Prednisolone

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Prednisolone

Prednisolone is available in many different dosage forms. These include tablets, capsules, infusion solutions and injection solutions for internal (systemic) injection. For local (local) use, also in combination with other active ingredients, suppositories, ointments, creams, pastes, gel preparations, tinctures, drops and solutions are available.

Prednisolone is used in tablet form or given directly into the bloodstream at

  • Balancing treatment (substitution therapy) of adrenocortical insufficiency (Addison’s disease) and anterior pituitary weakness (first-line means hydrocortisone and cortisone)
  • Stress states after long-term cortisone therapy
  • Inflammatory rheumatic diseases such as inflammation of all joints (chronic polyarthritis) and acute inflammatory processes on individual joints for pain relief and anti-inflammatory
  • Inflammation of blood vessels
  • Disease with connective tissue remodeling (collagenosis) such as lupus erythematosus (butterfly lichen) to delay disease progression
  • Bronchial and pulmonary diseases such as bronchial asthma and COPD (concomitant administration of bronchodilators) and pulmonary tissue disorders of various causes
  • Diseases of the upper respiratory tract such as severe forms of hay fever and allergic rhinitis after the therapeutic failure of glucocorticoids to inhale and -spray
  • acute narrowing of larynx or trachea (in pseudo-Krupp also as a suppository) or for the prevention of respiratory distress syndrome in preterm infants
  • Heart disease such as pericarditis (endocarditis), including those caused by rheumatic inflammation
  • blood diseases of various causes
  • Diseases of the nervous system
  • Infections like meningitis due to tuberculosis
  • Diseases of the kidneys, ureters, bladder or urethra.
  • diseases of the digestive tract as well as inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease
  • liver diseases
  • the treatment of blood cancer (leukemia) and lymph node cancer. However, prednisolone only has a soothing effect on the symptoms; the cause of the disease is not treated as a result. In addition, the active ingredient also prevents the vomiting caused by chemotherapy.

Local administration of prednisolone is either alone or in addition to in-house treatment with the active substance. Opportunities for such use are:

  • allergic and / or inflammatory skin diseases
  • Eye diseases such as dermal inflammation or inflammation of the middle eye skin.
  • Diseases of the teeth, gums and oral mucosa such as acute gingivitis, inflammation of the mouth and inflammation of the gum pockets
  • Inflammatory hemorrhoids, inflammation in the anal area or rectal inflammation.

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • Inhibit inflammation
  • relieve allergic reactions
  • Balance functional weakness of the adrenal cortex
  • to compensate for the lack of hormone production in the pituitary gland
  • relieve rheumatic diseases
  • relieve diseased remodeling of connective tissue
  • relieve transient acute inflammation on multiple joints
  • positively influence chronic inflammation
  • treat heart disease
  • Alleviate bronchial and lung diseases such as bronchial asthma
  • Mitigate lung tissue disorders of various causes
  • Prevent respiratory distress syndrome in premature babies
  • Alleviate laryngeal and tracheal narrowing (such as pseudo-Krupp)
  • to cure allergic and or inflammatory skin diseases
  • Alleviate hay fever and allergic rhinitis
  • support cancer treatment
  • treat blood disorders of various causes
  • Alleviate symptoms of malignant disease
  • Prevent vomiting by chemo and treat
  • Alleviate infectious diseases
  • Alleviate Nerve Disorders
  • combat eye inflammation
  • Affect diseases of the digestive tract and liver
  • Alleviate kidney and urinary tract disease
  • relieve inflammatory gastrointestinal diseases

This is how Prednisolone works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of Prednisolone.
Please also read the information on the drug groups glucocorticoids, anti-inflammatories, to which the drug prednisolone belongs.

Applications of the active ingredient prednisolone

Prednisolone is available in many different dosage forms. These include tablets, capsules, infusion solutions and injection solutions for internal (systemic) injection. For local (local) use, also in combination with other active ingredients, suppositories, ointments, creams, pastes, gel preparations, tinctures, drops and solutions are available.

Prednisolone is used in tablet form or given directly into the bloodstream at

  • Balancing treatment (substitution therapy) of adrenocortical insufficiency (Addison’s disease) and anterior pituitary weakness (first-line means hydrocortisone and cortisone)
  • Stress states after long-term cortisone therapy
  • Inflammatory rheumatic diseases such as inflammation of all joints (chronic polyarthritis) and acute inflammatory processes on individual joints for pain relief and anti-inflammatory
  • Inflammation of blood vessels
  • Disease with connective tissue remodeling (collagenosis) such as lupus erythematosus (butterfly lichen) to delay disease progression
  • Bronchial and pulmonary diseases such as bronchial asthma and COPD (concomitant administration of bronchodilators) and pulmonary tissue disorders of various causes
  • Diseases of the upper respiratory tract such as severe forms of hay fever and allergic rhinitis after the therapeutic failure of glucocorticoids to inhale and -spray
  • acute narrowing of larynx or trachea (in pseudo-Krupp also as a suppository) or for the prevention of respiratory distress syndrome in preterm infants
  • Heart disease such as pericarditis (endocarditis), including those caused by rheumatic inflammation
  • blood diseases of various causes
  • Diseases of the nervous system
  • Infections like meningitis due to tuberculosis
  • Diseases of the kidneys, ureters, bladder or urethra.
  • diseases of the digestive tract as well as inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease
  • liver diseases
  • the treatment of blood cancer (leukemia) and lymph node cancer. However, prednisolone only has a soothing effect on the symptoms; the cause of the disease is not treated as a result. In addition, the active ingredient also prevents the vomiting caused by chemotherapy.

Local administration of prednisolone is either alone or in addition to in-house treatment with the active substance. Opportunities for such use are:

  • allergic and / or inflammatory skin diseases
  • Eye diseases such as dermal inflammation or inflammation of the middle eye skin.
  • Diseases of the teeth, gums and oral mucosa such as acute gingivitis, inflammation of the mouth and inflammation of the gum pockets
  • Inflammatory hemorrhoids, inflammation in the anal area or rectal inflammation.

For the following application areas of Prednisolone , in-depth information is available:

  • Psoriasis
  • eczema
  • inflammation
  • allergy
  • asthma
  • COPD
  • acute bronchitis
  • inflammatory rheumatic diseases
  • liver inflammation
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • cirrhosis
  • chronic inflammatory bowel disease
  • Cancer (general)
  • chronic bronchitis
  • tuberculosis
  • Inflammation of the oropharynx
  • conjunctivitis
  • eczema
  • itching
  • hair loss
  • arthritis
  • skin infections
  • respiratory diseases with mucus
  • pneumonia
  • Eye infections caused by bacteria
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • graft rejection

Mode of action of Prednisolone

Prednisolone belongs to the drug group of glucocorticoids. It contains no fluorine in its molecule and is quite similar to the body’s hydrocortisone. However, the active ingredient is one of the weaker effective agents of glucocorticoids. Depending on the dose, prednisolone affects the metabolism of almost all tissues.

In case of failure or weakness of the adrenocortical function, there is a lack of endogenous hydrocortisone. Hydrocortisone is needed to regulate carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism. Prednisolone, taken as a tablet

Potential Prednisolone side effects may include:

Prednisolone used to treat the following diseases:

  1. Lolita B. Dittmar says:
    4.0 rating

    Prednisolone for Rheumatism

    Stomach ache after eating, bloating, nausea

    Side effects: Stomach pain; Nausea
  2. Arthur C. Hutsell says:
    3.0 rating

    Prednisolone for Difficulty in breathing; Skin rash; Allergy

    I suffer for years under a year-old allergy but in the summer is particularly bad and I’m about to suffocate. Antihistamines (eg Cetrizine, Aerius, Telfast, Loratadin, ..) brought nothing except fatigue, mast cell stabilizers brought nothing, natural remedies (like black cumin, …), even the Volon A syringe (cortisone) brought little improvement. The only thing that helped was Prednisolone Tabs (20mg) .1-2 tabs daily. Side effects: increased appetite occasional palpitations dizziness headache

  3. Lance M. Harrison says:
    4.0 rating

    Prednisolone for Difficulty in breathing

    My husband 70 years takes the prednisolone acis 5 mg. because of shortness of breath. He is heart patient also takes morning and evening FOSTER spray and nitro spray in case of emergency. He has to take 1 1/2 tablets in the morning and a 1/2 in the evening. The family doctor says it is the maximum dosage he may not have more. He still complains of joint pain, pulling and pain in the lower legs that he can barely walk at the moment. The arms are full of purple spots like huge bumps of bruises and in those places the skin is very thin and sensitive. Drying or touching with something coarser fabric will bleed quickly! At night he got heavy calf cramps, but I buy him the LIMPTAR N, not exactly cheap with ALG II, but he can no longer sell the prednisilone. If someone has had similar experience or advice, I would be glad to answer!

    Side effects: Muscle aches; Joint pain
  4. Kenneth M. Duncan says:
    3.0 rating

    Prednisolone for Disc prolapse

    Side effects (most likely from prednisolone): Sleep disorders, tachycardia (100 heartbeat instead of 60), slightly elevated blood pressure Cervical intervertebral artery C6 / C7 caused extremely severe irritation and injury to the C8 arm nerve. The symptoms were severe pain, blue on drooping, early swollen, disturbed fine motor skills, allodynia on the edge of the hand. After taking prednisolone and metamizol, the pain became weaker, with appropriate occupational therapy, the fine motor skills restored. All in all, you take the side effects to be able to fully move the arm again. Tachycardia and Schlafstörugnen are quite uncomfortable.

  5. Josefina R. Flory says:
    3.5 rating

    Prednisolone for Bubble searches

    I am satisfied with the drug. No special side effects, except maybe a stiff neck and a bit dizzy, a little ringing in the ears. Everyone reacts differently.

    Side effects: Dizziness
  6. Raquel K. Cothran says:
    1.5 rating

    Prednisolone for Chronic polyarthritis

    Under the treatment of Mtx injections, I had within a short time … about 1-2 weeks following side effects .. Hypertension .. Restless legs … Gehörsturz bilateral .. Totale exhaustion .. Absolute sense of sickness .. The imunsystem collapsed. Ignition of the duodenum … the heaviest pain in the lower extremities..shoulders … basin area

  7. Jonathan E. Williams says:
    5.0 rating

    Prednisolone for Chronic polyarthritis

    I hardly have more relapses and if, then incomparably milder. Virtually no side effects to this day.

    Side effects: No side effects
  8. Michele V. Nabors says:
    3.0 rating

    Prednisolone for Heart rhythm disturbances; Inflammation

    L-tyroxine: palpitations, angina pectoris attack, sweats, night sweats, fever? Obsidan: compensates the tachycardia of L-thyroxine Paracetamol: stomach pain, bile and liver pain Prednisolone: already described as a single drug

  9. Louis M. Fairfax says:
    3.0 rating

    Prednisolone for Hay fever

    It works very well against hay fever, but causes me a hard headache and permanent nausea 🙁

    Side effects: Nausea; Headache
  10. Donna C. Gaughan says:
    4.0 rating

    Prednisolone for Idiopathic thrombocytopenic

    Internal restlessness, sweats, sometimes high, sometimes down … Sleep disorders, sometimes only 4 h with interruptions. Now also joint pain in the legs. Thumb and toe stopped once (water retention in the tendons?) Now after 2 weeks food cravings. Feel totally uncomfortable … like a Trabbi with a Porsche engine. This inner turmoil makes me completely exhausted … then I had almost 4 accidents because I’m pretty muddy in the head ..

  11. Kathryn P. Orellana says:
    4.0 rating

    Prednisolone for Idiopathic thrombocytopenic

    Prednisolone and Decordin are easy to use, actually quite well tolerated. But you should definitely take a stomach remedy at the same time. The biggest side effect is certainly the full moon face and the weight gain, depending on how mg mg daily one must take. For Dexamethasone I must say I had a side effect, which had put a lot of strain on me – inflammation in all joints, so that I could no longer stretch my limbs / bend and had pain. Weight gain and the full moon face is the same as the prednisolone. In MabThera infusion (rituximab), I had mild mucosal inflammation in the mouth, mild inflamed scalp, mild overgrowth and fatigue. Especially during the first 4 sessions. Since I have these infusions (which always over 4 weeks and a week goes one) in the last 4 years, 3 times behind me, I can say that I had in subsequent sessions, these side effects were not so much.

  12. Misty A. Powell says:
    1.0 rating

    Prednisolone for Lung infection; Asthma

    I have a mild pneumonia (am asthmatic) Since I am allergic to penecillin, the pulmonary physician Doxam retard had prescribed 10 tablets. But every morning I got less air and on the 6th day I had to put down the tablet. Early in the morning I thought I had a marble stone on my chest. In addition, I was prescribed Prednisolone 10mg by Doxam I also got oral fungus and the prednisolone I am as shaky as an alcoholic. I have to say, however, that I have already taken 14 tablets of Avalox. Since I dropped off Doxam, I’m getting good breath.

    Side effects: Difficulty in breathing
  13. Daniel J. Cochran says:
    1.5 rating

    Prednisolone for Lung infection

    My husband received 1 dose and died the same day

    Side effects: No side effects