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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1 answer • 21 Sep 2009
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3 answers • 28 Oct 2012
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2 answers • 21 Nov 2012
... trying to reduce but my symptoms keep returning and I have to resume 30mg
3 answers • 8 Aug 2013
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1 answer • 28 Feb 2014