Generic Name: PREDNISONE - ORAL Pronounced: (PRED-nih-sone) Prednisone Oral Precautions
Before taking prednisone, tell your doctor or pharmacist
if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may
contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other
problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
current/past infections (such as fungal infections,
heart problems (such as heart failure, recent heart
high blood pressure
stomach/intestinal problems (such as ulcer,
bone loss (osteoporosis)
mental/mood disorders (such as psychosis, anxiety,
eye diseases (such as cataracts, glaucoma)
mineral imbalance (such as low level of potassium/calcium i...
It is estimated that one in four adults (approximately 50 million) in the United States has elevated blood pressure – and more than 30 percent of them are unaware of it. Since people with hypertension may not exhibit any symptoms, their high blood pressure is often undiagnosed until complications occur. It has been proven that blood pressure screening facilitates early diagnosis and treatment. Proper treatment clearly reduces the risk of the complications associated with hypertension. Blood pressure Blood pressure is the force exerted against artery walls as blood is carried through the circulatory system. The measurement of force is made in relation to the heart's pumping activity, and is measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg). The higher number, or systolic pressure, is the measurement of pressure that occurs when the ventricle of the heart contracts or beats. The lower number, or diastolic pressure, is the measurement recorded between beats, while the heart is ...
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