Prednisone Generic – The Dos and Don’ts

Filed under: Synthetic Version of Cortisone — Tags: , , , — Wayne @ 6:34 pm June 11, 2014

Prednisone generic is a synthetic version of cortisone intended to relieve allergic conditions as well as rheumatic problems triggered by a number of medical disorders. In general, prednisone generic is usually prescribed as treatment for patients with leukemia, allergic disorders, ulcerative colitis, lupus, breathing problems, skin conditions, arthritis, psoriasis, and many others. However there are certain dos and don’ts before you begin taking prednisone generic to reap the optimum benefits rather than the dangerous side effects. This article will give you some of the points you should remember when taking prednisone generic for your treatment. However, you should understand that this will serve only as additional information; you should not neglect or consider this an alternative of your doctor’s advice.

Do not take prednisone generic if you have any fungal infections in your body.

Prednisone generic is a type of steroid medication and among its major effects is to weaken your immunity system. In this case, you should avoid taking prednisone generic if you have any infections in your body, such as a fungal infection. With your immune system being shut down temporarily, it will be easier for the infection to develop and spread to the other parts of the body. While using prednisone generic you should also avoid being near to people with sickness or infections to avoid getting the disease. Never receive a “live” vaccine during your prednisone generic treatment.

Do not immediately stop taking prednisone generic.

As what we have mentioned earlier, prednisone generic is a type of steroid and it works by preventing the release of certain substances that cause the inflammations. As a result, prednisone generic is able to supress your immunity system temporarily. Once you have started taking prednisone generic, you should never stop the medication abruptly; most of the time your doctor will have to gradually reduce your dosage over a certain period until your body can do adjustments, and then gradually stop taking the drug. Whatever the instructions your doctor will give you about your prednisone generic dosing, follow it diligently.

Steroid medication like prednisone generic supresses your immunity system, making you susceptible to get an infection.

Since prednisone generic can temporarily weaken our body’s natural defense, you should avoid this drug and inform your doctor if you are suffering with any of the following: disorders that trigger diarrhea, kidney problems, thyroid disorder, malaria history, osteoporosis, history of stomach ulcers or stomach bleeding, mental disorders or depression, liver disorders like cirrhosis, heart problems, low potassium levels, high blood pressure, diabetes, tuberculosis, glaucoma or eye infections, myasthenia gravis or any other muscle disorders, and cataracts.

Do take your food when taking prednisone generic

Prednisone generic may cause an upset stomach so it is advisable that you take your prednisone generic medication together with your food.

Do have a regular blood test when taking prednisone generic medication

Your blood may need to be monitored regularly by your doctor while your prednisone generic treatment is going on. Your blood pressure should also be checked during treatment. However, the use of prednisone generic may alter some medical test results, so you should inform other doctors who are treating you that you are taking prednisone generic.

 

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