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Prednicarbate

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using prednicarbate if you:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Prednicarbate to learn more, including information on who should not use the drug.)
 

How Does It Work?

Prednicarbate is part of a group of medications known as glucocorticoids. Glucocorticoids are a type of corticosteroid, or "steroid" for short. Although glucocorticoids have numerous effects in the body, they are used mostly for their anti-inflammatory or immune-suppressing properties. Prednicarbate works for most conditions by decreasing inflammation or suppressing an overactive immune system.
 

When and How to Use Prednicarbate

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with prednicarbate include the following:
 
  • This medication is usually applied to the affected area(s) twice a day.
     
  • Apply prednicarbate sparingly. More is not better. Only a thin film is necessary.
     
  • If your healthcare provider recommends that you do so, you may apply a dressing over the medication. Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for a recommendation on which type of dressing to use. However, do not use a dressing unless directed to do so, as this increases the risk of side effects.
     
  • For prednicarbate to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
     

Prednicarbate Drug Information

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