This medication is a steroid one, so it can be prescribed to decrease inflammation and ease the symptoms of such diseases as asthma, rheumatoid arthritis. Deltasone is given to cure adrenal cortex insufficiency.
These diseases and symptoms may be effectively treated by Deltasone:
Abnormal adrenal gland development
Allergic conditions (severe)
Several types of cancer (in combination with other drugs).
Diseases of the connective tissue, for example, systemic lupus erythematosus.
Different types of eye diseases.
Flare-ups of multiple sclerosis
Nephrotic syndrome and its symptoms such as fluid retention.
T.B. and other lung diseases.
Prevention of organ rejection.
Severe flare-ups of ulcerative colitis or enteritis
Thyroid gland inflammation
The main point of using Deltasone.
You should bear in mind that Deltasone can make you less resistant to infections and may complicate their treatment.
Deltasone may also conceal some symptoms of an infection. That may lead to some problems with diagnosing.
How Deltasone should be taken?
Whatever pills you are taking, you should always follow your doctor’s prescriptions. And you must take Deltasone (Prednisone) as directed.
Check the dosage before taking pills.
Deltasone has its specific instruction. This instruction contains all the information about the dosage and the storage. Be sure that you follow it.
Deltasone should be taken with food.
Food and pills affecting the Deltasone’s effect.
Your carbohydrate tolerance may be decreased by Deltasone.
That means that if you have diabetes you should inform your doctor about taking Deltasone.
People having a blood-clotting disorder and using Deltasone, should consult their doctor before taking aspirin.
Those who use immunosuppressant drug cyclosporine (Sandimmune) have a risk of convulsions while taking Deltasone.
The following medications can influence Deltasone’s effects if taken in combination:
Amphotericin B (Fungizone)
Blood thinners such as Coumadin
Estrogen drugs such as Premarin
Phenobarbital (Donnatal, others)
Potent diuretics such as Lasix
The usual starting dose ranges from 5 milligrams to 60 milligrams per day. It is prescribed according to the condition and your response to the pills. Your doctor will adjust the dose to meet your needs.
It’s better to take a minimum dose needed for an effect. Doses of 200 milligrams a day can be used in the treatment of acute attacks of multiple sclerosis. That dose should be taken for a weak and then reduced to 80 a day.
Dose/Package purchase (Deltasone/Prednisone)
Deltasone 5 mg
90 pills 5 mg
Deltasone 10 mg
60 pills 10 mg
90 pills 10 mg
Deltasone 20 mg
30 pills 20 mg
60 pills 20 mg
90 pills 20 mg
Deltasone 40 mg
30 pills 40 mg
60 pills 40 mg
90 pills 40 mg