IBD Medication Guide

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Prednisone
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Prednisone

Brand Name(s)

Deltasone®

Drug Class

Corticosteroids

How taken

Oral

Used for

Moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease

Recommendations for Pregnancy

Low risk: possible increased risk of cleft palate, adrenal insufficiency, premature rupture of membranes.

Recommendations for Lactation

Compatible

Medication indication

NOTE: This medication has been typically used for the treatment of ulcerative colitis and also Crohn's disease. Talk to your doctor about potential risks and side effects. For the management of active Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis to reduce signs and symptoms.

Indicated for pediatric use

NOTE: This medication may be recommended for pediatric use. Be sure to talk to your doctor about potential risks and side effects.

Most common side effects

Headache, dizziness, difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, inappropriate happiness, extreme changes in mood, changes in personality, bulging eyes, and acne.

Other

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