Prednisone is a medicine from corticosteroid group. It is prescribed for treatment of such disorders as asthma, rheumatoid arthritis allergies, multiple sclerosis, and skin conditions. Prednisone starts its effect by reducing the inflammation. An overactive immune system is suppressed by this drug.
The recommended dose can vary from 5 to 60 mg per day. It should be taken with food.
Before starting your treatment with Prednisone tell your doctor about all conditions you may have especially about the following: bacterial, fungal or viral infection, kidney disease, a psychiatric condition, heart disease or high blood pressure, liver disease, diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, or stomach ulcers, hypothyroidism, diabetes mellitus, Myasthenia gravis, osteoporosis or any other medical disorders. Pregnant and breastfeeding women shouldn't use the medicine.
The patients with tuberculosis, fungal infections, varicella, lactation, amebiasis, antibioyic-resistant infections and hypersensitivity to Prednisone can't use the medicine.
Possible side effect
Side effects can include vision problems, swelling, rapid weight gain, breath problems, depression, unusual behavior or thoughts, bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood, pancreatitis, low potassium, dangerously high blood pressure, sleep problems, acne, nausea, stomach pain, bloating. If you experience one of the side effects listed above please contact your doctor.
Prednisone can interact with such medicines as aspirin; diuretics; blood thinners such as warfarin; cyclosporine; insulin; diabetes medications; ketoconazole; rifampin; seizure medications (phenytoin, phenobarbital).
Take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time of the next intake just skip it and go back to your schedule.
If you think you have overdosed the medicine seek emergency medical help at once. The overdose symptoms are thinning skin, easy bruising, changes in the shape or location of body fat, increased acne or facial hair, menstrual problems, impotence, or loss of interest in sex.
Store the medicine at room temperature between 59-77 degrees F (15-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture, kids and pets. Do not use after expiration term.
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