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Got rx for prednisone 10 mg, for severe sciatica, told to

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Got rx for prednisone 10 mg , for severe sciatica, told to take 10 mg a day, for 30 days, usually I get the pack , the 10 mg I started on sat. It's not work , do ithought I treat it like the pack take 50 mg, then 40, then 30, then 20, then the last day take 10 mg
JA: The Pharmacist will need to help you with this. Is there anything else the Pharmacist should be aware of?
Customer: I'm a diabetic type 2, I know prednisone will raise my sugar levels, so the faster I finishthis the better, also I am on Coumadin 6 mg
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pharmacy
Expert:  Dr. Sheldon replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

Prednisone can be taken either way...either pack or for 30 days. Pack is probably better in your case as you are diabetic and on Coumadin. Prednisone can raise your PT/INR as well as blood sugar. Be sure to get your PT/INR checked with 5-7 days of taking Prednisone.

Expert:  Dr. Sheldon replied 1 year ago.

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Take care.

Dr. Riaz,

Doctor of Pharmacy

Expert:  Dr. Sheldon replied 1 year ago.
Checking back to see if Prednisone helped with the sciatica and caused no problem with the Coumarin?

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