PLEASE READ THE DISCLAIMER CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE By using this site, you signify your assent,to this disclaimer. If you do not agree to this disclaimer, please do not use the site. The information in this web site is presented for the educational and free exchange of ideas and speech in relation to health and wellness only. Shirley's Wellness Cafe website is not intended to diagnose any physical or mental condition, or to prescribe or promote any particular product(s). It is not intended as a substitute for the advice and treatment of a licensed professional. In the event that you use the information for your own health, or for your animals, you are prescribing for yourself or your animals, which is your constitutional right and for which the author of this site assumes no responsibility. The author of this website is neither a legal counselor nor a health practitioner, nor a veterinarian and makes no claims in this regard. Steroids are commonly prescribed for sudden hearing loss as well as for autoimmune inner ear disease and vestibular neuritis. The purpose of this page is to outline the usual methodology. We do not discuss their effectiveness or the validity of their indications. The drugs that are most commonly used include: There is very little difference with respect to the ultimate results with these drugs and side effects, but they differ in potency and duration of action, and for this reason, the dose must be adjusted. In most cases, the goal will be to start with a 1mg/kg equivalent of prednisone (i.e about 60 mg/day). Oral decadron would seem to us to be a poor choice for a condition in which rapid effects are desirable such as acute hearing loss or vestibular neuritis, as due to it's long half life, it takes 20 days to reach steady state. Of course, one can adjust one's protocol to give more drug at the beginning, as is the case for the "medrol dose pack".
Sep 11, 2018. As the prednisone dosage is tapered down below 10 mg a day and eventually discontinued, the temporary side effects will lessen and reverse. The starting dose may be from 5 mg to 60 mg per day, and often is adjusted based on. Abrupt withdrawal of prednisone after prolonged use causes side effects.