Apo-Prednisone (Prednisone) (PRED ni sone)
What is Apo-Prednisone (Prednisone) used for?
Apo-Prednisone (Prednisone) is a corticosteroid prescribed to treat patients suffering from a variety of conditions such as arthritis, eye problems, skin conditions, or immune system disorders. The medication operates by suppressing immune responses to reduce symptoms associated with these conditions such as swelling, irritation, or discomfort. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Apo-Prednisone (Prednisone)?
Follow your physician's instructions while using Apo-Prednisone (Prednisone) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. It is usually taken orally once daily, but your individual instructions will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. These doses should be swallowed whole and unaltered along with a full glass of water. Never crush, chew, or split the tablets as this may destroy or alter the effects of the contents. If you have any questions about using the medicine, ask your pharmacist or physician to ensure the correct application.
What are the side effects of Apo-Prednisone (Prednisone)?
Apo-Prednisone (Prednisone) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Tell your physician if any of these symptoms become worrying or if you experience any serious side effects including discolored stools, pancreatitis, blurry vision, low potassium, or severe hypertension. These conditions may require medical attention or changes to your regimen to prevent more problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Apo-Prednisone (Prednisone). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.