Prednisone is applied in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, for example, allergy, asthma, Juvenile dermatomyositis, angioneurotic edema, systemic lupus erythematosus, temporary paralysis of the muscles of the face, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, urushiol-induced contact dermatitis, Still’s disease, sarcoid of Boeck, pemphigus, and inflammation of uvea. This medication is applied to treat rejection in transplantation of organ or tissue. In combination with certain anti-cancer drugs, Prednisone is often used in the treatment of Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, lymphoblastic leukemia, multiple myeloma, and some other tumors.
It is usually administered orally, but sometimes it is prescribed as intramuscular or intravenous injection.
Prednisone has also been used in the treatment of cluster headaches, canker sore, and autoimmune pancreatitis. In patients with hydrocortisone deficiency, Prednisone is used as replacement treatment.
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An initial Prednisone dose depends on the health state and the patient’s age. Usually, an initial prednisone dosage is 5mg and up to 60 mg prednisone daily. Sometimes a dose can be adjusted depending on the body’s response to the treatment. Steroid hormones typically do not show fast effects and should be applied for couple of weeks before the first symptoms of recovery are seen. Prolonged therapy with prednisone is not desirable because it may lead to adrenal atrophy.
Follow strictly the doctor’s prescription while you taking Prednisone. Do not exceed Prednisone dosages. Do not take it for longer period of time than recommended by the doctor. Your dose may be adjusted by the doctor to ensure Prednisone provides the best effect.
Prednisone is recommended to be taken orally with food to avoid stomach upset. If you are advised to take only one dose per day, better take it early morning. If you are using the Prednisone syrup, measure the dose carefully with a specially designed measuring device provided with the syrup. Do not use a tablespoon because it cannot provide an exact measuring of a Prednisone dosage.
Do not discontinue sharply the treatment with this medication. Consult your doctor first. Prednisone dose should be Prednisone tapering dose to avoid prednisone withdrawal symptoms.
Get immediate medical assistance if you suspect Prednisone overdose. A single Prednisone overdose does not threaten the health. However, high Prednisone doses during long period may lead to serious adverse reactions: increased acne, facial hair, easy bruising, thinning skin, menstrual cycle changes, loss of interest in sex, or impotence. At our website, you may order no prescription prednisone. Online Prednisone is available at our pharmacy.
Before the treatment with prednisone, inform your doctor if you have ever had any kind of allergic reaction to the drug or any other products. This medication should be avoided under certain health conditions. Let your doctor know, if you have untreated active fungal infections or have ever observed or if you have bleeding problems, blood clotting, diabetes, osteoporosis, glaucoma, cataracts, ocular herpes infection, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disorders, underactive thyroid, kidney or liver disease, stomach pain, ulcer, diverticulitis, mental changes, or any other infections.
Avoid contagious people with infections. Consult the doctor how to take preventive treatment if you have no immunity to measles or chickenpox. These conditions are very serious for people who are currently taking Prednisone steroid. Avoid getting a live attenuated vaccine while you are taking prednisone. Interacting with a steroid therapy, vaccines do not work. Alcohol is not recommended during taking prednisone.
There are many other medications interacting with steroids. Be aware of the below medications: aspirin, diuretics, anticoagulants, for example warfarin, ketoconazole, insulin or diabetes oral medications, and cyclosporine.
Prednisone Side Effects
See the doctor immediately if you have any of the following serious adverse side effects of Prednisone: headache, dizziness, sleeps disorder, stomach upset, or weight gain. Seek the medical attention if you observe these rare but adverse reactions: vomiting, heartburn, abdominal pain, black stools, bleeding, difficulty urination, irregular heartbeat, changed menstrual period, mental changes, muscle pain, bone pain, seizures, increased thirst, swelling of the feet, rough breathing, and blurred vision.
Serious allergic reactions are reported to be rare. However, if you suspect an allergy to the drug, immediately get medical assistance. The symptoms of allergic reactions may include: severe dizziness, skin itching, swelling, and breathing difficulties.
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