PREDNISONE (DELTASONE, LIQUID PRED, ORASONE)

Prednisone (Deltasone, Liquid Pred, Orasone); Corticosteroid; Soln: 1 mg/mL, 5 mg/mL
Tab: 1, 2.5, 5, 10, 20, 50 mg; Acute asthma: 1-2 mg/kg/day PO qd-bid
Anti-inflammatory or immunosuppressive: 0.05-2 mg/kg/day PO qd-qid (usual max 60 mg/day)
Physiologic replacement: 4-5 mg/m2/day PO qd
Consider alternate day schedule for long-term therapy. Discontinuation of long-term therapy requires gradual withdrawal by tapering dose. Burst
therapy of 3-5 days usually does not require tapering dose.
Take with food to decrease GI upset.
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