Prednisone

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Prednisone

Prednisone is offered exclusively for internal (systemic) use mainly in tablet form, but also as a suppository.

You can buy Prednisone at the best price available online from $0.43 for 10 mg, $0.74 for 20 mg pill.

Applications of Prednisone are:

  • Balancing treatment (substitution therapy) of adrenocortical insufficiency (Addison’s disease) and anterior pituitary pituitary weakness (for example, maternal Sheehan syndrome after birth) as well as stress conditions after long-term corticosteroid therapy.
  • Chronic inflammation that is not caused by infection with bacteria, fungi or viruses
  • Inflammation in the context of allergies or autoimmune diseases
  • inflammatory rheumatic diseases such as inflammation of individual joints, general inflammation of the joints (polyarthritis), joint erosion (arthritis), psoriatica arthritis due to psoriasis, blood vessel inflammation
  • the skin disease lupus erythematosus and other connective tissue diseases (collagenosis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Asthma in long-term treatment and acute bronchitis, which can not be alleviated by inhalation sprays and pseudo-Krupp in children (as a suppository)
  • chronic airway constrictions such as chronic bronchitis or COPD
  • Sarcoidosis and other non-pathogenic pneumonia
  • inflammatory respiratory diseases such as allergic rhinitis and sinusitis
  • chronic inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
  • Esophageal burns and esophagitis.
  • liver inflammation
  • severe kidney inflammation
  • Inflammations of the heart such as pericarditis (pericarditis) or inflammation of the heart (endocarditis)
  • large-scale allergic skin diseases such as severe forms of hives, contact allergy, drug-related rashes (eg, Stevens-Johnson syndrome), weeping eczema, blistering skin problems (pemphigus), psoriasis, and itching
  • allergic inflammation of the eye such as conjunctivitis and eyeball inflammation
  • certain diseases of the blood and lymphatic system such as anemia (haemolytic anemia), skin bleeding (purpura) due to changes in platelet count
  • lymphocytic leukemia and other forms of lymph cell cancer such as Hodgkin’s lymphoma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Transplants to reduce transplant rejection
  • as adjunctive therapy for the treatment of severe bacterial or viral infections (such as meningitis or tuberculosis).

Prednisone may also be used for nausea and vomiting, anorexia or anorexia caused by tumors or during the treatment of cancer with cytotoxic drugs.

What is the purpose of this medicine?

  • Balance Pituitary Anterior Flap Weakness
  • Balance Adrenal Cortex Deficiencies
  • relieve inflammatory diseases of the kidneys and urinary tract
  • reduce inflammatory diseases of the digestive tract
  • treat inflammatory heart disease
  • treat inflammatory or malignant blood diseases
  • Inhibit inflammation of eye diseases
  • Inhibit inflammation of the respiratory tract
  • attenuate bronchial and pulmonary diseases
  • Reduce swelling of the mucous membranes in asthma
  • Reduce swelling in rheumatic diseases
  • inhibit allergic skin reactions
  • Alleviate symptoms of infectious diseases
  • treat neurological disorders
  • inhibit tumor growth
  • Support transplants, reduce transplant rejection

This is how Prednisone works

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

Areas of application of Prednisone

Prednisone is only available for internal (systemic) use mainly in tablet form, but also as a suppository.

Applications of Prednisone are:

  • Balancing treatment (substitution therapy) of adrenocortical insufficiency (Addison’s disease) and anterior pituitary pituitary weakness (for example, maternal Sheehan syndrome after birth) as well as stress conditions after long-term corticosteroid therapy.
  • Chronic inflammation that is not caused by infection with bacteria, fungi or viruses
  • Inflammation in the context of allergies or autoimmune diseases
  • inflammatory rheumatic diseases such as inflammation of individual joints, general inflammation of the joints (polyarthritis), joint erosion (arthritis), psoriatica arthritis due to psoriasis, blood vessel inflammation
  • the skin disease lupus erythematosus and other connective tissue diseases (collagenosis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Asthma in long-term treatment and acute bronchitis, which can not be alleviated by inhalation sprays and pseudo-Krupp in children (as a suppository)
  • chronic airway constrictions such as chronic bronchitis or COPD
  • Sarcoidosis and other non-pathogenic pneumonia
  • inflammatory respiratory diseases such as allergic rhinitis and sinusitis
  • chronic inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
  • Esophageal burns and esophagitis.
  • liver inflammation
  • severe kidney inflammation
  • Inflammations of the heart such as pericarditis (pericarditis) or inflammation of the heart (endocarditis)
  • large-scale allergic skin diseases such as severe forms of hives, contact allergy, drug-related rashes (eg, Stevens-Johnson syndrome), weeping eczema, blistering skin problems (pemphigus), psoriasis, and itching
  • allergic inflammation of the eye such as conjunctivitis and eyeball inflammation
  • certain diseases of the blood and lymphatic system such as anemia (haemolytic anemia), skin bleeding (purpura) due to changes in platelet count
  • lymphocytic leukemia and other forms of lymph cell cancer such as Hodgkin’s lymphoma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Transplants to reduce transplant rejection
  • as adjunctive therapy for the treatment of severe bacterial or viral infections (such as meningitis or tuberculosis).

Prednisone may also be used for nausea and vomiting, anorexia or anorexia caused by tumors or during the treatment of cancer with cytotoxic drugs.

More detailed information is available on the following Prednisone application areas:

  • inflammation
  • asthma
  • inflammatory rheumatic diseases
  • chronic inflammatory bowel disease
  • allergy
  • COPD
  • eczema
  • liver inflammation
  • Cancer (general)
  • Psoriasis
  • arthritis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • chronic bronchitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • itching
  • acute bronchitis

Mode of action of Prednisone

Prednisone belongs to the drug group of glucocorticoids. It does not contain any fluorine in its molecule, making it one of the less effective members of this group. Dose-dependent, prednisone 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. Prednisone, taken as a tablet, can replace the missing hydrocortisone and normalize the thereby impaired metabolic pathways. The doses of prednisone required for such compensation (substitution) are comparatively low.

At higher doses, prednisone is rapidly anti-inflammatory and slows down the immune system with a delay. It prevents the influx of inflammatory cells into damaged tissue and blocks the release of biochemicals that mediate inflammation and immune responses to the immune cells. All these effects lead to a decay of the inflammatory reactions.

The effect

Potential Prednisone side effects may include:

Prednisone used to treat the following diseases:

  1. George M. Chism says:
    2.0 rating

    Prednisone for Inflammation; Ulcerative colitis

    I can not report any unpleasant side effects. Since I take the medication, my well-being improves more and more.

    Side effects: No side effects
  2. Brandon S. Cook says:
    4.0 rating

    Prednisone for Sudden hearing loss

    I got the medication after a hearing loss. Left ear was shut down, nasty ears and pressure. After taking the tablets, considerable pressure on the ear caused by rising blood pressure, the pressure increased with each tablet, in addition to insomnia, depression, paresthesia in the arms and legs. My medication was 3x50mg, 2x50mg, 2x75mg, 2x 50mg, 1x50mg. I am still there, because the intake is required to the end. This medication is completely irrational to me in a stressful situation like a sudden hearing loss, because it causes even more panic, the actual damage can not be observed because you are completely down. Participating in social life is not possible. There are certainly alternatives …..

    Side effects: Insomnia
  3. Gary F. Williams says:
    3.0 rating

    Prednisone for Sudden hearing loss

    Shortly after the application I had hot flashes, changes in taste, thirst and dry mouth. Later, I was swollen in the face and had an oppressive feeling in my chest.

  4. George T. Toth says:
    2.5 rating

    Started with 40 mg and weekly reduced by 5mg. The eye pressure has risen again abruptly. So be sure to go to the ophthalmologist and check eye pressure. In addition, the lack of motivation and at the beginning of depresion comes to it.

    Side effects: Depressive moods
  5. Joseph P. Steele says:
    4.5 rating

    I am a kidney transplant patient since October 2005. I took part in a study (Sandimmun) and was switched to Certican and Myfortic after half a year. Since then, my well-being is all right, but more and more often intestinal problems with diarrhea occur. These are the result of permanent immune suppression, the intestine is hardly able to form a proper intestinal flora. Here is an alternative intestinal cure for me to help restore an effective intestinal climate.

    Side effects: Diarrhea
  6. Gertrude J. Johnson says:
    4.0 rating

    Prednisone for Sudden hearing loss

    Have taken the first 2 days ever 80mg, then gradually reduced to 5mg on the 9th day, hearing loss was already gone on the second day. Except for mild moodiness and a little hair loss no side effects noticed.

    Side effects: Hair loss
  7. James M. Stromberg says:
    4.0 rating

    Preliminary: I am classified as a risk patient due to strong allergies (atopic dermatitis and asthma) after I due to intolerance of other preparations (Sandimmune – discontinued after 4 weeks because of excessive numbness in arms and legs) and Myfortic (discontinued after 5 months – because of poor blood values especially creatinine) On CellCept (2x daily 2×500 = 2000 E), I had to deal with the following side effects: Joint pain (especially hocks) occurred after about 2 months Muscular pain (back and shoulder) as before after about 2 months digestive problems (intestinal tract) occurred for the first time after about 6 months. The symptoms were examined (X-ray, colonoscopy and other rapid tests with the internist.) Findings did not arise.The drug was discontinued about a month ago (without substitution) .Something remains mild muscle pain (further decreasing) and now and then joint pain – can not yet judge if it gets better). The digestive problems have disappeared. About 1 week after taking the last tablets, my hair fell out. The process continues in the 5th week.

    Side effects: Hair loss
  8. Jason G. King says:
    2.0 rating

    Strong blood sugar increase. Sleep disorders, pain in the feet.

    Side effects: Sleep disorders
  9. Adelina J. Robinson says:
    4.0 rating

    I have been prescribed by my ophthalmologist because of recurrent scleritis (inflammation of the skin, almost always in the left eye) prednisone, since the cortisone eye drops, which I had taken for years, no longer helped. Within 4 days, the inflammation in the eye was almost gone, I felt as good as a long time ago. The best side effect was that my migraines, which I have had for 37 years and have often been very violent several times a week for the past 20 years, have disappeared since cortisone therapy. I started with 60mg prednisone a day and then reduced to 5mg. Unfortunately, when the drug was phased out, the side effects were also extreme, e.g. in the evening strong sweats with pressure on the chest and dizziness, as well as slight coordination disturbances. In addition, the scleritis at 5mg came back in connection with a strong migraine. Then again increased to 40mg daily dose and I am blinding again, I could pull out trees. Before therapy, I often felt sick, totally exhausted. Since then, I want to be painless because it is a whole new way of life for me. The only side effects are insomnia and a slightly fuller face, but you can live with it as opposed to constant pain.

    Side effects: Sleep disorders
  10. Miriam D. Garcia says:
    3.0 rating

    Prednisone for Inflammation

    Depression with suicidal thoughts Internal restlessness and tension Anxiety and panic attacks Hypertension Sleep hardly possible Very dry skin Headache and blurred vision Diarrhea Stomach ache

    Side effects: Diarrhea; Unrest; Headache
  11. Albert E. Nguyen says:
    4.0 rating

    Prednisone for Inflammation

    I take the drug for capsule inflammation in the shoulder. I started with 40mg. Already on the 2nd day, strong signs of depression became noticeable. With anxiety and panic attacks. Massive inner restlessness and irregular heartbeat. At first I had severe dizziness and massive vision problems. Slowly, I turn off the medication. Dizziness and blurred vision become better. The remaining symptoms unfortunately not yet. The pain in the shoulder is almost gone. But I would not take this medicine anymore. The leaflet also says caution should be used if you have had depression before. This was the case with me 3 years ago.

  12. Lisa J. Dominguez says:
    3.0 rating

    In the past 3 years, I had to take 6 times 6 weeks of prednisolone for extreme coughing attacks. Already on the 2nd to 3rd day I had gained 8 – 12 kg. My fingers, toes and legs were so swollen that I could barely move. The doctor told me that would disappear after taking cortisone – no indication. In these 3 years I have gained a total of 45kg, I have been living strictly diet for 2 years (1000 – 1200 Kcal), so I only lost 8 kg. But I am now completely power and driveless and can hardly handle my everyday life. The doctors are at a loss, after a hospital treatment also brought no success. Now I no longer take cortisone and have extreme coughing again (which, among other things, drives the circulation up to tachycardia and rarely to short fainting). Has anyone experienced this? Could be helped and how

  13. Richard V. Coleman says:
    2.5 rating

    Prednisone suppresses after some time the body’s production of cortisone. The drug has a targeted effect on the immune system.

  14. Robert L. McNeill says:
    1.0 rating

    Hunger in general, especially sweet hunger. Otherwise no problems.

    Side effects: Appetite increase
  15. Princess R. Brown says:
    2.5 rating

    After the cortisol cessation, I suffered for a long time from insomnia, excitability. Could only come to rest with a light sleeping pill.

    Side effects: Unrest; Insomnia
  16. Geraldo C. Isham says:
    3.0 rating

    I had a chronic headache every day for half a year. After treatment with prednisone 3x100mg, 3x80mg, 3×40 and 3x20mg they were gone. As a side effect, I could not sleep at night in the evening and was more powerful during the day than usual.

    Side effects: Insomnia
  17. Estelle A. Brown says:
    4.5 rating

    Because of rheumatoid arthritis, I was initially prescribed sulfasalazine 2000 mg as the basic medicine in combination with prednisone 5 mg daily. At first, I tolerated Sulfasalazine quite well, and after a few days I had a kind of panic attack that was not completely familiar to me in this way. Had hyperventilated many years ago, but that was a real picnic unlike the current ones. The effect was probably only slowly after 3-4 months. In the meantime, prednisone was hard to imagine, and every attempt to set off ended with violent spurts. After about 3-4 months, unfortunately, extreme nausea, headache, sore throat, dizziness, diarrhea, depression, circulatory problems, sweating, tinnitus, dry skin and hair, and finally, nettle fever occurred. With prednisone, only the weight went up a bit, after stopping directly down again. In the end, I had to stop taking sulfasalazine abruptly because of a bad blood count and a few days later I felt better, no panic attacks, calmer and nausea gone. An improvement by Sulfasalazine I hardly noticed. Prednisone proved to be a miracle remedy in relapses and relatively well tolerated in low doses and short-lived. Side effect was that my cycle suddenly took place regularly and my skin was pure.

  18. Rachel N. Evans says:
    4.0 rating

    Prednisone for Ulcerative colitis

    So for me, the drug has no effects, at least not that it should. I just got incredibly ball round, 10 kg. increased. Full moon face, thick thighs and stomach, pain, nausea, rapid heartbeat, perspiration, headache, insomnia, depression (towards the end) etc … so nothing nice. Personally, I will refuse to take this medicine in the future. I was even worse than before. ^^

  19. Kenneth A. Lynch says:
    4.0 rating

    Lamictal had a very positive effect on bipolar disorder. Unfortunately, after a certain time I had problems with dizziness, coordination disorders, urinary retention, stool behavior, neurological deficits. The cause could not be determined. Cymbalta had a good effect on the listlessness of my depression. Side effect was a slight weight loss. Prednisone had a good effect on my bronchiolitis. I became quite puffy, especially in the face Calcimagon D3 because of the cortisone (prednisone) to protect the bone structure. No side effects so far.

    Side effects: Dizziness
  20. Michelle R. Johnson says:
    3.5 rating

    Prednisone for Ulcerative colitis

    Dizziness and trembling. This dizziness and the shaking is bad. Even shopping becomes a pain in a room where many people are.

    Side effects: Dizziness