my bladder fills every 2 to21/2 hrs.
Polyuria (frequent urination) is definitely a side effect of glucocorticoids like prednisone. The symptom should resolve after your course of steroids, but if not, contact your doctor as it may be caused by other things.
I wondered the same thing, but mine is night time urination. Initially, I didn't make the connection because I had a
UTI in July that had me running all day long. A 5 day course of Cipro wiped most out, but i still found myself getting up at least once a nite. I didnt start the prednisone until September. My doctor along with research states that it can cause you to retain salt and fluid. As for my problem, my doctor is going to prescribe another round of antibiotcs, but i wonder how effective it will be as long as I'm on prednisone.
It makes me urinate a lot .Is that normal?
I have had a sudden kick up of asthma managed for years on an inhaler intermittently. Took me 4 months to realize that i was using my inhaler more often and basically just feeling crappy in general. Not happy with a new primary who missed this completely after my consistent complaints of shortness of breath, rather, a very competent PA I saw in urgent care a week ago caught it. She gave me an RX of liquid Albuterol so I can use my nebulizer up to 3 times a day. Unfortunately 3 times a day didn’t even get me through the nite.
So, today I got an RX of Prednisone , 20 mg., 2 tabs once a day for 3 days and I have a followup with my primary after pred is done.
I took my 2 tabs at around 10:00am Wed and I have been up all night peeing every half hr. It’s now Thanksgiving day at 5am and of course i’ve been up all night. I know this will keep me up as it’s a pretty good dose but I didn’t expect being in the bathroom every half hr!!! my nightmare,,, do i have 2 more days if this without sleep??? ughhh
- Prednisone Information for Consumers
- Prednisone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prednisone (detailed)
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