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My wife has pemphigus vulgaris and has been on Prednisone for

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My wife has pemphigus vulgaris and has been on Prednisone for 8 years. She is tapering off with guidance from her regular physician; however, we live in China and 1mg Prednisone is not available to make the tapering off process easier. Instead of grinding and weighing 5mg pills, can you assist with a prescription for 1mg generic prednisone?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
This is Dr. David
it is illegal for online doctors to give out prescriptions to clients we can't see.
we are here to help answer medical questions
what medical questions do you have?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Unfortunately, we have lots of consultations with good doctors in Asia. However, no availability of 1mg tablets.
Doctors here will not issue a prescription for 1mg as their hospital pharmacies and local pharmacies cannot fill it.
Online pharmacies require a valid prescription, so unless I fly my wife back to the USA for an office visit..... there
does not appear to be a better solution than grinding 5mg pills and weighing the residual dust to make 1 mg equivalents.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
yes, that seems like your only option at this point
let me know if you have questions.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thanks for trying.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
let me know if you have other questions.