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Tapering Off Deltasone
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
Should taper to: 5 mg a day for a week, then stop. ...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?
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
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