Prednisone is a drug that belongs to the corticosteroid drug class, and is an
anti-inflammatory and immune system suppressant. It's used to treat a variety of diseases and conditions, for example: inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's
disease and ulcerative colitis), lupus, asthma, cancers, and several types of
Common side effects are weight gain, headache, fluid retention, and muscle weakness. Other effects and adverse events include glaucoma, cataracts, obesity, facial hair growth, moon face, and growth retardation in children. This medicine also causes psychiatric problems, for example: depression, insomnia, mood swings, personality changes, and psychotic behavior. Serious side effects include reactions to diabetes drugs, infections, and necrosis of the hips and joints.
Corticosteroids like prednisone, have many drug interactions; examples include: estrogens, phenytoin (Dilantin), diuretics, warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven), and diabetes drugs. Prednisone is available as tablets of 1, , 10, 20, and 50 mg; extended release tablets of 1, 2, and 5mg; and oral solution of 5mg/5ml. It's use during the first trimester of pregnancy may cause cleft palate. This medicine is secreted in breast milk and can cause side effects in infants who are nursing. You should not stop taking prednisone abruptly because it can cause withdrawal symptoms and adrenal failure. Talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other medical professional if you have questions about beta-blockers. Talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other medical professional if you have questions about prednisone.
If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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My mother is suffering from moderate Restrictive Ventilator defect, and she has been suffering from this problem for the last 2 years. Please suggest a treatment for her. I have tried: We asked her to go for walks early in the morning, and start YOGA. I think it was caused by: FAT. Was this helpful? Yes | No Several of the natural remedies in the article, as well as in all the answers above can help ease your mother's discomfort. Most Indian foods already contain a lot of turmeric but make sure she is consuming Golden Milk several times a day with the turmeric. Coconut or almond milk would be better than cow's milk for her. Restrict her dairy intake. Was this helpful? Yes | No What is a look? I am not familiar with that term? I have COPD and garlic has always been my go-to herb if I get too expanded in the lungs and have hard rapid breathing. Although I love to eat garlic it might be nice to have a therapy that is inhaled, like yours. I just never heard the term "look" before. Thanks Was this helpful? Yes | No That section has been altered due to confusion. We had no idea what 'look' was.