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Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   My son has been started on 40 mg prednisone for a low platlet count (he has itp) it has come up from 13,000 to 28,000 what is the rate to taper off the prednisone
User :   sorry 40 mg twice a day
Doctor :   k.. he is having ideopathic thromocytopenic purpura, right?
User :   yes he is 22 he weighs 150 lbs
Doctor :   k.. since when he is been on treatment?
User :   began the steroid on Thursday today is sunday
Doctor :   since his count is still very less we dont think u shoukd start taperin now..
User :   but when tapering happens, how do you determine the dosages
Doctor :   it usually tapered over period of 4 to 6 weeks redusin the dose gradually

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Doctor :   usually after 2 weeks treatment every alternate day the dose is reduced
Doctor :   to overcome the dependency..
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