Generic Name: Prednisolone 5mg, 25mg
Product Name: Solone
Solone is used for a range of inflammatory disorders or autoimmune diseases.
Your doctor may have prescribed Solone for you for another reason, please ask your doctor why this medication has been prescribed for you if you are unsure.
Solone belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids. Corticosteroids work by reducing inflammation in the body as well as suppressing the immune system, especially when the diseases are auto immune diseases where the body fights against itself.
The dose of Solone is different to different individuals and different medical conditions, your doctor will decide a suitable dose for you.
The general recommended doses are:
- Adult: 10mg to 100mg daily in divided doses
- Children: 1-5 years: 2.5mg to 10mg twice a day
- Children: 6-12 years: 5mg to 20mg twice a day
Take the recommended dose by your doctor in the morning with food to reduce stomach upset.
Tell your doctor if you develop any signs of infection when you start taking this medication.
This medication may affect your mood, you might feel happy or sad, talk to your doctor about it if you are concerned.
High doses of Solone should be reduced gradually, follow your doctor instructions.
Do let other health care professions (eg pharmacist, dentist etc) know you are taking this medications before starting any new medications or before proceeding any procedures or surgery.
If you have any concern of taking this medication, seek your doctor advise.
Common side effects
All medications have side effects, most of them are temporary or minor, do seek your doctor advise if you are concerned of these side effects.
- Nausea (feeling sick)
- Oedema (swelling)
- High blood pressure
- Abdominal pain
- Muscle weakness
- Increased appetite
- Blurred vision
- Skin rashes
Uncommon side effects
These uncommon side effects listed below occurred in less than 1% of the population who have used Solone, these are known as the uncommon side effects.
- Growth suppression in children
- Effects on blood sugar control
- Effects on the heart
- Watery and large amount of urine
- Peptic ulceration
- Cushing’s syndrome (swelling from oedema and causing a moonface)
- Delayed wound healing
- Increased susceptibility to all kinds of infections
- Severe headache
- Shortness of breath
- Severe palpitations
If you experienced any of the listed uncommon side effects, do seek medical attention immediately.
- Australian Pharmaceutical Publishing Company. Electronic Australian Prescription Products Guide [Computer Software] 2007.
- MIMS Editorial Board. MIMS online [Computer Software] 2007.
For further information talk to your doctor.