A member asked:

Doc prescribed me prednisone to take like this... 30mg day 1, 25mg day 2, 20mg day 3, 15mg day4, 10mg day 5, 5mg day 6, then finished. is this typical?

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Dr. Larry Eastburn answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Yes,: This is called a tapering dose and is very common. There are prepared steroid packs, Medrol (methylprednisolone) Dose Pack, that are packaged in this fashion for convenience. With steroids, normally you give a higher starting dose and taper the dose over time to allow your body to resume it's own production. Good luck.

Answered 8/29/2014

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