Deltasone

(prednisone)

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Calms down your immune system.

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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.

Quick facts about prednisone
  • Drug class: Autoimmune
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (prednisone)
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Upsides

  • 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.

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Downsides

  • 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.

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How it works

Deltasone (prednisone) is a corticosteroid similar to a hormone your body naturally makes in response to stress. It helps reduce swelling and blocks the actions of your immune system that normally would cause pain, discomfort, or harm.

Quick facts about prednisone
  • Drug class: Autoimmune
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (prednisone)

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Dosage forms

  • Pill
  • Delayed release pill
  • Liquid
People’s experience with prednisone

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What to expect when you take Deltasone (prednisone) for Inflammatory or autoimmune conditions

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Side effect rates for Deltasone (prednisone)

Risks and Warnings for Deltasone (prednisone)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Taking high doses of Deltasone (prednisone) for a long period of time
    • Young children
    • Stress such as trauma, injury, or infection

    If you've been taking Deltasone (prednisone) for longer than 2 weeks, it may be dangerous to stop taking it suddenly. Your dose may need to be decreased gradually over time. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have concerns when stopping this medication.

Common concerns from people taking Deltasone (prednisone)

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Food
  • Deltasone (prednisone) can cause upset stomach and may disrupt normal sleep and is recommended to be take in the morning with food. For an evening dose, it is best to take the medicine at least 2 to 3 hours before bedtime.
Kidneys and liver
  • Deltasone (prednisone) can cause high blood pressure, unexplained weight gain, and other changes in the way your kidneys work. If you have a history of heart failure, high blood pressure, or kidney problems, talk to your doctor first before using this medicine.
  • Reviewed prednisoneon 10/12/2016The main thing is: the prednisolone stopped the protein leak from my kidneys (Minimal change syndrome) in about two weeks, at a 60mg a day dose. I'm forever grateful for this. However, side effects included huge fat face. Insomnia. Irregular periods - which actually turned out to be a pregnancy - as the steroids not only masked the symptoms of my pregnancy, they perhaps helped it along...
    44
    Woman
    Nephrotic syndrome
Sleep
  • Reviewed prednisoneUltimately I needed to take Xanax to sleep while on my regimen. High level of mood swings.
    27
    Man
    A month or so
    Sudden Hearing Loss
  • Reviewed prednisoneon 11/12/2015Made my foot cramp and fall asleep. Also blurred vision!
    32
    Woman
    A couple weeks
Weight
  • Reviewed prednisoneon 10/7/2016Gained lots of weight, puffy face, stomach ulcers, rash and more on this med. I'm not sure if it's worth it since I have a lot of side effects but it did work for joint pain.
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    Woman
    Autoimmune or inflammatory disorder