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Prednisone Intensol, Prednisolone, Methylprednisolone
Prednisone is a type of corticosteroid that is also used as a type of chemotherapy. This medicine may be given in the clinic, hospital, or at home. It is usually used in combination with other medicines.
Prednisone may also be used to treat inflammation, allergies and asthma, skin rashes, and adrenal gland problems.
The dose of prednisone will change as the patient grows. If families are concerned about a patient’s new tablet or dose, they should contact the pharmacy to make sure the patient is taking the right dose and tablet strength.
Urine and blood tests may be needed to check for high sugar levels. Blood tests may be needed to check potassium levels.
May be taken as a liquid by mouth
May be taken as a tablet by mouth
May be given as a liquid into a vein by IV
Not all patients who take prednisone will experience these side effects. Common side effects are in bold, but there may be others. Please report all suspected side effects to your doctor or pharmacist.
Some patients may experience long-term or late effects of treatment that may continue or develop months or years after treatment ends. Possible long-term or late effects due to prednisone include:
Be sure to discuss these and other recommendations with your doctor or pharmacist.