Prednisone Prevents Inducible Atrial Flutter in the Canine Sterile Pericarditis Model.

Background: Atrial fibrillation (AF) and atrial flutter (AFL) are common following cardiac surgery and are associated with significant morbidity. We tested the hypothesis that suppression of the inflammatory response with steroids would significantly modify the inducibility of postoperative AF/AFL in the canine sterile pericarditis model. Methods:...more
Wed, Sep 15,2010

Melphalan, prednisone, and lenalidomide treatment for newly diagnosed myeloma: a report from the GIMEMA--Italian Multiple Myeloma Network.

PURPOSE: Lenalidomide has shown significant antimyeloma activity in clinical studies. Oral melphalan, prednisone, and thalidomide have been regarded as the standard of care in elderly multiple myeloma patients. We assessed dosing, efficacy, and safety of melphalan, prednisone, and lenalidomide (MPR) in newly diagnosed elderly myeloma...more
Fri, Jul 23,2010

A Phase II Trial of Bortezomib and Prednisone for Castration Resistant Metastatic Prostate Cancer.

PURPOSE: We defined the antitumor effects of bortezomib alone and in combination with prednisone in patients with progressive, castration resistant metastatic prostate cancer.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 30 men with progressive castration resistant disease were treated in 2 groups. Cohort 1 received...more
Fri, Jul 23,2010

What should I do if I forget a dose?

If you take one dose daily, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if you don't remember until the next day, skip the dose you missed and take only your regular daily dose.
If you take more than one dose daily, you can either take the missed dose as soon as you remember, or you can take two doses at the next dose time.
On...more
Fri, Jul 23,2010

Before taking prednisone

Please tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to prednisone, any other medications, or any of the inactive ingredients in prednisone tablets or solutions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for a list of the inactive ingredients.
Moreover, inform your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and non-prescription medications, vitamins,...more
Fri, Jul 23,2010

Prednisone comes as....

Prednisone comes as a tablet, solution, concentrate, and syrup that are to be administered orally. The initial dose of prednisone varies depending on the condition being treated and the age of the patient. The starting dose may be from 5 to 60 mg per day and is often adjusted based on the response of the condition being treated.
Furthermore,...more
Fri, Jul 23,2010

Prednisone is used in the management .....

Prednisone is used in the management of inflammatory conditions or diseases in which the immune system plays an important role.
This particular medicine is most often applied for treating several types of arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, systemic lupus, allergic reactions, asthma and severe psoriasis. It is also used for treating...more
Fri, Jul 23,2010

What is Prednisone?

Prednisone is a synthetic corticosteroid drug which is usually taken orally and can be used for a large number of different conditions. It has a mainly glucocorticoid effect. Prednisone is a "prodrug" that is converted by the liver into prednisolone, which is the active drug and a steroid.
This medication is particularly effective as an immunosuppressant...more
Sun, Sep 19,2010