Prednisone Teaching 1681

SN instructed patient about prednisone is a corticosteroid and prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. It also suppresses the immune system and can make you prone to infections. Long term use may lead to bone loss and you should increase calcium and Vitamin D in your diet. S/E include anxiety, mood changes, irritability, headache, fast heart rate, weight gain, appetite increase, decreased urine.