I have a question on interpreting dosing instructions for Prednisone.
Having injured my back, (probably a bulging disk), my doctor prescribed Prednissone
as well as a couple of other meds. Uncharacteristically, he did not explain his
intended dosing to me. When I get the script filled, the pharmacist mentions
that it may make me drowsy and to take it with food. Well and good.
I get home and read the 20 mg Prednisone lable, and I quote;
"Take three (3) tablets by mouth daily for 5 days then take two (2) tablet(s)
by mouth for daily 5 days then 1 tablet daily for 5 days."
Naturally, everything has closed so there is no one to ask.
My question is: Does the instruction say to take 3 tablets, (all at once) for 5 days
then to take 2 tablets, (at once) for 5 days and then to take tablet, per day, for 5 days?
Does it mean to take 1 tablet 3 times per day for 5 days then
to take 1 tablet twice per day for 5 days then to take 1 tablet once per day for 5 days?
Prednisone is supposed to be a fairly strong drug and I am not sure if I should take the
large doses (60 mg at a time), etc.
What do you think?