Deltasone is used to reduce inflammation and reduce the symptoms in a variety of conditions like ulcerative colitis, psoriasis and Crohn's disease. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Use Deltasone exactly as prescribed by your doctor. However, you may take it with a meal to avoid an upset stomach. Do not stop taking it suddenly even if you achieve temporary relief.
You should try and take your doses on time taking care not to miss any. But if you miss a dose take it as soon as you remember and space out the remaining doses. You may also skip it and continue with your regular dose. But do not take a double dose ever.
Store it at room temperature away from moisture.
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.
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.
Possible Side Effects
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Difficulty sleeping; feeling of a whirling motion; increased appetite; increased sweating; indigestion; mood changes; 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.
If you have any questions about Deltasone (Prednisone), please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
Deltasone (Prednisone) is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
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