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What dose of prednisone ?

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Old 06-04-2008, 02:52 PM   #1
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What dose of prednisone ?

I'm wondering what dose of prednisone people take for an asthma flare?

I have had really good control for years until we got my daughter a puppy last week (non-shed, poodle mix supposedly hypo-allergenic).

I'm on singulair, zytec, q-var and nasacort. I took a medrol dose pack probably 10 or twelve years ago for an acute sinusitis thing and I only made it through the first day - my heart went ballisitic on the 40mg of prednisone. ( I have a history of arrythmia and I'm pretty med-sensitive)

My dr. knows my history and wants me to try a low dose of prednisone instead of an inhaled bronchodialator due to my heart issues He prescribed 10mgs per day for 5 days and I have 5 mg pills. I took a half of one of those because I'm so scared that I'm going to feel crummy again heart-wise. I thought I'd wait a few hours and if my heart is O.K I'll take the rest.

Has anyone on here had a low dose of prednisone help their breathing??


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Old 06-04-2008, 03:07 PM   #2
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Re: What dose of prednisone ?

I've taken prednisone, but usually when I get to the point of needing it I need a higher dose. I'd think that 10 mg. wouldn't be too bad.
Also, I've heard that there are no hypo-allergenic dogs, just smaller ones that shed less and therefore have less dander.
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Old 06-04-2008, 03:19 PM   #3
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Re: What dose of prednisone ?

Thanks for the quick response. I will probably take the rest of the dose with dinner, my heart so far feels fine.

We actually have a 15 year old mini poodle that I've never had a problem with, but I think the combo of two furry things in the house just pushed me over the edge.


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