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Prednisone - Overview

Prednisone, marketed at times under the names Deltasone, Rayos, Sterapred and others, is a medication used in the management of a variety of medical conditions related to inflammation. Push Health can help people who need a prednisone medication prescription, including generic prednisone 5 mg tablets, prednisone 10 mg tablets and prednisone 20 mg tablets, connect with a medical provider who can provide a prednisone prescription when appropriate to do so.

What Is Prednisone Used For?

Some people may have heard of prednisone but do not know what prednisone medication is used for. Prednisone prescription medication belongs to a class of medications known as glucocorticoids and is a corticosteroid medication. Prednisone medication is synthetic and is derived from cortisone. The active metabolite of prednisone medication binds to glucocorticoid receptors and inhibits inflammatory cells and the expression of inflammatory chemicals. As a result, prednisone medication is indicated when an anti-inflammatory or immunosuppressive drug is needed. Prednisone medication is primarily used to reduce the amount of inflammation in the body in conditions such as asthma and COPD and suppress the immune system in conditions such as arthritis. Prednisone medication is also used in the management of some people with nephrotic syndrome. Prednisone prescription tablets are similar to dexamethasone (Decadron), hydrocortisone and methylprednisolone (Medrol Dosepak) in activity.

Prednisone - Dosage and Cost

Prednisone prescription medication is sometimes started at a dosage of prednisone 1 mg daily and titrated from there. Ultimately, the prednisone medication regimen used depends on the judgement of the prescribing medical provider and the health needs of the patient. After taken orally, prednisone has a half life of approximately 3 hours. Prednisone is converted into its active form, prednisolone, in the liver. Prednisone medication is metabolized by the liver and removed from the body via the urine and the bile. Generic Prednisone medication is considered affordable, costing under thirty cents per pill at many pharmacies in the United States. Branded prednisone medication is more expensive. In some cases, one's insurance plan will cover the cost of prednisone from a pharmacy but it depends on why it has been prescribed and the insurance benefits. Prednisone prescription discount cards may also be available online. Prednisone medication is generally available as prednisone 1 mg tablets, prednisone 2 mg tablets and prednisone 5 mg tablets. Some people check with their insurance company when buying prednisone medication at the pharmacy to see if they have coverage for prednisone prescription medication.

Can I Buy Prednisone Online?

Prednisone is a prescription medication in the United States. One cannot just buy prednisone online without going through the process of consulting a medical provider and getting a prednisone prescription. Because it requires a prescription, prednisone OTC (over-the-counter) is not available at pharmacies in the US. Push Health can help people who need prednisone prescription tablets, including generic prednisone 5 mg, prednisone 10 mg and prednisone 20 mg medication, connect with a licensed medical provider who can prescribe prednisone medication when appropriate to do so.

Prednisone - Side Effects

Prednisone prescription medication, like other medications, can cause side effects. Prednisone syrups and tablets can cause side effects such as bone loss, bruising, weight gain and swelling, aggressive behavior, high blood sugar and weakness when used. Prednisone withdrawal is another side effect of prednisone use and a prednisone taper needs to be done after a long period of use. Alcohol consumption should be avoided while using prednisone tablets. People with a known hypersensitivity to prednisone medication or related medications should not use prednisone. Questions regarding the side effects related to prednisone prescription medication use should be directed to one's medical provider and pharmacist.

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Last updated February 1, 2024. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions. Please call 911 immediately or go to the nearest emergency room if you believe you are experiencing a medical emergency.