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What is prednisone?

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Dr. Joshi Aditi
General Practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: Medicine

Predisone is a type of steroidal medicine.

In brief: Medicine

Predisone is a type of steroidal medicine.
Dr. Joshi Aditi
Dr. Joshi Aditi
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Type of cortisone

I agree with dr aditi - it is a strong corticosteroids, that is a very good anti-inflammatory medication, but has to be used wisely because thaere are very serious side effects.
You need to beware of both the good and the side effects of this medication and use it only where necessary. There is more than one type of corticosteroid and they are not interchangable. Risks are many.

In brief: Type of cortisone

I agree with dr aditi - it is a strong corticosteroids, that is a very good anti-inflammatory medication, but has to be used wisely because thaere are very serious side effects.
You need to beware of both the good and the side effects of this medication and use it only where necessary. There is more than one type of corticosteroid and they are not interchangable. Risks are many.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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