Avoid deltoid muscle inj. Not for treatment of traumatic brain injury. Not to be used IA, intrabursally or for intratendinous & epidural administration for local effect. Not to be used in cerebral malaria & active ocular herpes simplex. Discontinue use in Kaposi's sarcoma patients. Corticosteroid effects. Recent MI. Susceptibility to infections. Exacerbated systemic fungal & intercurrent infections. Known or suspected Strongyloides (threadworm) infestation. Active or latent TB, posterior subcapsular cataracts, glaucoma. CHF, HTN, active or latent peptic ulcers, diverticulitis, fresh intestinal anastomoses & non-specific ulcerative colitis, osteoporosis, myasthenia gravis. Aggravated existing emotional instability or psychotic tendencies. Pheochromocytoma. Not recommended in optic neuritis. Dietary salt restriction & K supplementation. Not to be used w/ live or live, attenuated vaccine. Monitor IOP in therapy >6 wk. Avoid abrupt w/drawal. Avoid exposure to chicken pox or measles. May affect ability to drive & use machines. Renal insufficiency; cirrhosis. Pregnancy & lactation. Elderly.