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Why is Prednisone prescribed?
Prednisone is used alone or together with other medications to treat conditions with low corticosteroid levels, as well as arthritis, severe allergic reactions, multiple sclerosis, lupus, and certain conditions affecting the blood, eyes, lungs, kidneys, intestines, skin, stomach, and the thyroid. It is also used to treat symptoms associated with certain types of cancers.
What does it do?
Prednisone belongs to a class of medications called corticosteroids which alters the immune response to reduce swelling, irritation, and redness. It also works to replace the corticosteroids that is normally produced by the body.
How should I take it?
Prednisone is currently available as a 5mg tablet, taken whole (not split, chewed, or crushed) by mouth with or without food.
The dosage strength and frequency will vary depending on your condition. Do not self-medicate and only take this drug after consulting with your doctor or pharmacist to determine the best dosage and dosing schedule for the treatment of your condition.
What if I missed a dose?
The desired effects of prescribed medications will only be achieved if taken properly. As much as possible, strictly follow your doctor’s prescribed dosing schedule. However, if you miss a dose, take it immediately and adjust the time of your next dose depending on your doctor’s advice. Never take two doses at the same time just to make up for your missed dose.
What are the special precautions before taking Prednisone?
Avoid getting vaccinated while taking Prednisone.
It is imperative that you inform your doctor about all the medications you are taking. Discuss your current and previous medical history and any allergic reactions to Prednisone, or any other ingredients included in the manufacture of this medication.
Inform your doctor if you had any form of surgery or if you are planning to get one.
For the drug label information of Prednisone, click here.
Does it have any side effects?
It is important to note that all drugs have corresponding side effects and adverse reactions. Additional information may be obtained when you ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- Common side effects may include:
- Changes in bowel movement
- Inappropriate happiness
- Sleep disturbance
- Mood changes
- Personality changes
- Bulging eyes
- Red and purple discoloration of the skin
- Impaired wound healing
- Increased hair growth
- Increased sweating
- Serious side effects may include:
- Blisters, hives, itching, or rash
- Hoarseness, difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Swelling of any part of the eyes, face, or limbs
- Uncontrollable movements
- Sudden weight gain
- Dry cough
- Abdominal pain
- Changes in vision
Is it safe to take it with another drug?
Some drug interactions may cause life-threatening reactions when taken with other medications. Immediately inform your doctor if you are taking Prednisone with any of the following medications:
- Advair Diskus
- Amphotericin B
- BCG vaccine
- Cholera vaccine
- Haemophilus B conjugate vaccine
- Hepatitis A vaccine
- Hepatitis B vaccine
- HPV vaccine
- Influenza virus vaccine
- Japanese encephalitis virus vaccine
- Measles virus vaccine
- Meningococcal vaccine
- Mumps virus vaccine
- Pneumococcal vaccine
- Poliovirus vaccine
- Rabies vaccine
- Rotavirus vaccine
- Rubella virus vaccine
- Smallpox vaccine
- Varicella virus vaccine
- Vivelle dot
- Yellow fever vaccine
- Zoster vaccine
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for other possible interactions not listed within this section.
How should I store it?
Keep Prednisone in its original packaging in a clean environment away from excessive heat and moisture. Keep out of reach of children.
What action should I take in case of overdose?
Immediately call an ambulance and seek immediate medical attention to prevent further complications or possible death.
Is it safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?
Prednisone is not recommended for use in pregnant women, women trying to get pregnant, or are lactating women and should only be used if the benefits outweigh the risks associated with its use. Hence, the potential risks and benefits of using Prednisone in pregnant or breastfeeding infants should be carefully considered.
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