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Prednisolone

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Read time: 14 mins
Last updated: 06 May 2020
Published: 24 Jul 2020

4.1 Therapeutic indications

Prednisolone 5mg Soluble Tablets are indicated in adults and children.

A wide variety of diseases may sometimes require corticosteroid therapy. Some of the principal indications are:

• bronchial asthma, severe hypersensitivity reactions, anaphylaxis;

• rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, mixed connective tissue disease (excluding systemic sclerosis), polyarteritis nodosa;

• inflammatory skin disorders, including pemphigus vulgaris, bullous pemphigoid and pyoderma gangrenosum;

• minimal change nephrotic syndrome, acute interstitial nephritis;

• ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease; sarcoidosis;

• rheumatic carditis;

• haemolytic anaemia (autoimmune), acute lymphoblastic and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, malignant lymphoma, multiple myeloma, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura;

• immunosuppression in transplantation.

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