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Athens, TX
A 36-year-old female asked:

Been taking prednisone for 4 days for uri, stopped taking due to severe side effects. only other med taking is tropol. chest feel tight and heavy.

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
General Surgery 41 years experience
Call your doctor: It's unwise to stop meds without clearing it with your prescribing doctor or provider. Steroids are especially tricky if stopped abruptly. I strongly suggest you contact your prescribing doctor and discuss your situation. Good luck.
Last updated Apr 6, 2014

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