PREDNISONE is a Schedule H drug.
Prednisone is a corticosteroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. It also suppresses the immune system.Prednisone is used as an anti-inflammatory or an immunosuppressant medication. Prednisone treats many different conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions.It decreases your immune system’s response to various diseases to reduce symptoms such as swelling and allergic-type reactions.


PREDNISONE is generally used to treat: Lupus, Ulcerative Colitis, Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Adrenal Insufficiency, Asthma, Psoriasis

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Not Safe

Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Check with your Doctor first

Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe

Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Ask your doctor

Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Not enough studies to prove Risk – Ask your Doctor

Q: Is it safe to take for someone breastfeeding?
A: Check with your Doctor first

How Do I Take It?

PREDNISONE is generally taken With Food.
Route of Administration: Oral


  • You should not take prednisone if you have a fungal infection anywhere in your body.
  • Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections.
  • Do not receive a "live" vaccine while using prednisone.
  • You should not stop using prednisone suddenly.
  • You should not use this medication if you are allergic to prednisone.
  • Steroids can affect growth in children. Talk with your doctor if you think your child is not growing at a normal rate while using this medicine.
  • Take prednisone exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Follow all directions on your prescription label.
  • Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
  • Measure liquid prednisone with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup.
  • Do not crush, chew, or break a delayed-release tablet. Swallow it whole.
  • Wear a medical alert tag or carry an ID card stating that you take prednisone. Any medical care provider who treats you should know that you are using a steroid.
  • Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.The liquid form of this medication may contain sugar and/or alcohol. Caution is advised if you have diabetes, liver disease, or any other condition that requires you to limit/avoid these substances in your diet.

Symptoms of Overdosage

PREDNISONE over-dosage can result in: Irregular Menstrual Periods, Easy Bruising

Common Side-Effects

PREDNISONE : Insomnia, Mood Swings, Weight Gain, Difficulty Sleeping, Body Discoloration, Body Excessive Sweating, Spinning Sensation, Head Headache, Dizziness, Nausea, Abdomen Pain, Abdomen Bloating Or Fullness, Restless Or Irritability

Serious Side-Effects

PREDNISONE : Depression, Seizure, Decreased Urination, Eyes Blurred Vision, Agitation, Noisy Breathing, Irregular Heartbeat, Shortness Of Breath, Legs Numbness, Feet Swelling, Fingers Swelling, Hands Swelling, Difficulty Talking, Slow Thinking, Difficulty Breathing

Rare Side-Effects

PREDNISONE : Diabetes Mellitus, Skin Rash, Itchy Skin

Disease Interactions

PREDNISONE can interfere with: Tuberculosis, Latent Tuberculosis, Seizure, Hypernatremia, Hypokalemia, Hypocalcemia, Diverticulitis, Intestinal Obstruction, Ulcerative Colitis, Bacterial Infection, Fungal Infection, Protozoal Infection, Viral Inection, Myocardial Infarction, Dressler’s Syndrome, Keratitis, Peptic Ulcer, Strongyloidiasis, Vaccination, Cirrhosis, Depression, Psychosis, Diabetes Mellitus, Impaired Glucose Tolerance, Congestive Heart Disease, Acute Renal Failure, Hypertension, Hyperaldosteronism, Adrenal Cancer, Cushing’s Syndrome, Hyperlipidemia, Hypothyroidism, Acute Liver Failure, Myasthenia Gravis, Myopathy, Myoneural Disorders, Glaucoma, Cataract, Osteoporosis, Thromboembolism

Technical Classification


Storage Conditions

Room Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)

Available Alternatives

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