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A 48-year-old female asked:

Why is risky to take 2 consecutively treatments of prednisone, each one of 21 pills in 6 days?

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Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
Risky? It depends:: It is not necessarily risky to take prednisone for 12 days. If it's appropriately prescribed for a corticosteroid responsive condition, and if you have no contraindication to prednisone, it is not risky. Relative contraindications include Diabetes, active peptic ulcer, on high dose NSAIDS or on medication with drug interactions with prednisone. If only on it for 12 days no need to tapper dose.

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Last updated Feb 25, 2016

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