premedicating with prednisone prior to capaxone

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mystery reader
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   Posted 8/7/2007 6:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been told by my neuro to take prednisone 1/2 hour before my copaxone shot for next 10 days due to problems with 2 IPIR's in one week.  (2 a day fo 5 days; then 1 a day for 5 days).  Going to pick up prescription now.  Has anyone ever heard of this?  I feel like a science experiment!
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Zoe Butterfly
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   Posted 8/7/2007 9:33 AM (GMT -7)   
i wish i could say i have but i had tons of post site injection reactions and was never told to do that because my body was actually fighting the copaone i was taken off it-- but i did have to either pre medicate with benadryl or post medicate with it both oral and topical unfortunaltley it didn't work but i know it has for some-- i hope you have better luck with it than i did -- it seems like a good med if your body likes it-- good luck

Zoe Butterfly3
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   Posted 8/7/2007 10:23 AM (GMT -7)   


I have a friend who has been on Copaxone for about 5 years, and has always had to premedicate with Benadryl for site reactions, but I have not heard on prednisone.  I am sure your neuro has a very logical reason for asking you to do this.  Good luck, I hope it helps.


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   Posted 8/7/2007 5:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Barb,
    After you talked about that in chat last night I did some research on it and found an article that might help put your mind at ease.  I do hope it helps! Let us know.
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