common is lymphoma and some types of skin cancer but it says to watch for any unusually lumps, bumps and bruising you might have.
The vet gave her a shot of depo medrol,prescription for prednisone 1-3 every other day.She hasnt gotten worse, cant tell if its helping. Been 2 months.The last 2weeks, we've NOT slept. We've had some storms recently, snow, cold weather.Dog at same time each night we go to bed11pm, comes into bedroom, whining, standing under the bedside table, face to the wall. We try to take her outside, but she wont go, sometimes we'll feed/water, and she'll indulge.
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