Posted 3/18/2008 2:54 PM (GMT -7)
Hmm...keep in mind that though similar prednisone and prednisolone are different drugs and have somewhat different side effect and dosage profiles. Prednisolone is an immediate acting corticosteroid-in my experience the side effects are dosage dependent and as you come down in dose some of the side effects will go away.
Posted 3/19/2008 9:52 AM (GMT -7)


If you had a big moonface while on >20mg Pred then being at 5mg - yes, it would start to disappear. But, VERY slowly.  Once you have been on such a low dose for around 2/3 months, it will be mostly gone, but you still wont have your old face back exactly as it was.  But, it will be very minor.

BTW, when you are tapering from 5mg, I would suggest going down in 1/2 mg increments every 2/3 weeks. Sounds silly, but it makes a huge difference. I have been on pred for many years now and have learnt the hard way. Im down to 3mg.

Good luck

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