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Systemic lupus erythematosus, taken omnacortil 60 mg, swollen leg, weight gain. Dose for omnacortil 60 mg?

Hi doctor myself Soma from India M suffering from SLE since 8 months . last month SLE was very active , i was admitted in Apollo and doctor gave me 60mg of Omnacortil . now my legs are swelled and m gaining weight . please tell me shall i reduce the dose , at present m taking 60mg per day. what dose shall i take now?? thanx
Asked On : Tue, 1 May 2012
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For mild SLE low dose steroids are required. But for severe form high doses are required (5- 60mg). You are experiencing side effects of prednisolone. Immunomodulators can be used .Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDS) are immunomodulatory agents that act as immunosuppressives and cytotoxic and anti-inflammatory medications. It includes methotrexate, cyclophosphamide and azathioprine.
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