Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Prednisolone is an adrenocortical steroid used for multiple conditions including endocrine disorders, rheumatic disorders, collagen diseases, skin diseases, allergies, eye diseases, respiratory diseases, blood disorders, cancers, edematous states, gastrointestinal diseases, and nervous system disorders, among others. The brand name of this medication is discontinued, but generic versions may be available. Common side effects of prednisolone include infections, heartburn, trouble sleeping (insomnia), hunger, nausea, headache, dizziness, menstrual period changes, increased sweating, acne, and nervousness.
The initial dosage of prednisolone varies from 5 mg to 60 mg per day depending on the disease being treated. Prednisolone may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, prednisolone should be used only if prescribed. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Prednisolone Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Fluid and Electrolyte Disturbances
Menstrual irregularities. Development of Cushingoid state. Suppression of growth in children. Secondary adrenocortical and pituitary unresponsiveness, particularly in times of stress, as in trauma, surgery, or illness. Decreased carbohydrate tolerance. Manifestations of latent diabetes mellitus. Increased requirements for insulin or oral hypoglycemic agents in diabetics.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Prednisolone (Prednisolone Tablets)
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