I Read that being on prednisone for more than seven days can permanently affect adrenal function. If I reduce my dosage by 20 mg per day, one pill it will take nine days. What should I do?
I took 180 mg of prednisone for hives. It stop the attack in one day. How do I taper off?
- 31 Mar 2015 by Aleyaannaton
- 31 March 2015
- hives, prednisone, dosage, taper, pill
Added 31 Mar 2015:
I got the pills in Mexico because I am sick of going to the emergency room in the middle of the night for the same treatment and being charged $1500 a pop. so I'm not
under a doctors care
Where did you get the 7 day thing? You have to taper off, and if it takes more then 7 days it does. Start by cutting it in half. If you feel ok on that, cut it again. One day of 180 mg isn't going to have you that effected by that it that you can't cut it pretty fast, but you should take some time to do it.
- Prednisone Information for Consumers
- Prednisone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prednisone (detailed)
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