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Prednisolone

Prednisolone

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Prednisone is a drug that replenishes naturally occurring steroids (corticosteroid drug), decrease immune system’s response to disease (immunosuppressant drug), and prevent the release of substance that cause inflammation of our body (anti-inflammatory drug).


First, this medicine can help persons with low level of steroids to get a normal level. This medicine works as a corticosteroid drug that will replace the normal steroids produced by body in less amount with artificially produced steroid, thereby bringing the level of steroid to normal level essential for healthy functioning of our body.

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What are the uses of Prednisolone ?

Prednisone is a drug that replenishes naturally occurring steroids (corticosteroid drug), decrease immune system’s response to disease (immunosuppressant drug), and prevent the release of substance that cause inflammation of our body (anti-inflammatory drug).

First, this medicine can help persons with low level of steroids to get a normal level. This medicine works as a corticosteroid drug that will replace the normal steroids produced by body in less amount with artificially produced steroid, thereby bringing the level of steroid to normal level essential for healthy functioning of our body.

Second, even with person having normal level of steroids, but affected with ailments such as asthma, arthritis, immune system disorder, blood disorder, allergies, cancer, skin disease, and migraine can live a normal life through the intake of this drug. This medicine will not cure these ailments, but will certainly keep a control over it and reduce symptoms such as swelling or allergic reactions.

Third, this medicine can be used to relieve inflammation especially the airway inflammation in asthma, thereby relieving patients from asthma attacks that includes shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, chest tightening, and pain in chest. These airways are filled with mucous or swell thereby narrowing the airways resulting in asthma attacks. Prednisone can also be used for other lung diseases.

What are the Dosage of Prednisolone ?

As far as the dose of this medicine is concerned you are required to get help from a doctor who has prescribed this drug for you. In general, the normal intake can range from one to four doses per day with food. The medicine can also be taken once every other day. The dose depends upon your reaction towards this medicine. A doctor can monitor your doses and side effects and prescribe the minimum dose that best suits your need.

Underdose or missed dose can be corrected, just skip the dose and follow the next dose schedule if your dose is near to the next dose schedule, else take the dose as soon as you remember and continue with your regular schedule as suggested by your doctor. Please keep in mind that you should never ever double your dose so that you try to make up your missed dose, as overdose can cause harm than good.

Overdose of prednisone is a poison for your body and you need immediate medical attention. Immediately call poison helpline number of your country. The consequence of overdose can be very serious and may be fatal (leading to death) to the person who by intention or by chance took the medicine in excess amount. The patient can be saved if they undergo immediate medical treatment.

What are the Side Effects of Prednisolone ?

As we all know medicines are not perfect and show side effects- the undesirable effect or symptoms that occur in human body after we consume a medicine. These side effects may have variable effect on individuals. Few show the symptom, and few others do not exhibit the same symptom, but may have a totally different symptom.

The common side effects of prednisone include headache, dizziness, sleeplessness, and acne. In addition, this medicine decrease the action of the immune system so the patients are more prone to infections.

Short term usage of this medicine show the side effects that include weight gain, rise in blood sugar level, increase of blood pressure, and fluid retention.

Long term usage of this drug can have serious side effects such as thinning of bones or osteoporosis, in this case one need to supplement the medicine with calcium intake. Apart from this, long term usage can cause diabetes, cataract, retarded growth, and weakening of muscles.

What are the Precautions for Prednisolone ?

If you are taking prednisone in concentrated solution form then you need to be accurate in measuring the quantity of this medicine. Use the dropper with markings to measure the dose and take the amount as suggested by your doctor.

If you are taking prednisone in tablet form then you need to swallow the whole medicine with water, and never break, chew, or crush the medicine.

Patients should not consume this medicine if they are allergic to it or are displaying severe side effects such as breathing difficulty, hives, swelling of face, lips, or throat, etc. Moreover, do not take this medicine if you are suffering from fungal infection.

Females should not take this medicine if they are pregnant or are preparing to be pregnant. Furthermore, this steroid can pass into breast milk and can harm a nursing baby, thereby retarding its growth. So, don’t take this medicine.

Users of this medicine should avoid going near to sick or infected people. And, never receive live vaccine such as vaccines for measles, rotavirus, chickenpox, influenza, and many more.

If you are taking prednisone, and are undergoing medical treatment for some other disease then tell your doctor about it, as this steroid can interact with other medicines to cause harmful effect.

Know the Interaction of Prednisolone with this Drug ?

Prednisone can interact with other drugs such as aldesleukin or mifepristone. It is a must that you must consult your doctor if your are taking any other medicine that can interact with prednisone and can bring harmful consequences.


Which are the other medicine in this Class ?

Prednisone belongs to a class of medicine called corticosteroid.

What are the Withdrawal Symptoms of Prednisolone ?

If you stop the intake of prednisone then it might show symptoms like dizziness, weakness, tiredness, headache, nausea, and even craving for salt. Consult your doctor who has suggested this medicine, as the doctor knows the best procedure to gradually decrease the doses of the medicine without affecting your body. Abrupt stopping of medicine is harmful, if the medicine needs to be stopped it must be stopped by decreasing the quantity of the medicine intake slowly.

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