What is Prednisolone?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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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 64 26
Rheumatoid arthritis 30 14
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis 13 7
Crohn's disease 10 4
Systemic lupus erythematosus 10 5

Show all 96 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 17
Moderate 55
Mild 36
None 40

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Prednisolone

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 30
Moon face 12
Insomnia 11
Mood swings 8
Anxious mood 7
Increased appetite 7

Show all 118 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Prednisolone

Dosage Patients
5 mg daily 7
10 mg daily 4
30 mg daily 3
7.5 mg daily 2
1 mg every other day 1
1 mg daily 1
1 drop(s) twice daily 1
2 mcg daily 1
4 mg daily 1
1 drop(s) five times daily 1

See all 27 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Prednisolone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 80
Doctor's advice 34
Side effects too severe 15
Did not seem to work 10
Other 10
Personal research 4
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 115 patients who've stopped taking Prednisolone

Duration

Currently taking Prednisolone

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 16
5 - 10 years 13
10 years or more 3

Stopped taking Prednisolone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 42
1 - 6 months 28
6 months - 1 year 13
1 - 2 years 10
2 - 5 years 13
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 121
Usually 13
Sometimes 6
Never taken as prescribed 8
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 11
A little hard to take 28
Not at all hard to take 105
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 1
$25-49 5
< $25 39
Not specified 102

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Prednisolone after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Buprenorphine patch (BuTrans patch) 1
Dexamethasone (Decadron) 1
Pomalidomide-dexamethasone 1
Salmeterol (Serevent) 1

Patients stopped taking Prednisolone and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Infliximab (Remicade) 2
Abatacept (Orencia) 1
Alendronate (Fosamax) 1
Budesonide (Pulmicort) 1
Buprenorphine patch (BuTrans patch) 1

Show all 8 treatments patients report switching to

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5 patient evaluations for Prednisolone

Dec 1, 2014 (Started Jun 16, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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.

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 3, 2013 (Started May 20, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Sjogren's 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 Sjogren's syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation, headaches, dizziness with nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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