The tablets contain lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, pregelatinized starch and sodium starch glycolate. In addition, the 1 mg, 2.5 mg, and 5 mg tablets also contain stearic acid.
Prednisone Oral Solution contains alcohol, citric acid, disodium edetate, fructose, hydrochloric acid, maltol, peppermint oil, polysorbate 80, propylene glycol, saccharin sodium, sodium benzoate, vanilla flavor and water. Prednisone Intensol contains alcohol, citric acid, poloxamer 188, propylene glycol and water.
Prednisone tablets contain Prednisone which is a glucocorticoid. Glucocorticoids are adrenocortical steroids, both naturally occurring and synthetic, which are readily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. The chemical name for Prednisone is pregna-1,4-diene-3,11,20-trione monohydrate,17,21-dihydroxy-. Prednisone is a white to practically white, odorless, crystalline powder. It is very slightly soluble in water; slightly soluble in alcohol, chloroform, dioxane, and methanol.
Prednisone can make it harder for your immune system to fight infection. If you do get an infection, you may not develop typical symptoms. Because of this, while you are taking prednisone, be sure to avoid people who are sick as well as those who have chickenpox or measles. It's also a good idea to wash your hands often and take other common-sense precautions. Children who take prednisone may grow and develop more slowly, so their pediatrician must monitor them closely while they're taking this medication. Be sure to talk to your child's doctor about this risk.
Prednisone may increase your risk for osteoporosis, a disease that weakens bones so much that they become fragile and break easily. Let your doctor know if you have osteoporosis or are at increased risk for the condition. There are steps you can take to protect your bone health.
Research also has shown that some people taking prednisone or similar medications have developed a type of cancer called Kaposi's sarcoma. People with this form of cancer develop patches of abnormal tissue under the skin, in the lining of the mouth, nose, and throat, or in other organs.
Be sure to let you doctor know if you have an eye infection or have recurring eye infections. Also tell your doctor if you've ever had threadworms, a type of worm that can live inside the body.