Brand Name(s): Rayos, Sterapred
Drug Class: Corticosteroid
Treats: Allergies, arthritis, asthma
Prednisone is a corticosteroid that prevents the formation of various substances in the body that are the cause of inflammation. Prednisone is also used to suppress the immune system. There are various conditions for which this medication is prescribed such as allergies, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, psoriasis, skin conditions, lupus and various forms of breathing disorder.
Prednisone is a medication that can treat a broad range of conditions. It is corticosteroid that can treat blood disorders, skin diseases, breathing complications, arthritis and immune system disorders.
Prednisone works by preventing the release of chemical substances that can cause inflammation to the body. It is also known for suppressing the immune system’s response to various diseases. By doing this, there will be no symptoms such as swelling and sneezing. Prednisone is supplied in the form of tablets and capsules, and it should always be administered through the mouth with food or milk to prevent stomach upset.
The possible side effects of Prednisone include loss of appetite, trouble sleeping, increased sweating and vomiting. If any of the side effects persists, seek immediate medical attention.