**Prednisolone** is a drug that belongs to the group of glucocorticosteroids. It has a wide spectrum of action and is used to treat various diseases and conditions.
Prednisolone is used to treat allergic reactions, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, dermatomyositis, acute and chronic glomerulonephritis, nephrotic syndrome, myasthenia gravis and other diseases.
It works by reducing inflammation, reducing antibody production, and improving immune system function. Prednisolone can also have antiallergic, antishock and antitoxic effects.
The dosage of prednisolone depends on the disease, its form of release (tablets, injections, ointments, etc.), age, weight and other factors. Typically, the initial dose is 1 to 2 mg/day and can then be increased or decreased depending on the patient’s response.
**Who should take prednisolone:**
– Patients with allergic reactions, asthma and other allergic diseases.
– Patients with rheumatoid diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.
– Patients with skin diseases such as dermatitis and eczema.
– Patients with acute and chronic inflammatory diseases such as glomerulonephritis and nephrotic syndrome.
– Patients with myasthenia gravis, a disease in which the muscles become weak and tired.
The drug is usually taken orally or intramuscularly, depending on the form of its release and the doctor’s recommendations. It is important to follow the instructions for use and not exceed the recommended dose.
Before using prednisolone, you should consult your doctor and undergo a medical examination. Your doctor may order blood, urine, and other tests to determine hormone levels in the body and diagnose the disease.
Side effects of prednisone may include increased blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, increased blood sugar, decreased immunity, depression, insomnia, and others. It is also important to monitor the condition of your skin and hair while taking prednisolone, as they may become drier and brittle.
An overdose of prednisolone may cause symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, headache, drowsiness, seizures, and respiratory depression. In case of overdose, you should immediately consult a doctor or call an ambulance.
If you miss a dose of prednisolone, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is near time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not double the dose to make up for a missed dose.
You can purchase prednisolone in pharmacies or online stores that specialize in selling medicines. Before purchasing, you should consult with a specialist and make sure that the drug is suitable for your condition.