Prednisone is used orally for a multitude of inflammatory disorders.
For specific dose recommendations: See the specific disease discussion.
- Systemic fungal infection.
- Relative contraindication:
- Active mycobacterial infection, with the exception of reactional states in patients with leprosy on active anti-leprosy therapy.
- Prednisone can mask evidence of serious bacterial infection, particularly with long term therapy of more than 50 mg daily.
- Any febrile episode should be cause for the assessment of possible septicemia.
- Cushingoid changes
- Steroid myopathy
- Exacerbation of GI ulcer
- Exacerbation of hypertension
- Pseudotumor cerebri
- Many others, please consult your compendium.
- Please consult the specific disease discussion.
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