Video: Prednisone: Overview of Uses
A review of prednisone and its use in inflammatory conditions.Video Transcript:
Hello and welcome to "VideoScript", presented by Drugs.com.
Today in the first of three presentations, we are reviewing prednisone, a commonly used medication in the class of drugs known as corticosteroids.
Prednisone is an FDA-approved medication that is used in a wide variety of inflammatory conditions.
Prednisone is available generically and by many different brand names. Generic prednisone is safe, effective, and affordable.
Prednisone has been found to be effective in such diverse conditions as asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, severe allergic reactions, systemic lupus, multiple sclerosis, and skin disorders.
Prednisone may also be combined with chemotherapy to fight tumors or to help prevent organ transplant rejection. These are just some of uses for prednisone, but there are many others.
Prednisone can be used in children and adults. It is given orally, either as a tablet or liquid medication.
Therapy must be individualized for each patient based on the condition being treated; the patient response, age or weight of the patient, and other considerations.
Health care providers will account for these issues when prescribing prednisone.
Thank you for joining us at Drugs.com for a brief review of Prednisone. Please refer to our patient and professional information, drug interaction checker, and additional tools on Drugs.com.
Patients with a concern about the use of Prednisone should consult with their health care provider.
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