is a glucocorticoid.
When it is administered, it causes suppression of the Hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis...as a result of which, Adrenal gland in the body stops producing corticosteroid.
Under such condition, sudden stoppage of the medicine prednisone would result in severe withdrawl symptoms like low blood pressure, syncope
(low blood sugar
), nausea, vomiting
, etc.(Adrenal crisis)
To prevent this, it is recommended to taper the dose of the medication gradually instead of terminating it abruptly.
So...your Doctor has advised correctly regarding the dosage of prednisone...please follow his advice & don't stop it without consulting him.
Wish you a good health & speedy recovery.
Thanks & Take care.