I've taken predisone for 6 years for giant cell artiritis are there any new drugs for this? This diease is not getting better, it has gone to my arm, I have a donor vein from my neck to my elbow, with 15 stents. I need more information on this diease/
4 Oct 2010
The link below has information about Giant Cell (or Temporal) Arteritis.
If prednisone doesn't help then medicines that suppress the immune system, such as Remicade, can be used.
- Prednisone Information for Consumers
- Prednisone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prednisone (detailed)
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I had to have open heart surgery due to the aneurism from this disease. My head never feels 100 % right. disease? prednisone?
1 answer • 23 Feb 2011
Hi. I was recently diagnosed with Giant Cell and started on 100 mg of prednisone. Within a few weeks I ended up with steroid induced diabetes, and am ...
3 answers • 28 Oct 2012
... to do this work with?
2 answers • 8 Dec 2012
I've been treated for giant cell with prednisone for 3 months. Every time I try to taper, my blood work spikes and I'm back up on 50 mg of ...
1 answer • 28 Feb 2014
I am 82 yrs old and have Giant Cell Arteritis, hence the prednisone. I also take Aggrenox and have for several years following a TIA and ...
1 answer • 9 Apr 2015