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I Have ITP And I Was Given Prednisone (80mg/day) And

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Posted on Tue, 2 Aug 2022
Question: I have ITP and I was given prednisone (80mg/day) and responded well. Platelets went from 18 to 149 in a week. Then it tapered off 70 and 60 mg/day and platelets went below. Does 10 mg of prednisone really make that much of a difference?
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Answered by Dr. LAKSHMI (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
SMALL DOSAGE OF PREDNISOLONE DOES HELP IN ITP

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thank you for reaching out at Ask A Doctor
I have read your concern and understood your query. Prednisolone is usually tapered and a low dose is maintained in ITP with a goal of achieving long term remission. Hence a low dose such as 10 mg does help in maintaining the platelet count and prevent bleeding .
Hope I have clarified your concern .Do reach out for further concerns
Regards
Dr. XXXXXXX

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I Have ITP And I Was Given Prednisone (80mg/day) And

Brief Answer: SMALL DOSAGE OF PREDNISOLONE DOES HELP IN ITP Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for reaching out at Ask A Doctor I have read your concern and understood your query. Prednisolone is usually tapered and a low dose is maintained in ITP with a goal of achieving long term remission. Hence a low dose such as 10 mg does help in maintaining the platelet count and prevent bleeding . Hope I have clarified your concern .Do reach out for further concerns Regards Dr. XXXXXXX