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Norcross, GA
A 52-year-old female asked:

Acthar q week and pred 25mg daily. taper over 4 months. severe prob return before acthar when decreased pred. shouldn't acthar allow for faster taper?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 54 years experience
See details: Other than being incredibly expensive, acthar gel has little benefit over prednisone. Currently you feel better because you are taking 2 separate forms of corticosteroids. You are simply in the process of trading one form for another. Why are you taking these meds in the first place?
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Last updated Sep 30, 2013

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