Prednisone Oral Uses and How to Use

  • Uses

    Prednisone is used to treat conditions such as arthritis, blood disorders, breathing problems, severe allergies, skin diseases, cancer, eye problems, and immune system disorders. Prednisone belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. It decreases your immune system's response to various diseases to reduce symptoms such as swelling and allergic-type reactions.

    How To Use

    Take this medication by mouth, with food or milk to prevent stomach upset, as directed by your doctor. Carefully measure the dose using the dropper that comes with your medication. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose. You may mix the medication in juice or applesauce before taking it. If you are prescribed only one dose per day, take it in the morning before 9 A.M.

    Take this medication exactly as directed by your doctor. Follow the dosing schedule carefully. The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to treatment. If you are taking this medication on a different schedule than a daily one (such as every other day), it may help to mark your calendar with a reminder.

    Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse when this drug is suddenly stopped. Also, you may experience symptoms such as weakness, weight loss, nausea, muscle pain, headache, tiredness, dizziness. To prevent these symptoms while you are stopping treatment with this drug, your doctor may reduce your dose gradually. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Report any new or worsening symptoms immediately.

    Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.