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Drug Class: Glucocorticoids

Availability: Prescription sometimes needed

Pregnancy: Consult a doctor before using

Lactation: Consult a doctor before using

PrecautionsPrecautions

  • Best to take with food to lessen stomach upset
  • MD may need to reduce the dose before you stop it.
  • Call MD if fatigue/sore throat/infection occurs.
  • Best to take with food to lessen stomach upset
  • MD may need to reduce the dose before you stop it.
  • Call MD if fatigue/sore throat/infection occurs.
  • May cause high blood sugar in diabetics
  • Call Dr if you have black stools or stomach pain
  • No aspirin-like meds. Ask MD about daily aspirin.
  • Avoid live vaccines and newly vaccinated people.

  • For concentrate, oral products : Measure dose using a dosing spoon/cup/syringe.
  • For tablet products : Tell Dr/dentist on drug prior to any surgery.
  • For tablet, delayed release products : Swallow whole tablet. Do not break, chew or crush.

What are side effects of Prednisone?Any warnings while using Prednisone?What is recommended dosage for Prednisone?Does Prednisone interact with any drugs?Is Prednisone contraindicated for any condition?How to use Prednisone?

For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

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  • People also askWhy is Prednisone used for so much?Why is Prednisone used for so much?Prednisone is a corticosteroid medication often prescribed to help suppress the immune system and reduce inflammation in the body. It’s commonly prescribed for people with autoimmune conditions like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease.

    Precautions

    • Best to take with food to lessen stomach upset
    • MD may need to reduce the dose before you stop it.
    • Call MD if fatigue/sore throat/infection occurs.
    • Best to take with food to lessen stomach upset
    • MD may need to reduce the dose before you stop it.
    • Call MD if fatigue/sore throat/infection occurs.
    • May cause high blood sugar in diabetics
    • Call Dr if you have black stools or stomach pain
    • No aspirin-like meds. Ask MD about daily aspirin.
    • Avoid live vaccines and newly vaccinated people.

    • For concentrate, oral products : Measure dose using a dosing spoon/cup/syringe.
    • For tablet products : Tell Dr/dentist on drug prior to any surgery.
    • For tablet, delayed release products : Swallow whole tablet. Do not break, chew or crush.

    What are side effects of Prednisone?Any warnings while using Prednisone?What is recommended dosage for Prednisone?Does Prednisone interact with any drugs?Is Prednisone contraindicated for any condition?How to use Prednisone?

    For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

    Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

    Was this helpful?Why is Prednisone used for so much? Prednisone is a corticosteroid medication often prescribed to help suppress the immune system and reduce inflammation in the body. It’s commonly prescribed for people with autoimmune conditions like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease.

    What is the best time to take prednisone? Prednisone is taken just once a day, it is usually best to take it in the morning. Taking it too late in the evening may cause difficulty sleeping. It should be taken at the same time(s) each day to maintain even levels of medicine in your blood.

    What if I take too much prednisone? Severe or dangerous symptoms are unlikely to occur due to a single excessive dose of prednisone. However, taking too much over long periods of time can cause the following symptoms: Increased hair growth. Acne. Fluid retention. Weight gain. A round face. Osteoporosis.

    What happens if take to much prednisone? For people with infections: Taking prednisone weakens your immune system and can worsen an infection you already have. It also increases your risk of getting a new infection. For people with heart or kidney disease: Prednisone may make you retain salt and water, which can raise your blood pressure .

    Why is Prednisone used for so much?

    Why is Prednisone used for so much? Prednisone is a corticosteroid medication often prescribed to help suppress the immune system and reduce inflammation in the body. It’s commonly prescribed for people with autoimmune conditions like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease.

    Is prednisone dangerous to take? Any potential prednisone dangers are usually related to long-term use of the medication. Taking the drug for long periods of time can cause osteoporosis, cataracts, loss of muscle, or fat deposits on the face and back.

    Why does prednisone help you breath better? Oral prednisone is a systemic anti-inflammatory steroid. That means that after taking prednisone by mouth (orally), it is absorbed in the body, unlike inhaled steroids (anti-inflammatory asthma inhalers) that go straight to the lungs. Prednisone decreases your immune system’s response to reduce symptoms such as swelling and allergic-type reactions.

    Why does prednizone make you hungry? This is because taking prednisone can increase your appetite. As you eat more over time, you gain more weight. Also, your body retains more fluid while taking prednisone, causing you to experience water retention and swelling.