Prednisolone is a steroid medication, which reduces inflammation. It has been used for many years to treat a wide variety of conditions.
- Blood disorders
- Skin diseases
- Some cancers
- Crohn’s disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Ulcerative colitis
This medication is usually taken long-term and has some common side effects such as weight gain, insomnia, indigestion, sweating, or mood swings. Prednisolone is usually prescribed to be taken once a day, or possibly once every two days. It is recommended to be taken in the morning, to avoid sleep disturbances. As mornings can be hectic, it would be easy to forget to take your medicine. With Prednisolone, it is crucial to not forget a dose, as withdrawal from this medication can occur extremely rapidly and severely, even after missing only one dose. And so, apps such as Medsmart® can be useful! Simply scan the medicine for the side effects and ingredients to appear in your virtual medicine cabinet, and then you are able to set up reminders to take your medicine. Some people can be allergic to Prednisolone, so Medsmart® will flag up an alert if there seems to be an allergic component in your virtual medicine cabinet. As many people take multiple medications simultaneously, Medsmart® is a good way to keep track and stay on top of your condition.
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Written by Julie Regamey.
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