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Prednisolone (Tablet)

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Corticosteroid

Prednisolone (Tablet) - Additional Information

Seek medical advice if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Unusual fever / chills
  • Excessive stomach pain, nausea or vomiting​
  • Bloody or unusually dark stools
  • Eye pain, redness or reduced vision
  • Unexplained headache, hearing ringing sounds
  • Unusual shortness of breath, chest pain, irregular heartbeat or coughing blood
  • Confusion, depression, having suicidal thoughts or behaviour
  • Having seizure (convulsion)
  • Unusual rash, skin sores, prolonged ulcers, or having poor wound healing
  • Hypersensitivity or allergic reactions like rash, hives, itch, swelling of face, lips, tongue or throat

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

You should consume a low-salt, high potassium and protein diet. Prednisolone can be taken with other anti-inflammatory medication such as NSAIDs (eg. Aspirin, Diclofenac, Ibuprofen) but you should inform your doctor. Concurrent use of traditional medication such as Chinese medicine is discouraged as these may contain additional unpredictable levels of steroids, making it difficult to monitor your disease control and associated side-effects.

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  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Department Singapore National Eye Centre

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