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Can I take Prednisolone for asthma?


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Published At March 11, 2017
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Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I have recently been diagnosed with sever adult asthma. I am waiting for my allergy assessment. I am on Singulair, Nebulizer four times a day (helps for an hour or so), three inhalers and nothing works. The only thing that makes me feel normal is Prednisolone. What can I do? I know I cannot take Prednisone forever, but it is the only thing that makes me feel normal.


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The thing is it takes one to two months to stabilize asthma in the case of taking inhaled steroids.Please confirm whether your inhaled drugs contains Fluticasone or Beclomethasone as these are inhaled steroids for asthma. I suggest you Prednisolone 40 mg once a day for a week, then 30 mg for next week then 20mg for next and then 10mg and 5 mg and stop. By that time your inhaled steroids will begin to work. Also, I suggest you oral drugs like tablet Deriphylline retard 300 mg twice or tablet Doxofylline 400 mg twice a day. In addition to the above, I suggest tablet containing Montelukast with Levocetirizine daily at night for a month. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take treatment for asthma with consent.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Satpute Ganeshkumar Suresh
Dr. Satpute Ganeshkumar Suresh

Internal Medicine

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