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Prednisolone high dosage in error

I stupidly took 200mg ( in 2 lots of 100mg am then pm) for four days by mistake. I misunderstood the doctor's orders then didnt read his prescription.

This was about 3 weeks ago. I developed (it seems just then) a terrible painful upper stomach. It still aggrivates and food is hard to get past it.

I wondered if anyone else has done this or somehting similar? 

My clinic told me to go back to the correct dose immediately but I think

Ive done some damage.

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  • EileenH EileenH richard48321

    Even the more normal doses (80mg/day are not unusual) can cause gastric irritation and that is almost certainly your problem.

    Were you given a PPI (omeprazole or the like) when you were given the pred? If not - get some from the GP or you could use ranitidine (Zantac). Either can be bought OTC at the pharmacy. That may help - but it will take some time for any irritation to heal. In the meantime perhaps something like Gaviscon would help. 

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