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Tapering Hypokalemia Of Prednisone
Issues with asthma- TX does not seem to relieve symptoms; can I take 6 day prednisone taper with 3.0 potassium level? w/o hypokalemia effects?
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
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?
Can coming off prednisone make you tired and weak? Been tapering for 2 weeks. Last dose was Tuesday 5 mg. How long should this last for?
I have lupus and I'm on prednisone. I was on a high dosage starting at 60mg and now I'm tapering down to 5mg will certain foods cause a flare up?
Is it possible to struggle with prednisone taper while on dmard? Does it make the taper less painful or is it supposed to make the taper a breeze?
I was prescribed prednisone 60mg for 5 days without tapering as I have disc prolapse
My question is it ok to abruptly stop prednisone after 5 days ?
Yes since short dura: yes since it's a short duration. This depends whether you have other health problems, or taking prednisone before for long periods. I am not a fan of using prednisone for this type of neck pain. It would be best to see your physician, get a full of evaluation, and a clear diagnosis ...Read more
I have been on 60mg of prednisone for 4wks and doing great no side effects but now about to taper, anything I should be aware of?
Taper slowly: And follow your doctors instructions do not abruptly stop it. ...Read more
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