Prednisone is a corticosteroid highly efficient in the treatment of different conditions. It works by altering the way your body responds to the stimulation of the immune system and can be used for different skin conditions, allergies (severe types), asthma and arthritis. An allergy to prednisone, taking mifepristone of being diagnosed with a systemic fungal infection are contraindications for taking this medicine. If you have already started taking Prednisone and any of these conditions apply to you stop taking this drug and contact your health care provider as soon as possible.
If you are taking steroidal contraceptives, barbiturates, rifampin, anticoagulants, hydantoins, clarithromycin azole antifungals, troleandomycin, methotrexate, hydantoins, mifepristone, live vaccines or carbamazepine you must not use this medicine without previously talking to your health care provider.
If you have any questions about how you should take this medicine do not hesitate to ask your health care provider about it. Misunderstanding the instructions of your doctor can cause you to take this drug in larger amounts and not maintaining its proper levels in the blood, which can make your treatment inefficient or even cause dangerous side effects. Some medical conditions can make your treatment less efficient and your doctor may decide you need a dose adjustment. Such conditions can be any of the following: liver or kidney problems, a history of mental problems, any type of infection, heart problems, underactive thyroid, diabetes, an ulcer, herpes infection, gastritis, ulcerative colitis, esophagitis, chickenpox and tuberculosis. If you think some other health conditions are likely to interfere with your treatment but they are not listed here inform your doctor about them as well.