What is Omnacortil (Prednisolone) used for?
Omnacortil (Prednisolone) is an oral medication prescribed to treat a variety of inflammatory conditions. It operates by blocking the action of prostaglandins that are released in response to injury that cause pain, irritation, and swelling. This makes it useful for treating conditions such as arthritis, allergic reactions (hives or swelling), eczema, inflammation of the soft tissues, some types of cancer (lymphoma or multiple myeloma), glandular fever, or tuberculosis. Your doctor may also prescribe it to be used along with other medications or to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Omnacortil (Prednisolone)?
Omnacortil (Prednisolone) is normally taken one to four times each day at a dosage of one tablet. Your individual instructions will be determined by your doctor based on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full glass of water and a meal to prevent nausea. Never change the form of the tablets by splitting, chewing, or crushing them as this may cause unexpected health problems during treatment. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Omnacortil (Prednisolone)?
Omnacortil (Prednisolone) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention are blurry vision, difficulty breathing, rapid weight gain, severe depression, low potassium levels, pancreatitis, severe hypertension, bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood, or seizures. Inform your doctor as soon as you experience any serious side effects to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your dosage or frequency of administration to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Omnacortil (Prednisolone) should not be used by patients who are lactose intolerant, who have a widespread infection, or who have a head injury or a recent stroke. Also inform your doctor if you have osteoporosis, tuberculosis, herpes, epilepsy, glaucoma, heart failure, a recent heart attack, hypertension, peptic ulcer, ulcerative colitis, hypokalaemia, depression, menopause, myasthenia gravis, thromboembolism, ulcerative colitis, liver cirrhosis, liver failure, or decreased kidney function. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems during treatment requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Omnacortil (Prednisolone) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Omnacortil (Prednisolone) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.