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Prednisone vs Dexamethasone

  • By ybnc8h

    Can anyone tell me the difference between Prednisone vs Dexamethasone I got my Rhummy to switch me after they started giving me Dexa just before my Chemo..?? Mainly is Dexa as bad in long run as Prednisone, I know I only take half as much, down to 2mg a day but still get flare ups every couple weeks

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  • By Lauren Tucker Keymaster

    Hi ybnc8h,

    Thanks so much for your post in our forums. While we have articles on Predinsone and Dexamethasone we encourage you to speak to your doctor about any medications changes and how they will affect you. In addition our community may provide you with their own support and feedback too.

    Here are two articles on Prednisone and Dexamethasone.
    Dexamethasone: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/treatment/steroids/
    Prednisone: “Steroid treatment for RA and advice for tapering” https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/steroid-treatment-ra-advice-tapering/

    Please come back and let us know how you make out. Thank you for being part of our community.

    Best,
    Lauren (Community Manager RheumatoidArthritis.net)

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