• question-icon

    What causes acid reflux and indigestion after taking Prednisone?

Posted on Thu, 2 Jun 2016 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: I have had a difficult month physically. Had the flu about a month ago. Was placed on prednisone for four days and then developed bad case of acid reflux and indigestion. As a result of this I was placed on Zantac 300 mg at night and Carafate. After about six days, my stomach is starting to feel a little better but I noticed that I wasn't able to take in deep breaths like normal so I used my peak flow. Normally I blow around a 400, but tonight I am only around a 350. I used my inhaler and it helped. I am wondering if it might benefit me to use my emergency inhaler more for a few days and also whether inactivity can decrease peak flow readings. When I'm healthy I normally run/exercise and during the last month I have been rather sedentary.
Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 44 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No, inactivity can not decrease peak flow.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
No, activity directly can not cause decrease in peak flow.
But inactivity due to breathing difficulty can cause decrease in peak flow.
In my opinion, you are mostly having post infectious bronchitis.
And yes, you can definitely take your rescue inhaler.
You should also start your regular exercise slowly, gradually.
Do proper care to avoid reflux. Avoid stress and anxiety, be relax and calm.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Answered by
Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar


Practicing since :2008

Answered : 14643 Questions


The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on

Recent questions on  Gastroesophageal reflux disease

doctor1 MD

Hi! My 6 year old son s throat burns all the time, has been since around Dec., 2010. He s been tested for acid reflux; EE; and had samples from all...

doctor1 MD

I have occasional acid reflux and a few days ago my right ear started hurting. It was after a few days of eating more acidic foods and I wanted to...

doctor1 MD

I have this ongoing cough that lingers for 7 weeks so far, it began with a mild fever. There is a weird feeling in my throat, a dull burning...

doctor1 MD

my daughter is a special needs patient with SMA, Scolosis Sleep Apnea Gerd IBS and Asthmas Both ovaries are on her right side with one being larger...

doctor1 MD

I had and was treated for strep. It has been a month, and I still have a lingering cough . Why is the cough hanging on? Have you had similar...

doctor1 MD

Pain on left upper side of chest, out of breath, sweating in cold room, extremely fatigued and acid reflux .

doctor1 MD

HI, I seem to have a chest cold - in the morning a lot of mucus some yellow and Greene. then during the day a lot of dry cough . Now at night feel...

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

186 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
Questions Answered By Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar
  • Q - Suggest treatment for COPD

  • Q - What causes chronic cough?

  • Q - Suggest treatment for interstitial lung disease

  • Q - Suggest treatment for bronchiectasis

  • Q - Suggest treatment for anxiety and sleeping problems

  • Q - What causes dizziness after eating red meat?

  • Q - How to avoid insomnia caused by Albuterol taken for COPD treatment?

  • Q - What causes prolonged fever?

  • Q - Suggest treatment for clogged ears and inflamation in sinus passage

  • Q - What causes white foamy sputum when suffering from COPD?