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Prednisolone - What is it for

Prednisolone belongs to a class of medicines called corticosteroids. Corticosteroids are hormones that are found naturally in your body that help to keep you healthy and well. Prednisolone can help reduce inflammation and reduce symptoms of swelling, redness, itchiness.

Prednisolone can also be used to treat conditions such as:

  • Asthma
  • Allergic conditions
  • Skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis (a skin disease that causes red itchy scaly patches) and bullous pemphigoid (a condition where the skin develops large itchy blisters that are filled with fluid)
  • Different diseases of the immune system, such as Lupus
  • Joint problems such as rheumatoid arthritis and gout
  • Nephrotic syndrome, a condition where the kidney releases too much protein into the urine

This medication may also be given as a replacement if the body does not produce enough corticosteroid hormones.

  • Updated on 2/28/2021 12:00:00 AM
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup
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