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?
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
- Prednisone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prednisone (detailed)
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