PrednisoneBrand Names: Deltasone, Rayos, Sterapred
Related Medications: Aristocort, Axumin, Azmacort, Celestone, Celestone Soluspan, Cortone, Decadron, Deltasone, Depo Medrol, Flo-Pred, Neodecadron, Solu Cortef, Solu Medrol
Prednisone is a drug that belongs to corticosteroids. It is effective in treating allergic disorders, multiple sclerosis, asthma, lupus, psoriasis, arthritis and skin conditions. It is able to suppress the immune system as well as affect the release of undesirable substances in the body that cause inflammation. It is also possible to use Prednisone for treating other conditions as per doctor’s decision, for instance, lymphomas, ITP, leukemia, AIHA, etc.
Prednisone is taken orally with food. No dosage should be missed; otherwise, the effectiveness of this medication may be decreased. Do not take two dosages at once if you have missed one. Swallow a whole tablet without crushing or chewing it. Do not stop taking this drug suddenly, unless it causes severe side effects and/or it is recommended by your doctor.
The exact dosage of this medication depends on many factors, including the kind of health problem, age of a patient, his/her weight, presence of other diseases and so on. This means that the dosage should be determined by a healthcare provider in order to ensure high effectiveness and safety of this medication.
The drug should be stored at temperature 15-30 degrees C. It should be kept away from heat, light and moisture, so your bathroom is not suitable for that.
The drug is not suitable for people with fungal infections. Prednisone weakens your immune system, and that is why you should not be around people with infections while taking it. If any severe side effect occurs, contact your healthcare provider.
Before taking this medication, you should inform your doctor provider if you have one or several of the following health conditions:
Common side effects include the following:
The following side effects are considered to be severe and require contacting your doctor immediately:
There are 717 drugs that are able to interact with Prednisone, 34 of which are able to cause major interaction. Do not take Prednisone with the following medications, unless it is recommended by your healthcare provider: