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    Prednisolone

    Information about Prednisolone

    Prednisolone uses

    Prednisolone is used in the treatment of severe allergic reactions, allergy symptoms, asthma, rheumatic disorder, skin disorders, eye disorders and nephrotic syndrome.

    How prednisolone works

    Prednisolone belongs to a group of medicines called as glucocorticosteroids. It increases the level of corticosteroids which are already present in the body and helps to treat various inflammatory conditions. It has anti-inflammatory, metabolic, immune, and hormonal effects on the body.

    Common side effects of prednisolone

    Electrolyte imbalance, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Bone degradation, Increased risk of infection, Muscle disorders, Increased blood pressure, Altered bone growth, Skin scar, Behavioural changes, Increased glucose level in blood, Cataract

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    Expert advice for Prednisolone

    • Take with food to avoid an upset stomach.
    • Dose is decreased or tapered over time.
    • Most side effects occur with high doses and on long-term use.
    • Your risk of getting an infection may become higher. Tell your doctor immediately if you have a fever, flu-like symptoms, cough, painful urination, or a wound that does not heal.

    Frequently asked questions for Prednisolone

    Prednisolone

    Q. Is Prednisolone an anti-inflammatory drug?

    Prednisolone belongs to the class of corticosteroids which has anti-inflammatory properties (suppresses the inflammation associated with many diseases, for example, arthritis). Hence, Prednisolone is used for the treatment of a number of inflammatory and auto-immune conditions.

    Q. How long can I take Prednisolone for?

    It is advisable to take Prednisolone for the duration prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop the treatment suddenly or take for a longer period than recommended by your doctor.

    Q. Does Prednisolone contain penicillin?

    Prednisolone does not contain penicillin. Prednisolone belongs to a group of medicines called steroids.

    Q. Does Prednisolone expire?

    Yes, Prednisolone does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.

    Q. Is Prednisolone a pain-killer?

    Prednisolone is not a pain-killer. Prednisolone belongs to a group of medicines called steroids which are anti-inflammatory in nature and can help in the relief of pain associated with inflammation.

    Q. Is Prednisolone safe?

    Yes. Prednisolone is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.

    Q. Is Prednisolone an immunosuppressant?

    Prednisolone belongs to the class of corticosteroids and has immunosuppressant properties (suppresses the body’s immune system). Hence, Prednisolone is used for the treatment of a number of inflammatory and auto-immune conditions.

    Q. Is Prednisolone a glucocorticoid?

    Prednisolone is a glucocorticoid and belongs to a group of medicines called steroids (corticosteroids).

    Q. Can I take Prednisolone with antibiotics?

    Certain antibiotics may increase the metabolism of Prednisolone and hence decrease its effects. So, it may be necessary to adjust the dose of Prednisolone accordingly. Please consult your doctor before taking Prednisolone with antibiotics.

    Q. Can I take Prednisolone with paracetamol?

    Prednisolone can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been clinically seen between the two. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

    Content on this page was last updated on 18 April, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)