Prednisolone 40 mg

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Uses of Prednisolone

Prednisolone is used in the treatment of inflammatory and auto-immune conditions such as allergies (including severe allergic reactions), inflammation (affecting lungs including asthma, blood vessels heart, bowel/kidneys, muscles and joints including rheumatoid arthritis, eye/nervous system), skin conditions, infections and cancers (such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma).

Prednisolone is also used to prevent organ rejection after transplantation and also used to treat high calcium levels in the affected individuals.

Therapeutic Category

Prednisolone: Corticosteroids

How Prednisolone works

Prednisolone works by blocking the production of polymorphonuclear leukocytes (immune cells responsible for inflammation and allergic reactions), which results in preventing the occurrence of inflammatory and allergic reactions in the affected individuals, thus treating the conditions.

Common side effects of Prednisolone


When to consult your doctor

Consult your doctor if you experience:

  • Signs of severe allergic reaction (including angioedema) such as swelling of the face, tongue or throat, difficulty swallowing, hives and difficulty breathing, fever, drop in blood pressure
  • Signs of pheochromocytoma crisis (rare, life-threatening adrenal gland tumor) such as anxiety, headache, palpitations, sweating, pale skin
  • Signs of acute renal and kidney crisis (due to scleroderma) such as high blood pressure and decreased urine output
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Exposure to people infected with chickenpox, shingles and measles

Health Tips for Prednisolone

  • Take prednisolone exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not change the dosage or stop taking it without consulting your healthcare provider
  • Prednisolone can lead to fluid retention, so it's important to stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water unless otherwise advised by your doctor
  • Regularly monitor your blood pressure and blood sugar level, inform your doctor if you notice significant changes
  • Attend regular health checkups while taking this medicine
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking Prednisolone as it may increase its side effects
  • Prednisolone should be used with caution in pregnant or planning for pregnancy or breastfeeding women