Orapred

(Prednisolone Sodium Phosphate)

  • Pill
  • Dissolving tablet
  • Liquid
  • Inflammation
  • Immune system problems
  • Organ transplant rejection
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Swelling in the head
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Prednisolone is used to reduce a wide range of inflammatory conditions.

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Our pharmacists’ bottom line

Prednisolone and similar anti-inflammatory medications work great, but you have to be willing to deal with a list of side effects.

  • While Prednisolone is used for several conditions, and in combination with other medications, in one study Prednisolone was 96.6% successful in reducing the symptoms of an autoimmune condition.
  • You probably won’t have to take Prednisolone very long because it decreases inflammation, and reduces pain rather quickly.
  • Depending on how long you take Prednisolone, most of its side effects go away after you stop taking it.
  • Prednisolone comes in several forms, including a dissolvable tablet.
  • taking Prednisolone or other glucocorticoids gives the body energy to help fight the stress caused by bleeding, trauma, infection, or disease.
  • You will probably have to take additional medications in order to treat your condition.
  • Prednisolone and similar corticosteroids come with lots of side effects including an including an increased appetite, irritability, swelling of the ankles and feet, increased blood sugar, and decreased healing.
  • Taking Prednisolone as a long-term medication may lead to permanent side effects.
  • You must have blood tests often while taking Prednisolone to make sure your body is processing it correctly.
  • You can’t be around others who are sick, conceive a child, or get vaccinations while taking Prednisolone.

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Side effects for Orapred (Prednisolone Sodium Phosphate)

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These are side effects of Orapred (Prednisolone Sodium Phosphate) reported to the FDA by people taking it, and by doctors and pharmacists.

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What to expect when you take Orapred (Prednisolone Sodium Phosphate)

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Tips from our pharmacists
  • Be sure to take Prednisolone in the morning to help imitate your bodies release of cortisol. This will also help you sleep better at night.
  • You can crush the tablets and take Prednisolone with your food or drink. Do not open up a capsule, they need to be swallowed whole.
  • Be sure not to stop taking Prednisolone suddenly, as it can lead to loss of appetite, nausea, weakness, low blood pressure, and low blood sugar.
  • Stay away from people who are sick because Prednisolone can make lower your bodies ability to fight infection.
  • Many people gain weight while taking Prednisolone. Using a weight loss program, eating smaller portions, and drinking a glass of water before meals tend to help.
  • Avoid direct sunlight while taking this medication. When you can’t avoid it, be sure to use sunscreen. It’s also important to put on a long-sleeved shirt, pants, hat, and sunglasses.

Risks and Warnings for Orapred (Prednisolone Sodium Phosphate)

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  • Prednisolone may cause cataracts or glaucoma, increased eye pressure and possibly eye nerve damage. You may also be more at risk for certain eye infections. Don't take if you have herpes simplex of the eye. Let your doctor know if you have blurry vision, eye pain or any vision changes.

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Tips from pharmacists and people taking Orapred (Prednisolone Sodium Phosphate)

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Food
  • Tips from our pharmacists
  • You can crush the tablets and take Prednisolone with your food or drink. Do not open up a capsule, they need to be swallowed whole.
  • Many people gain weight while taking Prednisolone. Using a weight loss program, eating smaller portions, and drinking a glass of water before meals tend to help.
Sleep
  • Tips from our pharmacists
  • Be sure to take Prednisolone in the morning to help imitate your bodies release of cortisol. This will also help you sleep better at night.
Weight gain or loss
  • Tips from our pharmacists
  • Many people gain weight while taking Prednisolone. Using a weight loss program, eating smaller portions, and drinking a glass of water before meals tend to help.