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Prednisolone, prednisone intensol, methylprednisolone
Prednisone is a type of medicine called a corticosteroid. Prednisolone is another form of prednisone.
Prednisone may be used to treat:
This medicine may be given in the clinic, hospital, or at home. It is usually used in combination with other medicines.
The dose of prednisone will change as your child grows. Always contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions about changes in your child’s medicines to make sure the medicine is the right dose and strength.
Your child may need urine and blood tests to check for high sugar levels. Blood tests may be needed to check potassium levels.
May be given as a liquid by mouth
May be given as a tablet by mouth
May be given as a liquid into a vein by IV
Not all patients who take prednisone will have these side effects. Common side effects are in bold, but there may be others. Please report any symptoms or side effects to your doctor or pharmacist.
Be sure to discuss all questions and instructions with your doctor or pharmacist.