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10 day prednisone how long until its out of your system?

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1-2 days: The half-life is 2-4 hours so it should clear your system in 1-2 days.

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What are long term consequences of using prednisone for10-15 days a year?

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A 49-year-old female asked:

I just got a precripfion for prednisone. I am supposed to take it for 7 days. 60mg, thd 50.Mg, then 40mg, and so on down to 10 i like to have a couple of beers after work. I work 10 to 14 hours a day. I would like to know if this is a problem with pred

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Dr. Howard Fox
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There : There is no official interaction between Prednisone and alcohol, but alcohol weakens the stomach lining, as does prednisone, so in theory, you're more apt to get a stomach ulcer by mixing the two. The safest thing to do is avoid alcohol while on the prednisone. I've attached a link that discusses this very subject.
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A 21-year-old male asked:

Is tapering "prednisone" required if your on it for 5 days? Day 1 (60mg), day 2 (20mg), day 3-5 (10mg). Is it safe to stop after this?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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No: Tapering of Prednisone is not necessary when it is used for short periods.

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