14. Mrs F who is 45 years old and has rheumatoid arthritis. Since her diagnosis she has tried a number of anti-inflammatory drugs, which have been unsuccessful in controlling her condition. As a result, she now takes oral prednisolone 7.5 mg once daily and naproxen 500 mg twice daily, which control her condition well.
Six months later, Mrs F’s GP has decided to stop her prednisolone, and asks for your advice on the current recommendations.
A gradual withdrawal of systemic corticosteroids should be considered in those patients whose disease is unlikely to relapse as well as which of the following?