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Dr. Amy Keenum
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Prednisolone (Overview)

Prednisolone is a form of medication know as a steroid--the active metabolite of prednisone. Used similarly, both medications are useful in the treatment of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis or asthma. In certain medical situations Prednisolone may be better absorbed than prednisone.


Dr. Amy Keenum
608 doctors shared insights

Prednisolone (Overview)

Prednisolone is a form of medication know as a steroid--the active metabolite of prednisone. Used similarly, both medications are useful in the treatment of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis or asthma. In certain medical situations Prednisolone may be better absorbed than prednisone.


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Please describe the medication: prednisolone?

Please describe the medication: prednisolone?

A steroid medication: Prednisolone is a form of medication know as a steroid--the active metabolite of prednisone. Used similarly, both medications are useful in the treatment of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis or asthma. In certain medical situations Prednisolone may be better absorbed than prednisone. ...Read more

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Initially my derm prescribe tetracycline with prednisolone, acne flare up,now she prescibe minocycline and xepasone.i cannot take accutane.What next?

Initially my derm prescribe tetracycline with prednisolone, acne flare up,now she prescibe minocycline and xepasone.i cannot take accutane.What next?

What next?: What do you mean exactly? Is the new regimen not working? Besides the medication, you could add fish oil 3 grams a day. Omega 3s are very important against acne. It wouldn't hurt and may help quite a bit. ...Read more

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My grandfather is 84 years old he is diagnosed with sciatica. He is prescribed prednisolone 4mg what is consequences on long term use with this drug.

My grandfather is 84 years old he is diagnosed with sciatica. He is prescribed prednisolone 4mg what is consequences on long term use with this drug.

Lots: However conventional wisdom is that if you haven't gotten enough relief with one Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack, unlikely its better to give more. In fact new research is showing that your risk of fracture increases almost 400% after one oral dosepack of steroids. You are better off getting an epidural steroid injection instead. Risk still exists but way less compared to oral steroids. ...Read more

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I have labyrinthitis in the right ear. I have used  prednisolone and my hearing has not returned. Would alternative treatment like acupuncture work?

I have labyrinthitis in the right ear. I have used  prednisolone and my hearing has not returned. Would alternative treatment like acupuncture work?

Possibly: There are chinese scalp and auricular protocols which may be beneficial. However, the only way to know if you personally will achieve substantial benefits from this approach is if you try it. ...Read more

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How does prednisolone work when taken systematically and what it does on the whole body?

A form of cortisone: Prednisolone is a form of cortisone and so is used for inflamation associated conditions. These can include copd, asthma, rheumaotid arthritis, etc. Of course like all drugs it can have side effects especially when used for long periods. Talk it over with your physician. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use prednisolone with cough medicine?

Is it safe to use prednisolone with cough medicine?

See below: If it was prescribed, by a health care provider then it is fine. If not, then i would not recommend it. ...Read more

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I got a booster dose of hepatitis b vaccine during gradual withdrawal of prednisolone , am i in danger?

I got a booster dose of hepatitis b vaccine during gradual withdrawal of prednisolone , am i in danger?

Not from vaccine: If your system was still under the systemic effects of the prednisalone, your dose of vaccine may not have produced any desired boosting effect and might warrent re-doing. The vaccine itself is not a live product and will not activate and harm you. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Prelone (Definition)

Prelone is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more