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Prednisone Dose

Prednisone Dose

Out of curiosity, when you are having a flare and are given prednisone, what dose is being prescribed?

posted March 13, 2019
A MyLupusTeam Member

Im on a straight dose of 15 mg a day. It helps with swelling and and some pain. Now if it starts getting worse mmy dr will up the dose

posted March 15, 2019
A MyLupusTeam Member

It depends on the situation. For uncomfortable situations, usually 5 2xs a day. For severe inflammation in the lungs 20 2xs a day for 3 days then tapered. On my own in Europe with a knee so swollen and painful I couldn't walk, I had reserves and did 10 2xs a day then 5. What a miracle drug for short term use. I don't recommend self medicating, but I talked it over with my doc before I left.

posted March 13, 2019
A MyLupusTeam Member

I just take 15 mg. A day

posted March 19, 2019
A MyLupusTeam Member

My last I was given 60mg of prednisone...took me a year to get completely weened off it

posted March 13, 2019
A MyLupusTeam Member

My last 2 flares was 50mg for 7 days.

posted March 13, 2019

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