Prednisone is effective at reducing inflammation suppressing the immune system activity that is at the root of lupus, but the drug has numerous side effects, and should not be taken for extended periods of time, if it is possible to avoid doing so.
A drug often given to multiple myeloma patients along with one or more anticancer drugs. Prednisone appears to act together with anticancer drugs in helping to control the effects of the disease on the body.
Oral systemic corticosteroid that acts upon the hypothalamic/pituitary/adrenal system to help prevent inflammation. Essentially, this steroid suppresses the immunological response asthmatics' lungs have toward various triggers and stimuli. It is a powerful drug, with strong side effects when used long-term. Short-term bursts (10 days or less) are generally deemed safe, provided they are not administered too frequently. Common trade names are listed here.
This is a steroid that blocks inflammation of an allergic reaction. A common reaction from this drug is bloating. It is a drug that can cause many side effects. Ask your doctor many questions about its many side effects.
A synthetic hormone commonly referred to as a "steroid." Prednisone is very similar to the hormone cortisone, which the body manufactures. Prednisone is used to treat many illnesses. In part, prednisone acts as an immunosuppressant. The immune system protects against foreign bacteria and viruses. In some illnesses, the immune system produces antibodies, which become overactive and cause undesirable effects. These illnesses are referred to as "autoimmune diseases." Prednisone suppresses the production of antibodies. This suppression can make it slightly harder for you to fight off infection but also stabilizes the immune system if it is overactive. Prednisone also works against inflammation to reduce the heat, redness, swelling and pain.
Prednisone is a synthetic corticosteroid drug which is usually taken orally but can be delivered IM (intramuscular i.e an injection) and can be used for a large number of different conditions. It has a mainly glucocorticoid effect. Prednisone is a prodrug that is converted by the liver into prednisolone, which is the active drug and a steroid.