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I was prescribed prednisone. Told to take 4 the first day,

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I was prescribed prednisone. Told to take 4 the first day, took 1 next morning. Didn't keep track and forgot to take as prescribed. Have taken 1 each morning since then - 10 days worth. Please help.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.

Hello from JustAnswer.

What strength of prednisone is this?

Do you have any remaining pills?

Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.

I had asked for some further information and have not heard back.

These are most likely either 5 mg or 10 mg strength prednisone pills. If so, then it will typically be fine to simply stop the prednisone after taking it once daily for 10 days. When one of these strengths are used, they are frequently tapered to one pill daily and then stopped.

However, if you still have any pills remaining, it would also be an option to cut the remaining pills in half and talk half a pill daily until the remaining pills are taken, and then the drug can be stopped.

If I can provide any additional information, please let me know.