Hypersensitivity. Not for IV or SC use; epidural inj. Not as replacement for conventional therapy. Not to be inj into unstable joints, infected areas or intravertebral spaces & directly into tendon substance. Avoid local inj into previously infected joint. Idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura, TB, ocular herpes simplex, hypothyroidism. Existing emotional instability or psychotic tendencies. Nonspecific ulcerative colitis, impending perforation, abscesses or pyogenic infection; diverticulitis; fresh intestinal anastomoses; active or latent peptic ulcer; HTN; osteoporosis; myasthenia gravis. May mask signs of infection. Visual disturbance. Not to undertake immunization procedures eg, smallpox vaccinations. Avoid exposure to chickenpox or measles. Dietary salt restriction & K supplementation. Avoid abrupt w/drawal. High-dose & long-term use. Cirrhosis. Renal insufficiency. Women of childbearing potential. Pregnancy & lactation. Growth & development in infants & childn. Not to be used in neonates. Avoid in childn <2 yr.