Prednisone Taper

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tjf43
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   Posted 1/20/2009 5:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I am being put on a short (one week) bout of Prednisone for an eye problem. The doctor put me on 20mg tablets - 3 per day for a week with no taper.
 
I questioned him about this because I thought that it was very important to taper off Pred, but he said that it wasn't necessary if given for a short period of time.
 
Has anyone ever heard of this?
Female, age 43
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 2/2007
In remission since 7/2008
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ediekristen
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   Posted 1/20/2009 6:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hmm... At 60mg, I would think you would have to taper but maybe a week isn't enough to cause a problem. Maybe try calling your GI and see if they have any opinion on the matter, if you're not comfortable?

Female, 23, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in femur head & lumbar spine from long term prednisone use...

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tjf43
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   Posted 1/22/2009 10:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks. I took your advice and called my GI's office. He said that it is okay to go off Prednisone without tapering if you are on it for a short period of time.
 
Female, age 43
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 2/2007
In remission since 7/2008
6 Asacol Daily
Fish oil, multi-vitamin, B complex, Mag Oxide, Calcium, Vit C, Vit E, Multi-vit

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