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How can I taper down prednisone?

How can I taper down prednisone?

Prednisone taper off: Prednisone is not addicting like a narcotic, but many patients experience withdrawal symptoms. Taper off very slowly, example: 60mg for 3 days, 40mg for 3 days, 20 mg for 3 days, 10 mg for 3 days) ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

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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What is the tapering dose of prednisone?

What is the tapering dose of prednisone?

See below: Tapering is a gradual decrease in the does over weeks to months until the lowest possible dose is reached. ...Read more

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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.

Follow Dr.Instructio: It depends why you were given prednisone,what dose you started on and the tapering schedule prescribed by your doctor. It makes no sense for us to tell you how much to take without knowing your case.Good luck. ...Read more

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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

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How long will I withdraw off iv prednisone after having 5 doses and no taper down?

How long will I withdraw off iv prednisone after having 5 doses and no taper down?

Probably won't: Adrenal insufficiency (steroid withdrawl) is usually only an issue after long term therapy. Doses less than 60 mg for 5 days or less don't usually require a taper. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Deltasone (Definition)

Deltasone is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more