September 2019 |
What is it?
Prednisone will decrease the inflammation in your kidneys so they can function better.
Why did my doctor prescribe or recommend it?
Healthy kidneys filter out excess water, salts and waste products from the blood in our body. They do this through many tiny filters that the blood flows through. You have a kidney disease because your immune system is damaging these tiny filters causing them to stop working.
How does it work?
Prednisone decreases your body’s immune response to make the kidney disease less active before the inflammation leads to permanent kidney damage.
What doses are recommended?
Take this medication as recommended by your doctor. The dosage is based on your medical condition, weight, response to therapy and the side effects you experience.
How do I take it?
Prednisone should be taken in the morning with food and a full glass of water. If you forget a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it’s already time for your next dose, skip the missed one and take the dose for that day. Do not double your dose. Do not stop taking prednisone suddenly. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before stopping.
Are there any side effects?
Are there any precautions I should be taking?
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