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Apo-Prednisone (Prednisone) is an orally administered glucocorticoid. Its mechanism of action is altering the immune system response so as to control inflammation.

Brand Name : Apo-Prednisone
Active Ingredients : PREDNISONE
Manufacturer : Apotex Pharmaceutical
Country of Origin : New Zealand
Intended Patient : Unisex
Apo-Prednisone (Prednisone) - 2.5mg (500 Tablets)
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Main Use Active Ingredient Marketed Name
Altering the immune system response Prednisone Apo-Prednisone

Apo-Prednisone (Prednisone) is an orally administered glucocorticoid. Its mechanism of action is altering the immune system response so as to control inflammation. Anti-allergic effects are also exhibited, and it can even function as an anti-rheumatic agent. Treatment of an extremely broad range of conditions is possible, and it has proven popular in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disorder in which affects the joints, causing stiffness, painful swelling and movement problems.

Systemic lupus erythematosus is often widely treated with this medicine. Other uses include asthma, emphysema, emphysema, allergic reactions affecting the skin, disorders affecting the blood (such as auto-immune haemolytic anaemia), hepatic problems, nephritis syndrome, eczema and ulcerative colitis. It has even been used to prevent organ rejection after a transplant.

Dosage and Administration
Apo-Prednisone (Prednisone) tablets each contain 2.5mg of the active ingredient. The correct dosage for each patient can vary considerably, and it is important to emphasize that the required dosage will be decided by the doctor, based on the disease requiring treatment and the patient's response. Usually, the starting dosage will range from 5mg to 60mg per day, with less severe conditions normally requiring a lower dosage.

From time to time, the doctor may adjust the dosage so as to ensure the best results. When a satisfactory response occurs, further changes to the dosage schedule may be made so as to find the maintenance dosage. Should treatment need to be stopped, the doctor may recommend gradual withdrawal instead of abrupt cessation.

Side effects
Use of the corticosteroid Apo-Prednisone (Prednisone) may result in side effects, which could include:

  • Acne
  • Changes in mood
  • Reduction of libido
  • Unusual growth of hair
  • Sweating more than usual

Make sure that you report all reactions that occur to your doctor. You will need emergency medical treatment if you suffer from visual disturbances, soreness or tearing of the eyes, seizures, pancreatitis, severely high blood pressure or any other serious side effects that have not been listed here.

This medication could reduce the immune system functioning, which could put you at a higher than normal risk of infection.

You may be provided with an ID card or medical alert bracelet containing information relating to the fact that corticosteroid medication is currently being taken.

Seek immediate emergency medical attention if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms to watch for, which may be indicative of a reaction, include skin rashes, hives, swelling of the face or limbs, trouble breathing, and trouble swallowing.

Always use Apo-Prednisone (Prednisone) as you have been prescribed by your doctor. Never self-medicate or change your dosage without first consulting your doctor. The correct dosage can vary depending on your health, medical history, and the severity of the condition being treated.

This medication may not be safe for all patients. Before you begin using it always disclose the following to your doctor:

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you suffer from any allergies.
  • If you suffer from any other health conditions or illnesses.
  • If you are using any other medicine (including all non-prescription).
  • If you are using any supplements, vitamins, or herbal products of any kind.

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