Prednisone generic is classified as a man-made corticosteroid medication that is specifically effective as an immunosuppressant. Prednisone generic is typically used in treating diseases that involves inflammation such as patients who have mild to moderate allergic reactions. Prednisone generic, when used on higher doses, can treat some forms of cancer-related ailments; however, it can contribute to experiencing some serious side effects (thus, your doctor’s decision). Due to the fact that prednisone generic’s action suppresses the body’s immune system, it renders a patient more prone to acquiring infections.
The action of prednisone generic in the body is that it hinders the release of substances within that causes the inflammation. Prednisone generic is usually indicated for many conditions or ailments such as allergic disorders, asthma-related conditions, COPD, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid disorders, tuberculosis, hives, laryngitis and thyroiditis. Prednisone generic is also used in treating cluster headaches, migraine headaches and it is even used for those who are suffering from severe aphthous ulcers. Also, prednisone generic can be a good medicine for treating patients with heart failure, to induce renal response to diuretics.
Prednisone generic can also treat lupus and sarcoidosis. Because prednisone generic has the ability to suppress the adrenal glands, it is used sometimes in treating cases of congenital adrenal hyperplasia.
With all the many medical benefits of taking prednisone generic, it is important that you must never take prednisone generic if you have some type of fungal infection inside or outside your body.
Keep in mind that prednisone generic has the ability to weaken your body’s immune system, which makes you an easy target for infections. Thus, whenever you are taking prednisone generic, do your best not to mingle with people who are currently sick, especially those who have infections. Also, never get a vaccine that is “live” when you are under prednisone generic treatment.
If you are instructed to take prednisone generic by your doctor, make sure that you follow all the directions given to you. It is also important that you read the pamphlet included in the medicine pack. Your doctor will decide to lower or increase the dose of prednisone generic that you are taking in order to achieve the best results. Make sure that you do not take this medication in smaller or bigger doses and do not take it for a longer time frame other than your doctor’s recommendation.
Make sure that you take prednisone generic tablets with food. Swallow the tablet whole and do not chew, break or crush it. Also, keep in mind that when you are under prednisone generic treatment, your dose should be tapered as you get near the end of your treatment course. Do not stop taking prednisone generic abruptly.
It is not actually very alarming if you overdose on prednisone generic as there are no fatal consequences. However, long-term usage of this medicine can lead to: easy bruising, skin thinning, unusually increased facial hair or acne, menstrual cycle problems or sexual dysfunction.
In case you are already taking prednisone generic and you experience the following: pain on upper stomach, tarry or bloody stools, depression, mood swings, problems with vision, pain in the eyes, or difficulty breathing, stop taking the medicine and consult your doctor.