Prednisone Coupon - Prednisone 20mg tablet

Generic Sterapred, Deltasone

PREDNISONE is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions treated include asthma, allergies, and arthritis. It is also used for other conditions, such as blood disorders and diseases of the adrenal glands. The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of prednisone is around $3.26, 71% off the average retail price of $11.33. Compare corticosteroids.
Prednisone Coupon - Prednisone 20mg tablet
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What is Prednisone?

Calms down your immune system. Deltasone (prednisone) is effective for controlling allergic reactions and conditions involving an overactive immune system. It can quickly make you feel better, but Deltasone (prednisone) can cause serious complications and side effects if taken for a long time.

Prednisone Quick Facts

Proper Use

Take this medicine exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered. To do so may increase the chance for unwanted effects.

Take this medicine with food or milk to avoid stomach irritation.

Swallow the delayed-release tablet whole. Do not crush, break, or chew it.

Measure the oral liquid with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup. The average household teaspoon may not hold the right amount of liquid.

Prednisone Intensol™ solution is a concentrated liquid. Measure the concentrated liquid with the special oral dropper that comes with the package.

If you use this medicine for a long time, do not suddenly stop using it without checking first with your doctor. You may need to slowly decrease your dose before stopping it completely.

Prednisone side effects

Manufacturers don’t say how common these side effects are when taking Prednisone for null
  • Salt retention
  • Water retention
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Low potassium
  • High blood pressure
  • Muscle weakness
  • Loss of muscle
  • Weakening of bones
  • Bone fractures
  • Stomach ulcer
  • Inflammation of the pancreas
  • Bloating
  • Inflammation of the esophagus
  • Slower wound healing
  • Thinning of skin
  • Red spots and bruising
  • Reddening of face
  • Increased sweating
  • Suppressed reaction to skin tests
  • Uncontrollable muscle spasms
  • Balance problems
  • Headache
  • Menstrual abnormalities
  • Increased fat on the face
  • Slowing of growth
  • Increased blood sugar
  • Diabetes
  • Increased requirements for insulin dose
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Bulging of eyes
  • Itching and allergic reaction
  • Changes in mood
  • Sleep changes
  • Weight gain

Serious Side Effects

  • Physicial Dependence
      Higher risk if:
    • Taking high doses of Deltasone (prednisone) for a long period of time
    • Young children
    • Stress such as trauma, injury, or infection

    If you've been taking Deltasone (prednisone) for longer than 2 weeks, it may be dangerous to stop taking it suddenly. Your dose may need to be decreased gradually over time. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have concerns when stopping this medication.

  • Increased risk for infections
      Higher risk if:
    • Taking other medicines that weaken the immune system
    • Taking Deltasone (prednisone) for a long time
    • Those who are not vaccinated against viral illnesses
    • Coming into contact with people who have viral illness
    • History of bacterial or viral conditions

    Taking Deltasone (prednisone) for a long time can increase your risk of getting infections and mask some signs of infection. Be careful not to be in contact with anyone who has chicken pox or measles. If you had tuberculosis (TB) in the past, your doctor will need to monitor you while taking Deltasone (prednisone). You may or may not need to take medicine for TB to prevent or treat it. Also, talk to your doctor first before getting any types of vaccines because they might not work as well or they may increase your chances of getting an infection.

  • Eye problems
      Higher risk if:
    • Those with cataracts and/or glaucoma
    • History of herpes simplex in the eye

    Long-term use of Deltasone (prednisone) leads to a higher risk of cataracts, glaucoma, and certain eye infections. Don't take Deltasone (prednisone) if you have herpes simplex of the eye. Let your doctor know if you experience blurry vision, eye pain or any vision changes. If you are on the medicine for a long time, you may need to get regular eye exams.

  • Changes in heart and kidney function
      Higher risk if:
    • Those who had a recent heart attack
    • History of heart failure, high blood pressure, and kidney problems

    Deltasone (prednisone) can cause high blood pressure, unexplained weight gain, and other changes in the way your kidneys work. If you have a history of heart failure, high blood pressure, or kidney problems, talk to your doctor first before using this medicine.

  • Effects on bone
      Higher risk if:
    • Taking Deltasone (prednisone) at high doses and/or for a long period of time
    • Infants and young children
    • Age 60 or older

    Long-term use of Deltasone (prednisone) can weaken the bones of adults and elderly leading to an increased risk of fractures. It can also slow the rate of growth in infants as well as children. Avoid use of alcohol or cigarette smoking as this may increase this risk. Talk to your doctor about these concerns.

  • Stomach problems
      Higher risk if:
    • History of stomach bleeding
    • History of stomach ulcers
    • History of Ulcerative Colitis
    • Taking Deltasone (prednisone) with other medicines that can also cause stomach problems

    Taking Deltasone (prednisone) increases the risk of injury to your stomach. You should avoid drinking alcohol or taking NSAIDs while taking this medicine because it can worsen stomach irritation. Tell your doctor right away if you experience stomach pain that does not go away or you experience bloody or dark stools.

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Prednisone interactions & warnings

Drug interactions

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is not recommended. Your doctor may decide not to treat you with this medication or change some of the other medicines you take.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

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Other interactions

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.

Additional Information about Prednisone interactions and warnings

Prednisone dosages


The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For oral dosage forms (concentrated solution, solution, delayed-release tablets, and tablets):
    • Dose depends on medical condition:
      • Adults—At first, 5 to 60 milligrams (mg) per day. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
Missed dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Prednisone reviews

3.5 / 5 average rating with 540 reviews for Prednisone from

2 Tips about Prednisone from

60 year old man
  • Used for a year or so
  • Taken for Would rather not say

Reviewed prednisone on 3/2/2018

  • Not worth it
  • Worked so-so
  • Big hassle
This was prescribed by a neurologist. The withdrawals were absolutely terrible. They kept me from living my life.
42 year old woman
  • Used for a couple weeks
  • Taken for Allergies

Reviewed 9/7/2017

  • Worth it
  • Worked well
  • Big hassle
Be sure to take in the morning or you may have insomnia
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