Prednisolone is a steroid medication used to treat certain types of allergies, inflammatory conditions, autoimmune disorders, and cancers. It works by suppressing the immune system and reducing inflammation.

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What is Prednisolone?

Prednisolone is a prescribed steroid medicine that can treat many different illnesses. It can be used to treat allergies, inflammation, skin conditions, some infections, some cancers and to prevent organ rejection after a transplant. It can also boost steroid levels if the body is not making enough on its own. 

How does it work?

Prednisolone works by boosting the natural levels of corticosteroids in the body. This reduces various illnesses that involve inflammation of the body. 

Is Prednisolone suitable for me?

You may not be able to take this medication if you have certain medical conditions or are on certain medications.

Side Effects

All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however, these do not always occur.

  • Infections
  • Lower concentration of certain hormones 
  • Cushings-like appearance
  • Growth retardation in children
  • Low levels of potassium
  • Build up of sodium in the body
  • Increased sugar in the blood and urine
  • Osteoporosis
  • Swelling due to fluid accumulation
  • High blood pressure
  • Thinner skin
  • Impaired wound healing
  • Muscle wasting

Disclaimer: This website does not constitute as medical advice, you should also consult with a doctor before taking medication. If you experience any major reactions to any medication you are taking, you must seek immediate medical attention.


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Commonly Used Dosage Guidelines for Prednisolone.

Always take this medication as your doctor has advised. Depending on your illness, your dose may vary between 5mg and 60mg. 

Disclaimer: This website does not provide medical advice. No information listed on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment before undergoing a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Additional Information


It is most commonly used to treat inflammation associated with allergic reactions and several different diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, psoriasis and lupus. 

Prednisolone is usually taken in tablet form once or twice daily for varying lengths of time depending on the condition being treated. Side effects may include nausea, vomiting, headache, mood changes such as anxiety or depression, swelling of the face or tongue, hives, difficulty breathing, slurred speech or seizures. Permanent eye damage may occur if prednisolone is taken for long periods of time.

If you are considering taking prednisolone, please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Prednisolone should only be used if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the patient.

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Can Prednisolone be used to treat a cough?

Prednisolone may be used to treat a cough associated with certain conditions, such as bronchitis, pneumonia, and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). It works by reducing inflammation in the airways. This can help to relieve coughing and other symptoms.

When should I take Prednisolone tablets?

Prednisolone should be taken with food or milk to reduce the risk of stomach upset. The usual adult dose is 5-60 mg daily depending on the condition being treated. Doses are usually lower for children and people with kidney problems. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take Prednisolone exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.

Is this medication suitable for me?

Please get in touch with a doctor if you are unsure what medication is suitable for you. You can also complete our online consultation form to check your eligibility for the product.

How is the medication delivered?

All orders placed before 14:00 from Monday to Friday will be dispatched that day. The orders are sent using 24 Hour Tracked delivery provided by Royal Mail. Items will usually arrive the very next day after the order has been placed. We also provide tracking for your orders to check the status and location of your parcel. All our medication is packaged in plain confidential padded white or brown envelopes. This ensures that your orders are discreet, and the content of the orders will be for your eyes only.

Is Prednisolone a strong steroid?

Prednisolone is a synthetic glucocorticoid, a class of steroid hormones. Glucocorticoids are adrenocortical steroids, both naturally occurring and synthetic, which are readily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. Prednisolone is about four times as potent as hydrocortisone.

What is Prednisolone used for?

Prednisolone is used to treat conditions such as allergies, arthritis, blood disorders, breathing problems, certain cancers, eye diseases, intestinal disorders, kidney diseases, and skin diseases.

How do I order my medication?

Some products only require an online consultation which approximately takes 1 minute to complete, enabling you to then buy the product. Other products will also require a prescription; in this case, you will need to complete the online consultation, and then one of our partner pharmacy prescribers or doctors will review the online consultation questions and approve the order for delivery if you are eligible to purchase the item.

Can I cancel or return my order?

For non-medicinal products, you are eligible to return the product within 14 days of receipt in the same packaging you received. For medicinal products, you are eligible to cancel the order only until it has been dispatched. From that point forward, you are no longer eligible to return the order.

You have the right to cancel your order for medication up to the point when your medication is dispatched.

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