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Suggest dosage for Omnacortil

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Posted on Fri, 2 Jun 2017
Question: Hello,
My Father is across MCTD treatment.
Prescription-
Omnacortil 30 mg once a day , before it was 20 mg twice a day (Total it was 40 mg).
Dr. XXXXXXX has reduced the dosage because of sudden memory loss has occur to my father. I need to know what is the right way for my father to overcome this situation.

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Vijay Dhankani
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Answered by Dr. Naval Mendiratta (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Brain fog

Detailed Answer:
good evening

Thank you for writing on health care magic

Well, the steroid do cause a bit of memory loss but the one you mentioned looks a bit different. I would like to know a few more details :

1. was the memory loss for recent episodes or old memory

2. was MRI brain performed?

3. does he have associated hypertension

4. What other problems of MCTD he has.. normally MCTD doesn't need very high steroids

5.Which rheumatologist is looking after him

Do let me know these queries

regards
Dr naval
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Follow up: Dr. Naval Mendiratta (39 minutes later)
Hello,

1) Memory loss for recent days, like he doesn't know that which medicines he is taking from 2 months.. And what he had at dinner yesterday, like that..
2)MRI brain was not performed
3) No, he doesn't have associated hypertension
4) Actually its not clear on basis of reports, it has Lupus or MCTD...
5) Dr. XXXXXXX XXXXXXX is the Rheumatologist in XXXXXXX ...
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Answered by Dr. Naval Mendiratta (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Memory loss

Detailed Answer:
good evening

Well, this sort of memory loss doesn't look like from steroids or the MCTD part. It is known to cause a few non specific hyperintesnity in the brain but not associated with memory loss...

Lupus or MCTD, treatment is usually with steroids in the start.

What I would suggest is you consult a neurologist and get a MRI brain. they also do the MMSE score.. There is something else going on definitely.

Do let me know for more queries

regards
dr naval
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Brief Answer: Brain fog Detailed Answer: good evening Thank you for writing on health care magic Well, the steroid do cause a bit of memory loss but the one you mentioned looks a bit different. I would like to know a few more details : 1. was the memory loss for recent episodes or old memory 2. was MRI brain performed? 3. does he have associated hypertension 4. What other problems of MCTD he has.. normally MCTD doesn't need very high steroids 5.Which rheumatologist is looking after him Do let me know these queries regards Dr naval