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Prednisolone
Prednisolone
Prednisolone is used for treating allergies, arthritis, breathing problems (eg, asthma), certain blood disorders, collagen diseases (eg, lupus), certain eye diseases (eg, keratitis), cancer (eg, leukemia), endocrine problems (eg, adrenocortical insufficiency), intestinal problems (eg, ulcerative colitis), swelling due to certain conditions, or skin conditions (eg, psoriasis).
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  • INDICATIONS

    Prednisolone is used for treating allergies, arthritis, breathing problems (eg, asthma), certain blood disorders, collagen diseases (eg, lupus), certain eye diseases (eg, keratitis), cancer (eg, leukemia), endocrine problems (eg, adrenocortical insufficiency), intestinal problems (eg, ulcerative colitis), swelling due to certain conditions, or skin conditions (eg, psoriasis). Prednisolone is a corticosteroid. It works by modifying the body's immune response to various conditions and decreasing inflammation.

    INSTRUCTIONS

    Use Prednisolone as directed by your doctor.

    • Take Prednisolone by mouth with food.
    • If you miss a dose of Prednisolone, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

    Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Prednisolone.

    STORAGE

    Store Prednisolone at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C), in a tightly closed container. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Prednisolone out of the reach of children and away from pets.

  • Do NOT use Prednisolone if:

    • you are allergic to any ingredient in Prednisolone
    • you have a systemic fungal infection, a certain type of malaria, inflammation of the optic nerve, or herpes infection of the eye
    • you are scheduled to have a live or attenuated live vaccination (eg, smallpox)
    • you are taking mifepristone.

    Contact your doctor right away if any of these apply to you.

    Some medical conditions may interact with Prednisolone. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

    • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
    • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
    • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
    • if you have a history of heart problems (eg, congestive heart failure), heart attack, high blood pressure, kidney problems, liver problems, diabetes, seizures, an underactive thyroid, adrenal gland problems, fluid retention (eg, swelling of the hands, ankles, or feet), or any mental or mood problems
    • if you have or have recently had a fungal, bacterial, viral, or other type of infection; herpes infection of the eye; chickenpox; measles; or shingles
    • if you have HIV infection or tuberculosis (TB) infection, or if you have had ever had a positive TB skin test
    • if you have any stomach problems (eg, ulcers), intestinal problems (eg, blockage, perforation, or infection; unexplained diarrhea; diverticulitis; ulcerative colitis), recent intestinal surgery, or inflammation of the esophagus
    • if you have weak bones (eg, osteoporosis) or muscle problems (eg, myasthenia gravis)
    • if you have had a recent vaccination (eg, smallpox).

    Some medicines may interact with Prednisolone. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

    • Clarithromycin, cyclosporine, estrogens (eg, estradiol), oral contraceptives (eg, birth control pills), or ketoconazole because they may increase the risk of Prednisolone's side effects
    • Barbiturates (eg, phenobarbital), carbamazepine, ephedrine, hydantoins (eg, phenytoin), or rifampin because they may decrease Prednisolone's effectiveness
    • Anticholinesterases (eg, pyridostigmine), aspirin, diuretics (eg, hydrochlorothiazide, furosemide), methotrexate, mifepristone, quinolone antibiotics (eg, ciprofloxacin), ritodrine, or live or attenuated live vaccines because the risk of their side effects may be increased by Prednisolone
    • Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin), hydantoins (eg, phenytoin), or killed or inactivated vaccines because their effectiveness may be decreased by Prednisolone.

    This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Prednisolone may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

    Important safety information:

    • Avoid alcohol while you are using Prednisolone.
    • Prednisolone may lower the ability of your body to fight infection. Avoid contact with people who have colds or infections. Tell your doctor if you notice signs of infection like fever, sore throat, rash, or chills.
    • If you have not had chickenpox, shingles, or measles, avoid contact with anyone who does.
    • If you are taking Prednisolone regularly over a long period of time, carry an ID card at all times that says you take Prednisolone.
    • Do not receive a live vaccine (eg, measles, mumps, smallpox) while you are taking Prednisolone. Talk with your doctor before you receive any vaccine.
    • Tell your doctor or dentist that you take Prednisolone before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
    • Diabetes patients - Prednisolone may affect your blood sugar. Check blood sugar levels closely. Ask your doctor before you change the dose of your diabetes medicine.
    • Lab tests, including adrenal function tests, may be performed while you use Prednisolone. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
    • Caution is advised when using Prednisolone in children; they may be more sensitive to its effects.
    • Corticosteroids may affect growth rate in children and teenagers in some cases. They may need regular growth checks while they take Prednisolone.
    • Pregnancy and breast-feeding: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Prednisolone while you are pregnant. Prednisolone is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Prednisolone, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

    If you are on long-term or high dosage therapy and you suddenly stop taking Prednisolone, you may have withdrawal symptoms, including fever, vomiting, appetite loss, diarrhea, nausea, dizziness, weight loss, weakness, general body discomfort, joint or muscle pain.

  • All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects.

    Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome:

    Acne; clumsiness; dizziness; facial flushing; feeling of a whirling motion; general body discomfort; headache; increased appetite; increased sweating; nausea; nervousness; sleeplessness; upset stomach.

    Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur:

    Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); black, tarry stools; changes in body fat; changes in menstrual period; changes in skin color; chest pain; easy bruising or bleeding; increased hunger, thirst, or urination; mental or mood changes (eg, depression); muscle pain, weakness, or wasting; seizures; severe nausea or vomiting; shortness of breath; signs of infection (eg, fever, chills, persistent sore throat); sudden severe dizziness or headache; swelling of ankles, feet, or hands; tendon or bone pain; thinning of skin; unusual skin sensation; unusual weight gain; vision changes or other eye problems; vomit that looks like coffee grounds.

    This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider.

Prednisolone: A Medicine That Treats Asthma And Other Autoimmune Disorders


About Prednisolone: Predominantly Prednisolone is a corticosteroid with more glucocorticoid and less mineralocorticoid activity. Prednisolone is thus not only used in the treatment of autoimmune disorders like asthma and rheumatoid arthritis, but inflammatory diseases too. The acetate form of Prednisolone is used in the treatment of eyes in case of swelling, itching, and redness mainly due to allergic reactions. Prednisolone is also used as an immunosuppressor in case of organ transplant. In case of Addison's disease this drug is used for adrenal insufficiency. The chemical formula of this drug is C21H28O5. This drug prevents the formation of inflammation due to various agents that can cause it.

How Prednisolone Works: Prednisolone has a strong and irreversible bonding with the glucocorticoid receptors. Generally there are two types of glucocorticoid receptors found in the human body namely Alpha glucocorticoid receptors and Beta glucocorticoid receptors. Due to the presence of these receptors in almost all the cells in the body, the function of Prednisolone Online becomes easier. Prednisolone predominantly controls the biochemical action of the associated cell. Thus Buy Prednisolone starts controlling the synthesis of proteins, by blocking the unwanted and allowing the necessary. This is done with the control of Prednisolone on gene transcription of the cell in which it is found.

Prednisolone Dosage: The dose of Prednisolone varies based on the age and the disease it is being used for. Like in case of Multiple Sclerosis 200 mg of Buy Prednisolone Online is given once a week followed by 80 mg of Prednisolone the very other day. The above dose is continued for around 1 month. Similarly in case of other diseases the dose of Prednisolone might be more or might be less based on the medical needs and requirements. Therefore before starting the use of Prednisolone 20mg proper advice must be taken from the doctor. This will allow better drug administration.

Side Effects Of Prednisolone: Side effects of Buy Prednisolone include mainly issues like dizziness, headache, facial flushing, sweating, nervousness, nausea, upset stomach etc. Serious side effects of Prednisolone might include severe allergic reactions like rash, seizures, fever, changes in menstrual period, unusual weight, weakness etc. Therefore if any of the above symptoms are seen then the doctor administering the dose of Prednisolone must be informed immediately. This will allow the doctor to change the dosage or advise the use of alternate drugs for the same symptoms. Pregnant women especially must take the side effects seriously in order to avoid further damage.
Various diseases must be kept in mind before getting treated with Prednisolone. These diseases are liver disease, kidney disease, thyroid disorder, muscle disorder, glaucoma and cataracts, depression and other forms of mental illness etc... Especially the pregnant women and the women who are planning to conceive must tell the doctor about the state as soon as possible. Even women who are breast feeding their kids need to inform the doctor before undergoing Prednisolone 20mg treatment.

Interactions With Other Drugs: Prednisolone has around 32 major and 580 moderate drug interactions. The major drug interactions with Prednisolone include drugs like Moxifloxacin, Bupropion, Cinoxacin, Small pox vaccine, Certolizumab, Ciproflaxin etc. The moderate interactions of Prednisolone Online with other drugs include Perindropil, Caffeine, Magnesium Salicylate, Pamabrom etc. Various disease interactions of Buy Prednisolone 20mg is also seen which include Pud, Scleroderma, infections, Gastro-intestinal perforation, diabetes, Tuberculin test etc. Proper advice must be taken from the doctor in such cases before beginning the therapy.