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. 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
  2. Cynthia C. Torres says:
    3.0 rating

    Prednisone for Morbus crohn

    I have taken this drug since October 2007 after an acute episode. In the years before, I had it again and again and thus it had this time no great effect. The side effects such as weight gain, fatigue, itchy eyes, etc. came directly. I then had to sell it and was set to AZA

    Side effects: Fatigue; Increase in weight
  3. Eliza R. Bounds says:
    4.5 rating

    Prednisone for Morbus crohn

    Take these medications since 5 years tired tired listless I have mood swings

    Side effects: Fatigue
  4. Dexter M. Heatherly says:
    3.0 rating

    After taking piroxicam – despite the intake of pantoprazole – severe nausea. Piroxicam discontinued after about 6 weeks and started a base therapy with sulfasalazine. Side effect z.Z. : Nocturnal sweats

    Side effects: Nausea; Sweats
  5. Latrice M. Steck says:
    5.0 rating

    Hello everybody, I suffered from fibromyalgia in the summer of 2002. The doctors in the hospital gave me high doses for a short time prednisone and then dosed out the dose again after a few days until I no longer had to take prednisone (that was about 14 days, is unfortunately too long ago) However, I am after this therapy been completely painless with the drug. That’s why I recommend the remedy to any fibromyalgia patient. It will certainly be better!

    Side effects: No side effects
  6. Joshua L. Sands says:
    5.0 rating

    no side effects, very good pain relief

    Side effects: No side effects
  7. Robert L. Sorrell says:
    3.5 rating

    it had very strong on the whole body. with the pills prednisone 5mg were gone after 2 weeks 95% and now after 3 weeks everything is gone. Juhu! 2 times a day for 1 week after 1 times a day. A disadvantage you have to take them white, if you stop they come back. UNFORTUNATELY!!!

    Side effects: No side effects
  8. Cynthia C. Arias says:
    1.0 rating

    Pain-free, you can accurately dosage of 5mg.bis 25mg. disadvantage in gaining weight but helps with pain

    Side effects: Increase in weight
  9. Frieda J. Conner says:
    2.0 rating

    Prednisone for Morbus crohn

    at azathioprin I have sweats at night, and after taking daytime heart racing without ende.akne in the whole face. pain in the stomach.bei prednisol up to now 10kg.gewichtszunahme, moon face and a very thick belly.bin now at 25mg cortisone a day.will every week deposed by 5mg.bin glad when the water is gone.bin constantly caught cold.

  10. Patricia J. Dehner says:
    4.5 rating

    Prednisone for Morbus crohn

    For my Crohn’s disease, since October 2008 I have been receiving prednisone intravenously and Remicade as an infusion. I have to go to the hospital for these medications. First, prednisone is injected. Then I have to wait half an hour before I am attached to Remicadeinfusion. The flow time of the infusion is at least 2 hours. Then wait another half hour. So about 4 hours of time currently every 8 weeks. Prednisone: – steroid acne – weight gain – full moon face – diffuse hair loss – susceptibility to infection Side effects Remicade: – fatigue (especially during and shortly after infusion) – susceptibility to infection