Corticosteroids might benefit people with early HIV infection, by reducing the over-activation of the immune system that is responsible for the destruction of CD4 T-cells. 1 Prednisolone can also increase CD4 cell counts and reduce the risk of developing AIDS for over two years, in patients with established infection. 2 Giving prednisolone to antiretroviral-naive patients or to patients during a structured treatment interruption can also reverse or slow the decline in CD4 cell count, prolonging the time a patient can remain off therapy. 3
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mg/day inhaled via jet nebulizer either once daily or divided into 2 doses. The maximum manufacturer recommended total dose is 1 mg/day. The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Expert Panel defines low dose therapy for budesonide inhalation suspension as mg/day, medium dose therapy as 1 mg/day, and high dose therapy as 2 mg/day for children ages 5 to 11 years. Titrate to the lowest effective dose once asthma stability is achieved. Prolonged use of high doses, ., 2 mg/day, may be associated with additional adverse effects.