Skip to Content

Is Prednisone a Steroid Drug?

Answers (1)

Official Answer by Drugs.com 9 Feb 2016

Prednisone is known as a corticosteroid. Common brand names of prednisone include Rayos, Sterapred, and Sterapred DS. Prednisone prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation and pain. It also suppresses the immune system.

Prednisone is not considered a "steroid" as often abused in sports. Prednisone is a frequently used drug in both adults and children, and is considered safe if prescribed and dosed appropriately and taken correctly by the patient.

Examples of conditions that prednisone is used in includes: asthma, multiple sclerosis, acute arthritis pain, allergic reactions, lupus and skin conditions.

Votes: +1
Drugs.com free discount card

Further Information

Search for questions

Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is Lartruvo administered?

Posted 6 days ago 1 answerFAQ by Drugs.com

What is the difference between Flublok and Flublok Quadrivalent?

Posted 6 days ago 1 answerFAQ by Drugs.com

What are the clinical benefits of Exondys 51?

Posted 6 days ago 1 answerFAQ by Drugs.com

How does Kyleena compare to Liletta, Mirena and Skyla?

Posted 6 days ago 1 answerFAQ by Drugs.com

How does Yosprala work?

Posted 6 days ago 1 answerFAQ by Drugs.com