Prednisone, Your Steroid of Choice
Brand name: Rayos
Generic name: Prednisone
What Is Prednisone?
Prednisone is anti-inflammatory steroid taken to reduce inflammations in the body. It comes in 3 forms: immediate release tablet, delayed release tablet and an oral solution. Prednisone is categorized as a corticosteroid drug and reduces your immune system response to diseases,hence reducing the risk of allergic reactions. It is also used to treat conditions such as immune system disorders, eye problems, cancer, blood, and breathing problems.
Prednisone is available in tablet and solution form.
The tablet form comes in strengths of 1mg, 2.5mg, 5mg, 10mg, 20mg and 50mg.
The solution form comes in strength of 5mg/ml.
The drug is administered orally and should be taken with food to prevent stomach upset.
For a child’s dose of age 0-17 years, the dose is prescribed according to the child’s weight.
Senior adults above age 65years usually have a lower dose prescribed for them. Their schedule also differs according to their health.
For adults aged 18-64 years, an initial dose of 5mg to 60mg once per day is recommended.
Do not take prednisone if you have a fungal infection anywhere on your body.
Do not take prednisone if you are allergic to it
Prolonged use in children causes them not to grow to their ideal height. A doctor should frequently monitor your child’s growth rate.
Prednisone is not recommended to breast feeding mothers as it can be passed to the child through breast milk.
Do not take if you are pregnant as it can have serious effects on the fetus. It is only prescribed to pregnant women in cases where the benefits outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.
For diabetic persons, prednisone increases your blood sugar levels and you will need to keep monitoring yourself.
Prednisone Side Effects
The most common side effects for this medication include:
- Increased appetite and gradual weight gain
- Changes in shape and location of body fat around the arms, face, breasts and waist
- Stomach pain, Bloating or nausea
- Acne, skin drying, skin thinning
- Slow wound healing
- Headaches, dizziness
- Excitement, restlessness
There are serious side effects that should be brought to your doctor’s attention immediately. These include:
- Severe allergic reactions such as hives, skin rash or swelling on parts of your face
- Mood or emotional changes such as depression
- Eye pain and changes in vision
- Infections such as fever or chills, cough, difficulty passing urine
- High blood sugar
- Swelling of your ankles or feet
Buy Generic Prednisone online or in local pharmacies.
This is a prescription only drug and you need to consult your doctor for proper dosage.
Generic Prednisone is in tablet form of 1mg, 2.5mg, 5mg, 10mg, 20mg and 50mg with prices as follows:
1mg of prednisone price per tablet averages $0.20 - $0.60.
2.5 mg of prednisone price per tablet averages $0.15 - $0.25.
5mg of prednisone price per tablet averages$0.17-$0.75.
10mg of prednisone price per tablet averages$0.20-$0.45.
20mg of prednisone price per tablet averages$0.27-$0.70.
50mg of prednisone price per tablet averages$0.25-$0.57.
Frequently asked questions
Can I develop mood changes with prednisone therapy?
15-20% of all prednisone users usually develop moderate mood changes, personality and behavior change.
Can I be addicted to prednisone?
Prednisone users do experience withdrawal symptoms when they suddenly stop taking it. However, the dependence is not the same as that of drugs such cocaine and the likes.
What are the implications of overdosing on Prednisone?
For a one-time overdose, there is no life threatening reactions. However, prolonged overdose can lead to serious conditions such as impotence, acne, increased growth of facial hair among others. Always stick to your doctor’s prescription to avoid any future problems.
Prednisone Reviews from Customers
Prednisone Settled My Allergy
I had a choking/allergic reaction where my throat swelled as well as my vocal chords, it was scary but I'm glad it happened because it made me discover prednisone which settled the allergy, swelling from my bike injuries, and other issues. I just took it for 5 days and later took the 5 mg for about 3 weeks as a maintenance dose.
I am able to live a normal life
I have been taking prednisone for a rare condition, Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome. When I was diagnosed, I had severe double vision (Both eyes were affected). I also had fatigue and dizziness. And, did I mention the headaches. I have been on prednisone for 2.3 years. I have gotten down to 5 mg/0 mg on alternating days and I am able to live a normal life.
Mamou M., Switzerland