Wysolone 5 mg is a medicine that is usually used to treat blood problems, arthritis, cancer, allergies, and skin and eye conditions. Doctors may also prescribe this medication to treat other medical conditions such as immune system disorders, trouble breathing, and other conditions not listed in this document. While the active ingredient is Prednisolone, it also contains other inactive ingredients such as sodium benzoate, magnesium stearate, anhydrous lactose, crospovidone, and others. Wysolone 5 mg belongs to the group of medications called corticosteroids. Prednisolone works by stopping the production of a chemical substance in the body, which can cause swelling (inflammation) and allergies.
The manufacturer of Wysolone 5 mg is Pfizer Ltd.
Usually, one tablet per day is the recommended dose or as directed by your doctor. Take the tablet whole by mouth with a glass full of water and avoid other drinks such as alcohol because it may increase the risk of side effects. While swallowing, do not chew, break, or crush the tablet. To decrease the risk of nausea and stomach upset, you can administer the tablet with light food or milk. To get a better effect from Prednisolone, you should follow carefully the doctor’s recommendations such as taking the tablet at a fixed time each day.
However, it is not allowed to use Wysolone 5 mg more often than your physician prescribes. Otherwise, your risk for side effects may increase. In any case, if you are not noticing the desired result, your doctor may increase the dosage for several weeks.
However, use a special measuring device or spoon if you are using the liquid form of Prednisolone. It is not allowed to use a household spoon because you may get the wrong dose. If your condition lasts or worsens, you should consult a doctor immediately.
Some medicines and substances may interact with Prednisolone and increase the risk of adverse effects or decrease the effectiveness of the medicine. Moreover, tell your physician about all products that you are using before taking Wysolone 5 mg. For example prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, supplements, herbal products, vitamins, and others. For example:
- Cancer chemotherapy
Check below some examples of disease interaction:
- Myasthenia gravis
- Liver disease (such as cirrhosis)
- Fluid retention
- Osteoporosis (bone loss)
This document does not contain all possible disease and drug interactions. That’s why it is important to consult a doctor before taking Prednisolone. In addition, it is not allowed to start, stop, or change the dosages without the doctor’s approval because it also may increase the risk of side effects.
Physicians may prescribe different dosages for their patients. It depends on your age, response to treatment, other medicines that you may be using, and the severity of the medical condition. If you are not sure what dosage is better for you, it is recommended to consult a doctor. Moreover, do not stop the treatment suddenly without the doctor’s approval because symptoms may return and your condition may get worse.
- Wysolone 5 mg
- Wysolone 20 mg
Sometimes, you may forget to administer a dose. Therefore, it is recommended to take the tablet as soon as possible. In any case, if it is near the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue the regular treatment. Do not administer an increased dose the next time to catch up because it may increase the risk of side effects.
You may rarely experience an overdose due to an increased dose of Prednisolone. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, stop taking Wysolone 5 mg and get medical help right away. Examples include a fast or pounding heartbeat, passing out, trouble breathing, severe dizziness, and others. Talk to a doctor for more details.
Share with your doctor your medical history before using Prednisolone. For example:
- Infections (such as herpes, tuberculosis, and others)
- Kidney problems
- Liver disease (such as hepatitis B)
- Blood clots
- Bleeding problems
- Thyroid disease
- Heart disease (such as recent myocardial infarction, heart failure, angina, and others)
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Reduced levels of potassium or calcium in the blood
- Osteoporosis (fragile bones)
- Intestinal or stomach problems (such as ulcers, diverticulitis, and others)
- Eye disorders (such as glaucoma)
Prednisolone may make you dizzy or drowsy. Therefore, you should limit or avoid alcoholic drinks and marijuana while you are on treatment with Wysolone 5 mg because these effects may increase. Moreover, you should not operate machinery or drive during treatment because it may be harmful to you.
Inform your physician if you are pregnant or want to become pregnant before using Prednisolone because it may harm your unborn baby. Talk to a doctor before breastfeeding because Prednisolone passes into breast milk.
Side Effects of Wysolone 5 mg
Wysolone 5 mg like other drugs may give you some side effects. However, if you are on treatment with Prednisolone, you may not notice any of the following adverse effects. Allergy, overdose, and dehydration are some factors that can cause side effects. There are three types of adverse effects: mild, moderate, and severe.
Mild Side Effects
Most patients usually ignore this category of adverse effects. However, it is advised to tell your physician if you are noticing any of the following adverse effects. For example:
- Increased sweating
- Stomach upset
Moderate Side Effects
This category of adverse effects usually is not dangerous for the patients. It means that they can continue the treatment safely. Check some examples below:
- Behavior changes
- Changes in menstrual periods
- Thinning skin
Severe Side Effects
You may rarely experience this category of adverse effects. However, it is recommended to stop taking Wysolone 5 mg and get medical help immediately if you notice any of the following side effects. Your healthcare professional may help you to avoid or prevent side effects. Check below some examples:
- Sore throat
- Puffy face
- Unusual weight gain
- Black stools
- Severe abdominal or stomach pain
- Muscle pain
- Chest pain
- Vision changes (such as blurred vision)
- Mental or mood disorders (such as agitation, depression, mood swings, and others)
This article does not contain a complete list of adverse effects. If you are experiencing any of the side effects listed above or any other effects, talk to a doctor right away.