Medrol or Prednisone?

Bling1975

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Reply Medrol or Prednisone? Posted on: Jan 26, 2011 at 9:20pm
Hello,

I am doing my first IVF in the US starting medications today. We have done 1 fresh and 6 frozen cycles previously in Europe but so far the result has only been 3 miscarriages.

My UK reproductive immune expert has recommended me 25 mg of Prednisone from day 7 of stimms (as well as Humira, LIT, Clexane, ASA and Intralipids). But my US clinic has written Medrol from egg collection on my plan. They know my history of m/c but we have not discussed medications for it as I already have a plan from an expert on repro immunes.

Maybe it is just a different preference in different countries and I can use either, but I would really appreciate your advice as you are more familiar with US standards.

Thanks,
Anna

Dr. Braverman

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Re: Medrol or Prednisone? Posted on: Jan 27, 2011 at 12:51am
Both are completely fine, no concern they act the same.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.

Bling1975

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Reply Re: Medrol or Prednisone? Posted on: Jan 27, 2011 at 1:02am
Great thanks!

Would it also be ok to switch between them, I can take medrol for the time the us IVF clinic prescribes it (I think 10-14 days) and then switch to prednisone?

Dr. Braverman

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Re: Medrol or Prednisone? Posted on: Jan 28, 2011 at 6:39pm
yes as long as the doses are calibrated.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.