Good evening, I had a terrible cold from the 7th of January and it came with fevers, no sneezing and a horrible cough. The fever since left but that cough is not only present, but draining. I am asthmatic (and normally have attacks with triggers: food allergies - - tree nuts, any and all seafood, dust and fiberglass. Today (1-24-14), after coughing for 15 minutes straight, I went to my doctor; who, stated that I was on my way to bronchitis due to the prolonged after effects of the cold virus. She prescribed 50mg of Prednisone for 4 days... I asked about the side effects and she said mood swings and be watchful for my breathing. I am 49 and a woman. I live in NYC and she stated that a humidifier is necessary for apartment radiator heat. The pharmacist suggested I take with a meal and preferably 9pm. Sorry for the lengthy details, but I read on so many effect a bit apprehensive... Any suggestions? Thank you.
Prednisone is normally prescribed in a surge starting at a higher dose than reducing the dose daily until gone for most conditions. However my sister was recently given 40mg a day for 7 days for a similar condition to yours. The only side effect she had while taking it was some insomnia. You should"nt have any side effects after your script is gone since you are on it for such a short time. Hope this helped. Packard2046
- Prednisone Information for Consumers
- Prednisone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prednisone (detailed)
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