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Old 03-14-2008, 01:53 PM   #1
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Prednisone & GERD

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I have been prescribed a short dose of Prednisone from my bronchitis (40mg for 3 days, 20mg for 3 days, and 10mg for 3 days). I have never taken this drug before and am 'nervous'. Any suggestions on how to keep it from exacerbating my reflux? I start taking it with breakfast tomorrow.

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Hi Vanessa,

I can't offer any advice. I would like you to know that I am very relieved to hear something is being done that might help with your breathing. Could an asthma or GERD somehow have caused the irritation? I think your recent cold is most likely to blame. I hope the medication works for you and helps you breathe better.

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Re: Prednisone & GERD

Thanks Flower,

Dr. thinks I picked up a nasty virus that is going around here - because of my 'history' of asthma, it hit me hard. Funny thing he said is this new virus is hitting adults much harder than children (both of my boys had it and got over it quickly).

I am worried about the Prednisone making my GERD worse -- but I really need it, so I will just have to try and deal with it.

Thanks again I hope that you are feeling and doing GREAT!

Nessa

 
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Hello ALL

I have been prescribed a short dose of Prednisone from my bronchitis (40mg for 3 days, 20mg for 3 days, and 10mg for 3 days). I have never taken this drug before and am 'nervous'. Any suggestions on how to keep it from exacerbating my reflux? I start taking it with breakfast tomorrow.

Thanks!

Vanessa
Try taking Zantac/Ranitidine, over the counter, 30-45 minutes before taking the prednisone. You might want to take another Zantac in the evening.

Also, keep a supply of tums on had to use throughout the day.

Drink LOTS of water.
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Good luck, I hope you have better luck with steroids and your GERD. The two times I have had to take a Medrol dosepac it has greatly increased my GERD. Greg



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Hello ALL

I have been prescribed a short dose of Prednisone from my bronchitis (40mg for 3 days, 20mg for 3 days, and 10mg for 3 days). I have never taken this drug before and am 'nervous'. Any suggestions on how to keep it from exacerbating my reflux? I start taking it with breakfast tomorrow.

Thanks!

Vanessa

 
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Re: Prednisone & GERD

Thanks Pat

I will take your advice....

I hope it does not exacerbate my reflux - but I really need it so I don't have much of a choice right now

Thanks - Nessa

 
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Thanks Pat

I will take your advice....

I hope it does not exacerbate my reflux - but I really need it so I don't have much of a choice right now

Thanks - Nessa
It probably/might exacerbate your gerd so take the Zantac and Tums as a precaution, there is no need to wait to see.

If you should experience some upper GI frustration from the medication, the Zantac & Tums will help to keep it a tolerable level.
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