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Information About Prednisolone

Uses of Prednisolone

Prednisolone is commonly used to treat allergic conditions, arthritis, asthma, cancer, eye disorders, nephrotic syndrome, rheumatic disorder, severe allergic reactions, skin disorders.

How Prednisolone Works

Prednisolone is a corticosteroid. It reduces inflammation by reversal of increased capillary permeability and suppresses the polymorphonuclear leukocytes migration. It also affects the lymphatic system by reducing its activity and volume.

Side Effects of Prednisolone

Adrenal suppresion, Fluid and electrolyte disturbances, hyperglycemia, Peptic ulcer, Glaucoma, Depression, Weight gain, Arrest of growth.

Information Updated on : Mon Apr 29 2024 13:57:46 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)

Prednisolone Related Warnings

Alcohol Not Advisable

It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Prednisolone. Taking Prednisolone with alcohol may enhance the gastric mucosal irritation.

Pregnancy Not Safe

Prednisolone may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown side effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Sorticosteroids should only be prescribed when the benefits to the mother and child outweigh the risks. Patients with pre-eclampsia or fluid retention require close monitoring. Please consult your doctor.

Lactation Safe If Prescribed

Doses of up to 40mg daily of prednisolone are unlikely to cause systemic effects in the infant. Infants of mothers receiving 40mg or more daily should be monitored for signs of adrenal suppression but the benefits of breast-feeding are likely to outweigh any theoretical risk.

Driving Generally Safe

Prednisolone usually does not affect the ability to drive. Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Kidney Safe If Prescribed

Specific guidelines for dosage adjustments in renal impairment are not available; it appears that no dosage adjustments are needed. Please consult your doctor for confirmation.

Liver Safe If Prescribed

The effect of corticosteroids may be enhanced in patients with chronic liver disease with impaired hepatic function.

Frequently Asked Questions on Prednisolone


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