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Tapering Off Deltasone
How long does it take for a body to go back to normal after a 5 day course of 50mg Prednisone without tapering the drug?
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
I am tapering of of prednisone. And went from 30 mg to 20 mg yesterday. Today we left for the beach and i forgot my medicine, will this cause meffecti?
Prednisone: It depends on why you're taking it and how long you've been taking it. The longer you've been taking it, the more dependent you are because your own adrenal function has been suppressed and any sudden withdrawal of Prednisone like what you described may result in unpredictable body response. If you've been on it for a short while, the condition for which you're on it may get worse or not improve. ...Read more
When tapering off prednisone how long do u have to wait to taper again. I've currently tapered to 25mg a week ago is it to soon to taper again.
In on 60mg prednisone for 4wks then tapering for another four. When would i start seeing side effevts and what would they be. And the most serious?
Why might I be getting foggy, confused, & in an almost disoriented state at times when tapering my prednisone dose below 6 mg? Been on almost 1 yr.
Adrenal insuff: Hi, how long have you been on Prednisone? What is the average dose you were taking in last year? You might have a condition called 2/2 Adrenal insufficiency due to suppression of Adrenal glad due to chronic use of Prednison. you might need slower and longer tapering. Talk to an Endocrine doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it possible to feel symptoms return (or withdrawal) in a 1/2 mg taper from 5.5 mg to 5 mg after several days? I've been on prednisone for 1 yr?
My dr prescribed 10 prednisone pills in 20mg, and told me to take 2 per day for 5 days for bronchitis. Is tapering needed? If yes, how much tapering?
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