Deltasone

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Calms down your immune system.

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Deltasone (prednisone) is effective for controlling allergic reactions and conditions involving the 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: Generic only
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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.
People’s experience with prednisone

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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: Generic only

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Dosage forms

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  • Delayed release pill
  • Liquid
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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 a long time, it is dangerous to stop taking it suddenly since your body may have become dependent on it for responding to stress. Changes in your dose need to be done gradually over time. Talk to your doctor about how you should decrease the dose.

Common concerns from people taking Deltasone (prednisone)

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Food
  • Take Deltasone (prednisone) in the morning with food to lower your chances of getting stomach upset and having trouble sleeping. 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.
  • The 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...
Sleep
  • Made my foot cramp and fall asleep. Also blurred vision!
  • Ultimately I needed to take Xanax to sleep while on my regimen. High level of mood swings.
Weight
  • Gained 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.