Prednisone and other Corticosteroids are used to provide relief for inflamed areas of the body. They lessen swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions. They are often used as part of the treatment for a number of different diseases, such as severe allergies or skin problems, asthma, or arthritis.
Be sure to tell your doctor of any allergies you have whether it is to medication or food, preservatives, or dyes. Tell your doctor immediately if you are, or become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. Also, tell your doctor of any other medications you are taking, including vitamins and supplements, and any medical conditions you may have.
It is very important that you take this medicine exactly as your doctor tells you to. If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do NOT double doses.
Tell your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur: decreased or blurred vision; frequent urination; increased thirst; sudden blindness; burning, numbness, pain, or tingling at or near place of injection; confusion; excitement; false sense of well-being; hallucinations; mental depression; mistaken feelings of self-importance or being mistreated; mood swings; redness, swelling, or other sign of allergy or infection at place of injection; restlessness; or skin rash or hives.
Deltasone tablets contain prednisone which is a glucocorticoid. Glucocorticoids are adrenocortical steroids, both naturally occurring and synthetic, which are readily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. Prednisone is a white to practically white, odorless, crystalline powder. It is very slightly soluble in water; slightly soluble in alcohol, in chloroform, in dioxane, and in methanol. The chemical name for prednisone is pregna-1,4-diene-3,11,20-trione, 17,21-dihydroxy- and its molecular weight is 358.43. Deltasone are available in 5 strengths: 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg and 50 mg. Inactive Ingredients: 2.5 mg:Calcium stearate, corn starch, erythrosine sodium, lactose, mineral oil, sorbic acid and sucrose. 5 mg:Calcium stearate, corn starch, lactose, mineral oil, sorbic acid and sucrose. 10 mg:Calcium stearate, corn starch, lactose, sorbic acid and sucrose. 20 mg:Calcium stearate, corn starch, FD&C yellow no. 6, lactose, sorbic acid and sucrose.50 mg:Corn starch, lactose, magnesium stearate, sorbic acid, sucrose, and talc.
Prednisone has the following structural formula:
Brand name: Deltasone :: Liquid Pred :: Meticorten :: Orasone :: Prednicen-M :: Sterapred :: Sterapred DS
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