Nausea, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Flatulence, Mood swings, Rash, Itching, Sleepiness, Dizziness, Vomiting
Frequently Ask Questions:
Q. Is prednisolone a steroid, pain-killer, or an anti-inflammatory drug?
Prednisolone is a steroid anti-inflammatory drug. However, it is not a pain-killer
Q. Is prednisolone the same as prednisone?
No. Prednisolone is the active metabolite of prednisone. Both of them are corticosteroids used for different indications
Q. Can I take prednisolone for whooping cough or chest infection?
No, prednisolone is not used for whooping cough or chest infection
Q. Is prednisolone safe?
Yes. Prednisolone is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor
Q. How long can I take corticosteroids for?
It is advisable to take the drug for the duration prescribed by your doctor
Q. Can I take steroids for 1 year/1 month/6 months?
Do not stop the treatment abruptly or take for a longer period than recommended
Q. Can I take prednisolone with ibuprofen, Voltaren, omeprazole, paracetamol, citalopram, alcohol, antibiotics, or antihistaminics?
Prednisolone should not be taken with ibuprofen, Voltaren (diclofenac), or other NSAIDs/pain-killers as it may lead to abdominal pain and bleeding. Prednisolone can be taken with omeprazole, paracetamol, citalopram, alcohol, antibiotics (except ketoconazole), or antihistaminics only if prescribed by your doctor
Q. Does prednisolone cause hair loss, weight gain, tiredness, acne, or drowsiness?
Yes. Prednisolone may cause hair loss, weight gain, tiredness, acne or drowsiness. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor.