5 patient evaluations for Prednisone taken for the purpose of 'asthma'

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Aug 24, 2017 (Started Dec 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for pneumonia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for influenza (the "flu"))
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for asthma)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for bronchospasm)
  • Side effects
    Mild (edema (fluid retention))
  • 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 (edema (fluid retention))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 31, 2013 (Started Feb 09, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for asthma)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for asthma)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sinus infection, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain

Feb 27, 2010 (Started Feb 09, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for asthma)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: weight gain

Feb 17, 2010 (Started Feb 09, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for asthma)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 16, 2010 (Started Jun 30, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for asthma)
  • Side effects
    Mild (heart palpitations)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Due to bariatric bypass weight loss surgery on Dec 22, 2010, I am no longer allowed to use this medication except in extreme emergency as it is likely to cause ulcers in my new stomach.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 15, 2010 (Started Jun 12, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for asthma)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleep problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 15, 2008 (Started Jun 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for asthma)
  • Side effects
    Severe (pain in thighs, cramps in legs, severe cramping in legs)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Taking Prednisone has always had a negative effect but never as bad as the last time I had it. I have had to get the corticosteroid IM which does not have the same negative side effects.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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