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What is Apo-Prednisone?
Apo-Prednisone is a corticosteroid that reduces inflammation in the body by blocking certain chemicals created by the body from entering the immune system. By preventing the release of chemicals involved in producing immune and allergic responses it can reduce inflammation type conditions. It may be used to treat allergic disorders, multiple sclerosis, asthma, lupus, skin conditions, arthritis and various symptoms that affect the lung, intestines, stomach and kidney.
How is Apo-Prednisone used?
To prevent an upset stomach, Apo-Prednisone should be taken with a meal or a glass of milk. The tablets should be taken orally with plenty of water 1 to 4 times per day and should be taken whole and not crushed, chewed or split. The correct dosage and length of treatment will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the therapy. The recommended maximum dosage is 80mg per day. Do not discontinue the treatment without consulting a physician even if symptoms seem to have healed as abruptly stopping the medication can cause severe withdrawal symptoms.
Patients using Apo-Prednisone may encounter side effects such as:
- Loss of appetite
- Stomach pain
- Increased sweating
Contact a doctor immediately should you encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Black, bloody or tarry stool
- Slow wound healing
- Rise in blood sugar levels
- Eye pain
- Mood or mental changes
- Blurry vision
The medication may lead to a failed urine test. Let your examiner know you are taking this medication before any urine tests.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Apo-Prednisone is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.