Apred 5mg Tablet
Acron Pharmaceuticals

prescription required
In-stock 10 tablets in 1 strip
4.41
Related Warnings
Alcohol

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.

WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS

Apred 5mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.

SAFE
Lactation
SAFE

Apred 5mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.

Driving

Apred 5mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.

SAFE
Kidney
SAFE

Apred 5mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Apred 5mg Tablet is recommended.However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease as careful dose selection and regular monitoring of kidney function tests are advised while you are taking this medicine.

CAUTION
Liver
CAUTION

Apred 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Apred 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Prednisolone   5mg

Uses of Apred Tablet
Apred 5mg Tablet is used in the treatment of severe allergic reaction, allergic disorders, asthma, rheumatic disorder, skin disorders, eye disorders and nephrotic syndrome.

How to use Apred Tablet
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Apred 5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Apred Tablet works
Prednisolone belongs to a group of medicines called as glucocorticosteroids. Prednisolone increases the level of corticosteroids which are already present in the body and helps to treat various inflammatory conditions. It has anti-inflammatory, metabolic, immune, and hormonal effects on the body..

Side Effects:

Common Electrolyte imbalance, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Bone degradation, Increased risk of infection, Muscle disorders, Increased blood pressure, Altered bone growth, Skin scar, Behavioural changes, Increased glucose level in blood, Cataract.

Expert advice for Apred Tablet
It is a steroid medicine which works well for many different conditions, including serious illnesses. Take regularly to gain maximum benefit. Do not discontinue unless advised by your doctor. You may need to decrease the dose gradually. You may get side effects such as mood changes or stomach problems. Notify your doctor if you get them. Some side effects may occur after weeks or months. These include weakness of arms and legs, or developing a rounder face. Your risk of getting an infection may become higher. Tell your doctor immediately if you have a fever, flu-like symptoms, cough, painful urination, or a wound that does not heal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is Apred an anti-inflammatory drug?
Apred belongs to the class of corticosteroids which has anti-inflammatory properties (suppresses the inflammation associated with many diseases, for example, arthritis). Hence, Apred is used for the treatment of a number of inflammatory and auto-immune conditions.

Q. How long can I take Apred for?
It is advisable to take Apred for the duration prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop the treatment suddenly or take for a longer period than recommended by your doctor.

Q. Does Apred contain penicillin?
Apred does not contain penicillin. Apred belongs to a group of medicines called steroids.

Q. Does Apred expire?
Yes, Apred does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.

Q. Is Apred a pain-killer?
Apred is not a pain-killer. Apred belongs to a group of medicines called steroids which are anti-inflammatory in nature and can help in the relief of pain associated with inflammation.

Q. Is Apred safe?
Yes. Apred is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.

Q. Is Apred an immunosuppressant?
Apred belongs to the class of corticosteroids and has immunosuppressant properties (suppresses the body’s immune system). Hence, Apred is used for the treatment of a number of inflammatory and auto-immune conditions.

Q. Is Apred a glucocorticoid?
Apred is a glucocorticoid and belongs to a group of medicines called steroids (corticosteroids).

Q. Can I take Apred with antibiotics?
Certain antibiotics may increase the metabolism of Apred and hence decrease its effects. So, it may be necessary to adjust the dose of Apred accordingly. Please consult your doctor before taking Apred with antibiotics.

Q. Can I take Apred with paracetamol?
Apred can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been clinically seen between the two. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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