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How long should I take prednisone in treating asthma?

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Prednisone is a steroid medication that tamps down inflammation. Sometimes you take high doses of prednisone or other systemic steroids by mouth for a few days. This is called a steroid burst. You also may take a low dose every day or every other day for long-term asthma control.

From: Prednisone and Asthma WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Asthma Medications and Osteoporosis." Asthma and Allergy Foundation: "Corticosteroids."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on July 05, 2018

SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Asthma Medications and Osteoporosis." Asthma and Allergy Foundation: "Corticosteroids."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on July 05, 2018

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