Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
176 Doctors are Online

Prednisolone dosage - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: General Health
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2005
Answered : 2294 Questions

Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   I have illness-induced asthma. I just got over a bad cold, but I've been coughing for awhile now. I'm on Advair, but I'm still coughing. I bought some prednisone acetate 5mg here (prescriptions are not needed in this country), but I don't know how much to take.
Doctor :  
Let me read it
User :   And I don't know if prednisone acetate is different from just prednisone.
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
It is the same
User :   Alright, cool.
Doctor :  
Dosage varies from 5-40 mg
Doctor :  
But has to be taken on prescription only
User :   Right, but I'm not in the states.
Doctor :   Also while it has to be tapered each week
Doctor :   and not withdrawn suddently
User :   Alright.
Doctor :  
As such I dont thing that you need Prednisolone right now
User :   Okay.
User :   Is prednisolone the same as prednisone?
Doctor :  
User :   Good to know.
Doctor :  
Is there anything else you want to ask?
User :   Not particularly, thanks a lot.
Doctor :  
Thank you and bye
Doctor :  
Refer our website to your friends
Question is related to
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor