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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Is Prednisone advisable while on Arasep for thalassemia?

my doctor wants me to take 20 mg for 30 days to reduce inflammation in my lungs. I am 79, very active and otherwise in good shape, but for low red blood count (Thallasemia minor) for which I am taking Arasep. and chronic hepatitis which I got from a transfusion 30 years ago, Are there any concerns with my taking the prednisone? YYYY@YYYY
Fri, 13 Jul 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Aricept may cause allergic reaction which may relieved by low dose steroid.
Continue above treatment if you have more questions feel free to ask.

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