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Hemet, CA
A 31-year-old male asked about a male:

4yr old was prescribed 26mg of prednisolone twice daily for 6days without tapering off starting weight was 48lbs now weighs 56lbs and have 1 dose left?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Don't need to taper: most probably your daughter received it for an asthma axacerbation, prednisone bursts can be given up to 60 mgs/day upto 10 days without tapering, prednisone increases appetite though, the wt gain will hopefully go down after stopping, goodluck
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