prednisone

Adult
Uses
  • anti-inflammatory
  • immuno-suppressant (available on site)
Contraindications,
drug interactions
or cautions
Drug interactions
  • aspirin, fluoroquinolone, carbamazepine, phenytoin
Adverse Effects
(common and severe)
  • cushing features
  • increased blood glucose
  • skin thinning
  • psychiatric effects
  • impaired wound healing
  • infection
  • gastrointestinal bleeding
  • cataracts
  • osteoporosis/osteopenia
  • fluid and electrolyte imbalances
  • fat redistribution
Instructions and dose
(initial; typical)
5mg; 5-60mg one time a day
Monitoring
  • annual eye exam
  • blood glucose
  • complete blood count
  • electrolytes
  • bone mineral density
Source of Suggestion