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Prednisone is used to treat a wide range of conditions, including gout, eczema, psoriasis, asthma, allergies and arthritis. This medicine is known as a corticosteroid. It targets the body's immune system to reduce inflammation and pain. It’s only available as a generic medication.
Please note: At this time, this medication is only prescribed as a refill at Dr. B.
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Tell us about your condition with a $15 online consultation—no video call necessary.
A medical provider will review your information and prescribe treatment, if appropriate.
Pick up and pay for the medication at the pharmacy of your choice. Or, get it delivered.
How does it work?
Prednisone is a corticosteroid that helps calm down the body’s immune response. This reduces symptoms that can cause pain or discomfort, like swelling, itching or redness.
What does it treat?
This medication is used to treat a variety of conditions, such as allergies, asthma, gout and arthritis. It can also be prescribed to manage conditions like lupus, skin problems and certain types of cancer.
What forms does it come in?
Prednisone comes in different forms, including tablets, liquids or injections. Your medical provider will let you know which version is right for your condition and symptoms.
Please note that Prednisone liquid and injection forms are not listed among the available options on the Dr. B platform at this time.
Prednisone vs. Deltasone
Prednisone and Deltasone are actually the same medication. Deltasone is a brand name for a specific version of Prednisone. All brand versions of Prednisone were recently discontinued, so this medication is only available as a generic now.
The brand drug Deltasone is not currently available on the platform.
How much will it cost?
Dr. B offers online consultations for $15—which is less than most copays. If a gout prescription is appropriate, your out-of-pocket medication cost will depend on your insurance and where you decide to get your prescription filled. With a drug discount card, prices for Prednisone 10 mg (28 tablets) start at $4.03.
* Prices shown with drug discount card applied. Price may differ depending on location.
Prednisone 10 mg (28 tablets)*
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Prednisone prescription FAQ
What are the benefits of taking Prednisone?
- Reduces inflammation
- Calms overactive immune system
- Replaces cortisol normally made in the body
- Helps to control autoimmune conditions
- Soothes itching and redness
- Treats a variety of conditions
Who should not take this medication?
- People who are allergic to Prednisone or other corticosteroids
- People with active infections or a history of tuberculosis
- People with certain mental health conditions
- People with certain eye conditions
- People with certain bone conditions
- People with certain stomach conditions
- People with certain heart conditions
- People with certain liver conditions
- People with certain kidney conditions
- People who are pregnant or breastfeeding
Since this medication affects the immune system, it can be dangerous for people with some medical conditions or who take certain other medications. Make sure your health provider is aware of your full medical history and any medications you take before starting this treatment.
How do you take this medication?
This medicine is usually taken with food to help prevent stomach upset. If you’re using the liquid form, measure the prescribed amount using a special measuring device and then swallow it. You can also mix the liquid solution with applesauce or juice to make it easier to take.
If you’re taking the delayed-release tablet, swallow it whole – do not crush or chew it. Follow your licensed provider's instructions carefully for the best results.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Talk to your health provider about what to do if you miss a dose of this medicine. Don’t take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
What happens if I take too much?
Taking too much of this medication can be dangerous, especially if you’re taking this medicine for a long time. It's crucial to follow your medical provider's directions carefully to avoid these issues.
If you’ve taken too much Prednisone, call your licensed provider or local poison control center (800-222-1222) immediately.
Can I get Prednisone online?
Dr. B can help you get an online Prednisone prescription conveniently from home. Connect with a licensed medical provider by filling out a short health questionnaire. A healthcare provider will review your health history and symptoms to determine if a Prednisone prescription is right for you.
Medical information reviewed by Dr. Sudip Bose
Sudip Bose, MD is a world-leading emergency medicine physician, combat veteran, professor, and entrepreneur. With a wide variety of experience, Dr. Bose is focused on endeavors with large-scale health and educational impact. He founded The Battle Continues, a nonprofit assisting veterans with healthcare needs. Dr. Bose is also a clinical professor at Texas Tech and University of Illinois College of Medicine. He is a graduate of the honors program at Northwestern University, where he continued his medical school education at The Feinberg School of Medicine.
This medication can cause side effects. The most common mild side effects are:
- Upset stomach or heartburn
- Swelling of the face (“moon face”)
- Changes in blood sugar
- Increased sweating
- Nausea or vomiting
- Trouble sleeping
- Mood changes, like irritability and increased stress or anxiety
- Muscle weakness
- Bone Health: Long-term use may weaken bones
- Infection Risk: It may weaken the immune system
- Changes in appetite, which may lead to weight gain
- Changes in electrolyte levels (potassium or sodium)
If you experience severe side effects like unusual bleeding or bruising, osteoporosis or vision problems or eye pain—or other new and worrying symptoms—contact your health provider or pharmacist immediately.