im 17 years old. I'm in a flare for Crohn's and my doctor recommended a total amount of 40mg prednisone for 2 days. 4 doses in total. Would that be safe? I've read all of the horror stories for prednisone and I'm afraid to take it. would this dosage be safe?
That is an extremely small dose of prednisone. A person taking that amount for a couple days will be just fine, and with little to no side effects I would think, but 99.99 percent sure.
Yes that is a small dose for Crohn's. When you are on prednisone for an extended period of time is when you need to worry. I was on it for 2 years straight because I am allergic to the other meds at the time and so it had a devastating affect on the bones in my body making them brittle. But like I said, I was on it for 2 years straight without a break. Go ahead and take that little bit, it is a wonder drug for many things despite the side effects for long term.
- Prednisone Information for Consumers
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- Side Effects of Prednisone (detailed)
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