Results 1 to 2 of 2, 11:11 AM #1 methylprednisolone prednisone, i keep hearing that methylprednisolone is better than prednisone as far as efficacy and methylprednisolone vs prednisone side effects after methylprednisolone vs prednisone making the necessary methylprednisolone vs prednisone adjustments for dosage, but when I ask a doctor about it I am told they. Can anyone help me out with this one? Thanks, Dave, donna19465 likes this. Reply With", 07:37 AM #2, methylpednisolons Prednisone. Methylprednisolone is a more "potent" type of corticosteroid. It is very similar to Prednisone, and they are often used interchangeably, but it is not the same thing. Which is "better" is dependent on its use. It may even be a matter of doctor's preference. Corticosteroids all work about the same in the body. The biggest difference is how closely they resemble the "natural" form of cortisol. Dosage is adjusted to attain desired results, and they are ALL interchangeable. The exceptions to interchangeable would be if you are taking other medication with the steroid. Some antibiotics and blood thinners, for example, work differently with prednisone on board. You can adjust the dosage of Prednisone, or methylprednisolone, to the equivilent of hydrocortisone (more similar to the natural cortisol or the other cortisol synthetics. 4 mg methylpred 5 mg prednisone 20 mg hydrocortisone. One other thing to factor. There are three classes of these. The short-acting, intermediate acting and long acting. Pred and Methylpred are intermediate acting. Hydrocortisone, is a short acting, and usually requires a twice or more daily dose. Dexamethasone is a long acting and is given in smaller doses and possibly even every other day. All Corticosteroid "rules" apply to any one of them. Don't stop taking it suddenly. Don't use for longer than the doctor orders without re-evaluation, etc. If you have taken it before, you are familiar with the rules and the reasons. Reply With" purity of Pharma drugs? Alprazolam withdrawal advice posting Permissions, you may not post new threads, you may not post replies. You may not post attachments, you may not edit your methylprednisolone vs prednisone posts, methylprednisolone vs prednisone forum Rules, all times are GMT -5.
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Prednisolone what is it for
Generic Name: prednisone prednisolone what is it for (pred ni sone brand Names: Rayos, Sterapred, medically prednisolone what is it for reviewed on February 13, 2018. Prednisone is a corticosteroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. It also suppresses the immune system. Prednisone is used as an anti-inflammatory or an immunosuppressant medication. Prednisone treats many different conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders. Important information, prednisone treats many different conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders. You should not take prednisone if prednisolone what is it for you have a fungal infection anywhere in your prednisolone what is it for body. Steroid medication can weaken your immune system, making it easier for you to get an infection. Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Do not receive a "live" vaccine while using prednisolone what is it for prednisone. Call your doctor at prednisolone what is it for once if you have shortness of breath, severe pain in your upper stomach, bloody or tarry stools, severe depression, changes in personality or behavior, vision problems, or eye pain. You should not stop using prednisone suddenly. Follow your doctor's instructions about tapering your dose. Before taking this medicine, you should not use this medication if you are allergic to prednisone, or if you have a fungal infection anywhere in your body. Steroid medication can weaken your immune system, making it easier for you to get an infection or worsening an infection you already have or have recently had. Tell your doctor about any illness or infection you have had within the past prednisone vs prednisolone several weeks. To make sure prednisone is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have: any illness that causes diarrhea; liver disease (such as cirrhosis kidney disease; heart disease, high blood pressure, low levels of potassium in your blood; a thyroid disorder; diabetes; a history. Long-term use of steroids may lead to bone loss (osteoporosis especially if you smoke, if you do not exercise, if you do not get enough vitamin D or calcium in your diet, or if you have a family history of osteoporosis. Talk with your doctor about your risk of osteoporosis. Prednisone can cause low birth weight or birth defects if you take the medicine during your first trimester. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication. Use effective birth control. Prednisone can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. Steroids can affect growth in children. Talk with your doctor if you think your child is not growing at a normal rate while using this medicine. How should I take prednisone? Take prednisone exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label.
Difference between prednisone and prednisolone
I have been reading Kate Gilberts book PMR and GCA: a survival guide. As many of you who have read it and discussed on the forum before, this is a really excellent help for those of us who just started or who have been long suffering with these diseases. One thing that I noted was that throughout the book she refers to our famous corticosteroid as Prednisolone there was not one mention of Prednisone. . I initially thought that this was a typo but apparently not. I checked into it and read that the difference between prednisone and prednisolone is that one is the precursor to the other. Prednisone is activated by enzymes in the liver to turn into prednisolone. Apparently they do have similar uses but prednisolone is more readily absorbed by the body and is used when there is liver toxicity or liver failure involved. This indeed surprised me as my rheumatologist has never mentioned or prescribed anything other than Prednisone. It seems from researching the two names that they have many similarities, but there are differences. The chemical structure and molecular weight are different and prednisone is administered only orally, whereas prednisolone can be given orally, topically or injected. Anyway, this has surprised me and I am now wondering if there is any information difference between prednisone and prednisolone that all my friends on this forum can share with those of us who have not heard of this before. And many thanks to you all for your constant helping and sharing with all of us who are laden with PMR. David, report this. What are Prednisone and Prednisolone? Prednisone and Prednisolone are glucocorticoid medications that are prescribed for many uses including reducing inflammation, suppressing the immune system, treating some types of cancer, and as a replacement when the body is not making enough glucocorticoid on its own. They can be beneficial in treating many diseases and disorders but should be given at the lowest effective dose for the shortest time period possible to reduce the chances of adverse effects. How They Work, prednisone and prednisolone are medications that mimic the activity of a naturally occurring hormone produced in the adrenal cortex called cortisol. Glucocorticoids act on almost every part of the body and have a wide range of effects including reducing inflammation, suppressing the immune system, inhibiting healing, altering mood, stimulating appetite, increasing the secretion difference between prednisone and prednisolone of gastric acid, weakening muscles, thinning the skin, and more. In your pets liver, prednisone is converted to prednisolone. Pets with severe liver problems are not able to make this conversion effectively, and many veterinarians believe that these pets should only be given prednisolone. Cats also have a limited ability to convert prednisone into prednisolone, so prednisolone is the preferred medication in this species. Storage Information, store in a tightly sealed container at room temperature. Prednisone and Prednisolone Dosage in Dogs and Cats. The correct dosage of prednisone and prednisolone depends on the condition being treated and how the patient responds to the medication. A rule of thumb for dosing prednisone and prednisolone is to use difference between prednisone and prednisolone as much as is required but as little as possible to achieve the desired effect. Pets should also be weaned off of prednisone as soon as their condition allows. When dogs and cats have to be on prednisone for an extended period of time, giving the medication every other day or even less frequently if possible can reduce the chances of serious side effects. Common dosages for prednisone and prednisolone in dogs in cats are.5 mg/lb for anti-inflammatory effects 1 mg/lb to suppress the immune system (cats may require even higher doses). What to Do If You Miss a Dose. It is important that you do not miss any doses of this drug and you should give it at about the same time at even intervals. If you do miss a dose, give the dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give the pet two doses at once. Short-Term Side Effects of Prednisone and Prednisolone. The short-term use of prednisone or prednisolone does not often result in serious side effects in dogs and cats. However, the following signs can be seen when dogs (less so cats) receive even just a few doses of these medications: Increased thirst, increased urination, increased appetite, panting.