Prednisolone 5mg (Prednitab-5) 100 Tabs
Prednisolone is a prescription steroid drug. It comes as an immediate-release tablet, a delayed-release tablet, and a liquid solution. You take all of these forms by mouth.
Why it’s used
Prednisone reduces inflammation in your body. It’s approved to treat:
endocrine disorders such as adrenal insufficiency or congenital adrenal hyperplasia
lung diseases such as sarcoidosis or aspiration pneumonia
lupus and nephrotic syndrome
multiple sclerosis exacerbations
thrombocytopenia (low platelet count)
symptoms of lymphoma or leukemia
How it works
Prednisone works by weakening your immune system. This action blocks chemicals that normally cause inflammation as part of your body’s immune response, and can help decrease inflammation in many parts of your body.
Prednisone side effects
Prednisone oral tablet doesn’t cause drowsiness but can cause other side effects.
More common side effects
The more common side effects that can occur with prednisone include:
If these effects are mild, they may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. If they’re more severe or don’t go away, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Serious side effects
Call your doctor right away if you have serious side effects. Call 911 if your symptoms feel life-threatening or if you think you’re having a medical emergency. Serious side effects and their symptoms can include the following:
Severe allergic reactions
Changes in emotions or moods, such as depression
Changes in vision
Infection. Symptoms can include:
fever or chills
trouble or pain in passing urine
High blood sugar. Symptoms can include:
passing urine more often
feeling sleepy or confused
swelling of your ankles or feet
Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs affect each person differently, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible side effects. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always discuss possible side effects with a healthcare provider who knows your medical history.
Prednisone may interact with other medications
Prednisone oral tablet can interact with other medications, vitamins, or herbs you may be taking. An interaction is when a substance changes the way a drug works. This can be harmful or prevent the drug from working well.
To help avoid interactions, your doctor should manage all of your medications carefully. Be sure to tell your doctor about all medications, vitamins, or herbs you’re taking. To find out how this drug might interact with something else you’re taking, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Examples of drugs that can cause interactions with prednisone are listed below.
Taking mifepristone with prednisone may prevent prednisone from working correctly. Avoid taking mifepristone if you’ve been taking prednisone regularly for a long time.
Taking bupropion with prednisone may cause seizures.
Taking haloperidol with prednisone may cause heart rhythm problems.
Taking prednisone weakens your immune system. If you receive a live vaccine while taking prednisone, your immune system might not be able to handle it properly. This may lead to an infection.
Drugs to treat diabetes
Taking prednisone with drugs that treat diabetes may result in an increase in your blood glucose levels and problems controlling your diabetes. Examples of these drugs include:
sulfonylureas such as glipizide or glyburide
biguanides such as metformin
thiazolidinediones such as pioglitazone or rosiglitazone
metiglinides such as nateglinide or repaglinide
Taking warfarin with prednisone may reduce the blood-thinning effect of warfarin. If you take these drugs together, your doctor may monitor your treatment with warfarin closely.
Taking digoxin with prednisone may cause heart rhythm problems.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
Taking NSAIDs with prednisone may increase your risk of stomach issues such as ulcers and bleeding. Examples of NSAIDs include: