Prednisone, in spite of its wide range of side effects, has been considered a life saver for people with Rheumatoid Arthritis and other chronic inflammatory diseases and a new a low-dose, time-released version is now available in the U.S.
Haddad: “It’s almost a smart Prednisone”
Doctor Richard Haddad, a Rheumatologist in Red Bank, New Jersey says this newer formulation is taken at bedtime and releases a dose in the middle of the night so that patients don’t wake up in the morning with stiff joints and in excruciating pain:
Haddad: “I routinely prescribe Rayos to my patients who are on chronic steroids who I feel could taper the dose of Prednisone if it were given at the right time”
However, it is Prednisone and still has side effects so talk to your doctor.
And that’s a CJ Wrap, I’m Stacey Cahn