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When I was first diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, I really had no idea of the long term affects of this disease. In the beginning, I was overwhelmed with the pain and changes in my body. All I could think about each day was the doctors' visits and the endless amounts of medication. I didn't know anyone else who had RA who I could ask questions. I felt alone and scared. When I read through the message boards on the RA Central website, I feel the frustration of those who have been recently diagnosed. I know the fear of having so many unanswered questions. Now, 10 years into my RA journey, I still have questions but I have a lot more answers! My RA came on fast and furious. I was a pretty healthy person until this disease came along. RA swept me off my feet and I am still running! I'm sure that's how most of you who have been recently diagnosed feel. Well, let me tell you from experience, it's a race worth running right from the start. The sooner ...
Generic Name: PREDNISONE - ORALPronounced: (PRED-nih-sone)Prednisone Oral Precautions
Before taking prednisone, tell your doctor or pharmacist
if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may
contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other
problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
current/past infections (such as fungal infections,
heart problems (such as heart failure, recent heart
high blood pressure
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bone loss (osteoporosis)
mental/mood disorders (such as psychosis, anxiety,
eye diseases (such as cataracts, glaucoma)
mineral imbalance (such as low level of potassium/calcium i...
It is very common for a woman with rheumatoid arthritis to suffer a disease flare within three months of the delivery of the baby. Unfortunately, there is not a lot of data regarding the degree of absorption of rheumatoid arthritis drugs into breast milk. Also, there is not much data regarding the effect of such drugs on the nursing infant.Most anti-inflammatory drugs are compatible with breast feeding, but many physicians prefer to use the anti-inflammatory drug ibuprofen because it has a short half life and is found in breast milk in lower levels compared to others. Prednisone is metabolized to prednisolone, and a minuscule amount of that is received by the nursing child. No adverse effects have been reported in the nursing children of mothers taking prednisone.Plaquenil in one study was found in nursing infants of mothers taking that drug, but the concentration was equivalent to about 2% of the mothers’ weight-adjusted dose. Importantly, there appears ...
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