Prednisone

 

General English name: Prednisone

Brand: lodotra

Application: Rheumatoid arthritis

 

 

Forms of prednisone

Prednisone Medication Information for Arthritis

Dosage and method of taking prednisone for arthritis

Contraindications to prednisone for arthritis

Prednisone drug interactions for arthritis

Side effects of prednisone for arthritis

Overdose of prednisone for arthritis (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of prednisone for arthritis

 

 

 

Forms of prednisone

Controlled release pills

 

Prednisone Medication Information for Arthritis

Prednisone belongs to a group of drugs called corticosteroids. This drug is sometimes called an oral steroid or simply a steroid.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) causes inflammation, pain and swelling in the joint. Corticosteroids, like prednisone, are good at reducing inflammation. By doing this, prednisone reduces swelling and stiffness in joints with RA. It also helps reduce pain.

Lodotra (controlled release) pills are best taken at bedtime. These pills are specially made to start releasing the drug into the body four hours after taking it, which helps you to take the drug while you are asleep. Do your job and reduce the joint stiffness you feel in the morning.

That you feel in the morning, reduce.

 

Dosage and method of taking prednisone for arthritis

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with prednisone. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
  • The dose and amount of prednisone varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised. This medicine is available in different doses and your doctor will prescribe the right dose for you.
  • Do not increase the dose or stop taking the medicine without consulting your doctor, as this will make your condition worse.
  • This medicine has 3 different doses of 1, 2 and 5 mg that you should take according to your doctor's prescription.
  • Take the medicine regularly and at a specific time in the object, for example at 10 pm.
  • Prednisone tablets should be taken after a meal or a snack. If 2-3 hours have passed since your dinner and you want to take your pill before going to bed, be sure to eat a small snack and then take the pill.
  • If you forget to take your daily dose at the right time but soon forget, take the medicine; But if you remember when the next dose is near the hour (the next day), do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to prednisone for arthritis

Pay attention to the expiration date of the prednisone medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.

Never give prednisone to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this medication, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

Prednisone during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.

The effect of prednisone on driving and working with machines

Prednisone may cause fatigue or sleep problems, so make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.

 

 Prednisone drug interactions for arthritis

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some medications that may interact with prednisone include aldecloquine, mifepristone, antithrombotic drugs such as clopidogrel, "blood thinners" such as warfarin / dabigatran, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen, cellophane, and cellophane.

If your doctor prescribes low-dose aspirin (usually 81-325 mg per day) to prevent a heart attack or stroke, you should definitely take this medicine. Be sure to talk to your pharmacist about taking this medicine with other medicines. consult.

Prednisone may interfere with certain laboratory tests (such as skin tests) and cause erroneous results. Tell your doctor or nurse before taking the test that you have taken this medicine.

Special warnings and precautions when taking prednisone for arthritis

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking prednisone:

  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • If your blood pressure is high.
  • If you have a history of heart attack or heart failure.
  • If you have any kidney or liver problems.
  • If you have a history of type 2 diabetes (yourself or your family) or glaucoma (increased eye pressure).
  • If you have osteoporosis.
  • If you have hypothyroidism.
  • If you have a history of a mental health problem such as depression or psychosis.
  • If you have epilepsy.
  • If you have a history of stomach ulcers or inflammatory bowel disorders.
  • If you have any infection or tuberculosis (TB).
  • If you (or anyone who has had close contact with you) have recently had chickenpox, measles or shingles.
  • If you have ever had a blood clot in your artery.
  • If you have myasthenia gravis (muscle weakness).
  • If you are currently taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you are allergic to any medicine.

 

Side effects of prednisone for arthritis

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

  • Headache
  • Swelling of hands and feet
  • feeling exhausted
  • Muscle weakness
  • Sleep problems
  • Weight Gain
  • Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to prednisone use.

 

Overdose of prednisone for arthritis (drug poisoning)

Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has a drug poisoning and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath or fainting (fainting), call the emergency room right away.

 

Storage conditions of prednisone for arthritis

  • Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
  • Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
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