How can i taper prednisolone 20 mg per day ???

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   Posted 3/30/2011 11:17 PM (GMT -7)   


i want help please ,,,

now i taking prednisolone 20 mg per day in two divided dosage ( for 4 days - short time )
as adjunctive therapy with griseofulvin for treatment Tinea capitis.
i want to tapered the dosage of prednisolone but i do not know How can i taper the dosage ??

please please
tell me how can i do it ???

God bless you

Post Edited (memo) : 3/31/2011 12:22:15 AM (GMT-6)

panther fern
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   Posted 3/31/2011 1:02 AM (GMT -7)   
I would go down 20 then to 15 for two days then 10 for three then 5 for 7 then 2.5 for 7 then 2.5 every other day for 5 or 6 days... You will need a pill splitter.

You can ask your doctor. For everyone i know it is different but once you get to 10 then i would go slow and small doses.. it is a hard one to come off of... but since you are taking it for an allergy or asthma it may be different... i gave you what i would do for lupus or any auto immune.

You may not need a taper.. alot of times for like poison ivy or a heavy allergic reaction the dr. will hit you hard and fast and be done. If you feel you need to taper you could go 20 20 10 5 5
alot of times it is high to get the inflammation down, prevent itching, I am not sure what the reason is for the dosage so ...if you took for acute asthma you could do 20, 20, 10, 5, ,5 I am not a dr. I know a bit about pharmacology but i would call your doctor tomorrow and ask if it is ok to take it like i said. He may be concerned about a Type 4 delayed allergic reaction? I can understand why you want to taper... or you could ask to take it as prescribed and ask for a medrol pack to take right after to taper off... it starts around 20 and takes you down slow for 7 days. just a thought. Hope youfeel well soon

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   Posted 4/2/2011 4:54 AM (GMT -7)   
thank you Mr panther fern
i take prednsilone because i have tinea capitis in adult  and painful mass in my scalp

but i have a question for you

in many scientific article the author says that
take prednisolone as short period with tapering the dose over 3 weeks

so i have a question

what is mean with word ( over 3 weeks )
is it mean the  dosage should be tapering in a period  more than 3 weeks ???

or what is it mean ???,,,in your opinion

thank you again

Post Edited (memo) : 4/2/2011 6:56:37 AM (GMT-6)

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