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Prednisone is an oral, synthetic (man-made) corticosteroid (steroid) used for suppressing the immune system and inflammation.
What diseases and conditions does prednisone treat (uses)?
Prednisone is used in the management of inflammatory conditions or diseases in which the immune system plays an important role.
What is the dosage for prednisone, and how should it be taken?
The initial dosage of prednisone varies depending on the condition being treated and the age of the patient.
Patients should be slowly weaned off prednisone. Abrupt withdrawal of prednisone after prolonged use causes side effects because the adrenal glands are unable to produce enough cortisol to compensate for the withdrawal