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A 40-year-old female asked:

took 5day pred burst 3 weeks ago. now want to take 7day medrol (methylprednisolone) pack to ease severe unrelenting cough. is this safe or too close together?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Would not repeat: If the cough persists this long and did not respond to the initial course of prednisone, i would not repeat it. Get a chest x ray.

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