Table 1

Plan to “transfer” patients from low-dose prednisone tablets to study prednisone or placebo tablets

DoseMedicationWeek of “transfer” phase
Week 0Week 4Week 8Week 12Week 16*
1 mgBottle A (prednisone)0
Bottle B (unknown)1
2 mgBottle A (prednisone)10
Bottle B (unknown)12
3 mgBottle A (prednisone)210
Bottle B (unknown)123
4 mgBottle A (prednisone)3210
Bottle B (unknown)1234
5 mgBottle A (prednisone)43210
Bottle B (unknown)12345
  • Each participant was given an individual schedule outlining specific dates to make changes in the number of tablets to be taken from bottle A and bottle B.

  • *No patients taking 5 mg at baseline were enrolled in the study.