Video: Prednisone: Dosing and Side Effects
Brief review of prednisone dosing and common or serious side effects.
Hello and welcome to "VideoScript", presented by Drugs.com.
Today in the final of three presentations, we continue reviewing prednisone, a commonly used medication in the class of drugs known as corticosteroids.
It is important to follow dosing instructions carefully when taking prednisone. Once a day doses should be taken in the morning with breakfast. If multiple doses are taken throughout the day, or if every other day doses are taken, follow the prescriber’s directions exactly.
Patients should not abruptly stop taking prednisone. Prednisone is usually tapered slowly over a period of several days to help prevent side effects.
There are many side effects reported with prednisone, but most patients tolerate it very well.
Common side effects with prednisone may include: headache, dizziness, trouble sleeping, mood changes, and slower healing of cuts or bruises.
More serious side effects, may include: signs of an infection, vision problems, severe mood changes, and growth delay in children using high doses.
Thank you for joining us at Drugs.com for a brief review of Prednisone. Please refer to our patient and professional information, drug interaction checker, and additional tools on Drugs.com.
Patients with a concern about the use of Prednisone should consult with their health care provider.
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