Prednisone is a prescription medication used
to treat many conditions including low corticosteroid levels, adrenal insufficiency, arthritis,
allergic conditions, autoimmune diseases, and other inflammatory conditions. Prednisone
belongs to a group of drugs called corticosteroids, which replace steroids the body normally makes.
This leads to a reduction of inflammation and affects the immune system. This medication
comes in tablet and oral solution forms and is taken with food or milk up to 4 times a
day or every other day. Common side effects of prednisone include headache, dizziness,
and difficulty falling asleep. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how prednisone
will affect you. For more information on this medication and others, explore the RxWiki
encyclopedia on the web or on your mobile device.