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Nutrition, Herbs, Vitamins
Classical Homeopathy
Ronald Steriti, ND, PhD
Licensed Naturopathic Physician
(239) 659-2684
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Children's Health.
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Heart and Cholesterol

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Prednisone, Deltasone, Liquid Pred, Meticorten, Orasone, Panasol-S


Prednisone is a synthetic corticosteroid that has a mainly glucocorticoid effect.

Prednisone is particularly effective as an immunosuppressant and affects virtually all of the immune system. It can therefore be used in autoimmune diseases, inflammatory diseases (such as severe asthma, severe poison ivy, and Crohn's disease), various kidney diseases including nephrotic syndrome, and to prevent and treat rejection in organ transplantation.


corticosteroid, glucocorticod


acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), Addison's disease, adrenal hyperplasia, adrenocortical insufficiency, adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), angioedema, ankylosing spondylitis, asthma, autoimmune hepatitis, Behcet's syndrome, bursitis, chorioretinitis, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), Crohn's disease, dermatitis, dermatomyositis, endophthalmitis, epicondylitis, erythroblastopenia, gout, graft-versus-host disease, headache, hemolytic anemia, hypercalcemia, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), iritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), keratitis, Loeffler's syndrome, lupus nephritis, multiple myeloma, myasthenia gravis, mycosis fungoides, nephrotic syndrome, optic neuritis, osteoarthritis, pemphigus, pericarditis, pneumonia, pneumonitis, polymyositis, psoriasis, renal allograft, rheumatoid arthritis, sarcoidosis, severe pain, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), tenosynovitis, thrombocytopenia, thyroiditis, ulcerative colitis, urticaria, Wegener's granulomatosis,

Side Effects

Adrenal suppression occurs if prednisone is taken for longer than 7 days. Abrupt withdrawal will lead to an Addisonian crisis, which may be life-threatening.

abdominal pain, acne vulgaris, amenorrhea, anorexia, anxiety, arthralgia, arthropathy, avascular necrosis, bone fractures, cataracts, constipation, Cushing's syndrome, depression, diabetes mellitus, diaphoresis, diarrhea, dysmenorrhea, ecchymosis, edema, EEG changes, erythema, esophageal ulceration, euphoria, exophthalmos, fever, gastritis, headache, heart failure, hirsutism, hyperglycemia, hypertension, hypokalemia, hypotension, hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) suppression, impaired wound healing, increased intraocular pressure, infection, insomnia, lethargy, mood lability, myalgia, nausea/vomiting, osteoporosis, pancreatitis, peripheral neuropathy, petechiae, psychosis, restlessness, retinopathy, seizures, skin atrophy, striae, vertigo, weight gain, weight loss, withdrawal,

Drug-Vitamin-Herb Interactions

Negative interactions:

Licorice may raise levels of corticosteroids, thereby increasing their side effects.

Mixed interactions:

Chromium may help control corticosteroid-induced diabetes.

Positive interactions:

Calcium and Vitamin D
Calcium and Vitamin D may help reduce the side effect of osteoporosis.

DHEA may help protect against some of the side effects of corticosteroid use.

Aloe and Licorice topically
Aloe and licorice topically may boost the effects of hydrocortisone against acute inflammation.

What's your next step?

The next step, after you have been diagnosed with a disease, is to find out what is the specific cause, and then choose supplements that address it. Phone consults are my specialty. Please call my at (239) 659-2684 to schedule a consultation.

The choice is yours

I recommend that you make an informed choice, and the goal of this web site is to provide you with the information to make a wise choice when it comes to your health and wellness.

As you can see, I don't sell any vitamins on this web site. There are thousands of vitamin stores that will sell you whatever vitamin you want, and many of them offer discounts.

If you are interested in some high-quality basic nutritional supplements, I recommend visiting the Store You will find my recommendations for a multiple, tasty chewable fiber wafers, high-potency probiotics, and fish oils.

Good luck in your journey towards health and wellness!!

Why don't you tell me what vitamins to take for this disease?

Unfortunately, that would be a clear violation of FDA regulations. Also, one of the most important aspect of naturopathy is: "Treat the person, not the disease". This is a profound statement, and many people have spent thousands of dollars on vitamins listed in books or web sites for a specific disease. This is what I call "vending machine medicine". It rarely works! The solution is to find a naturopathic physician, such as myself, to assist you.


Ronald Steriti, ND, PhD
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