The medication Prednisolone is a corticosteroid medicine, which is characterized by anti-inflammatory effects and is taken during the treatment of a wide range of inflammatory diseases.
Before using the drug and buying Prednisolone at pharmacy, it is necessary to consult a doctor and get all the important information about the medication, its action and possible side effects. You should also tell the doctor about all the medicines you are taking at the period and the diseases you have had recently. It is very important, since the medication’s action is able to significantly weaken the patient's immune system. It also has a bad interaction with certain medications. The doctor should know about all the drugs you are taking to give you accurate instructions and prescribe an effective and safe medication for your treatment.
This medication can be prescribed for the treatment of arthritis, myasthenia gravis, asthma, allergic reactions, COPD and other severe conditions.
Side Effects of Pharmacy Prednisolone
As any other medications from pharmacy the drug Prednisolone may cause the occurrence of some side effects. Possible side effects usually occur depending on the duration of the treatment and the prescribed dosage. When the dosage of the medicine is low and a patient gets a short course of the treatment with Prednisolone, then any side effects are usually not observed.
If you began experiencing any of these adverse reactions or any other negative symptoms during your treatment with the medication Prednisolone, then you should immediately consult your doctor or seek medical help.
Possible side effects include the following adverse reactions: mood swings, anxiety or depression, thoughts about suicide, stomach problems, glaucoma and cataracts, slow healing of wounds and thinning of the skin, hypertension and weight gain.
The list of the side effects above is not complete. Ask the doctor about the complete list of possible side effects, which may occur as the result of taking the Prednisolone medication.
Pregnancy and Lactation
In fact, no negative effect of the drug on an unborn baby has been proven, but to avoid any risks for an unborn baby, the doctor should be informed about the patient’s pregnancy.
If you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant in the nearest future, or if you are breast-feeding a child, then you should inform your healthcare provider about this fact before using the pharmacy Prednisolone.
Method of Application and Dosage
The wright dosage can be determined only by the doctor. The Prednisolone medication is available in the form of tablets of 5-25 mg. The dose of the medicine is individual for each person and depends on the degree of intensity of the symptoms that the patient experiences. You cannot set the dosage or change the dosage, which was prescribed by the doctor, on your own, as it can lead to negative consequences.
Commonly, a whole tablet of pharmacy Prednisolone is taken, swallowed with water. It is better to take the medicine after having a meal.
To normalize the work of adrenal hormone, it is better to take the Prednisolone medication in the morning time. Taking the medicine at a later time can cause some problems with falling asleep at night.
If for some reason you missed taking the medicine, then take the tablet, when there is time for taking the next dosage. Do not take two doses of the medicine at the same time.
If you took too much medicine, and you began feeling any unpleasant symptoms, then you should immediately seek medical help, as it can be dangerous for your health.