Prednisolone is used for treating allergies, arthritis, breathing problems (e.g., asthma), certain blood disorders, collagen diseases (e.g., lupus), certain eye diseases (e.g., keratitis), cancer (e.g., leukemia), endocrine problems (e.g., adrenocortical insufficiency), intestinal problems (e.g., ulcerative colitis), swelling due to certain conditions, or skin conditions (e.g., psoriasis). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Use Prednisolone as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
- Take Prednisolone by mouth with or without food.
- Swallow Prednisolone whole. Do not break, crush, or chew before swallowing.
- Continue to take Prednisolone even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Prednisolone is a corticosteroid. It works by modifying the body's immune response to various conditions and decreasing inflammation.
If you miss a dose of Prednisolone, skip the missed dose. Go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Store Prednisolone at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Prednisolone out of the reach of children and away from pets.