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Deltasone Dispersible is a corticosteroid medication used to treat various conditions, such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, and breathing disorders. It may help to reduce inflammation and swelling in the body. It can be used to help Liver transplant recipients or treat organ rejection.
Deltasone contains Prednisone as active ingredient. Prednisone belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. It decreases your immune system's response to various diseases to reduce symptoms such as swelling and allergic-type reactions.
Use and Dosage
Deltasone Dispersible is a form of prednisone available in tablet form. It is typically taken orally with food or milk to prevent stomach upset. These tablets should be swallowed whole with a full glass of water. Chewing or crushing the tablet can release too much of the medication into your system at once and may increase the risk of side effects.
If taking the tablet form, it should be taken with a full glass of water, unless otherwise directed by a doctor. If prescribed only one dose per day, take it in the morning before 9 A.M. Follow the dosing schedule carefully, and mark your calendar with a reminder if necessary.
Do not stop taking Prednisone without consulting your doctor, as some conditions may worsen if the medication is suddenly stopped. Gradually reducing your dose may be necessary to prevent symptoms such as weakness, weight loss, nausea, muscle pain, headache, tiredness, and dizziness. Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
Common Side Effects of Deltasone Dispersible (Prednisone):
- Acne, increased sweating, dry skin, thinning skin, bruising, or discoloration
- Changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, face, neck, breasts, and waist)
- Headache, dizziness, or spinning sensation
- Increased appetite, or gradual weight gain
- Nausea, stomach pain, or bloating
- Sleep problems (insomnia) or mood changes
- Slow wound healing
Serious Side Effects of Deltasone Dispersible (Prednisone):
- Bloody or tarry stools
- Coughing up blood
- Blurred vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights
- Dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, chest pain, shortness of breath, uneven heartbeats, seizure)
- Low potassium (confusion, uneven heart rate, extreme thirst, increased urination, leg discomfort, muscle weakness or limp feeling)
- Pancreatitis (severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea and vomiting, fast heart rate)
- Severe depression, feelings of extreme happiness or sadness, changes in personality or behavior, seizure (convulsions)
- Swelling, rapid weight gain, or feeling short of breath
Forms and Strength
Deltasone Dispersible (Prednisone) is available in the following forms and strength:
Prednisone: Dispersible Tablet
- Deltasone Dispersible should only be used as directed by a healthcare provider and requires a prescription.
- Deltasone Dispersible may interact with other medications, both prescription and non-prescription, inform your healthcare provider of all medications being taken.
- Deltasone Dispersible may cause side effects such as weight gain, increased appetite, mood changes, trouble sleeping, and others, especially with long-term use or high doses.
- Deltasone Dispersible may suppress the immune system, increasing the risk of infections, so caution should be used when in contact with people who have infections or are sick.
- Deltasone Dispersible may cause adrenal gland suppression, which can be life-threatening in certain situations, follow the dosing instructions carefully and not stop taking the medication suddenly without consulting a healthcare provider.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is Prednisone safe for children?
Prednisone may be used in children, but the dosage and length of treatment should be carefully monitored by a healthcare provider to minimize potential side effects.
Can I drink alcohol while taking Prednisone?
Although there is no direct drug interaction between prednisone and alcohol, mixing them together is not a good idea, as it may increase the risk of stomach irritation, ulcers, and other complications.
There is no set limit on how long you can safely take prednisone. It depends on the dose of prednisone and the condition being treated. It may be prescribed short term or long term. The dosage will be adjusted or stopped based on your response or lack of response to the medication.
It's important to purchase Deltasone Dispersible from verified Canadian pharmacy.