Prednisone

 
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Steroid

Prednisone is prescribed for the treatment of:
- Drug-induced allergic reactions;
- Perennial or seasonal allergic rhinitis;
- Serum sickness;
- Giant cell arteritis acute rheumatic or nonrheumatic carditis;
- Systemic dermatomyositis;
- Systemic lupus erythematosus;
- Atopic dermatitis;
- Contact dermatitis;
- Exfoliative dermatitis;
- Bullous dermatitis herpetiformis;
- Severe seborrheic dermatitis;
- Severe (Stevens-Johnson syndrome) erythema multiforme;
- Mycosis fungoides;
- Pemphigus;
- Severe psoriasis;
- Acute adrenocortical insufficiency;
- Addison's disease;
- Secondary adrenocortical insufficiency;
- Congenital adrenal hyperplasia;
- Hypercalcemia associated with neoplasms;
- Nonsuppurative thyroiditis;
- Ulceratice colitis;
- Crohn's disease;
- Acquired hemolytic anemia;
- Congenital hypoplastic anemia;
- Erythroblastopenia;
- Adult secondary thrombocytopenia;
- Adult idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura;
- Acute or subacute bursitis;
- Epicondylitis;
- Acute nonspecific tenosynovitis;
- Acute or chronic lymphocytic leukemia;
- Hodgkin's or non-Hodgkin's lynphomas;
- Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia;
- Primary brain tumors (adjunct);
- Nephrotic syndrome;
- Tuberculous meningitis;
- Multiple sclerosis;
- Myasthenia gravis;
- Cerebral edema;
- Chorioretinitis;
- Diffuse posterior choroiditis;
- Aleergic conjunctivitis;
- Herpes zoster ophthalmicus;
- Anterior segment inflammation;
- Iridocyclitis;
- Iritis;
- Keratitis;
- Optoc neuritis;
- Sympathetic ophthalmia;
- Corneal marginal allergic ulcers;
- Symptomatic sarcoidosis;
- Loeffler's syndrome not manageable by other means;
- Berylliosis;
- Fulminating or disseminated pulmonary tuberculosis;

Without a Script

Prednisone is prescribed in the treatment of a variety of medical disorders:
- Arthritis;
- Hormonal disorders;
- Lupus;
- Severe asthma;
- Severe psoriasis;

Prednisone is prescribed to treat hormonal (endocrine) medical conditions (this happens when the patient"s organism is unable to produce enough steroids on its own), or other diseases:
- Ulcerative Colitis;
- Chron"s disease;

Dosage

Ask your pharmacist to tell you the correct dose of Prednisone that suits you best.

Overdose

Symptoms of overdose may include:
- Weak or sore muscles;
- Swollen feet;
- Obesity;
- Increased hair growth;
- Increased blood pressure;
- Hands or ankles;
- A round face;

Brand Names

Other synonyms:
- Adasone;
- Ancortone;
- Apo-Prednisone;
- Betapar;
- Bicortone;
- Cartancyl;
- Colisone;
- Cortan;
- Cortancyl;
- Cortidelt;
- Cotone;
- Dacorten;
- Dacortin;
- Decortancyl;
- Decortin;
- Decortisyl;
- Dehydrocortisone;
- Dekortin;
- Delcortin;
- Dellacort A;
- Dellacort;
- Delta Cortelan;
- Delta E;
- Delta-cortelan;
- Deltacortene;
- Deltacortisone;
- Delta-cortisone;
- Deltacortone;
- Delta-cortone;
- Delta-dome;
- Deltasone;
- Deltison;
- Deltisona;
- Deltisone;
- Deltra;
- Diadreson;
- Di-Adreson;
- Econosone;
- Encorton;
- Encortone;
- Enkorton;
- Fernisone;
- Fiasone;
- Hostacortin;
- Incocortyl;
- In-Sone;
- Juvason;
- Lisacort;
- PRD;
- Prednisona [Inn-Spanish];
- Prednisonum [Inn-Latin];

Contraindications

Prednisone is contraindicated if you have:
- Ulcerative Colitis;
- Stomach ulcers;
- Osteoporosis;
- Myasthenia gravis;
- Liver disease;
- Kidney disease;
- Hypothyroidism;
- Heart disease or high blood pressure;
- Diverticulitis;
- Diabetes mellitus;
- Any other medical disorders;
- A severe bacterial fungal or viral infection;
- A psychiatric condition;
Without Prescription (2017)