Prednisone is a glucocorticoid prodrug. It is used to treat certain inflammatory diseases (such as severe allergic reactions) and (at higher doses) some types of cancer, but has many significant adverse effects. It is usually taken orally but can be delivered by intramuscular injection or intravenous injection.
Prednisone is used for short-term palliative therapy for acute exacerbations and systemic complications of ulcerative colitis, regional enteritis, or celiac disease. Low dosages of glucocorticoids, in conjunction with other supportive therapy, may occasionally be useful for patients unresponsive to usual therapy for chronic conditions but should not be used with a probability of impending perforation, abscess, or other pyogenic infection.
In the case of Crohn’s, Prednisone is used in the management of mildly through severely active forms of Crohn’s disease. However, some experts state that conventional glucocorticoids should not be used for the management of less active disease because of their high incidence of adverse effects (particularly with long-term administration), and their use should be reserved for patients with more active disease.
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