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prednisone

(prĕd`nĭsōn): see corticosteroid drugcorticosteroid drug
, any one of several synthetic or naturally occurring substances with the general chemical structure of steroids. They are used therapeutically to mimic or augment the effects of the naturally occurring corticosteroids, which are produced in the cortex of the
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prednisone

[′pred·nə‚sōn]
(pharmacology)
C21H26O5 An adrenocortical steroid drug, obtained in crystalline form, that is an analog of cortisone.
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Prednisone mean dosage remained the same throughout the study and did not differ between any of the comparison groups, before or after the switch (Table 1).
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After months of monitoring the patient's blood pressure and cortisol levels, as a team we were able to taper her down on the prednisone and keep her adrenal function from crashing, by using DGL and occasionally ginseng for adrenal support as her blood pressure improved at lower dosages of prednisone.
A prospective randomized trial of prednisone and cyclophosphamide in the treatment of patients with Factor VIII autoantibodies.
O'Byrne said that patients receiving mepolizumab "markedly reduced" their use of prednisone without their asthma getting any worse, while patients in the placebo group had their asthma flare up as prednisone was reduced.
Twenty-eight (80%) of the patients were taking prednisone for pemphigus vulgaris; other indications were lupus erythematosus, (4), dermatomyositis (2), and arthritis with interstitial granulomatous dermatitis (1).
Stabile said the hospital treatment was designed to improve his condition, but she did not know if he would switch to an alternative drug for treating the illness after stopping prednisone.
All of the surviving 18 patients are receiving prednisone 5 mg daily.
However, if you have a predictable response to steroids and you'll be traveling in an area where medical help might not be available, your physician may give you a prescription for a brief (1-2 weeks) supply of oral prednisone to take with you just in case.
It is important to remember that the use of prednisone is not recommended to treat the rash.