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Prednisone for lowering creatinine.

Grams70
Grams70

Has anyone ever been prescribed prednisone to lower creatinine values? Thank you for any information!

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Hello Gram,

My son’s doctor had also mentioned that if there is sudden and sustained increase in creatinine in future than he may prescribe predinisone,

Hope this helps.

Grams70
Grams70
in reply to SN23

Thank you for your response.

Hi. Yes I was prescribed it for 3 months, hard going , especially on the high doses, but it did the trick. Raised by egfr from 23 to 50. Can't remember the exact creatinine values but needless to say it lowered by loads.

Good luck

Grams70
Grams70
in reply to Han72

Thank you for your response! Interesting data!

What was the dose necessary to do this?

But what does prednisone do to you?

Wow, I thought prednisone was hard on the kidneys. Interesting

WYOAnne
WYOAnne
in reply to Bunkin

Prednisone is one of the drugs you take after you have a transplant also. It is a steroid, so is good at removing inflammation, including in your kidney. It calms everything down, so to speak. But it does have side effects, but usually is not too bad if on it for a short period of time.

I was on it for 10 of the last 18 years after my transplant. It can weaken your bones. That was what was happening to me and was able to stop it

Grams70
Grams70
in reply to WYOAnne

Thank you for your response.

Hi Grams 70, like another of your repliers, I was prescribed Prednisolone which is a Steroid drug, known for it's ability to reduce inflammation. I had had a severe allergic reaction to Omeprazole (a drug to reduce production of stomach acid), and had to take the steroids for 3 months, on a gradually reducing dose (starting with 30mg/day reducing by 5mg every 2 weeks until finished on 5mg/day and then stop) This had the effect of recovering my kidney function from an egfr of 13 to a current egfr of 39. I have come to the end of the steroid treatment now but it's had some knock-on effects with my arthritis and energy levels which I thought would recover after I stopped taking the steroid. It no doubt will have reduced my creatinine. I wish you luck with your treatments.

Thank you for your response. Good to hear that your kidney function improved. Wishing you the best.

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