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General Health - Prednisone

About Prednisone

This medication is used to treat inflammation, allergic reactions, or suppress the immune system in various acute and chronic illnesses.

How Is it Best Taken?

If prescribed once daily, take the dose in the morning with food to prevent stomach upset.

Precautions

Possible Side Effects

See Your Healthcare Provider Immediately If:

Emergencies

In an emergency go to Mount Nittany Medical Center or call 911 for an ambulance.

Test Results and Advice Nurse

Please call the nurse for test results and advice: 863-4463

Appointments

Appointments can be made online via the UHS website, by phone or in person. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please call and cancel. Otherwise you will be charged for the visit.

To schedule or cancel appointments call 863-0774 or schedule your appointment online through the UHS website

This content is reviewed periodically and is subject to change as new health information becomes available. This information is intended to inform and educate and is not a replacement for medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional.

Approved by the UHS Patient Education Committee
Revised 4/13/16

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