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When to take prednisolone

I have a rescue pack of pred and my breathing has been getting worse since Friday. I usually take pred in the morning after breakfast, but I don't feel i can wait for tomorrow morning. Does anyone know if it's OK to take them in the early evening?

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Thanks for your reply, going to take them right now.

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You can but your more likely to suffer insomnia and some of the other side effects (I think vivid dreams is one of them)...I have taken a dose in the night and then a dose the following morning and just ha e to remember I'm not going to sleep well... but I can live with that not being able to breathe however I can't

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Thanks for your reply, I took them after my evening meal as I was desperate. Like you I'd rather be sleepless than breathless!

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I was told to take the first dose in the evening (as soon as I could get it filled) and then take the next one in the morning and continue in the mornings.

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Thank you. It's confusing when one GP says take in the morning and another says any time.

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Yeah, I found it confusing too. The first time I took it, I took them all in the evenings (with slightly disrupted sleep) and it wasn't until I mentioned it to my nurse that she said clarified that after the first dose you do mornings.

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I take maintenance dose of 20mg daily (been on oral steroids continuously since 1991) and will take more when required irrespective of time of day

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Thank you

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I have been on oral steroids since 2012 and usually take them in the morning however if my GP has told me to increase then I can do that irrespective of the time.

Hope this helps

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Thank you

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Always best to take with food early in the morning I find, if taken in the evening I have sleep issues

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Thank you

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