About Prednisone 10mg tablets
Prednisone 10mg is a medication belonging to the synthetic hormone group. This drug can be prescribed in the form of tablets, ointment, drops, or injection. Prednisone is categorized as an analog of cortisone and hydrocortisone, which are hormones produced in the adrenal cortex.
The effects of Prednisone can be characterized as eliciting a wide range of therapeutic actions. This includes helping to eliminate abnormally increased vascular permeability, removal of inflammation and symptoms of allergic reactions, shock attacks, and removal of toxins from the body. In general, use of Prednisone is indicated for the treatment of hepatitis, rheumatism, and allergies.
Prednisolone is the active ingredient in Prednisone irrespective of how it is administered.
Prednisone is a medication belonging to those of the hormonal group. This medication can be administered to/by patients topically, orally, or by injection. The therapeutic effect duration of Prednisone is moderate length. However, when administered orally or injection, the activity of Prednisone is almost five times higher when compared with Cortisone, and four times higher when compared with hydrocortisone. The main difference across these drugs is that Prednisone does not cause body fluid retention or increase sodium concentration in the body.
Prednisone demonstrates a wide range of therapeutic actions. For example, it can help to remove inflammation, allergy symptoms, toxins, and help with the stabilization of a patient who may be in a state of shock. These therapeutic effects of Prednisone are necessary for the treatment of many complex diseases.
The level of absorption of the constituent components of Prednisone within the gastrointestinal tract is high.
With systemic use of Prednisone in the form of injections or tablets, doctors have identified diseases to which treatment with this medication has demonstrated the best therapeutic effect, which includes:
- Hepatitis, multiple sclerosis, granulomatous thyroiditis, lung cancer (in combination with cytostatics), and allergic diseases
- Pneumonia (eosinophilic and aspiration type), tuberculosis (in combination with consumption of specific drugs), and meningitis
- Diseases of the skin involving autoimmune origins, which includes eczema, psoriasis, pemphigus, dermatitis exfoliative, Lyell’s syndrome, and Dühring’s disease
- Inflammatory processes affecting articular joints as well as those located near joints of tissues (both acute and chronic types)
- Brain edema, rheumatic fever, small chorea, rheumatic carditis, bronchial asthma, and pathologies of the gastrointestinal tract involving inflammation
- Hypercalcemia, which may occur in patients with cancer
- Pathologies contributing to hematopoiesis, leukemia, and anemia, which are associated with lesions of the homeostasis system
- Nephrotic syndrome, autoimmune diseases, hypoglycemia, and diffusion of connective tissue
- Hyperplasia of the adrenal glands of the congenital type, malfunction of the adrenal cortex, and pathology of pulmonary tissue (i.e., interstitial origins leading to fibrosis, acute stage alveolitis, and/or sarcoidosis)
- Ophthalmic pathologies associated with autoimmune or allergic origins, which may include uveitis, ulcerative keratitis, conjunctivitis, neurotic keratitis, and iridocyclitis
Prednisone in injectable form should be administered to patients as directed by a trained healthcare provider in emergency care settings such as conditions of anaphylactic shock and an acute food allergy attack.
Prednisone, when delivered via eye drop, is prescribed to patients in order help stop inflammatory processes that develop in anterior eye segments (conditions of non-infectious origins).
Indications for the use or Prednisone may include the following:
- Irit, scleritis, or blepharitis
- Keratitis, episcleritis, or iridocyclitis
- Uveitis or allergic-type conjunctivitis
Patients are prescribed Prednisone in ointment form to help with elimination of symptoms associated with allergic reactions as well as for the treatment of inflammatory process linked to the upper layers of the epidermis.
The main indication for the use of Prednisone as an ointment involves dermatitis of various types (e.g., allergic, atopic, or contact) such as discoid lupus erythematosus, psoriasis and eczema, urticaria, erythroderma, and limited neurodermatitis.
The drug information pamphlet for Prednisone describes a number of conditions and diseases in which therapy using this medication should not be performed:
- Ulcerous formations in the stomach and duodenum
- Active form of tuberculosis
- Inflammatory kidney disease
- Inflammatory processes in the heart cavity
- Stable high blood pressure and diseases that cause this condition
- Diabetes mellitus and Itenko-Cushing’s disease
- Osteoporosis and the state of psychosis
- Postoperative rehabilitation period
- Insufficiency of blood circulation of the third stage
Prednisone should also not be prescribed to women during the period of gestation or to elderly individuals.
There is a wide range of potential side effects that may be experienced when taking Prednisone, which may be age dependent. However, when taken exactly as prescribed, the chance of experiencing negative side effects associated with Prednisone can be minimized.