Prednisone (Prednisolone) is used to treat many different conditions. It is used to treat endocrine (hormonal) disorders when the body does not produce enough of its own steroids. It is also used to treat many disorders such as arthritis, lupus, severe psoriasis, severe asthma, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn's Disease. Generic Prednisone is effective in reducing asthma attacks & the need for other medications to manage your symptoms.
Prednisone may also be marketed as: Ancortone, Deltasone, Meticorten, Nosipren, Prednisolone, Sterapred.
*Prednisone® is manufactured by Watson Pharmaceuticals.
Generic Prednisone is a corticosteroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. Generic Prednisone also suppresses the immune system.
Generic Prednisone is used as an anti-inflammatory or an immunosuppressant medication. Generic Prednisone treats many different conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders.
Take Generic Prednisone exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Take Generic Prednisone with food.
Do not crush, chew, or break a delayed-release tablet. Swallow it whole.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to prednisone: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
Other common prednisone side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.
Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Call your doctor for preventive treatment if you are exposed to chicken pox or measles. These conditions can be serious or even fatal in people who are using a steroid.
Do not receive a "live" vaccine while using Generic Prednisone. Generic Prednisone may increase your risk of harmful effects from a live vaccine. Live vaccines include measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), rotavirus, typhoid, yellow fever, varicella (chickenpox), zoster (shingles), and nasal flu (influenza) vaccine.
Avoid drinking alcohol while you are taking Generic Prednisone.
Many drugs can interact with Generic Prednisone. Not all possible interactions are listed here. Tell your doctor about all your medications and any you start or stop using during treatment with prednisone, especially:
This list is not complete and many other drugs can interact with Generic Prednisone.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.