Is prednisone the same as prednisolone?

Overall yes. They are very similar but Prednisone is metabolized through the liver so patients with liver dysfunction may do better with Prednisolone which it is not affected by the liver to the same degree.

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What is the differance between apo prednisone and prednisolone acetate?

See below. Apo-prednisone and prednisolone acetate are both in the class of drugs called corticosteroids. The difference between the two is their use and formulation. Prednisolone acetate is used for treating inflammation of the eyes and comes in the form of eye drops. Apo-prednisone works throughout the whole body to treat a variety of inflammatory reactions or diseases and comes in a tablet form. Read more...

At what age can children take prednisolone? And what is the difference between prednisolone or normal prednisone and hydrocortisone?

Any. This is just a different form of the same family of meds. The body produces cortisol, the parent molecule of all these drugs as a stress hormone.These vary in their duration of effect and palatability. I would use it at any age I find it needed. Read more...

NSAIDS cause increased risk of Heart attack and stroke, even with short-term use, according to many sources. Does Prednisone and Prednisolone also?

Risk/ benefit. NSAID's do have many risks, but incidence of heart attacks and strokes are quite low indeed, the side effects can usually be mitigated or prevented. Steroids possess numerous side effects, far too many to list here, but the profile is different from NSAID's in many respects. All meds, even tylenol (acetaminophen) have risks. Follow your doctor's recommendations. Read more...