Generic Prednisone 5mg Uses
Chemical Name: PREDNISONE (PRED-ni-sone)
Prednisone 5 mg is from the class of drugs known as corticosteroids. It is used in treating various conditions such as serious allergic reactions, skin diseases, arthritis, blood disorders, eye problems, cancer and even immune system disorders. It works as an immunosuppressant that works by reducing the body’s immune system response to symptoms caused by the different disease to prevent inflammation, swelling and allergic reactions.
You can purchase Prednisone online from Canada Pharmacy and get it delivered to your doorstep. Quality of the product is ensured. Your ordering information remains secure with the pharmacy.
Generic Prednisone contains 5 mg, 10 mg or 20 mg of Prednisone, depending on the dosage form.
It also contains USP (anhydrous) as well as anhydrous lactose, colloidal silicon dioxide, crospovidone, docusate sodium, magnesium stearate and sodium benzoate.
Prednisone USP 20 mg tablets also contain FD&C Yellow No. 6.
The medicine needs to be taken orally with a full glass of water. You may choose to take it with food or a glass of milk as well to avoid stomach upsets. The dosage of Prednisone depends on the patient’s medical condition and the doctor’s prescription. For the liquid form of this medicine, make sure to measure the precise quantity with a measuring cup or spoon. In case only one dose is prescribed, make sure you take it in the morning before 9 A.M.
- The reduced ability of the immune system may make you more susceptible to diseases.
- Keep away from infected people such as those who have flu, cold, etc.
- Make sure you wash your hands well to prevent the spread of infection.
- Do not get live vaccines when using this medication.
- May lead to stomach bleeding, seek medical help immediately if this happens.
- Limit use of alcohol as it can increase the risk of stomach bleeding.
- Pregnant women should use Prednisone only by a doctor’s recommendation.
- Breastfeeding mothers need to consult a doctor before using Prednisone.
Few side effects of Prednisone 5 mg that you might experience are mentioned below:
- A headache
- Stomach upset
- Abdominal pain
- Increased sweating
- Trouble sleeping
- Mood swings
Product Code: 1987
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.