Prednisolone Tablet: Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Composition & More - Zoylo
INFORMATION ABOUT PREDNISOLONE
PREDNISOLONE is a synthetic corticosteroid drug. It is used to treat variety of conditions such as inflammation, allergies, skin problems, autoimmune diseases or breathing disorders.
• Swollen face, tongue or body
• Severe abdominal pain
• Painful skin ulcers
• Mood swings
It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREDNISOLONE
• Take PREDNISOLONE irrespective of meals daily at same time for best results.
• Bring to your doctor's knowledge if you have or had of diabetes, osteoporosis, tuberculosis or scleroderma (autoimmune disorder).
• Inform your doctor, if you had a history of depression, mental disorder or if you have been hospitalized for mental illnesses before taking this medication.
• Also, keep your doctor informed, if you are undergoing immunosuppression therapy (suppress the immune system) as PREDNISOLONE supresses the immune system.
• Check with your doctor before taking other medication along with PREDNISOLONE.
• Preferably a lower dosage of PREDNISOLONE to be given for the shortest time to minimise side effects.
• Avoid taking liquorice while taking PREDNISOLONE as it may increase the amount of the medicine concentration in blood.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. How does PREDNISOLONE work? A. PREDNISOLONE works by blocking the effect of cells which are involved in producing allergic and immune response to release chemicals.
Q. Does PREDNISOLONE cause weight gain? A. Yes, PREDNISOLONE may cause weight gain as it may affect your body's metabolism and fat deposition. This may cause an increase in your appetite which leads to weight gain. It is advisable to follow diet and exercise while you are on this medication. Please inform your doctor if you think you've put on more weight than normal.
Q. Does long term use of PREDNISOLONE increase the risk of infection? A. Yes, long term usage of PREDNISOLONE increases the risk of infection. PREDNISOLONE supresses defensive mechanism of immune system (protect your body against illness and infections) leading to increasing the risk of infection. It is advised to take flu shots to protect your body against infections.
Q. Can I stop taking PREDNISOLONE on my own? A. No, please do not stop taking PREDNISOLONE suddenly as it may lead to withdrawal symptoms and adrenal gland (produce variety of hormones) problems. Discuss with your doctor before discontinuing this medication.
Q. Does PREDNISOLONE cause vision problems? A. Yes, PREDNISOLONE may cause vision problems like cataract or glaucoma if taken for long term and if you are already having cataract or glaucoma condition, PREDNISOLONE may worsen the condition. Inform your doctor if you experience blurry vision or if you already have or had the above conditions such as glaucoma etc. Your doctor may monitor the dose or change the medication accordingly.
Q. Can I take PREDNISOLONE with erythromycin? A. No, you are recommended not to take erythromycin along with PREDNISOLONE until and unless prescribed, because there have been known drug-drug interactions between the two of them causing unpleasant side-effects.