Prednisolone is a man-made form of a natural substance (corticosteroid hormone) made by the adrenal gland. It is used to treat conditions such as arthritis, blood problems, immune system disorders, skin and eye conditions, breathing problems, cancer, and severe allergies. It decreases your immune system's response to various diseases to reduce symptoms such as pain, swelling and allergic-type reactions. Take this medication by mouth, with food or milk to prevent stomach upset, exactly as directed by your doctor. Carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device/spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose. There are many brands, strengths, and forms of liquid prednisolone available. The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) improves the health of British Columbians by seeking province-wide solutions to specialized health care needs in collaboration with BC health authorities and other partners. Prednisone, prednisol ONE and methylprednisolone are also referred to as corticosteroids or “steroids”. These “steroids” are different from the type used by some athletes. They are used for their anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effects. They lower your immune system and prevent rejection. They can also treat mild acute rejection when given in high doses. You may be started on high doses of prednisone, prednisol ONE or methylprednisolone in case of acute rejection.
Prednisone is actually a “precursor” to prednisolone. This means that once your dog takes prednisone it is converted by the liver into prednisolone. For this reason, vets often choose to give prednisolone to dogs who have poor liver function to avoid the need for conversion. Oct 31, 2017. Prednisone and dexamethasone are synthetic corticosteroids used for. Kenacort, methylprednisolone Medrol, and prednisolone Prelone.