I went to the walk in clinic for swollen tonsils and a very sore throat. They tested for strep which came back negative and prescribed me 3 20mg prednisone per day. I'm supposed to take all 3 at once they said. I did some research and found a lot of bad things about prednisone. 60mg per day seems like a high dosage .. Is this normal?
3 Prednisone 20mg per day for 5 days? O?
- 18 Feb 2018 by Anonymous
- 19 February 2018
- prednisone, sore throat, prescription, throat, tonsils, sores, clinic
Added 18 Feb 2018:
My throat and tonsils also have white spots on them, it's really hard to swallow and painful. My mouth seems to be full of saliva all the time
Prednisone is very powerful and has many side effects, but it’s not usually prescribed unless you need it. It’s important that you take it. Difficulty swallowing is the precursor to difficulty breathing. Yes people usually taper, so why don’t you take it, and call tomorrow and ask. If they say no, it’s because five days isn’t very long to get too accustomed to it.
- Prednisone Information for Consumers
- Prednisone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prednisone (detailed)
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