PREDNISOLONE (Injection) (Injectable)


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PREDNISOLONE (Injection) (Injectable) Drug and Prescription Information

PREDNISOLONE (Injection) (Injectable)

PREDNISOLONE (Injection) (Injectable) Medication Classification

PREDNISOLONE (Injection)

PREDNISOLONE (Injection) (Injectable) Brandname

Cotolone, Pred-Ject-50, Predacort 50

PREDNISOLONE (Injection) (Injectable) is used for the Treatment

Prednisolone (pred-NISS-oh-lone) Treats inflammation, certain types of arthritis, and many other medical problems. Belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids.

When To Not Use PREDNISOLONE (Injection) (Injectable)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to prednisolone. You should not use prednisolone if you have a fungal infection.

How Should You Use PREDNISOLONE (Injection) (Injectable)

Injectable

  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given.
  • An IV infusion is medicine that is put directly into your body through one of your veins, usually in your arm, wrist, hand, or chest.
  • This medicine may be given into the buttocks, upper arm, thigh, or other large muscle. This is called an IM, or intramuscular (in-tra-MUSS-cue-lar) injection.
  • This medicine may be given into a joint such as a knee or shoulder. This is called an intraarticular (in-tra-are-TIC-you-lar) injection.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • This medicine needs to be given on a regular schedule. If you miss a dose, call your doctor for instructions.

Proper PREDNISOLONE (Injection) (Injectable) Storage

Store PREDNISOLONE (Injection) (Injectable) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep PREDNISOLONE (Injection) (Injectable) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using PREDNISOLONE (Injection) (Injectable)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also taking insulin, phenobarbital, phenytoin (Dilantin®), rifampin, blood thinners (Coumadin®), estrogen, or diuretics (water pills).
  • Talk to your doctor before getting any vaccines (such as flu shots). Vaccines may not work as well while you are getting this medicine.

PREDNISOLONE (Injection) (Injectable) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk with your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Before using prednisolone, let your doctor know if you have liver or thyroid problems, diabetes, cataracts, glaucoma, or an eye infection caused by herpes simplex.
  • Avoid getting this medicine in your eyes, nose, mouth, or on your skin.
  • It may be easier for you to get an infection while you are receiving prednisolone. Avoid crowded places or being near people who are sick.
  • If you are exposed to chicken pox or measles, tell your doctor right away.
  • Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are taking prednisolone.

PREDNISOLONE (Injection) (Injectable) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Black or tarry stools
  • Muscle weakness or cramps
  • Unexplained fever, sore throat
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Fluid retention, weight gain
  • Restlessness, anxiety, mood changes
  • Sweating
  • Redness of the face
  • Easy bruising, small purple spots on your skin
  • Thinning skin, acne
  • Increased hair growth
  • Irregular menstrual periods

PREDNISOLONE (Injection) (Injectable) Ratings

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Gary, Gary - 01/11/2014

Hi! I am glad it is helping some! I know how awful the side eftfecs are as I am on Remicade (for crohn's) which is similar to Humira. I'm not sure how they code Humira for insurance, but Remi is chemo. Being that Humira is similar, don't be so down on yourself for having side eftfecs! And lots of ppl experience many that are not in the literature! (me!!!) I won't say to forget about the eftfecs simering down, maybe they will, everyone is different! I can tell you (just to help you monitor your own symptoms and make your decisions along the way), I have been on Remicade since 2008, and still get sick from it. But it is always different, I never know exactly what to expect except for the basics. Now I get a double dose every 6 wks. At one pt I was doing double every 4wks. We started w/ reg dose obviously, and the weeks changed around, but have been doing this schedule for a while! I did want to tell you that I have another friend on Humira and they told her to absolutely ice the area first! Then it is numb and you can't feel the needle! :) It should help w/ the bruising too! I'll pm you, but I'm here, anytime you want to talk! I have 3 autoimmune diseases so I totally get it--all of it. So, Keep keeping on! Hang in there! *gentle HUGS* Yet Despite everything you're going through, you have this amazing site! You're incredible!!! <3