The dr gave me a script for prednisone today I

Patient

Q: The dr gave me a script for prednisone today. I filled it and it came in a regular pill bottle. All it says is take 3 pills the first 3 days. Two pills the next 3 days then 1 pill for 3 days. Do i take all three pills at the same time?

Doctor

A:   Hello.
Welcome to Ask The Doctor. I understand your concern.

Yes, mostly steroids are prescribed with a tapering dose and he might have given you low strength tablets that's why they have given you more in quantity. So, you need to take all of them as advised at a single time of the day only. And you have to taper by reducing the amount of tablets you are taking.
So, to be very clear and to avoid any confusions, you have to take all the 3 pills at one time of the 1st day followed by 2 pills at the same time next day and a single pill at the same time 3rd day.
Share my opinion with your doctor.

I hope it helps.
Stay Healthy

Related Q&A

Q: Hi, I have had this on my penis since mid Oct (3 months). It has not been any change in its color or development is ...

Q: I have my period and its like slimy blood clot like i gave birth 16 weeks ago. Is this normal at all its not like a n...

Q: I recently bought a 1 litre water bottle that you drink between 8-1 and then fill up and drink again between 1-6 (I w...

Q: My 19 month old granddaughter was a wonderful eater & now she will barely eat anything? I have started giving her...

Q: I was on birth control last month to get my hormones back in control before trying for a baby again. I took to from D...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews