Prednisone prescribed for allergic, autoimmune diseases (scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis etc.), diseases of the joints, skin (eczema, psoriasis, various types of dermatitis, etc.), cerebral edema, some diseases of the eyes, lungs, kidneys, gastrointestinal tract. In organ transplants the drug is indicated for the prevention of graft rejection. In Oncology, prednisone taken during chemotherapy to eliminate nausea and vomiting.
One tablet contains 5 mg of active ingredient. In the acute period of the disease drink 4-6 tablets a day. After you have stabilized the daily dose reduce to 1-2 tablets. Take the medicine once daily, preferably at 6-8 o'clock in the morning.
In severe situations, the doctor may prescribe up to 100 mg (20 tablets) of prednisone per day. In this case, divide the daily dose into 2-4 reception.
In the acute phase of the disease children prednisolone at a dose of 1-2 mg/kg of body weight. Dispense medication for 4-6 receptions. Maintenance dose (after the stabilization) three times lower than therapeutic.
Drink the pills during a meal or immediately after it. Wash down the medicine with a small amount of liquid.
Don't stop the drug abruptly, especially if treatment was prolonged. Reduce the dose gradually.