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Old 08-15-2001, 03:01 AM   #1
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Talking how to take burst of prednisone --

It has been a long time since I have needed to take Prednisone but my doctor prescribed them for me if I get into trouble and my lung function is getting worse. What is the best way to take 30 mg: a burst all at once in the morning or do you divide them up throughout the day?
thanks in advance for your input

Old 08-15-2001, 03:26 PM   #2
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Well, the best way to take it, from personal experience, is to spread it out through the day. When they come in 6 day packets, they start with 6, and reduce by one each day, until you have taken your last pill on the 6th day.

If your doctor has recommended 30 mg a day, then remember, when your condition gets better, slowly reduce the amount of Prednisone, for about a week, until you are down to about 5 mg.

The reason is that, if you stop suddenly, your body may react in a very bad way. The body quickly becomes addicted to steroids, and you will likely be in a lot of pain if you stop suddenly.

Hope this will be of help. Take care now, and take it easy on the steroids.

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