3 patient evaluations for Prednisone with a adherence rating of Sometimes

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Jan 10, 2011 (Started Jul 20, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Side effects
    Mild (facial swelling/puffiness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I HAD NO PROBLEM TAKING THE TABLETS APART FROM THEM TASTING DISGUSTING. PREDNISONE HELPED BY TAKING SOME OF THE INFLAMATION AWAY THEREFORE I WASN'T IN AS MUCH PAIN. THE ONLY PROBLEM OR SIDE EFFECT THAT I HAD WAS THAT I GAINED WEIGHT & MY FACE BLOW UP LIKE A PUFFER FISH & LOOKED VERY ROUND. I WAS ON PREDNISONE FOR YEARS WELL SINCE 2007 & IT WAS A GREAT INFLAMATORY BUT I HAVE RECENTLY BEEN CHANGED TO METHOTREXATE WHICH IS A STEP UP FROM PREDNISONE & ONLY TO BE TAKEN ONCE A WEEK INSTEAD OF EVERY DAY. I AM ON HEAPS OF TABLETS MORNING NOON & NIGHT SO I DON'T HAVE ANY PROBLEMS OR WAS PUT OUT FOR TAKING THESE TABLETS. THEY ARE A VERY TINY TABLET SO THEY WON'T GET STUCK IN YOUR THROAT.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: facial swelling/puffiness

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May 10, 2010 (Started May 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for weakness in right leg)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for relapse MS (exacerbation))
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Sadly, this time it didn't work :-( Ususally it does.
Side effects: weight gain

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Apr 29, 2010 (Started Mar 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for transplant rejection prevention)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Side effects: dry mouth

Mar 14, 2010 (Started Mar 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for transplant rejection prevention)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Side effects: dry mouth

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