Prednisolone is a cortico-steroid, similar to a hormone produced within your body by your adrenal glands. It reduces the activity of the body's immune system, resulting in decreased inflammation. It is used to treat various conditions such as allergic eye disorders, severe cornea transplant rejection, and excessive inflammation involving the eye and orbit, such as uveitis, scleritis, optic neuritis and thyroid eye disease.
Before taking Prednisolone, tell your doctor if you
It is taken orally as tablet. A high dose is used for the initial therapy or during periods when the condition worsens to suppress the inflammation quickly. The dosage is then tailed down gradually to the minimal dose needed to control the disease. The duration of treatment will depend on how your body responds to the treatment.
It is very important to avoid missing doses of Prednisolone.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed dose.
Seek medical advice if you experience any of the following symptoms:
What special dietary instructions should I follow?
You should consume a low-salt, high potassium and protein diet. Prednisolone can be taken with other anti-inflammatory medication such as NSAIDs (eg. Aspirin, Diclofenac, Ibuprofen) but you should inform your doctor. Concurrent use of traditional medication such as Chinese medicine is discouraged as these may contain additional unpredictable levels of steroids, making it difficult to monitor your disease control and associated side-effects.
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