Prednisone is FDA approved for the treatment of leukemias and lymphomas in adults and acute leukemia of childhood. It is also indicated for hypercalcemia (high levels of calcium in the blood) associated with cancer and mycosis fungoides. Prednisone may also be used to help prevent or reduce nausea and vomiting, or to reduce the swelling surrounding cancerous tumors to relieve pressure caused by the swelling. It is important for patients to remember that physicians have the ability to prescribe medication for conditions other than those for which the drug has been approved by the FDA. Patients who have received a prescription of this drug for a condition other than which it is approved may wish to discuss this issue with their physician. Prednisone belongs to a class of drugs called glucocorticoids. Prednisone produces its anti-cancer effects by inhibiting inflammatory agents in the body, which have been implicated in the development or growth of some cancers. Prednisone is administered orally as a tablet, and the dose depends on several factors, including the condition being treated, the size of the patient, the particular regimen being used and the overall health of the patient. Patients will usually have scheduled meetings with their healthcare provider while they are being treated with prednisone. Blood may be drawn to check levels of blood cells and to monitor functions of some organ systems, such as the kidneys or liver. This means your healthcare provider has given it to you as part of a treatment plan. Prednisone is part of a group of drugs called corticosteroids (often called "steroids"). Other steroid drugs include prednisolone, hydrocortisone, and methylprednisolone. Prednisone can be given in different ways, including pill, injection, and inhaled. It is usually given as a pill when used after a kidney transplant, or for certain kidney disorders. Steroid drugs, such as prednisone, work by lowering the activity of the immune system. Steroids work by slowing your body’s response to disease or injury. Prednisone can help lower certain immune-related symptoms, including inflammation and swelling.
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