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Prednisone is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat inflammation. Prednisone is sometimes prescribed to treat allergy symptoms in people with food allergies. Since the FDA has not approved Prednisone specifically for this usage, it may be considered “off-label.”

Prednisone is a corticosteroid. It is believed that Prednisone works by suppressing immune system activity.

How do I take it?
Take Prednisone exactly as prescribed by the physician.

Prednisone may be administered orally, topically as creams or ointments for rashes, or by injection into veins, joints, skin or muscles.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Prednisone lists common side effects including high blood sugar, fluid retention, rounding of the face known as “moon face,” insomnia, euphoria, depression, anxiety, and mania.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Prednisone include increased susceptibility to infection, weight gain, mood or vision changes, trouble sleeping, and, in children, slowed growth.

For more details about this treatment, visit:

Prednisone– Medline Plus

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