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Prednisolone

What is Prednisolone?

Prednisolone can also be used as an immunosuppressive drug for organ transplants and in cases of adrenal insufficiency (Addison's disease). Corticosteroids inhibit the inflammatory response to a variety of inciting agents.

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My mother has been prescribed prednisolone 40 mg tablet today after cataract surgery. Her blood sugar tested today is showing 397 after dinner 2 hrs inspire of taking Jalra M and Glymi tablet. Is it normal
Hello,

Thank you for posting a query here.

Look, prednisolone is a corticosteroid agent. It increases the blood sugar level by its anabolic property.

So, a high blood sugar level, during these days of taking prednisolone is a side effect.

But, in this condition, usual anti-hyperglycemic agent...
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Would you prescribe methylprednisolone tablets to someone with strep throat ?
I went to the Er on tues and they said I had strep throat and prescribed me methylprednisolone 4mg tablets 21 over 6 days . And gave me a very painful steriod shot in my back . Did they do the right thing ? I never did see a doctor the whole time, it was just te nurses in the Er .
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I have never prescribed methylprednisolone tablets for Strep sore throat. Because it is a steroid and steroid suppresses the immune system. It reduces the body's ability to fight against infection.As for its use in sore throat, I have never read or heard about....
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hi i had been diagnose with lichen plans and treated with predilone, prednisolone pills since January 2013, but any moment i am done with the dose and stop taking the pills, i start having it again, so i am still taking the pills but now even while i am taking the pills i am having the lichen plans symptoms, and i cant offered to see a dermatologist at this moment, can you please tell me what to do, thank you so much.
Hi,

Thanks for writing here.

Common cause for recurrent lichen planus is presence of infective focus in body like dental infection,ent infection,tinea paedis etc.It should be important to rule out and treat them.

Topical potent steroids like clonate lotion will be a better option instead of...
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I'm taking steroid tablets (prednisolone) for exacerbated asthma symptoms. Since starting, I've had pain, pressure & fullness in the epigastrium, dysphasia and frequent gaseous pressure/pain. Have I exacerbated my very mild gastro-oesophageal reflux with the prednisolone?? Would you recommend simple PPI therapy?? Thank you so much!
Hello
you have to take prednisolone after food and if you take for long term you should take PPI along with prednisolone and also calcium with vitamin D3 supplements has to be taken.
PPI should be used before breakfast in the morning preferable on empty stomach that is one hour before breakfast....
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the lift lower eye lid swollen blue in color taking prednisolone
Brief Answer:
This can be drug induced ecchymosis.

Detailed Answer:
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Welcome to health care magic.

I am Dr Dadapeer K, an ophthalmologist and I answer health problems related to eye.

It seems from the history that you are having swelling of the lower eyrlid bluish in colour. This is because...
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Hi,
My Mother (60)was recently diagnosed with Hansen's disease .She is into her 5th Month of MDT.It started with the symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis .She was treated for RA for close to 3 years and then the full symptoms of Hansen's appeared.She completed 2 months of prednisolone (total of 1860 mg) recently because of acute inflammation.Seems some peripheral nerve damage has already happened.Prednisolone helped a lot with also some form of nerve damage recovery .She was able to get back some muscle strength.Initially she was not able to move some of her fingers and now she is able to . But She has lost her sensation on foot and hand.We went to another Dr and now the doctor has put her on NuroKind(Methylcobalamin) and Fersolate for B12 and iron deficiency. Will Nurokind help in peripheral nerve damage recovery ?Should I see a neurologist ? Will long term use of prednisolone help in recovering from nerve damage?
Hi XXXXXXX

Thanks for the query.

I shall try to answer your queries. Your mother seems to have developed reversal reaction which usually occurs after initiation of MDT for Hansen's disease. I understand Corticosteroids like prednisolone was added to MDT for the same, as prednisolone is the first...
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I'm taking prednisolone 5mgx2 a day for a skin allergy of some 5months duration. Have been on this medication for 9 days and am experiencing light headedness over the last 3 days. Felt like going to pass out at one point yesterday. Should I continue with this medication as it is not a drug to cease abruptly. I'm a 55 year old female and take no other medication other than remifemin. Thank you for your advice .
Hello and Welcome,

Based on the information you provided, I am strongly prone to think that your symptoms (lightheadedness) is due to Remifemin, NOT prednisolone.

Remifemin is the extract of Actaea racemosa (also known as Back Cohosh). Common side effects of black cohosh include headaches,...
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