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I have a Prednisone pack and no instructions, how do I take it?
Can you please tell me the reason to use Prednisone?
Tendinitis in my hand.
Thanks for info regarding treatment of tendinitis of hand.Oral Prednisone is usually not indicated and often cortisone injection is injected around a tendon to relieve pain. As far as pain control is concerned taking aspirin, naproxen (Alieve) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) may relieve discomfort associated with tendinitis.You can use these medications.In addition to that application of ice is beneficial, rest and overwork with effected hand is avoided.
Prednisone is what I have and forgot how to take it. Something like 5 the first day 1 every four hours, 4 the second day, 3 the third, 2 the forth, 1 the fifth and 1 the sixth etc. Does this sound correct doc ?
What is prednisone?
Prednisone is a corticosteroid that forms steroids in the body to help fight off an injury or sickness. This medication provides cortisol to individuals who have low steroid hormones. Prednisone is often available in a liquid, tablets of different milligrams and a concentrated liquid. The different milligrams for prednisone pack includes 1, 2.5, 5, 10, 20 and 50. However, 5 milligrams are usually prescribed to adults.
Why is prednisone pack prescribed?
Missed dose of prednisone
When taking a prednisone pack, it is generally advised not to abruptly stop taking this medication. It is advised to always talk to a doctor to discuss the side effects that can occur when the body does not produce natural steroids. Some of these adverse side effects can include fatigue, weakness, upset stomach, weight loss and mouth sores. When you begin taking prednisone, talk to a doctor to see what to do in the case a scheduled dosage of prednisone is missed.
Prednisone side effects
More common serious side effects include:
When experiencing side effects that become bothersome or uncontrollable, it is advised to contact a physician or medical expert.