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Prednisone Medication Information

Prednisone is a prescription medication used to treat a wide variety of conditions. It is part of a group of medications known as glucocorticoids, corticosteroids, or simply "steroids" for short. However, because prednisone is not suitable for everyone, make sure to review the prescribing information on prednisone medication before starting treatment with this drug.
For example, you may not be able to take prednisone if you have certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, liver disease, or high blood pressure. Also, you may not be able to safely use prednisone if you are currently taking certain medications (including some vitamins, herbal supplements, and non-prescription medications).
Although most people do not experience problems with this medication, prednisone can cause side effects. Some of the common side effects include headaches, ulcers, and increased sweating. Prednisone comes in tablet form, and can be taken once a day or several times a day (depending on the conditions being treated). This drug works for most conditions by decreasing inflammation or suppressing an overactive immune system.
For more information on prednisone, talk to your pharmacist or healthcare provider.
(Click Prednisone for a more in-depth look at important information on prednisone. This article discusses how prednisone works, lists possible side effects, and offers some general tips on when and how to take this medication.)
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