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Cortisone

Deltasone (prednisone)

Prescription only
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Calms down your immune system.

Deltasone (prednisone) is effective for controlling allergic reactions and conditions involving an overactive immune system. It can quickly make you feel better, but Deltasone (prednisone) can cause serious complications and side effects if taken for a long time.

4.8/ 7 average rating with 540 reviewsforprednisone
Upsides
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  • Deltasone (prednisone) effectively treats a variety of conditions involving the immune system.
  • Can help improve energy and stimulate your appetite.
  • Works quickly to provide relief for swelling, rash, asthma attacks, and pain.
  • Good long-term treatment option for autoimmune disorders.
  • Deltasone (prednisone) is available in a generic form.
Downsides
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  • Deltasone (prednisone) can cause unwanted side effects such as mood changes, trouble sleeping, and increase in blood pressure as well as blood sugar at higher doses.
  • Long-term use can cause problems to your skin, bones, eyes, and place you at a higher risk for infections.
  • If Deltasone (prednisone) is used for more than 2 weeks, you will need to work with a doctor to taper off the medicine by gradually decreasing the dose.
  • Deltasone (prednisone) can harm an unborn baby, so it's not a good option for pregnant women.
Used for
  • Acute lymphoid leukemia Adrenal insufficiency Allergic disorder Chronic lymphoid leukemia Collagen disease Disorder of endocrine system Disorder of eye Disorder of gastrointestinal tract Disorder of hematopoietic structure Disorder of respiratory system Disorder of skin Hodgkin's disease Hypercalcemia of malignancy Inflammatory disorder of musculoskeletal system Mycosis fungoides Neoplastic disease Nephrotic syndrome Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Trichinosis Tuberculosis of meninges; Adjunct
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Delayed release pill
  • Liquid
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Reviews
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540 
59%
think this treatment is worth it
45%
think this treatment works well
20%
think this treatment is a hassle

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Side effects
The Cortisone FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Deltasone (prednisone) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
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  • Physicial Dependence

    Taking high doses of Deltasone (prednisone) for a long period of time

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Increased risk for infections

    Taking other medicines that weaken the immune system

    ...and 4 more risk factors

  • Eye problems

    Those with cataracts and/or glaucoma

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Changes in heart and kidney function

    Those who had a recent heart attack

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Effects on bone

    Taking Deltasone (prednisone) at high doses and/or for a long period of time

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Stomach problems

    History of stomach bleeding

    ...and 3 more risk factors

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