Read the medicine
guide provided by your pharmacist, your doctor, or the medicine company. If you have any questions related to Prednisolone
, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Use Prednisolone as per the instructions provided by your doctor.
is used with food. To prevent irritation in the stomach and intestines. Swallow the whole tablet with or without water. Do not break, chew or split the tablet.
The typical dose of Prednisolone for adults is 10-60 mg a day depending on the specific disease and its severity. This medicine is generally used for a period of 3-10 days for asthma
. This medicine is not known to be addictive or habit-forming.
Prednisolone should be used as directed by the doctor even if you feel well, or even if you think that there is no need for you to use your medicine.
If using the orally-disintegrating form of this medicine, make sure you do not consume any food or fluid 5 minutes before or after taking this medicine. Before taking the medicine
out of the package, wash your hands thoroughly. Place the medicine on the tongue. Make sure you do not chew or swallow the medicine
. You do not need to drink water after consuming the medicine. In certain cases, the medicine can taste slightly bitter. Also, ensure that you do not break or split the medicine.
If using the liquid form of this medicine
, measure the dose using the provided measuring cup, spoon, or dropper. Before pouring the medicine into the measuring device, you should check the measurement markings carefully. Then, pour the dose amount into the device. After use, clean and store the measuring device in a safe place for your next use. You should not use a tablespoon or teaspoon as the dose measuring devices since it can result in an incorrect dose. If indicated on the product package, shake the medicine
When used in the injection form, this medicine is given directly into muscles (intramuscular), joints (intra-articular), or around the body joints (periarticular route).
Talk to Your Doctor
Discuss with your doctor if your condition worsens. Consult with your doctor before stopping the use of Prednisolone.
Your doctor may prescribe a lower starting dose of this medicine
to understand the impact on the body. Please follow your doctor's recommendations. A lower dose of this medicine may be recommended to reduce the risk of side-effects
. Older patients may see an increase in the incidence of side-effects. As a result, a lower dose may be recommended for older patients.
When stopping this medicine, some patients may experience withdrawal symptoms like an insufficient production of steroid hormones
(adrenal insufficiency), and low blood pressure. You may need to taper (gradually decrease) the dose of this medicine when stopping.
Use in Children
If you are giving Prednisolone
to a child, be sure to use a product that is for use in children. Use the child's weight or age to find the right dose from the product package or medicine label. You can also read the dosage section
of this page to know the correct dose for your child. Else, consult with your doctor and follow their recommendation.
Avoid licorice while using Prednisolone.
Medicines may be recommended for uses other than those listed in the medicine guide. You should not use Prednisolone
for conditions or symptoms for which it was not prescribed. Do not give Prednisolone to other people, even if they have the same conditions or symptoms that you have. The use of this medicine without the advice of a doctor may cause harm.
Follow storage instructions on the product package if available. Store Prednisolone
at room temperature 20-25ºC (68-77ºF), away from moisture, and away from light. Store this medicine
away from children and pets