Regularly Use Of Low Doses Prednisone

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Turing Says:


I'm a generally healthy male of 58. Had heavy bronchitic asthma all my life. Till 30th year I regularly had tapered courses of prednisone. After that it went so well that I, except once in the few years, can life my life well with just spiriva and seretide. But then again I feel I live up to, say, 75 % of my optimum this way. Since a few months I add, on a weekly basis, one day 20 mg, next 10 mg, next 5 mg prednisone and I'm near the 100% that way. Would this use be considered a form of long time use, with the well known dangers of (creeping) side-effects (I don't notice any, actually) or as such a low dose/such a mild regiment that there's no harm to be expected? Thanks for any reaction!



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Verwon Says:

Hello, Turing! How are you?

Yes, even at a low dose that's used occasionally there can be long-term side effects. As listed by the U.S. FDA, they may possibly include osteoporosis, insomnia and immune disorders.

Is there anything else I can help with?

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