Deltasone is used to reduce inflammation and reduce the symptoms in a variety of conditions like ulcerative colitis, psoriasis and Crohn's disease.
Take this medication by mouth, with food or milk to prevent stomach upset, as directed by your doctor. Take the tablet form of this medication with a full glass of water unless your doctor directs you otherwise.
Use it with caution. The drug may cause light-headedness, dizziness, and faintness in some people. Do not consume alcohol along with the drug. Do not drive or handle heavy machinery until you know how to react to the drug. Contact your doctor if your symptoms worsen.
Do not take Deltasone if you are scheduled for a vaccination with a live virus vaccine (eg, smallpox); if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances; if you have an underactive thyroid, liver or kidney problems, diabetes, or ulcerative colitis; if you have heart problems, esophagitis, gastritis, stomach obstruction or perforation, or an ulcer; if you have a history of mental problems, such as depression; if you have a herpes infection in your eye or any other type of infection (bacterial, fungal, or viral); have or recently had tuberculosis (TB) or tested positive for TB, measles, or chickenpox.
Possible side effect
The most common side effects are increased appetite, feeling of a whirling motion, difficulty sleeping, increased sweating, indigestion, mood changes and nervousness. Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur: severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); appetite loss; black, tarry stools; changes in menstrual periods; convulsions; depression; diarrhea; dizziness; exaggerated sense of well-being; fever; general body discomfort; headache; increased pressure in the eye; joint or muscle pain; mood swings; muscle weakness; personality changes; prolonged sore throat, cold, or fever; puffing of the face; severe nausea or vomiting; swelling of feet or legs; unusual weight gain; vomiting material that looks like coffee grounds; weakness; weight loss.
Some medicines may interact with Deltasone (Prednisone). Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:Barbiturates (eg, phenobarbital), carbamazepine, hydantoins (eg, phenytoin), or rifampin because the effectiveness of Deltasone may be decreased; Clarithromycin azole antifungals (eg, ketoconazole), steroidal contraceptives (eg, desogestrel), or troleandomycin because side effects, such as weakness, confusion, muscle aches, joint pain, or low blood sugar, may occur; Methotrexate or ritodrine because the actions and side effects of these medicines may be increased; Hydantoins (eg, phenytoin), mifepristone, or live vaccines because the effectiveness of these medicines may be decreased; Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin) or aspirin because the actions and side effects of these medicines may be increased or decreased.
If you miss a dose take it as soon as you remember. You may also skip it and continue with your regular dose. But do not take a double dose ever.
Some of the symptoms of an overdose are obesity (especially around the stomach), a round face, swollen hands and feet due to fluid retention and increased blood pressure. Seek medical attention immediately if you suspect an overdose.
Store it at room temperature away from moisture.
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