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How is Prednisone taken, Yes, the first instruction was to

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How is Prednisone taken
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Yes, the first instruction was to take one 10mg tablet three times a day taper as directed but I lost the taper instructions
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: .81 mg aspirin metropolol 50mg pravastatin 20mg allopurinol 100mg clopidogrel 75mg ranexa 500mg irbesartan 150mg folbee,amlodipine 2.5mg nitrostat as needed
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: triple by pass, prostate cancer all years ago
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

different doctors can have different tapering schedules.

but you could taper off 10mg pills 3 times a day by going down to 2 times a day for 4 days and then 1 time a day for 4 days and then stop

make sure you take prednisone with food in your stomach, never on an empty stomach.

you should contact your doctor as well if you have lost instructions for your prednisone taper.

let me know if you have questions.