Prednisone is an immunosuppressive medicine that helps prevent organ rejection.
BE SURE TO READ LABEL INSTRUCTIONS.
Adults: Use only 5mg tablets unless instructed otherwise by the transplant team.
Children: Prednisone in liquid formulation of 1mg/cc concentration is recommended.
In the morning, take on an empty stomach. Repeat the dose in the pm, 12 hours after your am dose.
Common Side Effects
Mood swings, depression, euphoria, irritability, thrush, increased risk of infection, joint discomfort, muscle deterioration, osteoporosis, high blood sugar, "moonface," cataracts, height-ened sun sensitivity, acne, high blood pressure, increased appetite, vision changes weight gain, fluid retention.