What is Prednisolone? Full information, usage, benefits and side effects

What is Prednisolone? Full information, usage, benefits and side effects


Prednisolone is a corticosteroid that can be used to reduce inflammation and calm an overactive immune system. It works by mimicking the effects of cortisol, a hormone released by the adrenal glands that regulates metabolism and stress. Prednisolone prevents the release of substances that cause inflammation in the body.


Prednisolone is effective in a variety of inflammatory diseases such as arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, allergic diseases, glandular  disorders, and conditions that affect the skin, eyes, lungs, stomach, nervous system, or blood cells.


Prednisolone is available in tablets, orally disintegrating tablets (tablets that dissolve quickly in the mouth), solution , and suspension  taken with food. Your doctor will tell you to take prednisolone at a certain time each day.Your personal dosing schedule will depend on your condition and response to treatment. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully and ask your doctor or pharmacist to clarify any areas you do not understand. Take prednisolone as directed. Do not take more or less, more often or for longer than directed by your doctor.

Side Effects:

Some common side effects are:

  • headache
  • nausea
  • Extreme mood swings
  • personality change
  • Difficulty falling asleep 
  • thin and sensitive skin
  • Slow healing of cuts and bruises
  • Acne

Some effects can be serious:

  • muscle weakness
  • vision problems
  • depression
  • loss of contact with reality
  • sudden weight gain
  • stomach swelling


Please consult your doctor/physician/specialist before taking any healthcare products. In case of allergic reaction to the medicines/substance, please take immediate medical help.

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