Oral cortisone tablets may be required in asthma in less than 1 to 2% of cases. You need to see someone experienced in treating asthma as there are additional treatments that could be added to your asthma. Get a chest x-ray to make sure that there's nothing else going on and that you don't have a special type of asthma. It's critical that you take your symbicord every day twice a day as prescribed. By adding additional inhalers and medications, it should be possible to wean you off your cortisone tablets. There are many long-term risks of taking oral cortisone.
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