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Generic Name: Prednisone
Product Name: Panafcort


Prednisolone is used in the following situations Anti-inflammatory treatment in acute attacks of gout and in rheumatoid arthritis. Autoimmune diseases to suppress an overactive immune system.




Corticosteroids alter genes within the body’s cells to reduce the body’s normal inflammation and immune responses.

Dose advice

Adults Autoimmune and inflammatory disease control: the initial recommended dose is 1–2 mg per kg per day. This dose may then be reduced according to the patient’s clinical response.

Rheumatoid arthritis: 5–10 mg once daily

Acute gout: The initial recommended dose is 20–50 mg once daily for 3–5 days. This dose is then reduced gradually over 7–10 days

Children Autoimmune disease: The initial recommended dose is 2 mg per kg per day, the dose is then reduced over 2 months to the minimum dose required to sustain remission. The chronic use of corticosteroids in children may retard bone growth and growth, and development needs to be monitored carefully. 

Pregnancy: Prednisone is safe to be used during pregnancy and lactation

Hepatic impairment: In patients with severe hepatic impairment the conversion of prednisone to prednisolone may be reduced

Common side effects

Uncommon side effects

  • Burning and tingling sensation in the genital area
  • Death of bone in the hip, ankle and shoulder
  • Fractures of the vertebral bodies


For further information talk to your doctor.


Posted On: 30 September, 2004
Modified On: 14 March, 2014

Created by: myVMC