Re: [MOL] what is presidone and what is it used for? [00683] Medicine On Line

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Re: [MOL] what is presidone and what is it used for?

Hi Dottie,
Predisone is a steriod, and has many side effects.  My hubby was just put on 
it, and he started out at 30mg, a day for 5 days, then 20mg for 5 days and on 
down until he is weaned off.  He has small cell lung cancer that is in 
remission but has some side effects of scar tissue left over from the 
radiation.  Many people here can tell you all the ins and outs of Predisone, 
and our Lil has been on it for a very long time.  I was on it for over a year 
for my Lupus.  It does do wonders to help you live a somewhat normal life.  
Good Luck and If I can be of any further help I am only a question away.
Happy Holidays to you and your family and God Bless,
Nanc ():-)
In a message dated 11/23/1999 6:58:24 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

<< Hi:
 My mother lives in upper Illinois and called tonight all upset from a 
surgeon who wants her to go back to her internist and have him order her 
Presidone. She has severe spine problems, bowel excessive, and no bladder 
control she is 78-years-old.
 The surgeon said he wants her on this for 2 weeks and then see her again.Why 
can't he order this drug for her? What is Presidone and what can it do for 
her? Are there side effects? I can not find anything on Presidone just 
Prednisone and I don't know if she is spelling it wrong or is Presidone a new 
drug that is just not in my Physicians Desk Reference. I am a medical office 
system student and my mom expects I am to have all the answers for her. Can 
you help inform me about this matter?
 Thank you,
 Dottie Marek 
 118 Slatestone Drive
 Washington, NC 27889
 (252) 946-3627 or >>
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