Prednisone vs hydrocortisone

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Avatar n tn Tina, there's two other people above who had problems on Prednisone, like I did. You might do a search on Cortef Vs. Prednisone. Like I said above, Pred., is "steroid" (powerful synthetic hormone) wheras Cortef is supposed to be natural cortisol (hydrocortisone)hormone and much milder. I believe Pred. is intended for full blown Addison's or severe inflammatory conditions.
Avatar n tn Hi, I have been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. I am 25 & am on Prednisone(60mg),salasapyrin(500mg)& Plaquenil(200mg) per day. I have developed a large moon shaped face. I am swollen in the face & neck & hate what it is doing to my face. Will this swelling & fluid go away when I come off the steroids in five weeks? It is causing me to be depressed & family have noticed the change in my face & are worried for my health.
Avatar f tn Interactions between your selected drugs prednisone ↔ telaprevir Applies to: prednisone, Incivek (telaprevir) GENERALLY AVOID: Coadministration with telaprevir may increase the plasma concentrations of systemic corticosteroids. The mechanism involves telaprevir inhibition of CYP450 3A4, the isoenzyme primarily responsible for the metabolic clearance of most steroids.
Avatar f tn (2) and if taking Prednisone (vs. Hydrocortisone) relegates him to having a life long illness, I don't want that to happen, if we can prevent it. thank you for your help and support. I AM keeping an open mind, so please do not hesitate to respond with any of your knowledge, support or help. thank you.
Avatar m tn I have been given Oxycodone, Hydrocortisone, Lortab, Nasonex, Flonase, Prednisone, Avelox, Ru-Tuss, Amoxicillin and about everything else you can think of. I'm just not sure what to do as the pain killer's did there job and took the pain away, but that is about all that worked. Thanks!
667923 tn?1421466324 My question and problem to you is mostly about the prednisone right now. Since, he also gave me a prescription of Prednisone and to stop taking my Hyrdocortisone. WHAT??? When, I asked the pharmacist how that I was going to do that with ADDISON'S?? She said that it would only be a month. A MONTH WITHOUT MY HYDROCORTISONE!?!?! With Addison's...I didn't think that you were suppose to EVER NOT take it. Am I right? Are these people quacks??? I know that I don't EVER suppose to stop taking it...
Avatar f tn Do a little search in your favorite search engine and find a steroid calculator. Look at the biologic half-life of HC (hydrocortisone) vs pred and dex. With HC you can imitate better a normal body as a normal body does have ups and downs in cortisol. Pred and dex last long - 36 to 54 hours! So when you take the dose for the next day, the previous days dose is still there. I call that stacking. You can actually give yourself steroid-induced Cushing's syndrome just from taking the meds.
Avatar n tn You have to discuss with your physician the risk/benefit ratio of taking aspirin versus stopping it (i.e. the cardioprotective effects vs risk of GI bleed). If the bleeding is a concern, you may want to consider switching to Plavix, which may have a lesser bleeding risk. Followup with your personal physician is essential. This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only.
Avatar m tn I was on prednisone for 3 months, had trouble tapering due to symptoms of adrenal insufficiency. So I was switched to hydrocortisone and haven't been able to taper. I am on 30 mg (20mg AM/10 mg in afternoon). My main issue is tachyardia with standing and any stress and no ones seems to know why. I felt worse at 20mg HC and my energy has improved going up in dose, but the tachycardia has not. My am cortisol was 9.3 nmol/L. Any help would be appreciated.
Avatar f tn I to have had rashes but didnt think nothing of it i have cats so ithought maybe the cat hair was bothering me but i guess not all i wear is vs but i wont be buying there anymore i am having severe health promblems like dizzyness headaches sweating has anybody else felt like this my doc cant find out whats wrong with me i wonder if this is the promblem i am so calling the doc this morning i wasnt going to watch gma this morn but i am so glad i did
10947 tn?1281407852 I was glad to hear of the possible connection to VS bras. I have stopped wearing the VS bras, so time will tell. Perhaps now there will be relief to the possible cause of this irritating problem. Thanks to the media and others for making this problem public.
2214462 tn?1339431583 On 5/14 my A.M. and P.M. serum cortisol both came up at 0.5mcg/dl. My GP started me on hydrocortisone while I waited to see an endocrinologist. GP said straight up that he has no idea how to treat adrenal stuff or dose hydrocortisone.
Avatar n tn (No lotrimin, tinactin, gold bond powder or cream, Zeasorb powder, etc.) Since hydrocortisone cream is a medication as well, I would advise that you NOT apply hydrocortisone cream to the scrotum area. The skin on the scrotum is different from other skin on your body. You just want it to go back to normal on its own, and it will if you just stick to moisturizing cream ONLY. I have read a lot about hydrocortisone use on the scrotum.
320873 tn?1253092668 I took Solu-medrol for 5 days again, and this time followed it up with Prednisone pills for 6 days straight, decreasing the dosage each day by 1 pill. Ok, out of the last three flareups that I've had, this one has been the worst out of them all. It's now the middle of August, and my flareup and treatment was June 18th. I have increasingly been sleeping for 4-5 days straight, won't/can't get out of bed because I'm so weak and tired all of the time.
Avatar n tn When my dr office gave me the hospital the orders, they closed early that day, then was off for the next week, so I had to go on the instructions of the hospital vs my endo (my endo is literally 85 years old and takes A LOT of time away from the office) needless to say, after I had done them all and turned them in, waited forever for the results and my next appointment, I was quite frustrated when the dr said I was given the wrong instructions & I shouldn't have been told to do the test th
Avatar f tn I dont take any replacement except for 2.
Avatar f tn I ocassionally use an albuterol inhaler and about 1x a year, when I have a bad asthma flare, I have to do a 4 day round of prednisone, not enough to cause elevated cortisol. Any help would be appreciated. Sorry for the long post. Thank you.
Avatar f tn Is that for real???? I am on hydrocortisone 3 times a day, and before the surgery i was diagnosed with hypersomnia, because i couldnt seem to stay awake. I would wake up, and about 1 to 2 hours later I will fall asleep. I had to stop driving because i would fall asleep. I am more alert now, but how long will it take to start feeling normal again??? Will I ever feel normal again???
Avatar f tn heres a link to a study being done:
97615 tn?1212682189 Trying to control it with Hydrocortisone 1% (ineffective), triaminaclone (effective for 10-30 seconds), daily doses of Zyrtec 10mg + Benadryl 25-50mg (effective but makes me too sleepy - at least I get some good rest and the hives are totally resolved when I wake). I am just sick of medicine and itching already. Totally frightened that it will still plague me after I start working. Can't believe there isn't an easier solution. No sense in even going to a doc.
Avatar n tn Doctor prescribed hydrocortisone cream but I don't like to use it too often and also clarityn but these haven't worked. Haven't used make up or eye cream since before Christmas only E45 on eyes and simple eye wipes. Also have red rash on both sides of neck - don't know if this is connected?
Avatar m tn She had an E collar for over a month and I was not allowed to bathe her facial area at all (maybe the lack of bathing caused this?). As part of her recovery, she was on Prednisone which, as an added bonus, completely stopped her itching during the time she was taking it. Anyway, I noticed about a week ago that she was getting itchy again and gave her a bath with her shampoo. I looked in her ears and they seemed a little more pink than normal so I pulled out her ear hairs.
Avatar n tn small blisters on right foot, however mine itch real bad sometimes. The only relief I get is to use Hydrocortisone Cream. Anti-fungal creams do nothing. Epsom salt helps a lot too.
Avatar n tn -) After about a month with it healing only slightly from time to time (and then immediately come back in full force) I found the CVS brand equivalent of Blistex (of which all of their products I had tried) - just called Medicated Lip Ointment and shaped exactly like Blistex in a red box. It worked wonders! Of all the things to trip across a 2 dollar bottle of relief! I was so excited. Anyways the reason I am posting it now a year later is that this same thing just happened to me two nights ago.
Avatar n tn Still trying to determine legality of the other vaccines here in Colorado - county vs. city vs. state - and none of the different entities knows for sure the other's policy. Distemper is the only other legally mandated vaccine - we think - and that would be 3 years. I had never heard of THUJA, the homeopathic vet we saw in the end did not treat Oscar with this. The good news is this: Oscar's death won't be for naught. If he saves one dog because of my ignorance, yay!
Avatar n tn I've been interested reading the posts within this thread. I've always had dry crusty ears (vs. the usual waxy), but no problems until the last several months. My left ear especially has huge flakes coming out. The itching isn't too bad, but enough that a little scratch inside with my fingernail produces chunks of dead flaky skin. I work them out, then my ear canal gets tender and wet. The next day the chunks are back. I swear if I didn't remove them, my canal would be totally blocked.
Avatar n tn Usually I have to go to the doctor and get a steroid shot, take a round of prednisone, and a prescription antihistamine. It generally lasts about a week.
Avatar n tn It actually went to alot of my body , I thought it was scabies but it wasnt . I have been on prednisone for a few days and it has cleared up alot. They say its a type of allergic reaction.
Avatar n tn i went to a GP about it and he gave me some antihistamines which haven't done anything, and some hydrocortisone, but because its on my eyes i can't put it on for more than a week. its obvious that it hasn't been very effective! i have noticed that salt water seems to make the problem worse. for example when i sweat or cry, my eyes sting really badly. please! does anyone know what could help me?