Prednisone 10 mg is a corticosteroid, used for its anti-inflammatory effect. It is prescribed in treatments of
- allergic disorders,
- ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease,
- rheumatic disorders,
- adrenocortical insufficiency,
- hypercalcemia due to cancer,
- lipid pneumonitis,
- multiple sclerosis,
- nephrotic syndrome,
- severe tuberculosis,
- and myasthenia gravis.
It is also prescribed to patients who have undergone organ transplant in order to reduce the chances of rejection; Prednisone 20mg is also used to treat aphthous ulcer, cluster and migraine headaches, and cancer (in combination with anti-cancer drugs). Even though the typical prescribed dose to adults varies from 5mg to 60mg, smaller strength tablets are available as well. The medication is sold under the brand names Deltasone, Meticorten, Prednicot, Sterapred, Liquid Pred, Orasone, and Prednicen-M, and numerous other generic labels.
The dosage requirements are individualized and they vary, according to the treated condition and the patient’s details. Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you suffer from any serious health problems, especially if they include thyroid disorder, kidney disease, diabetes, liver disease, eye infection, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, or congestive heart failure. Inform you doctor if you are breastfeeding, pregnant, or trying to become pregnant; tell your healthcare provider about all prescription and over the counter medications, herbal remedies, vitamins, or supplements that you are using.
Take the Prednisone 10 mg tablets only as directed, do not change the dose without speaking to your healthcare provider first and call him or her in the case of persistent or severe side effects. During the treatment, keep all your appointments since the dose might need to be adjusted once there is a change in your clinical status. Do not discontinue the treatment abruptly as this can cause several withdrawal symptoms.
Due to its strong immunosuppressant qualities, Prednisone 10 mg can cause many side effects. The most common of them are mild to moderate, and disappear after the end of the treatment, but some serious and long-term adverse reactions are possible. Just like many steroids, prednisone 10mg can lead to depression, including contemplating suicide, mood swing, anxiety, and having frightening and strange thoughts: these side effects should be reported to a doctor immediately. Other less serious and more common side effects are weight gain, puffy face, irregular or missing periods, nervousness, restlessness, high blood pressure, bruises, rashes, sweating, flushing, and hiccups. When taking Prednisone 10 mg, it is important to stay under your doctor’s supervision!
The branded pills are no longer available in the United states, but the generics could be purchased off the Internet, where they are stocked by almost all large online pharmacies. It is important to realize that this medication should never be used for any sort of self-treatment since the dose needs to be determined individually, and the treatment supervised by a healthcare provider.
Even if you purchase the high quality generic pills online, you still need to use them and store them as directed by your pharmacist or doctor.