Prednisone

Prednisone instructions for patients with Ulcerative Colitis and Crohns disease

Prednisone 5 mg. tablets.

Week 1. Take 8 tablets daily at same time making it 40 mg prednisone a day

Week 2 Take 7 tablets daily at same time making it 35 mg prednisone a day

Week 3 Take 6 tablets daily at same time making it 30 mg prednisone a day

Week 4 Take 5 tablets daily at same time making it 25 mg prednisone a day

Week 5 Take 4 tablets daily at same time making it 20 mg prednisone a day

Week 6 Take 3 tablets daily at same time making it 15 mg prednisone a day

Week 7 Take 2 tablets daily at same time making it 10 mg prednisone a day

Week 8 Take 1 tablets daily at same time making it 5 mg prednisone a day

Side effects of prednisone (Partial list) : insomnia, headaches, irritability, weight gain, diabetes, osteoporosis with fractures, hip joint destruction, infections (that can be life threatening), easy bruising