What is Prednisolone?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Panafcortelone Solupred Wysolone Show all

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See also: IGEV regimen

Prednisolone is a corticosteroid with anti-inflammatory as well as immune-suppressing properties. It can be used to treat a wide-range of inflammatory conditions.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Ulcerative colitis 62 26
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 27 12
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis 13 5
Crohn's Disease 9 4
Multiple Sclerosis 9 7
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 9 5

Show all 106 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 18
Moderate 47
Mild 33
None 35

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Prednisolone

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 26
Insomnia 11
Moon face 11
Mood swings 8
Anxious mood 7
Increased appetite 7

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Prednisolone

Dosage Patients
5 mg daily 7
10 mg daily 3
7.5 mg daily 2
10 mg twice daily 2
25 mg daily 2
2 mcg daily 1
30 mg weekly 1
15 mg/5 mL twice daily 1
8 mg daily 1
20 mg every other day 1

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Why patients stopped taking Prednisolone

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Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 74
Doctor's advice 33
Side effects too severe 17
Did not seem to work 10
Other 9
Personal research 4
Change in health plan coverage 1
See all 110 patients who’ve stopped taking Prednisolone

Duration

Currently taking Prednisolone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 8
2 - 5 years 12
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Prednisolone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 40
1 - 6 months 28
6 months - 1 year 14
1 - 2 years 10
2 - 5 years 10
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 108
Usually 13
Sometimes 6
Never taken as prescribed 6
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 11
A little hard to take 23
Not at all hard to take 94
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 1
$25-49 2
< $25 39
Not specified 90

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Prednisolone after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Buprenorphine patch (BuTrans Transdermal Patch) 1
Dexamethasone (Decadron) 1
Salmeterol (Serevent) 1

Patients stopped taking Prednisolone and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Abatacept (Orencia) 1
Alendronate (Fosamax) 1
Budesonide (Pulmicort) 1
Buprenorphine patch (BuTrans Transdermal Patch) 1
Infliximab (Remicade) 1

Show all 9 treatments patients report switching to

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5 patient evaluations for Prednisolone

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gummitarzan
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Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 69
Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 5 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Mild
I am: g
I have:
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

See gummitarzan's full Prednisolone history

Dec 1, 2014 (Started Jun 16, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: MabThera seems to work without the help from Prednisolone

Jun 27, 2014 (Started Jun 16, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I cannot keep on taking Prednisolone, just because my reuma wants to wait and see whats happens (cheapest possible treatment)

Apr 6, 2014 (Started Jun 16, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 tablet(s) Daily
Advice & Tips: I stopped because I need to know if Leflunomide (Arava) works or not

Nov 25, 2013 (Started Jun 16, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I stopped because I hope I can do without

Oct 5, 2013 (Started Jun 16, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Osteroperose comes sneaking as a consequence if you take Prednisolone, that's common knowledge. If I ad osteperose as a sideeffect however, I am asked WHEN I experiensed this sideeffect, but I did'nt because I take as little as possible and as short time as possible, it's all common knowledge.

Jun 23, 2013 (Started Jun 16, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was looking for a chance that methrotrexate would start working again with the help from Prednisolone.

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Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

See gelflinggrl's full Prednisolone history

Jul 1, 2013 (Started Sep 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Burning Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

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Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 39
Condition: Sjogren's Syndrome 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
Sjogren's Syndrome

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Jun 3, 2013 (Started May 20, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Sjogrens syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Constipation, Headaches, Dizziness with nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 29, 2013 (Started May 20, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Sjogrens syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Constipation, Headaches, Dizziness with nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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