When doctor recommends to buy prednisone

In the treatment of diseases such as arthritis, rheumatism, asthma, adrenal insufficiency, hepatitis, eczema, leukemia as well as allergic diseases used steroid hormones - glucocorticoids, which relates to the same group of drugs as prednisone. This pharmacological drug has a dose-dependent effect on the metabolism of almost all tissues. Initially prednisone is metabolically inactive drug, so when severe liver disease is not recommended to use it.

Glucocorticoids are produced by the body (the adrenal cortex), but sometimes their production disrupted for any reason. Taking medicines helps compensate the lack of the substance required for normal functioning. In other cases, to buy prednisone is recommended as an effective immunosuppressive, anti-toxic, anti-inflammatory (to relieve swelling), and antiallergic means remedy against shock.

The drug has a significant impact on protein, carbohydrate, mineral and fat metabolism in the body. If uncontrolled treatment may experience muscle weakness, increased blood glucose levels, the calcium absorbability deteriorates, which leads to bone fragility and also have other side effects. If there is a clear indication and assigning an adequate dose, which depends on the type of disease and the patient's condition, the positive effect exceeds the risk of side effects.

Synthetic glucocorticoids are more active than the natural ones, so they are used with extreme caution. Tendency to water retention and sodium in the body, the development of edema, negative nitrogen balance, hyperglycemia, and glucosuria, increased blood pressure, fatigue, general muscle weakness, agitation, insomnia, psychosis, convulsions (espessially among children) in connection with the development of hypoglycemia, hirsutism amenorrhea, premature birth, in patients suffering from osteoporosis - strengthening process.

The preparation (tablets) taken once or several times a day (during eating) in a daily dose of from 5 to 60 mg. For each patient's individual treatment plan is made. Glucocorticoid usually combine with a special diet. For the prevention of adverse events during treatment should limit the introduction into the body of salt and increase potassium supplementation (appointment of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables) and proteins. Occurrence of side effects requires the preparation and management activities of water- salt metabolism; edema - use of diuretic drugs. Removal of the drug is being implemented gradually.

With prolonged use of high doses of Prednisone recommended the appointment of an anabolic hormone - Metilandrostendiola (at 0.025-0.050 g/per day) for the prevention of disorders of protein metabolism.

Prednisone Treatment requires careful medical monitoring of blood formula, observing blood pressure and blood sugar. Must comply with the rule of gradual dose reduction by the end of treatment.