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Alcohol with Prednisone

Hi, I was recently diagnosed with Addison's disease, and I take 5mg of Prednisone a day. My 21st birthday is on Wednesday, and I have been hearing that it is irritating to the stomach to drink alcohol while on prednisone. Since I am taking a low dose,...
by Leah H in Rapid City, SD, 01/10/2006

Prednisone & Kidney transplant

I would like to find out how long prednisone is usually used for after a kidney transplant.
by Shelley in Alberta, Canada, 11/20/2005

Prednisone (Prednisone Intensol Concentrate
( PRED-nih-sohn)
Pregnancy Category: C Oral Solution: Prednisone Intensol Concentrate (Rx). Syrup: Liquid Pred (Rx). Tablets: Alti-Prednisone Apo-Prednisone Deltasone Jaa Prednisone Meticorten Novo-Prednisone Orasone 1, 5, 10, 20, and 50 Panasol-S Sterapred DS Winpred (Rx)

Classification: Corticosteroid, synthetic

See Also: See also Corticosteroids .

Action/Kinetics: Three to five times as potent as cortisone or hydrocortisone. May cause moderate fluid retention. Metabolized in the liver to prednisolone, the active form.

Special Concerns: Dose must be highly individualized.

How Supplied: Concentrate: 5 mg/mL; Solution: 5 mg/5 mL; Syrup: 5 mg/5 mL; Tablet: 1 mg, 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg, 50 mg

?Oral Concentrate, Syrup, Tablets Acute, severe conditions.
Initial: 5-60 mg/day in four equally divided doses after meals and at bedtime. Decrease gradually by 5-10 mg q 4-5 days to establish minimum maintenance dosage (5-10 mg) or discontinue altogether until symptoms recur.
Pediatric: 0.1-0.15 mg/kg/day.
30-60 mg/day for 1-2 weeks; then taper.
Ophthalmopathy due to Graves' disease.
60 mg/day; then, taper to 20 mg/day.
Duchenne's muscular dystrophy.
0.75-1.5 mg/kg/day (used to improve strength).

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