The drug is mainly used for the treatment of different types hepatitis. Napp Pharmaceuticals is the company which holds the brand-name and trade name copyrights. The main ingredient of this drug is prednisone.
How this drug will work?
The drug is a corticosteroid like substance used for the treatment of inflammatory processes in the body. Corticosteroids are naturally produced by adrenal glands to control various inflammatory processes in the body. The drug is commonly referred to as steroids but it is not same as anabolic steroids which are the drug is used by the athletes and bodybuilders.
Prednisone will enter the cell and inhibit the release of some important chemical substances that are necessary to trigger the immune system. These chemicals are also released during allergic responses. To control excessive inflammation as an rheumatoid arthritis the prednisone is effective. Stiffness and joint pain in arthritis becomes worse in the morning. Therefore, the modified release tablets are available which must be consumed at bedtime so that they can bring effect to the stiffness of joints in the morning. The medicine from these tablets is released 4 to 6 hours after the ingestion.
What are the uses of prednisone?
Prednisone is indicated in cases of severe and moderate forms of rheumatoid arthritis. The drug is specifically indicated if the pain and stiffness of joints in the patient get aggravated in the morning.
It can also be indicated for other purposes like control of excessive inflammation.
In which cases the medicine is contraindicated?
Prednisone cannot be given in children and teenagers. The medicine cannot be used if the person has a head injury or stroke as there can be so many side-effects. Prednisone is contraindicated in case of galactose intolerance. Do not use this medicine if there is widespread infection in the body.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
prednisone is not contraindicated in cases of pregnant women and nursing mothers. But there must be due caution executed at the time of admiration of the medicine. The possible side effects to the fetus and the newborn baby must be less than the benefits to the mother.
The drug can pass into the mother’s milk and thus it may hinder the corticosteroid production from the adrenal glands in the newborn. The drug is safe until 10 MG of prednisone is indicated in the mother.
What are the side effects of this drug?
Side-effects of the drug may vary from person to person. The common side effects which are seen in most individuals are sleeplessness, cataract, glaucoma, high triglyceride level, hypercholesterolaemia, hypertension, low potassium level, osteoporosis, diabetes, stretchmarks and more shaved face as an Cushing’s syndrome.
What are the drug interactions?
There can be some drug interactions while using prednisone. This medicine will oppose the effects of antihypertensive drugs and diuretics like furosemide. The drug may become in effective when combined with medicines like rifabutin, rifampicin and phenytoin. Higher levels of antidiabetic medicines like insulin and metformin may be required while taking this drug.