Prednisone is not recommended for long term therapy, but its use is not limited to a month. For some other diseases, or for some with UC who can't achieve remission with any other method, Pred is used longer-term. You have to weigh risks against benefits. In the short-term, the benefits of Pred outweigh the side effects. In the long run, they don't. That's why it's only used for long-term therapy in situations where there is no other option.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
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