How soon after starting prednisone will my symptoms improve?

How soon symptoms improve after you start taking the steroid prednisone depends on a number of factors. Prednisone can be prescribed for many conditions, from allergies to ulcerative colitis, and it may take more time to have an effect on some problems than on others. Ask your doctor what you can expect for your condition.

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