Apo-Prednisone (Prednisone) (PRED ni sone)
What is Apo-Prednisone (Prednisone) used for?
Apo-Prednisone (Prednisone) is a type of drug known as a corticosteroid, which works by preventing the release into the body of certain substances that cause inflammation to occur. It is used to treat a variety of conditions, such as blood disorders, arthritis, skin diseases, severe allergies, eye problems, breathing problems and immune system disorders.
How should I use Apo-Prednisone (Prednisone)?
Apo-Prednisone (Prednisone) tablets should be taken orally, with a full glass of water, or as directed by your physician. Patients should consult their physician before taking this medication so that the correct amount can be prescribed to them. Patients who have been prescribed one dose per day should take it early in the morning. You should not suddenly stop taking this medication without first consulting your physician, as doing so may cause unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Instead, you should consult your physician, as your dosage may need to be gradually reduced.
What are the side effects of Apo-Prednisone (Prednisone)?
Some side effects which have been reported by patients taking Apo-Prednisone (Prednisone) include:
Consult your physician immediately if any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if you notice changes in vision, irregular heartbeat, swollen limbs, bloody stools, severe stomach pain, menstrual period changes, puffy face or seizures.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Apo-Prednisone (Prednisone). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.