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What Is Prednisone Used to Treat?

Some people may wonder, "What is prednisone used to treat?" 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, and works by decreasing inflammation or suppressing an overactive immune system.
 
Specifically, prednisone has been licensed for the treatment of the following conditions:
 
 
(Click Prednisone and Prednisone Uses for more information on what this medication is used to treat. These articles also describe how prednisone works, list potential side effects, and explain what to tell your healthcare provider before using this medication.)
 
 
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