March 28, 2023


One percent of people in america are using prednisone at any time one in a hundred people are suffering just like you i’m dr megan the prednisone pharmacist and i too took prednisone long term prednisone long term is defined as anything longer than three weeks so who’s on it for more than three weeks that’s what i’m going to talk about today first the thing to

Understand about prednisone is steroids like prednisone are supposed to be used short term because they come with so many side effects but if you have a condition that’s so terrible that it might kill you or cause immense suffering and pain then that’s a good reason to continue taking it long term the main reasons are autoimmune conditions and inflammatory disorders

And almost any kind of doctor can prescribe prednisone so prednisone is used by endocrinologist doctors for things like adrenal insufficiency by rheumatologist doctors for rheumatoid arthritis lupus polymyalgia rheumatica and other big words pulmonologists are the lung doctors they use it for things like copd or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder asthma

Sarcoidosis and other breathing problems long term allergists and immunologists use prednisone for their patients who have chronic rhino sinusitis with nasal polyps allergic rhinitis allergic disorders and eosinophilic disorders so many different ways that people are using prednisone the next type of doctor is the kind of doctor i had a hematologist hematologists

Use prednisone for things like what i have immune thrombocytopenia or other blood conditions gastroenterologists the gut doctors they use it for inflammatory bowel diseases like crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis dermatologists or skin doctors use prednisone for psoriasis or rashes like atopic dermatitis or eczema neurologists the nerve nervous system doctors

They use it for things like muscular dystrophy myasthenia gravis multiple sclerosis and other really long words the kidney doctors the renal disorders include fsgs cardiologists prescribe it for pericarditis and sarcoidosis eye doctors prescribe it for uveitis and multifocal cordoid choroiditis finally solid organ transplant doctors prescribe prednisone to help

Keep the organ transplants like heart lung and kidney transplants so now that you know what prednisone is used for long term i’d like to know was yours on this list and if it wasn’t what do we need to add to the list because guess what there is no great list out there of all the reasons people use prednisone you want to know why because prednisone is this really

Old drug it was approved in 1955 before they had to do great tests and so pretty much anybody uses it for whatever they want but there’s no perfect list of what it’s being used for so if i didn’t mention what you’re using it for let us know below and we’ll add it to this list i’m making on my blog you can see what it’s fda approved for

And these other conditions that are maybe not fda approved for it but people are using it long term comment below and if you found this helpful please like and subscribe to my channel signing off as dr megan your prednisone pharmacist

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