Generic Name: PREDNISONE - ORAL Pronounced: (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
stomach/intestinal problems (such as ulcer,
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...
Prednisone. It’s a double-edged sword. This medication can be an excellent tool to address rheumatoid arthritis (RA) flares, as well as a host of other medical conditions. When a bad flare has sidelined you, prednisone can help you to quickly get back on your feet.
On the other hand, the side effects can be a trip down the rabbit hole. Insomnia, increased appetite (and subsequent weight gain), dizziness, rapid heartbeat, and a host of other physiological side effects. And then there’s the psychological side effects. Prednisone ‘roid rage can turn some people from a mild mannered Dr. Jekyll into a raving Mr. Hyde. Irritability, aggressiveness, anxiety, mania, and depression. The higher the dose, the more intense the effects can be. It’s no wonder people in the RA community have given prednisone the nickname Satan’s Tic-Tacs!
Image credit: Alexandr Rozhkov
Given that prednisone can sometimes be a necessary part of treating RA, how do yo...
Much like heart attacks , strokes are due to a decreased blood flow through an artery. In a matter of seconds brain tissue begins to die if its blood supply is decreased. High blood pressure (hypertension) is a major risk factor for both heart attacks and strokes. Over time, those with hypertension are at risk of developing cholesterol buildup of their arteries. If this occurs in the heart, angina or heart attacks can result. In the neck or head, a stroke is possible. This is the most common type of stroke, known as an ischemic stroke. It is due to decreased blood flow through arteries to the brain. An artery can be blocked by cholesterol buildup (plaque) or sudden blockage from blood clotting inside the vessel ( thrombosis ). Alternatively, it can be due to a blood clot, thrombus, breaking of and traveling into smaller vessels to block their blood flow. This latter process is known as embolization. Another type of stroke is due to bleeding, known as a hemorrhagic str...
You should knowAnswers to your question are meant to provide general health information but should not replace medical advice you receive from a doctor. No answers should be viewed as a diagnosis or recommended treatment for a condition. Content posted by community members does not necessarily reflect the views of Remedy Health Media, which also reserves the right to remove material deemed inappropriate.