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I've been on 20mg/day of prednisone for the past 12 years for a severe latex allergy. Can I ever discontinue the use of this drug?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Probably not..

Since you have been on it at a significant dosage for so long, your adrenal glands are likely "suppressed", probably permanently by this time.
So, my gues is that your chance of going off this medicine totally is rather low. Maybe you can lower the dose, but you should consult your doc. Good luck.

In brief: Probably not..

Since you have been on it at a significant dosage for so long, your adrenal glands are likely "suppressed", probably permanently by this time.
So, my gues is that your chance of going off this medicine totally is rather low. Maybe you can lower the dose, but you should consult your doc. Good luck.
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