The pharmacist refuses to fill the new prednisone prescription and questioned me on why I needed such an incredibly high dose, one a cancer patient might get. They said it could wreck my thyroid and/or kill me at 500 mg in one dose (taking 10 pills at once ?). The pharmacist is sure he heard the office person right and when I called that's what the office manager read back to me.
Does a single oral dose of 500 mg of prednisone (10 50-mg pills) once a month sound like a normal protocol?
If a pharmacist refused
to fill the scrip and said "it could wreck my thyroid and/or kill me at 500 mg in one dose"
you should absolutely NOT take it. I have little experience with it, but please
take the advice of the pharmacist, who should actually be even more knowledgeable about medication dosage than another doctor. You might also ask your GP for a second opinion.
Now my question to you: What was the reason for the prescription? Is the problem worth risking your life to treat it with this med? I'm serious. Maybe that info would help others here understand the situation.
Hoping you get some answers and relief from whatever your current problem is!