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Shouldn't prednisone be prescribed in titrated doses? I am 76 years old. Last week i was taken to the ER with an acute allergic reaction (hives, swollen tongue, etc.). The physician prescribed prednisone 40 mg q. D. X 4. A nurse told me that prednisone

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
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In brief: Workup and Mgt

Usually a short course of prednisone does not need to be titrated, unless you have a medical condition that necessitates this.
I would suggest that you have an Epi Pen at home and with you, with instructions for its use. In addition, it is important to know what triggered this reaction and to avoid the triggers.

In brief: Workup and Mgt

Usually a short course of prednisone does not need to be titrated, unless you have a medical condition that necessitates this.
I would suggest that you have an Epi Pen at home and with you, with instructions for its use. In addition, it is important to know what triggered this reaction and to avoid the triggers.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Dr. David Bordeaux
Dentistry

In brief: Maybe

Consult your primary care physician to review your medical status with regards to the risks of Prednisone treatment.
The answer depends on your other medical conditions and prescriptions.

In brief: Maybe

Consult your primary care physician to review your medical status with regards to the risks of Prednisone treatment.
The answer depends on your other medical conditions and prescriptions.
Dr. David Bordeaux
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Dr. Joseph Jeu
Family Medicine

In brief: If

If using Prednisone for very short periods of time, less than 7 days, Prednisone does not need to be titrated.
For using Prednisone for longer periods of time, Prednisone still needs to be slowly titrated down and off.

In brief: If

If using Prednisone for very short periods of time, less than 7 days, Prednisone does not need to be titrated.
For using Prednisone for longer periods of time, Prednisone still needs to be slowly titrated down and off.
Dr. Joseph Jeu
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