Prednisone is an anti-inflammatory drug that is classified as a glucocorticosteroid - a class of endogenous hormones that are produced by the adrenal gland in the human body. Glucocorticosteroids (or glucocorticoids) are stress hormones that aim to prepare the body to respond to infections, diseases and other stressful events like surgery, accidents and even pain caused by the withdrawal of certain medications etc. Prednisone is a synthetic form of glucocorticoid that is mainly prescribed for therapeutic reasons to minimize the intensity of inflammatory or autoimmune reactions in the body and is not generally considered a drug of abuse. However, surprisingly, abrupt cessation of therapy is associated with moderate to severe withdrawal symptoms. The intensity or severity of symptoms is dependent on the duration of therapy, underlying medical conditions and dosage frequency of prednisone. Withdrawal symptoms can include: In some susceptible patients, abrupt prednisone withdrawal may also lead to severe complications like acute adrenal crisis, which is a life-threatening condition that is marked by high grade fever, excessive sweating, changes in the complexion of skin, low blood pressure, dehydration, abdominal pain, flank pain, joint pain, changes in heart rate, rigors and shaking chills - ultimately culminating in confusion, delirium and coma or even death. The human body is very sensitive and calculated when it comes to the maintenance of its internal environment, so in situations where we consume glucocorticoids from external sources (like prednisone), the human adrenal glands shut down the production of glucocorticoids. Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them: Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Prednisone for cats is used in the treatment of a number of conditions. It can be administered orally in the form of a syrup, a liquid or a tablet; prednisone also comes in an injectable form. Dosages for cats will vary depending on the condition being treated and the size of the cat. The drug may be given orally as a syrup, a liquid or a tablet. In serious cases, vets may prefer to administer the injectable form of prednisone. Cats shouldn't be kept on prednisone as a long term treatment. High dosages of the drug, or long term use, can have dangerous side effects. Side effects of long term prednisone use can include liver failure and gastric ulcers. Hello Everyone, Last July I was scoped and diagnosed with ulcerative Proctitis ( 35 yrs old). It was angry in the rectum and the GI Doc put my on 4G Salofalk enemas and 1G suppositories. When the precription ran out ( 2 months ), I stopped using the meds and everything seemed fine until late November when a big flare occured. Mevavant Oral tablets, enemas and suppositioies did nothings. The doctor prescribed 40mg of Prednison for 14 days and taper 5mg per week. I've just finished the 14 day period and have been experiencing very watery diarrhea especially in the early AM and late evening. The day after my first dose of Prednisone the colitis came under control, ie, tenemus stopped. I had very loose slurry like stools for the first 10 days usually starting at 6am like clockwork.
Diarrhea dry mouth eye pain eye tearing facial hair growth in females fainting fever or chills flushed, dry skin fractures fruit-like breath odor full or round face, neck, or trunk heartburn or indigestion severe and continuous increased hunger increased thirst increased urination loss of appetite Prednisone is a drug that belongs to the corticosteroid drug class, and is an anti- inflammatory and immune system suppressant. It's used to.