Prednisolone

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Prednisolone


Brand Names: Omnipred, Millipred, Econopred, Flo-Pred, Orapred, Pediapred

Generic Name: Prednisolone

Description
Prednisolone – Steroid Drug to Fight Inflammation

Prednisolone serves a powerful steroid medication that works warning the production of dangerous substances within the organism, which trigger inflammation.

Considering such a drastic impact on the organism, the drug is commonly prescribed to patients affected by diverse related conditions, such as skin conditions, allergic reactions, eye disorders, arthritis, ulcerative colitis, breathing problems, endocrine disorders, psoriasis, lupus and others. Additionally, Prednisolone can be administered in other cases, though only after doctor’s consultation and permission.

Making Prednisolone Intake Safe: Precautions and Side Effects

Talk to your healthcare provider before you start Prednisolone course. It will help you eliminate possible complications and achieve the desirable results safely.

The medication is contraindicated for numerous groups of people, including the ones who:

  • Are sensitive to Prednisone components;
  • Take other pharmaceuticals that may interact with Prednisolone;
  • Suffer from malaria, herpes eye infection, fungal infection;
  • Are to take attenuated or live vaccination, etc.

Besides, it is necessary to mention all the other health disorders and complications, paying exclusive attention to:

    • Pregnancy and breastfeeding;
    • Tuberculosis;
    • Kidney or liver problems;
    • Uncontrolled blood pressure;

Heart related disorders, etc.

Prednisolone Interactions with Other Drugs

Provide your doctor with a full list of prescription and non-prescription drugs you are using to avoid undesirable complications. Prednisolone is most likely to interact with:

  • Anticholinesterases;
  • Barbiturates;
  • Diuretics;
  • Anticoagulants;
  • Ketoconazole;
  • Seizure treatments;
  • Diabetes drugs;
  • Birth control medications and others.
Recommendations for Prednisolone Use and Doses

Follow the doctor’s prescription and instructions in order to get maximal advantage from Prednisolone use.

The medication dose will differ greatly, depending on condition and  peculiarities of patient’s health.

However, an average Prednisolone dose varies from 50 mg to 200 mg daily.

Administer the treatment just as directed by the doctor, without any changes.
Prednisolone is an oral drug that should be used with food. Take the treatment at approximately the same time every day.

Once you have missed a dose, take it the first possible moment, or skip till the next scheduled one. Never increase or double Prednisolone dose to warn possible overdose with its complications.

Possible Side Effects and Complications

Being a safe and potent treatment, its effect can be the opposite, if any recommendations are violated. Thus, Prednisolone misuse or overuse can result in a range of dangerous side effects, including:

  • Allergic reactions (swelling, hives, itching);
  • Breathing disorders;
  • Stomach pain, discomfort, nausea, vomiting;
  • Infection symptoms;
  • Angina;
  • Vision disorders and others.