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Prednisolone (Prednisolone) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients

 
 



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Below are Prednisolone reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 8 ratings/reviews, Prednisolone has an overall score of 6.50. The effectiveness score is 8.50 and the side effect score is 6.75. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Prednisolone review by care giver of 73 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Bacterial infection in patient with COPD
Dosage & duration:   40mg daily for 5 days then reduce by 5mg taken twice for the period of 6 weeks
Other conditions:   COPD, asthma, angina, HBP
Other drugs taken:   ventolin inhaler, steroid inhaler, BP medications
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Rapidly eased the acute effects of the infection enabeling the patient to breath easier. It also appeared to enhance the recovery rate from this prolonged infection.
Side effects:   The patient was extreemly hungry on this medication and some weight gain was observed. In this case, this was a positive side-effect as the patient was very underweight. No other side-effects were noted however the treatment regime was difficlut for an elderly person to understand and needed the support of a family member to ensure that doses were not missed.
Comments:   40mg (8 tables of 5mg) taken for 5 days then 7 tablets taken for 3 days, 6 for 3 days, 5 for three days until taking one talbe for three days then stopping. The importance of not missing or suddenly stopping this treatment was stressed by our doctor, as I beleive this can cause serious side-effects.

 

Prednisolone review by 37 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Asthma
Dosage & duration:   20mg tapering down over time taken when asthma flared (six monthly) for the period of Continue to
Other conditions:   eosinophilia
Other drugs taken:   nil
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Very rapid reduction in wheezing and coughing.
Side effects:   Water retention under skin making it tender to touch including odd places like the back of the head. Feeling of raised body temperature and heat. Mood changes (feeling positive)
Comments:   Generally 20mg for 3 days then dropping 5mg per day every 3 days. Once at 5mg the dose is halved every three days. It should never be stopped suddenly.

 

Prednisolone review by 44 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   allergy reaction on the face incl swollen face
Dosage & duration:   30mg every morning for 4 mornings taken 30mg in the morning for the period of 2 mornings
Other conditions:   Rashess, redness, and Itch on the face
Other drugs taken:   Cetirizine (Sancotec) and Atarax (Hydroxyzine)
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   It reduced 90% the swelling in the face over 2 days. On the 3rd morning, I did not take prednisolone but went back to see the doctor as I was afraid of side effects. The doctor agreed that it was ok to stop taking the medication.
Side effects:   None occurred while I took the medication for 2 mornings. However, it is known that prednisolone may cause osteoporosis, pigmentation, etc in the long run.
Comments:   I was prescribed 30mg of prednisolone (6 tablets of 5mg each) every morning for 4 mornings. However, after taking 30mg for 2 mornings, the swelling in the face reduced by about 90%. On the 3rd morning, I did not take prednisolone but went back to see the doctor as I was afraid of side effects. The doctor agreed that it was ok to stop taking the medication.

 

Prednisolone review by 26 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   SLE (Lupus), Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dosage & duration:   10mg to 5mg taken once daily (morning) for the period of 8 weeks
Other conditions:   Degenerative bone, joint and disc disease
Other drugs taken:   Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Severe pain in entire body was gone, and I mean GONE. I felt like I was a little kid again, able to do anything. I also had increased energy.
Side effects:   Slight weight gain.
Comments:   I take this medicine on and off, usually for a duration of about two months on a very low dosage.

 

Prednisolone review by 39 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   prickly heat/heat rash
Dosage & duration:   6 tablets /day taken as and when needed for the period of max 10 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The prickly heat would be cleared up over night. The itch would disappear within a few hours the bumps would loose all redness but would remain slightly raised for a couple of days
Side effects:   I had no side effects at all, but as i need to write 50 words it may also be worth noting that I had the positive effect of the painful Achilles tendon I had also disappeared after taking the tablets for 2 days
Comments:   As soon as the prickly heat starts I had to take 6 tablets daily for a maximun of 10 days I have never had to take the tablets for more than 3 consecutive days

 

Prednisolone review by 39 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   tendinatis
Dosage & duration:   8,6,4,2 (dosage frequency: every day) for the period of 30
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I have not gotten any benifit from this medecine, only side effects , I am still suffering of my leg pain, it turned that the doctor has given this medecine when not needed, I suffer from hernia and not tendonitis
Side effects:   the side effect of this medecine where horrible, I have gained 5 kg that i still carry , a moon face which has gone now, my skin was full of a strange acne when I had never a slight breakout in my face, I was very depressed and almost commited suicide , I had to take valum to be able to finish the treatement
Comments:   the doctor described a dose of 8 every day for a week, 6 for a week , 4 for a week , 2 for a week I was suppose to take them because I suffered from tendonitis , it turned to be a wrong diagnostic as the problem came from my back

 

Prednisolone review by 52 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   lupus-like systemic autoimmune condition
Dosage & duration:   30mg max / 7.5 mg min so far taken daily for the period of 3 years, ongoing
Other conditions:   underactive thyroid
Other drugs taken:   levo-thyroxine, lansoprazole when dose above 12.5mg to protect stomach
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   keeps me alive during flare-ups! (They incl pericarditis & pleural effusions, ie inflammation of the lining around the heart and lungs involving LOTS of fluid for which there isn't space, leading to heart failure and breathlessness - nice...) I can more or less live a normal life, apart from at the start of a flare (and spending hours researching online!).
Side effects:   rampant hunger at high dose (above 25mg) - but, with discipline (and vanity!) have managed to keep my weight within 4lbs of my prior weight; SLIGHT rounding of face (I'm lucky!); bodily skin thinning, particularly evident on my shins (I use Nivea CoQ10 firming lotion - fab all over, 2x daily, and am about to start taking Qsilica to see if it'll help); most importantly...slight bone density loss when tested 20 mths ago (next DEXA scan is later this month) but as well as exercising, I take daily organic calcium, magnesium, L-Lysine (amino acid), boron, zinc, 2 gms slow release vit C, marine collagen, plus am trying to eat an alkaline diet to keep body at neutral pH (see SaveOurBones online - I have no affiliation!).
Comments:   For good reasons (not typical lupus, plus 'you know your body best'), my Doc and Consultant basically leave me to decide my dosage! After 3 years I have learnt that when I have the 1st definite signs of a flare-up (pericarditis symptom, ie pressure in neck when bending over), I need to put the dose up to 30mg straight away - from trial and error, anything less just doesn't work, ie putting dose up to e.g. 15mg, then 20mg, then 25mg gives the flare-up more time to really get hold of me! Am trying to decide whether to take 'steroid-sparing' drug Azathioprine as well...v hard decision as it's a serious immune suppressant and has scary side-effects. Hey ho! (Once tried 35mg for a couple of days when 30mg wasn't quite sorting it, and got tingly lips - checked online and thought it could be a sign of calcium deficiency; called Doc, he agreed (!) so went back down to 30mg and was fine.)

 

Prednisolone review by 33 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   r/a
Dosage & duration:   60mg taken daily for the period of weeks
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   methatrex
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   first cople week felt great swelling down no pain fulll of energy wanted to go jogging
Side effects:   big fat face,body ectdepressed mood swings up and down dont want to go out the house gained about a stone only been on it for 4 weeks some and pain swelling back feeling ill and night swets and spots over face and body feeling iritabill and can not think straght could go on
Comments:   start on 60mg second week 50mg third week 40 forth week 30 and had anough
 


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