Prednisone Taper | Dr. Ayesha Khalid
Dr. Ayesha Khalid
Surgery Otolaryngology (ENT)
Prednisone Taper

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  • My Condition
    • My Condition
      • What is the most important information I need to know about my condition right now?
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  • Before Treatment
    • Side Effects and Precautions
      • Who should not take this medication?
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      • What are the risks and possible complications of this medication?
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      • When should I notify my doctor regarding any side effects from the medication?
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      • Can I drink alcohol while on this medication?
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      • Can I take this medication if I am pregnant or planning to become pregnant?
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      • Can this medication be taken while breastfeeding?
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      • What should I avoid while taking this medication?
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    • Why Prednisone Taper
      • Why do I need this medication?
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      • What will this medication do?
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      • How does a predinose taper work?
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      • Do I have any other options?
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      • Will I need to stop or change any of my current medications while on this medication?
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      • What do you need to know before I start this medication?
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      • How soon would you recommend that I start this medication?
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      • What can I expect if I choose not to have this medication?
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      • What can I expect if I choose to delay this medication?
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  • During Treatment
    • Taking My Medication
      • When should I take my dose?
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      • What should I do if I forget to take a dose?
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      • How should I store this medication?
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  • Call Your Doctor If
    • Call Your Doc If
      • Your heart is racing or is having palpitations
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      • You have shortness of breath, severe pain in your upper stomach, bloody or tarry stools, severe depression, changes in personality or behavior.
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      • You are pregnant or suspect you may be pregnant.
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  • Starting Treatment
    • General Instructions
      • I have talked to my healthcare team about how to take the correct dose.
        1 day at 9:00
      • I have enough medication so as not to miss a dose.
        1 day at 9:00
      • I will tell my doctor about any illness or infection I have had within the past several weeks.
        1 day at 9:00
      • I will take my dose this morning.
        2 days at 9:00
      • I will take my dose this morning.
        3 days at 9:00
      • I will take my dose this morning.
        4 days at 9:00
      • I will take my dose this morning.
        6 days at 9:00
      • I will take my dose this morning.
        7 days at 9:00
      • I will not take a dose the morning of my surgery.
        8 days at 9:00
      • I will take my dose this morning.
        9 days at 9:00
      • I will take my dose this morning.
        10 days at 9:00
      • I will take my dose this morning.
        11 days at 9:00
      • I will take my dose this morning.
        13 days at 9:00
      • I will take my dose this morning.
        14 days at 9:00