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A 57-year-old female asked:

What is the correct dose of prednisone to treat ulcerative colitis?

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Dr. Sanjay Kumar
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Steroid: Doses are individually tailored to the minimum necessary for maintaining remission from disease. Your doctor will attempt to taper the dose gradually.
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
No CORRECT dose: Prednisone dosing is individualized--it is not "one size fits all." some people who are flaring do well with the addition of low dose therapy (10-20mg) to their existing treatment, whereas others may need "big guns" with 60-80mg/day to achieve remission. Needless-to-say, Prednisone is never used as a maintenance drug--patients who are refractory to Prednisone taper have new rx choices to explore.
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Last updated Sep 24, 2016

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