Prednisolone is a medication that is used in inflammatory, allergic and Bell’s palsy diseases.
It is also a corticosteroid that works by preventing or reducing excessive inflammation.
This medication suppresses the immune system being used to treat autoimmune diseases . It can also help prevent and treat the rejection of transplanted organs, as well as for the management of certain types of cancers.
People who take corticosteroids for a long period of time are prone to infections because their immune system can be weakened.
These infections can be much more serious than they would normally be since the symptoms to identify them can be hidden. For this reason, people taking prednisolone should be careful to avoid exposure to infections such as chicken pox and measles whenever possible. If you have been exposed to one of these two conditions, you should attend a medical appointment immediately and continue taking your medication unless your doctor tells you to stop.
Other facts about Prednisolone:
The pharmacy label will tell you how much medicine to take or how often to take it, but the most important thing is that you and your doctor have agreed on the doses you should take.
Prednisolone is not suitable for everyone and some people should never use it. Other people should do it with special care. It is important that the health professional in charge of prescribing this medication knows your complete medical history .
Your doctor may prescribe only this medication with special care and you will not be able to do it at all if you:
- Is allergic, sensitive, or has had a reaction to any of the ingredients in the medication
- He is in old age
- If you have an infection
As part of the suitability assessment process, people who take this medication should be tested in order to:
- Check that the medication is having the desired effect
- Over time it is possible that prednisolone may become inadequate for some people and if at any time this happens, it is important to contact your GP immediately.