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Prednisone - Dosage - Side Effects - Drug Interactions - Warnings

Prednisone (Cortan, Deltasone, Liquid Pred, Orasone) drug information, dosage, side effects, drug interactions, and warnings. Prednisone is a corticosteroid used to treat arthritis pain and inflammation. Brand name drugs which contain prednisone include: Cortan, Deltasone, Liquid Pred, Orasone, Meticorten, Panasol-S, Prednicen-M, and Sterapred.
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  8. Steroid Injections / Shots

Prednisone Withdrawal
Some arthritis patients experience prednisone withdrawal as they taper off of the drug. Did you? Share your experience.

How to Manage Weight Gain From Prednisone
Weight gain seems inevitable with prednisone use, but is it? Is there anything you can do to decrease this dreaded side effect?

10 Things You Should Know About Prednisone
Prednisone is an effective anti-inflammatory drug that must be used with caution to decrease unwanted side effects.

The Prednisone Quiz - True Or False?
Prednisone is a potent medication which is used to treat many inflammatory conditions. It is important to know the proper use of the drug and be aware of the potential serious side effects. Consult your doctor if you have questions. How much do you know about prednisone?

Does Prednisone Tapering Minimize Withdrawal?
Prednisone withdrawal symptoms can occur if steroids are not discontinued gradually (i.e., tapered).

Prednisone Use - What Are the Benefits Versus Risks?
Prednisone, one of the corticosteroids, is a powerful anti-inflammatory drug. Prednisone benefits and risks must be weighed.

Facts About Corticosteroids (Steroids)
Corticosteroids, such as prednisone, are effective drugs used to treat arthritis. Proper guidelines must be followed to decrease side effects.

The Facts Of Corticosteroids: Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
The potent effect of corticosteroids can result in serious side effects. The list of potential side effects is a long one.

Prednisone - Corticosteroids overdose
Poisoning from an overdose of the corticosteroid Prednisone.

Review: Coping With Prednisone And Other Cortisone-Related Medicines
Prednisone was first thought to be a miracle drug but then the dark side became apparent.

What You Need to Know About Steroid Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
Glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis is both preventable and treatable. Glucocorticoids (steroids) are the most common cause of drug-induced osteoporosis.

What's The Difference Between Anabolic Steroids And Corticosteroids?
The term steroids is often misunderstood. Corticosteroids (a class of drugs used to treat arthritis and many other conditions) are often just called "steroids". So what's in a name? Confusion results when they are mistaken for anabolic steroids (drugs used by athletes to boost strength and enhance physical performance). What is the difference between anabolic steroids and corticosteroids?

Cushings syndrome - exogenous
Exogenous Cushing's syndrome is a form of Cushing's syndrome caused by administration of glucocorticoids (also called corticosteroids) hormones, such as betamethasone, cortisone, dexamethasone, hydrocortisone, methylprednisolone, prednisolone and prednisone. (Illustration)

Exogenous adrenal insufficiency (drug-induced adrenal insufficiency)
Steroids such as betamethasone, cortisone, dexamethasone, hydrocortisone, methylprednisolone, prednisolone and prednisone are similar to hormones produced by the adrenal glands and are used to treat arthritis. If steroids are stopped or decreased too quickly, the adrenal glands cannot begin making their own hormones again fast enough and symptoms of adrenal insufficiency result.

Prednisone: The Drug We Love To Hate
Since prednisone has proven to be effective, patients who choose to take it should be aware of a few ways to combat the side effects.

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