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Medications and Drugs

Brand Names: Rayos, Sterapred, Sterapred 12 DAY, Sterapred DS, Sterapred DS 12 DAY

Generic Name: prednisone (Pronunciation: PRED ni sone)

What is prednisone (Rayos, Sterapred, Sterapred 12 DAY, Sterapred DS, Sterapred DS 12 DAY)?

Prednisone is a steroid. Prednisone prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. Prednisone 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.

Prednisone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Deltasone 10 mg

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Deltasone 5 mg

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Prednisone 1 mg-ROX

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Prednisone 10 mg-IVA

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Prednisone 10 mg-ROX

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Prednisone 10 mg-URL

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Prednisone 10 mg-WAT

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Prednisone 2.5 mg-ROX

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Prednisone 20 mg-IVA

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Prednisone 20 mg-ROX

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Prednisone 20 mg-URL

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Prednisone 20 mg-WAT

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Prednisone 5 mg-IVA

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Prednisone 5 mg-ROX

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Prednisone 5 mg-URL

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Prednisone 5 mg-WAT

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Prednisone 50 mg-ROX

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What are the possible side effects of prednisone (Rayos, Sterapred, Sterapred 12 DAY, Sterapred DS, Sterapred DS 12 DAY)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • blurred vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights;
  • swelling, rapid weight gain, feeling short of breath;
  • severe depression, feelings of extreme happiness or sadness, changes in personality or behavior, seizure (convulsions);
  • bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood;
  • pancreatitis (severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea and vomiting, fast heart rate);
  • low potassium (confusion, uneven heart rate, extreme thirst, increased urination, leg discomfort, muscle weakness or limp feeling); or
  • dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, chest pain, shortness of breath, uneven heartbeats, seizure).

Other common side effects may include:

  • sleep problems (insomnia), mood changes;
  • increased appetite, gradual weight gain;
  • acne, increased sweating, dry skin, thinning skin, bruising or discoloration;
  • slow wound healing;
  • headache, dizziness, spinning sensation;
  • nausea, stomach pain, bloating; or
  • changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, face, neck, breasts, and waist).

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about prednisone (Rayos, Sterapred, Sterapred 12 DAY, Sterapred DS, Sterapred DS 12 DAY)?

Prednisone treats many different conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders.

You should not take prednisone if you have a fungal infection anywhere in your body.

Steroid medication can weaken your immune system, making it easier for you to get an infection. Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Do not receive a "live" vaccine while using prednisone.

Call your doctor at once if you have shortness of breath, severe pain in your upper stomach, bloody or tarry stools, severe depression, changes in personality or behavior, vision problems, or eye pain.

You should not stop using prednisone suddenly. Follow your doctor's instructions about tapering your dose.



Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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