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Review: taking Prednisone and Acthar together

Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Prednisone and Acthar together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Prednisone and Acthar. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 20 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

 

 

 

 

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What are the drugs

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 150,083 Prednisone users)

Acthar has active ingredients of corticotropin. (latest outcomes from 130 Acthar users)

On Jan, 15, 2015: 20 people who take Prednisone, Acthar are studied

Prednisone, Acthar outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Prednisone (prednisone)
- Acthar (corticotropin)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Prednisone is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/an/an/an/a
Acthar is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/an/an/an/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Herpes Zostern/an/an/an/an/an/aHypertension
PsaCentral Nervous System Lesion
Hemiparesis
Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome
Mental Status Changes
Convulsion
Hallucination
Psychotic Disorder
Encephalopathy
Headache

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Prednisone is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
Acthar is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
Central Nervous System LesionPhaeochromocytoma
ConvulsionHyperthermia
HemiparesisMyocardial Ischaemia
HypertensionHypertension
HallucinationPulmonary Oedema
Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy SyndromeCardiac Failure Congestive
Psychotic DisorderHypertension Nos
Mental Status ChangesMucocutaneous Candidiasis
EncephalopathyPneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia
HeadacheAspartate Aminotransferase Increased

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Prednisone is effectiven/an/an/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a
Acthar is effectiven/an/an/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hypercalcaemian/an/aRashPhaeochromocytomaHeart Rate DecreasedCentral Nervous System Lesionn/a
Withdrawal SyndromeHyperthermiaGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseHemiparesis
Myocardial IschaemiaAbnormal Sensation In EyeHypertension
HypertensionMalaiseConvulsion
Pulmonary OedemaCerebrovascular Arteriovenous MalformationHallucination
Cardiac Failure CongestivePain In ExtremityEncephalopathy
HyperhidrosisStressPsychotic Disorder
PyrexiaErythemaMental Status Changes
Steroid Withdrawal SyndromeHead DiscomfortPosterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome
Aspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedNeck PainBronchitis

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • Adverse reaction to prednisone
    Severe allergic reaction. Given prednisone for angioedema attributed to Lisinopril. Within 24 hours, severe red skin on face, bp +200/+100 spikes, shortness of breath, chest pain snd severe heart palpitations. Went to ER. Given another IV cocktail of sulomedrol, Bdnadryl snd Zantac, told to double my prednisone pills to 20 mg twice a day. On fifth day, znother similar reaction but worse. Went in ambulance to ER. Put on oxygen and atavan. Sent home with six day tapering dose. No appetite. Nausea. After last pill, blood pressure spikes, flushing, chills, fatigue, blood sugar crashes, especially at night. Had to eat every two hours. Severe skin pain and itching, going on still after six weeks of stopping meds. This drug has HORRIBLE side effects. None of the drs czn tell me how long this will last, or evdn if it will go away. Eating organic, taking soothing baths, detoxing, taking adrenal, vitamin and mineral suppldments, drinking water and detoxing teas. Some symptoms are a bit better but skin is driving me crazy. How czn this drug be prescribed when drs really don 't know all it does nor how to counteract the horrible side effects!?!?
  • My finger tendons broke on prednisone
    Twelve years ago I was put on prednisone for sudden hearing loss. The prednisone helped the hearing loss (for as long as I took the drug; hearing loss returned after I stopped the prednisone.) But I kept getting ruptured tendons in my fingers, which I had to splint to use. I couldn't figure out why in heck this was happening. My doctor(s) didn't have a clue. I suspected the ruptures might have to do with prednisone. Now I know they were caused by it. When I stopped the prednisone, the tendon-ruptures stopped, too. This should be Must Tell information for any doctor who prescribes this dangerous drug.
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    Prescribed Prednisone 20mg twice daily. Took for six weeks and developed weaken muscles and swollen face. Was hospitalized and informed I had severe Cushing's Syndrome. Host of problems included glucose over 400, inflammed pancreas, triglycerides over 4,000 and vision problems. Muscles were wasted and weak so fell several times. Had to regain strength and learn to walk again with physical therapy. Left with foggy thinking, fatigue, muscle myopathy and peripheral neuropathy. Also developed osteopenia. Afterwards was placed on hydrocortisone and Lyrica for pain. Later found liver damage.
  • Prednisone side effect: hiccups
    I am taking prednisone for an allergic reaction to a bee sting. 20mg for 5 days, then 10mg for 5 days. Starting the second day, I have fairly consistent hiccups, which become more severe at night. I have also previously taken prednisone to tame a severe poison ivy rash and have had the same reaction.

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On eHealthMe, Prednisone (prednisone) is often used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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