Prednisone is an anti-inflammatory. It's uses vary, but for copd it's used primarily to make breathing easier. Use it exactly as your doctor says, unless you have side effects that concern you. Also be aware that long term use can have pretty horrible consequences, and some people can't tolerate it at all. It's also used for other diseases like Lupus. Hope this helps.
Prednisone is used in the treatment of inflammatory conditions; allergic reactions; rheumatoid arthritis; adrenocortical insufficiency; acute lymphocytic leukemia (and more), and belongs to the drug class glucocorticoids. Excluding first trimester: Risk cannot be ruled out during pregnancy. First trimester: There is positive evidence of human fetal risk during pregnancy. Prednisone is not a controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).
- Prednisone Information for Consumers
- Prednisone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prednisone (detailed)
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