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    As a side note to this drug they are using to treat covid-19 patients, I must add my late brother in law was on this in the late 60ís early 70ís. His was Decadron. It was to treat his RA. He was a young man, if he were alive he would be in his 90ís. He was 18 years older than my husband. This was before I was in the picture and my husband canít recall the dosage. We figure it was high, because he developed an ulcer that perforated and ended his life.
    I donít know what other medication he was on, but we all know that the side effects of these steroids are bad. I am again trying to work my prednisone down, without causing other problems. When I was at 15 mg prednisone my sugar was at 9. Now that my prednisone is at 9 1/2 my sugar fell to 6.
    My poor husband worries about me being on a steroid, and with good reason. We are anxiously awaiting Avacopan.

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    Way to go on the Pred reduction

    Just been reading about Avacopan. Looks positive!
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    My GPA doctor said they would use this drug (Dexamethasone) for treatment if I got Covid-19.

    He also doubled one of my GERD meds (famotidine) since a recent study suggested it might help prevent Covid-19 or reduce risk of death in people taking it. I was taking it once a day for GERD but now will take twice a day.

    It is cheap and has very few side effects so is consider a very safe drug today to take. But then lot of other similar drugs end up getting puled when they learn something new about it. I was taken off Ranitidine recently after having it prescribed last year as a safer alternative.

    DrZ
    Knowledge is power! Wisdom is using it to make good decisions!

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