32 patient evaluations for Prednisone with a side effects rating of Mild

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Nov 17, 2018 (Started Oct 15, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bell's palsy)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for difficulty eating)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for facial pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for facial paralysis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Mild (bad taste in mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 24, 2018 (Started Oct 15, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Bell's palsy)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for facial pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for facial paralysis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (bad taste in mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 24, 2017 (Started Dec 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bronchospasm)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for asthma)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for influenza (the "flu"))
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pneumonia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fluid retention (edema))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Currently I just take 20 mg the day before and after my IVIG. I receive 40 mg the day of the infusion as premedication.

Dec 19, 2015 (Started Dec 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pneumonia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fluid retention (edema))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 8, 2015 (Started May 23, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for arthritis pain in knees)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bursitis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for tendinitis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fluid retention weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: This is my second course of tapered dose Prednisone this year.Earlier in the year it was for the calcified tendonitis in my Achilles tendons...
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 3, 2015 (Started Oct 06, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Side effects
    Mild (rashes (redness, swelling))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

Mar 15, 2015 (Started Oct 06, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Side effects
    Mild (rashes (redness, swelling))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 7, 2012 (Started Aug 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 24, 2012 (Started Aug 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I started taking 1 pill in the morning and 1 in the evening for 7days. then 1 pill a day until I see my PCP, on day 15 and feeling very nauseated and in alot of pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 6, 2012 (Started Feb 02, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (facial roundness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 15, 2011 (Started Oct 20, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Crohn's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (charley horses in calves)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 2, 2011 (Started Mar 12, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for heart transplant)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6 x 5 mg/5 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: Was restless and gave me a lot of energy. Always had to do something around the house. As dosage was tapered so were the side effects.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 20, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (stomach discomfort)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It releaved my extreme back pain
Side effects: stomach discomfort

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 11, 2011 (Started Mar 27, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for transplant rejection prevention)
  • Side effects
    Mild (night sweats, joint pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg/5 mL Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: joint pain, night sweats

May 27, 2010 (Started Mar 27, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for transplant rejection prevention)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (night sweats, joint pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The only positive about this medication is the fact that it controls and prevents rejection. Other than that, it's a huge pain in my behind. Muscles ache, it keeps my weight at the same level matter how much I don't eat, and the night sweats are VERY inconvenient. However, it is helping to keep me alive. So I guess I shouldn't complain.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: joint pain, night sweats

  • 0 helpful marks
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