Prednisone is a powerful steroid drug. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation and is used to treat many different conditions.
But, prednisone can weaken your immune system so it needs to be used with extreme care. It should not be used by anyone who is allergic to prednisone or has a fungal infection. It can be a problem if you have an infection or just has an infection. You need to tell your doctor if you have had a recent infection.
Whether a person can take prednisone (and how much) depends so much on whether the person has other problems like liver disease, kidney disease, a thyroid condition, diabetes, high blood pressure, a muscle disorder like miasthenia gravis, glaucoma or cataracts, etc.
Your doctor is the one who can make this determination.
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