A 75-year-old female asked:
Take 10 mg prednisone and a shot 8cc of methotrexate weekly. Have temporal arteritis trying to get off steroids any hope been diagnosed for five year?
1 doctor answer
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY answered
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Temporal arteritis: Methotrexate is given in hope of trying to decrease the Prednisone dose in patient in whom stopping Prednisone is almost impossible due to recurrent symptoms. If taking prednisone: get screened for osteoporosis, diabetes, elevated blood pressure, glaucoma. Take antiacid (prilosec) to protect stomach.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
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