"Prednisone" – a synthetic analogue of hormones that are produced by the adrenal cortex. It has antiallergic, antishock effect and relieves inflammation. Because the tool has a high degree of biological activity, it is used to treat a variety of diseases, including the provision of emergency care.

Features indoor use

It should be noted that "Prednisone" is never used for prophylaxis. Is not assigned to it and in that case, if it is possible to replace this drug is a potent nonsteroidal drug. Available means in the form of ointments, tablets, drops, solutions for intramuscular injection. Dosage and form is chosen depending on the severity, course and age of the patient.

Indications for use of Prednisone"

As already mentioned, a synthetic hormone used when urgent assistance. In this case, is assigned to intramuscular. Particularly helpful in acute allergic reactions, bronchial asthma attacks, anaphylactic shock, which cannot be removed by standard treatment regimen. Also effective in acute renal or liver failure and other critical conditions. In these cases, the fast effect, which refuse injections of the hormone, often save lives.

Also intramuscular "Prednisolone" is assigned for rheumatic ailments, which include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and several others. The drug helps to reduce inflammation in the body and prevent the occurrence of cicatricial contraction of tissues or blood vessels.

Studies have shown that all corticosteroids, as well as the described preparation, have an impact on carbohydrate, protein, salt and water metabolism. They increase blood sugar levels,increase absorption of sodium water increase the secretion of potassium and nitrogen in the urine.

Injections "Prednisolone" and is prescribed in dermatological disorders, which include different types of dermatitis, eczema, pemphigus, psoriasis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, pemphigoid. Proven efficacy and in the transplantation of organs and tissues. It reduces the possibility of graft rejection, especially in conjunction with other immunosuppressive drugs.

However, it should be noted that "Prednisone" is contraindicated in patients with systemic fungal infections. This is because there is a risk of increasing disease. In this case, the drug is replaced by other analogues. Sudden removal of the drug can cause the development of acute adrenal insufficiency, and the dose reduced gradually.