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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
44 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
At the pharmacy: You will need a prescription in order to buy prednisolone in the USA. Keep in mind that taking systemic corticosteroids without the monitoring guidanc ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Laccheo
14 years experience in Rheumatology
Powerful hormone: Side effects from steroids are mostly related to the duration of treatment although the amount is also important. 30mg a day is a good amount. With lo ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
A steroid medication: Prednisolone is a form of medication know as a steroid--the active metabolite of prednisone. Used similarly, both medications are useful in the treatm ... Read More
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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Steroid side effects: Actually, some people have to take steroids lifelong. Prednisolone is a hormone in the cortisone family, and cortisone is required for life. If the ad ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
31 years experience in Pediatrics
Probably not: Prednisolone is a liquid form of prednisone. The typical dose is 2 mg/kg per day. Since a kg is 2.2 pounds, a 10 mg dose should be appropriate for mos ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience in General Surgery
No difference.: Steroids linger in your system for days, so taking it once or twice a day achieves the same effect.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
How long: If you just took a few tablets no but if you were on it for a longer term weeks or longer yea there are lingering effects that can go on for months. T ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Casale
37 years experience in Pediatrics
Not much: Theyare pretty equivalent used for the same thing.Prednisone is converted to Prednisolone by the liver. I find that there are more preparations with P ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Until expiration : Prednisone is a very inexpensive drug. Keep it until it expires and then replace it. It's not worth taking medications of questonable potency.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience in General Surgery
Depends on the dose: At normal doses, side effects should appear very slowly, over the course of months. At higher doses, the side effects can be almost immediate.
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