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Taking predizone for long time. How can I get rid of?

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How can i get off predizone of 30 years. 10 mg for chrones Any news meds. Chrones is doing great at 64 mo surgery for 23 years
Posted Mon, 16 Sep 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Amit Jain 1 hour later
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There are few agents, discuss with your doctor

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Hello! Thanks for putting your query in XXXXXXX I am a Gastroenterologist (DM).

These are few medications which is used for steroid sparing Crohn's:
1. Budesonide- It is a steroid but this doesn't have any systemic side effect of prednisolone. It is given in dose of 9mg/day in three divided doses.
2. Azathiopurine: Is an immunomodulator given in dose of 2 to 2.5mg/kg
3. Injection methotrexate 25mg in a week

So discuss with your treating doctor for the suitability of the any of the above agent

I hope I have answered your query and this will help you. Remain in touch and get-well soon.
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