Orapred

(Prednisolone sodium phosphate)

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Calms down your immune system.

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Orapred (Prednisolone sodium phosphate) is a common oral steroid that is very effective in controlling allergic reactions and immune conditions, but it can cause serious side effects if you have to use it for a long time.

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

Upsides

  • While Orapred (Prednisolone sodium phosphate) is used for several conditions and in combination with other medications, in one study, Orapred (Prednisolone sodium phosphate) was 96.6% successful in reducing the symptoms of an autoimmune condition.
  • Effective in treating many conditions.
  • Can improve energy and appetite.
  • Orapred (Prednisolone sodium phosphate) often decreases inflammation and reduces pain quickly.
  • Orapred (Prednisolone sodium phosphate) comes in several forms, including a dissolvable tablet.
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Downsides

  • Many side effects, particularly with long term use.
  • Side effects include mood changes, trouble sleeping, and increase in blood pressure and blood sugar at higher doses.
  • Long-term use can cause problems with skin, bone, eye health, and put you at a higher risk for infections.
  • If you have to use Orapred (Prednisolone sodium phosphate) for more than 2 weeks, you will need to work with a doctor to get off the medicine slowly.
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How it works

Prednisolone is a steroid that is similar to your body's natural steroids. It reduces swelling and other immune responses that can cause you pain, discomfort, or harm.

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

Used for

  • Inflammation
  • Immune Conditions
  • Skin Conditions

Dosage forms

  • Pill
  • Dissolving tablet
  • Liquid
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What to expect when you take Orapred (Prednisolone sodium phosphate) for Inflammatory or autoimmune conditions

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  • High blood sugar
  • High blood pressure
  • Changes in mood
  • Sleep changes
  • Weight gain
  • Facial swelling
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Risks and Warnings for Orapred (Prednisolone sodium phosphate)

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  • Long-term use of Orapred (Prednisolone sodium phosphate) leads to a higher risk of cataracts or glaucoma. You may also be more at risk for certain eye infections. Don't take Orapred (Prednisolone sodium phosphate) if you have herpes simplex of the eye. Let your doctor know if you have blurry vision, eye pain or any vision changes.

Common concerns from people taking Orapred (Prednisolone sodium phosphate)

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Food
  • Take Orapred (Prednisolone sodium phosphate) in the morning with food to minimize stomach upset. If taking an evening dose, take at least 2-3 hours before bedtime to help you sleep better at night.
Kidneys and liver
  • Orapred (Prednisolone sodium phosphate) can cause high blood pressure, increased salt retention and increased processing of electrolytes by your kidneys. If you have heart failure, high blood pressure, or kidney damage, talk to your doctor.