Question by  Ann71 (47)

How long will it take for prednisone to be out of my system?

I'm taking prednisone for swelling in my eye, and it's causing some bad side effects. How long after I stop taking it will it leave my systen?


Answer by  rhistory (224)

I have taken prednnisone in the past and can tell you that it will take a while for it to get out of your system. However, most doctors will tell you that it takes about 3-5 weeks for it to completely be out of your system. In addition, if you have a fast metabolism normaly the prednisone can leave faster.


Answer by  benjiross (993)

The half life of prednisone is just a few hours and it will be inactive or excreted after that. the side effects may last longer. Gastritis can last a couple of days. Hypertension or hyperglycemia may take longer to settle. Cataracts etc will need more intensive therapy. So it depends on the what specific side-effect you have.


Answer by  jsteiny03 (346)

Prednisone has some serious side effects like weight gain, water retention, night sweats, eye sight decrease ect. After you stop taking prednisone it may take up to a week to completely get out of your system but will take longer for some of the side effects to disappear. The weight gain is something you have to work on.


Answer by  Ken99 (281)

The half life of prednisone is four hours. So, theoretically, it should be out of your system eight hours after the last dose.

Reply by carcapco (0):
Understand but that is not quite what a half-life means. Rather 40 mg dosage means 20mg left after 4 hours, 10 mg after 8 hours, 5 mg after 12, etc.  add a comment

Answer by  Anonymous

not really. the herniated disc needs treated. all the predisone did was take out the inflammation and pain. follow up with your doctor.


Answer by  skately (0)

Two weeks ago rheumatologist increased prednisone from 2.5 to 25 mg. I'm weak, nervous, shaky, personality changes, coughing, at times feel pressure on sides of head and unable to sleep or function for hrs. Is this reaction normal? Will start treatment for stage 4-lung cancer soon. What do you recommend?

posted by Anonymous
call your doctor NOW! this is nothing to mess with.  add a comment

Answer by  diane13 (0)

I took thes for one week, and would like to know how long before I can drink alcohol


Answer by  Anonymous

My arms feel like lead and generally feel horrible. Never again.


Answer by  tah13 (0)

i took predisone for 9 days, 60mg, 50mg, 40mg, 30, 40, 40, 30, 20, 10 mg for pain with a herniated disk-I have been off for 6 days does that mean I'm in the clear-they didn't do surgery since pain was gone with predisone so wanted me to wean off

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