No, prednisone is not a muscle relaxer.
It is in a class of drugs called corticosteroids. Prednisone prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.
Prednisone is used to treat many different conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders.
- Prednisone Information for Consumers
- Prednisone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prednisone (detailed)
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