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    Health Guide
    March 09, 2011
    Health Guide
    March 09, 2011

    Many people are stuck on prednisone for long periods of time. Unfortunately, it’s unlikely that anything currently available could replace it completely, but some drugs are also sometimes used to reduce dependence on prednisone. They include methotrexate, Arava, and the anti-TNF drugs such as Enbrel, Humira, and Remicade. These are very strong drugs as well and must be used with caution, but sometimes they can have good effects when taken in small amounts or as a short-term alternative to prednisone.


    According to a study published in the July 2007 issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, two Chinese herbal supplements – ASHMI and FAHF-2 – were seen to have some effects that were similar to those of prednisone on the signs and symptoms of asthma and food allergies, respectively. Depending on the advice of your doctor, ASHMI might be a supplement you could try to ease both your asthma symptoms and your dependence on prednisone as a long-term therapy.


    Keep in mind that I am not a doctor and can't diagnose you here or tell you how these options would affect you. Always check with your doctor before taking any medication or herbal remedy.


    Here is come other information you might find useful.


     Let’s Talk Pain Meds


    Prednisone Oral Precautions and Side Effects


     Give Your Medicine Chest a Check-Up



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