Prednisone - if my prescription says take 6 pills on the first day do I take all 6 at once?
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on May 31, 2019.
Prednisone is a type of medicine known as a corticosteroid or steroid. It is used to treat a wide range of conditions including allergies, blood disorders, skin diseases, infections, certain cancers and to prevent organ rejection after a transplant.
It helps by reducing inflammation. It also damps down your immune system, which can help autoimmune conditions, like rheumatoid arthritis, where your immune system attacks its own tissues.
It's best to take prednisone as a single dose once a day straight after breakfast.
For example if your dose is 30mg daily, it's usual to take 6 tablets (6 x 5mg) all at the same time after breakfast.
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