Allergic, dermatologic, rheumatic & other conditions amenable to corticosteroid therapy.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult Initially 20-40 mg daily, may increase to 60-80 mg daily. Maintenance: 5-20 mg daily. Long-term therapy: Max 40 mg/day as single dose or in 2-4 divided doses. Childn Initially 0.5 mg/kg/day in 3-4 divided doses; may be doubled or trebled if necessary. Maintenance: 0.125-0.25 mg/kg/day.
Should be taken with food: Take immediately after meals.
Active peptic ulcer, osteoporosis, psychoses or severe psychoneuroses, active or quiescent TB; acute or uncontrolled infection; live vaccines.
HTN, CHF, DM, epilepsy, chronic renal failure, uraemia, hepatic impairment, GI disease, myasthenia gravis. Elderly; pregnancy & lactation. Avoid abrupt withdrawal. May mask signs of infection.