Generic Name: Prednisone

Imprint: 54 760

Strength: 20 mg

Color: White

Size: 9.00 mm

Shape: Round

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Prednisone 20 mg is a medicine available only on a professional’s prescription. It is available online and offline under different brand names: Deltasone, Rayos, Prednisone Intensol, Sterapred, and Sterapred DS.

This medicine is from a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. It basically decreases the immune system’s response to other diseases to reduce symptoms such as swelling and allergic-type reactions.

This medicine is easily available in online and offline markets of USA, UK, Canada, and Australia with the prescription. You can buy Prednisone online.

Prednisone Generic Name: PREDNISONE

Prednisone Brand Name: Deltasone


What is Prednisone used for? Prednisone is used to treating diseases that affect endocrine, rheumatic, collagen, dermatologic, ophthalmic, respiratory, neoplastic, gastrointestinal diseases, allergic reactions, hematologic disorders, edematous conditions, and disorders of the nervous system.

Dexamethasone vs. Prednisone

Dexamethasone can be given for 1 to 5 days at a dose ranging from 0.3 to 0.6 mg/kg daily. Dexamethasone is a long-acting glucocorticoid with a half-life of 36 to 72 hours and is 6 times more potent than prednisone. It is shorter acting, with a half-life of 18 to 36 hours.

How to use prednisone 20 mg

This medicine comes in tablet and liquid form. Take Prednisone 20 mg tablet by mouth with food or milk. Taking it with food reduces the chances of indigestion. Always remember to take it with a full glass of water or milk.

What is considered a high dose of Prednisone? 1000 mg tablet is considered to be the highest dosage.

Take this medicine by mouth
Take this medicine by mouth

Take the liquid form of this medicine by measuring it with the measuring spoon (available at any pharmacist). If it is a single dose per day, try to take it in the morning.

Always follow the doctor’s prescription and take the Prednisone dosage accordingly. Prednisone for dogs: It is used for a wide variety of conditions in both dogs and cats. It may be used in emergency situations including anaphylactic reactions, spinal cord trauma, and many forms of shock.

prednisone tapering chart
                                   Prednisone tapering chart

Side effects

Common side effects of Prednisone 20 mg are:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • loss of appetite
  • heartburn
  • trouble sleeping
  • excessive sweating
  • acne

These common side effects generally subside with time as our body gets used to the medicine. But in any case, if these side effects do not fade away and persist for long, then consult your doctor.

There are some serious side effects of this medicine also. These side effects are rare, but if they occur, then seek emergency help. Serious side effects are:

  • swelling in limbs
  • cramps/pain in muscles
  • mood changes or depression
  • sudden weight gain
  • eye-related problems
  • irregular heartbeat
  • weakness
  • seizures
  • skin rashes or allergy
  • menstrual period changes
  • severe dizziness

Keep a check on blood sugar level while having this medicine; if major changes are there, consult the doctor.


It is essential to tell your doctor about your medical history and present symptoms if you are allergic to any of the substances present in the medication.

This medicine, sometimes, allows our body to take infections easily. So wash your hands frequently and maintain distance from the people suffering from any infection like chickenpox, flu, etc.

The liquid form of this medicine contains sugar or alcohol, so it is advised to take this medication according to the prescription, especially for those who are having diabetes or liver disease.

Limit or avoid the use of alcohol while taking this medication. Daily use over the limit can cause stomach bleeding. Vaccines may also not be effective with this medicine, so avoid taking it or not taking the medication while having the vaccination.

It rarely harms the unborn baby or breastfeeding baby. So consult your doctor before taking this medication if you are pregnant or breastfeeding your child. Prednisone withdrawal symptoms can also be very severe sometimes.

Prednisone withdrawal symptoms
Prednisone withdrawal symptoms


This medicine can never be mixed with insulin as it can increase the risk of heart problems. This medicine also interacts with over-the-counter medicines like vitamins and herbal products.

Interactions mean that a drug mixed with any other drug causing serious side effects. It also interacts with other drugs or herbal products, causing side effects or making it less effective.

Before starting this medicine, tell your doctor if you are taking any other product or medicine. This medicine also affects some lab tests, so before going for any test, make sure to tell the lab technician about this drug.

Never start or stop any medicine by your own choice, as it can cause serious side effects that can be fatal sometimes. Products that interact with this drug are aldesleukin, mifepristone, clopidogrel,  dabigatran/warfarin, aspirin/ibuprofen.


Overdose of this medicine can be fatal. Try to take medicine according to the given prescription and at the same time daily. If you miss any dose, then never make up for the missed dose by taking it double.

In case of overdose, immediately rush to the nearby hospital or seek emergency help.


Store it in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight. Please keep it away from children and never share your medicine with anybody else. Swallow the tablet as a whole, don’t break it in halves.

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2 reviews for PREDNISONE

  1. Gobriel

    The products were exactly as displayed. I ordered prednisone 40mg for the allergic reactions I was facing for a long time. After consuming this tablet I am feeling much better and forwarding towards healthier skin. Thank you rxglobal for the on-time delivery.

  2. Routh Moriyol

    I will be glad to share my experience with RX Global Pharmacy of delivery as promised while placing an order. My doctor prescribed this medication as needed only because I’m diabetic. I ordered the meds from this website as could not found anywhere else. It was a wonderful pill for me and the only drug that worked and cured. No side effects except it raise my blood sugar, however, I only take it as needed only during an arthritis flare-up. The best part is they also share brief details of the medicines on the website itself.

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