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Is it safe to take Omnacortil for inflammation in occipital lobes?

My mom has inflammation in the occipital lobes and hence she cannot see. Doctor prescribed Omnacortil-10 40 mg per day for 10 days. Doctor then reduced it to half a tablet everyday and then finally stopped. After a week ior so,her problem came back and she is now back to taking 40 mg. I understand this is a steroid. I am not sure if this is safe to take or is there any other medication that can be taken?. My mom 61 years old.Please reply
Fri, 3 Jan 2020
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Neurologist, Surgical 's  Response
Hello,

Besides the possible effects of corticosteroid drugs, it is necessary to weight the benefits.

I think in your mother's case Omnacortil should be continued until there will be evidence of improvement of inflammation.

Discuss with the treating Doctor for these issues.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr. Erion Spaho, Neurologist, Surgical
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Is it safe to take Omnacortil for inflammation in occipital lobes?

Hello, Besides the possible effects of corticosteroid drugs, it is necessary to weight the benefits. I think in your mother s case Omnacortil should be continued until there will be evidence of improvement of inflammation. Discuss with the treating Doctor for these issues. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr. Erion Spaho, Neurologist, Surgical