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
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3 answers • 28 Oct 2012
My wife was recently diagnosed as having Giant Cell Arteritis and has lost vision in one eye. Amongst other medications, she is currently taking 30 ...
4 answers • 20 Nov 2012
I have been dx with giant cell arteritis on Oct 25th by primary doctor. This was after temporal bx, increased sed rate and crp. I was put on 60mg/day ...
2 answers • 21 Nov 2012
Giant Cell Arteritis - I have been having a hard time with a rapid heart beat since I started taking
... prednisone. Three times this week, my heart rate was over 130 bpm. Has anyone else experienced this
1 answer • 27 Jul 2015