Prednisone 5 mg Tablets
Prednisone is a prescription medicine licensed to treat numerous medical conditions. It works for most conditions by suppressing an overactive immune system and by decreasing inflammation.
There are six different strengths available for this medication, including:
- Prednisone 1 mg tablets
- Prednisone 2.5 mg tablets
- Prednisone 5 mg tablets
- Prednisone 10 mg tablets
- Prednisone 20 mg tablets
- Prednisone 50 mg tablets.
Prednisone is also available in liquid forms for people who have difficulty swallowing tablets.
The prednisone dosage that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on several factors, including your age and weight, the condition being treated, and the severity of your condition.
It is typically recommended to take prednisone tablets for only a short period of time (less than two weeks) in order to avoid long-term prednisone side effects. These side effects can also be avoided by taking lower doses, such as less than 20 mg per day.
(Click Prednisone Dosage to learn more about prednisone 5 mg tablets and the other available strengths, for information on how and when to take this medication, and to find out how to use this drug safely.)