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Is there a max duration for taking 10mg of prednisone?

Is there a max duration for taking 10mg of prednisone?

Prednisone limits: Oral Prednisone is a steroid and while there is no set maximum duration, most doctors will try to limit its use to the lowest dose and the shortest duration needed. This will vary depending on the condition being treated and the patient's response. Longer duration and higher doses increase risk of side effects such as hypertension, stomach ulcers and osteoporosis to name a few. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


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Rec'd Medrol dose pack for asthma flare-up yesterday. Doses (24mg max) seem lower than what I've taken before (40mg prednisone). Is Medrol dose pack sufficient for asthma flare? Traveling soon so want to be sure I get right treatment before leaving.

Rec'd Medrol dose pack for asthma flare-up yesterday. Doses (24mg max) seem lower than what I've taken before (40mg prednisone). Is Medrol dose pack sufficient for asthma flare? Traveling soon so want to be sure I get right treatment before leaving.

See below: Medrol is methylprednisolone, which is dosed different than prednisone. It should be sufficient to control an asthma flare. However, it depends on your other meds and how severe the flare is. I would make sure you are doing a peak flow meter daily. Also, have you noticed a decrease in the amount of rescue inhalers you are using since being on the medrol? ...Read more

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How long does it take for your body to recover from taking prednisone for 4 weeks?

How long does it take for your body to recover from taking prednisone for 4 weeks?

Prednisone : You did not mention the dose you were taking or if your Prednisone was tapered gradually before finally being discontinued. If it was gradually tapered as is recommended, your metabolic recovery should be complete within about a week after the last dose. ...Read more

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How long of a risk is if I am taking six spills of 10 mg of prednisone daily for a month now?

How long of a risk is if I am taking six spills of 10 mg of prednisone daily for a month now?

High CPK : 60 mg of Prednisone daily is a high dose steroid therapy for a month . Such doses are common in many diseases to control severe inflammations . Since only additional information is high CPK it is possible high dose Prednisone is being given to control inflammatory muscle ( auto immune) disease. Risk -benefits for such high dose therapy is solely dependent upon the severity of the disease. ...Read more

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How long does it take for side affects from taking prednisone to wear off, blurrd vision ect.

Depends: Prednisone causes a focusing instability most prominent when the dosage is either increasing or decreasing. At steady state or if out of your system, it take generally two months to stabilize. If the blurred vision is from long term use with cataract formation, then the blur will remain until they are surgically removed. ...Read more

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Hi I've been on prednisone 10mg for the last 2 months how long will it take to leave my system cheers?

Hi I've been on prednisone 10mg for the last 2 months how long will it take to leave my system cheers?

Taper the dose: Long-term prednisone suppresses the normal hormonal production by your adrenal gland. The dose should be tapered (over 2-4 weeks) rather than being abruptly stopped. ...Read more

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After taking prednisone, how long does it take for levels of IgA to be clear of the suppressant effects of the drug on the IgA levels?

No effect: I am not aware of any steroid effect on IgA level although it may reduce IgG level somewhat on some people after prolonged high-dose prednisone exposure. ...Read more

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How long would one use prednisone?

It depends: It depends on the reason it was prescribed in the first place. As a rule use Prednisone in as low a dose as possible for the least amount of time as possible. ...Read more

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