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Prednisolone, Delta-Cortef, Hydeltrasol, Pediapred, Prelone, Econopred


Prednisolone is a corticosteroid, glucocorticod.


corticosteroid, glucocorticod


Side Effects

abdominal pain, acne vulgaris, amenorrhea, anorexia, anxiety, arthralgia, arthropathy, avascular necrosis, bone fractures, cataracts, constipation, Cushing's syndrome, depression, diaphoresis, diarrhea, dysmenorrhea, ecchymosis, edema, EEG changes, erythema, esophageal ulceration, euphoria, exophthalmos, fever, gastritis, headache, heart failure, hirsutism, hyperglycemia, hypertension, hypokalemia, hypotension, hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) suppression, impaired wound healing, increased intraocular pressure, infection, insomnia, lethargy, mood lability, myalgia, nausea/vomiting, osteoporosis, pancreatitis, peptic ulcer, peripheral neuropathy, petechiae, psychosis, restlessness, retinopathy, seizures, skin atrophy, striae, vertigo, weight gain, weight loss, withdrawal,

Drug-Vitamin-Herb Interactions

Negative interactions:

Licorice may raise levels of corticosteroids, thereby increasing their side effects.

Mixed interactions:

Chromium may help control corticosteroid-induced diabetes.

Positive interactions:

Calcium and Vitamin D
Calcium and Vitamin D may help reduce the side effect of osteoporosis associated with corticosteroids.

DHEA may help protect against some of the side effects of corticosteroid use.

Aloe and Licorice topically
Aloe and licorice topically may boost the effects of hydrocortisone against acute inflammation.




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