I'm taking prednisone for the first time with an asthma flare that triggered due to a cold. I was originally prescribed a short burst of 50mg for 5 days by an urgent care doctor. I went to get checked again by my PCP and she prescribed me another dose of 40mg for 3 days and then 20mg for 7 days. Is this something that I would need to taper off of slowly and should discuss with my PCP, or am I okay? I don't want to mess up my adrenal gland function because of not tapering and I'm not finding any answers online.