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How often can Methylprednisolone be taken for backache?

I started methylprednisolone (4mg tapered pack) this morning for unresolved post fusion back pain. If this helps my pain how often could I safely take this steroid for chronic pain? What do you think is the safest most effective amount? I m 68 and weigh 138 lbs.
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
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You can take it for 10 -15 days safely .

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Dr. Praveen Tayal
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