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Predisone is a common misspelling of prednisone.

What is prednisone (predisone)?

Prednisone (predisone) is in a class of drugs called corticosteroids. Prednisone (predisone) works by decreasing or preventing the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. It also modifies the body's response to certain immune stimulation.

Prednisone (predisone) is used to treat severe allergies, arthritis, asthma, multiple sclerosis, ulcerative colitis, lupus, psoriasis and other skin conditions. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Prednisone (predisone) makes you more susceptible to illnesses, especially if you take it for an extended period of time. Prevent infection by avoiding contact with people who have colds or other infections. If you are exposed to chickenpox, measles, or TB while taking prednisone (predisone or within 12 months after stopping prednisone (predisone), call your doctor. Report any injuries or signs of an infection (fever, sore throat, pain during urination, or muscle aches) that occur during treatment and within 12 months after stopping prednisone (predisone) .

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