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Prednisolone dosage - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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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Doctor :   and not withdrawn suddently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
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