Anyone taking oral steroids or a high dose of inhaled steroids for more than three weeks should be given a steroid treatment card . Small enough to keep in your purse or wallet, this card has room to record the details of your dose and your condition(s). This is so that if you ever need any medical treatment and you're not able to communicate (you're having an asthma attack, for example), the people treating you know you're taking prednisolone and can plan your treatment accordingly. If you are taking oral steroids, or high-dose inhaled steroids, for more than three weeks then you should never suddenly stop them.
I’ve been diagnosed with adult onset asthma for a month now. I started having bad allergies as a teen that worsened, and the last year, it seemed every time I left the house, I would. get “sick” with severe “allergy” symptoms, plus chest pain. I spent most of the year in bed trying to sleep and likely making things worse, aside of when I dared to leave the house. I’m so glad I subscribed to your blog (didn’t know you had asthma either!) on my homepage and saw this article, it will be a huge help whether i win or not as I’m currently using two inhalers daily. Thank you for sharing such great articles on ways to NOT use medications as my asthma’s not well-controlled and I hate to use my “emergency” inhaler every day, so reading what is helping someone else who understands is awesome.
Unneeded medications should be disposed of in special ways to ensure that pets, children, and other people cannot consume them. However, you should not flush this medication down the toilet. Instead, the best way to dispose of your medication is through a medicine take-back program. Talk to your pharmacist or contact your local garbage/recycling department to learn about take-back programs in your community. See the FDA's Safe Disposal of Medicines website ( http:///c4Rm4p ) for more information if you do not have access to a take-back program.