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I am seeing a GI dr but just would like more feedback on how long it is safe to stay on 40mg of prednisone for severe ulcerative colitis?

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Dr. Michal Tracz
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Quicker the better

Treatment of uc with Prednisone is challenging.
Prednisone 40 is a solid dose. There is no definite "safe amount of time." prednisone's side effects affect the body slowly, so i would say one month would be completely ok and then the longer you stay on such a dose, the more side effects (bloating, irritability, fluid retention, etc) you will have. Work with GI to limit use of predniosone. G.Luck.

In brief: Quicker the better

Treatment of uc with Prednisone is challenging.
Prednisone 40 is a solid dose. There is no definite "safe amount of time." prednisone's side effects affect the body slowly, so i would say one month would be completely ok and then the longer you stay on such a dose, the more side effects (bloating, irritability, fluid retention, etc) you will have. Work with GI to limit use of predniosone. G.Luck.
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