Take a Prednisone Dose Pack and Get Rid of Inflammatory Ailments

Prednisone is a well-known medicine that provides relief from inflamed regions of the human body.  A prednisone dose pack may be recommended to you if you have any of the following conditions: serious allergic reactions, arthritis, blood or bone marrow issues, asthma, eye or vision issues, stomach problems, sarcoidosis, lupus, skin problems, kidney problems, multiple sclerosis, laryngitis, thyroiditis, exposure to poison oak, percarditis, serious tuberculosis, urticaria or hives, nephrotic syndrome, ulcerative colitis, hypercalcemia because of cancer, Meniere’s disease and myasthenia gravis.

There are instances also when your doctor may advise you to try taking a prednisone dose pack should you have any of the following conditions: cluster headaches, migraine headaches, aphthous ulcer, lymphomas (Non-Hodgkin and Hodgkin’s), acute lymphoblastic-type leukemia, multiple myelomas, hormone-sensitive cancerous tumors, Herxheimer reaction that manifests during syphilis treatment and uveitis.  A prednisone dose pack can also be helpful because it can hinder the development of symptoms in cases of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

In case you are instructed to use a prednisone dose pack for your ailment, know that it is only taken orally (by mouth), usually with milk or food.  Make sure that you do not abruptly stop taking your prednisone dose pack or take it for a longer period of time, because there is no guarantee that your condition will become better at a faster rate, and using it for a longer period of time may only increase your risk of getting side effects.

Your doctor would recommend you to buy a prednisone dose pack depending on your inflammatory ailment or disease, your medical history, family medical history, and your supposed tolerance to the drug.

In some pharmacies (local or online), you will come across 4 different prednisone dose pack, which basically is just a 6-day or 12-day pack with 5 mg or 10 mg of prednisone in it.

Below you will learn how to properly take a prednisone dose pack:

The 6-day prednisone dose pack consists of a total of 21 tablets, either containing 5 mg or 10 mg of the active ingredient prednisone.

  • Day 1: Take 2 tablets before breakfast, 1 tablet after lunch, 1 tablet after dinner, then 2 tablets at bedtime.  If your routine starts later in the day, take 2 tablets each hour for every 3 hours.  Your doctor or pharmacist can also advise you otherwise depending on the circumstances.
  • Day 2: Take 1 tablet before breakfast, 1 tablet after lunch, 1 tablet after dinner, and then 2 tablets at bedtime.
  • Day 3: Take 1 tablet before breakfast, 1 tablet after lunch, 1 tablet after dinner, and then 1 tablet at bedtime.
  • Day 4: Take 1 tablet before breakfast, 1 tablet after lunch, and then 1 tablet at bedtime.
  • Day 5: Take 1 tablet before breakfast and then 1 tablet at bedtime.
  • Day 6: Take 1 tablet before breakfast.

The 12-day prednisone dose pack consists of a total of 48 tablets, either containing 5 mg or 10 mg of the active ingredient prednisone.

  • Days 1 to 4: Take 2 tablets before breakfast, 1 tablet after lunch, 1 tablet after dinner, and then take 2 tablets at bedtime.  If your routine starts later in the day, take 2 tablets each hour for every 3 hours.  Your doctor or pharmacist can also advise you otherwise depending on the circumstances.
  • Days 5 to 8: Take 1 tablet before breakfast, 1 tablet after lunch, 1 tablet after dinner, and then 1 tablet at bedtime.
  • Days 9 to 12: Take 1 tablet before breakfast and then 1 tablet at bedtime.