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05-12-2015, 04:18 PM   #1
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Am I likely to get moon face on a one month course of 10mg pred?

Hey. I'm just wondering if I am likely to experience side effects such as moon face, if I go on a one month course of pred at a dose at 10mg?

Thanks to those who respond, it's appreciated.
05-12-2015, 06:03 PM   #2
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One month if that low dose it's unlikely. Some people are particularly sensitive to prednisone but mostly peor dont get side effects from a dose that low and that short.
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05-12-2015, 09:27 PM   #3
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I agree with Frozen Girl, it very unlikely.
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05-13-2015, 12:24 AM   #4
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All I can say is I didn't, even at 20 mg.
05-13-2015, 06:53 AM   #5
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My kid only gets moon face if her dose is 20 mg or higher. When she gets it moon face doesn't go away until she is completely off for 3-4 weeks. Right now she is on a taper(ish) at 10 mg and her moon face is sticking around. Why are you going to a low dose of pred?
Mom of 16 yr. girl w/Indeter.Colitis Sep. 2012(age 11) Nov.2012 Crohn's Sep. 2014 Crohn's Colitis, UC Nov 2015, Crohn's Feb. 2016

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Previous Meds: Humira, Remicade, Methotrexate, Cipro, Flagyl, Zofran, Cortifoam, 5-ASA suppository, Questran, Mezavant, EEN (Peptamen Jr. 1.5) by NG tube, Antibiotic Cocktail (Vancomycin, Metronidazole & Doxycycline), Simponi, Prevacid, Imuran, prednisone ☆
05-14-2015, 09:15 PM   #6
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not everyone gets moon face. At 50 mg I never got this side effect.
''UC-like Crohn's'' since 2001:
on: 25mg 6-MP (purinethol)+ B12 shots
minor hands/wrists chronic arthritis since 01/2013

Diet: ''IBD-AID'' : organic food only
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pred 50mg, 5-ASA, cortifoam, Imuran (failed) Purinethol (success) methotrexate (failed CD and arthritis).

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