Prednisolone (brand names include: Deltacortril / Deltastab / Prednesol / Orapred / Millipred) is a corticosteroid drug.
Prednisolone is used for the treatment of a wide range of inflammatory and auto-immune conditions such as asthma, uveitis, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, Bell's palsy, multiple sclerosis, cluster headaches, systemic lupus erythematosus, and Dermatomyositis.
It can also be used as an immunosuppressive drug for organ transplants and in cases of adrenal insufficiency (Addison's).
Follow the directions for taking this medicine provided by your doctor. Take Prednisolone exactly as directed.
Your doctor will decide the dose that is best for you.
Initially the usual adult dose is 5mg to 60 mg daily taken either in divided doses, as a single dose in the morning, after breakfast, or as a double dose on alternate days. The dose can often be reduced after a few days to 2.5mg to 15 mg daily, but higher doses may still be needed for several weeks or months depending on how you respond to your treatment.
Unless told otherwise, take your tablets with a glass of water with or after food.
You should take your medicine for as long as your doctor tells you to. Do not stop taking the tablets except on medical advice.
If your doctor decides to stop your treatment, this may be done gradually. Your doctor will decide how to lower the dose, depending on how long you have been taking prednisolone tablets, how you respond, your normal dose and what you are being treated for.
Tell your doctor before taking Prednisolone, if:
you suffer from adrenal suppression or any other serious medical condition;
you have had, or are about to have any vaccinations;
you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Active ingredient: prednisolone.