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How to withdraw from Prednisone?

I have been taking l0 mg of Predisone for over a year. I have been taking 10 mg of Predisone for over a year. lt was prescribed by my Neurologist due to upper spine and neck pain. Apparently this worked because all is OK now. Can I just stop taking predisone T
Wed, 25 Jan 2017
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Thank you for asking HCM.
I have gone through your query. Prednisone is a corticosteroid drug. This you need to wean off if taking for long term. For this consult your local doctor.

Hope this may help you. Let me know if anything not clear.
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