Prednisone is a corticosteroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. It also suppresses the immune system.

Prednisone is used as an anti-inflammatory or an immunosuppressant medication. Prednisone treats many different conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders.

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  • Rayos, Sterapred
  • More common
    Aggression
    agitation
    anxiety
    blurred vision
    decrease in the amount of urine
    dizziness
    fast, slow, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
    headache
    irritability
    mental depression
    mood changes
    nervousness
    noisy, rattling breathing
    numbness or tingling in the arms or legs
    pounding in the ears
    shortness of breath
    swelling of the fingers, hands, feet, or lower legs
    trouble thinking, speaking, or walking
    troubled breathing at rest
    weight gain
    Incidence not known
    Abdominal or stomach cramping or burning (severe)
    abdominal or stomach pain
    backache
    bloody, black, or tarry stools
    cough or hoarseness
    darkening of skin
    decrease in height
    decreased vision
    diarrhea
    dry mouth
    eye pain
    eye tearing
    facial hair growth in females
    fainting
    fever or chills
    flushed, dry skin
    fractures
    fruit-like breath odor
    full or round face, neck, or trunk
    heartburn or indigestion (severe and continuous)
    increased hunger
    increased thirst
    increased urination
    loss of appetite
    loss of sexual desire or ability
    lower back or side pain
    menstrual irregularities
    muscle pain or tenderness
    muscle wasting or weakness
    nausea
    pain in back, ribs, arms, or legs
    painful or difficult urination
    skin rash
    sleeplessness
    sweating
    trouble healing
    trouble sleeping
    unexplained weight loss
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    vision changes
    vomiting
    vomiting of material that looks like coffee grounds
    Some prednisone side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

    More common
    Increased appetite
    Incidence not known
    Abnormal fat deposits on the face, neck, and trunk
    acne
    dry scalp
    lightening of normal skin color
    red face
    reddish purple lines on the arms, face, legs, trunk, or groin
    swelling of the stomach area
    thinning of the scalp hair
  • (oral tablet, oral solution, compounding powder, oral delayed release tablet)