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Deltasone is also known generically as prednisone. It is known generically as prednisone because prednisone is the main active ingredient found in Deltasone. Prednisone is a glucocorticoids drug and is available in its generic alternative in 5mg and 50mg! This medication is most commonly prescribed to treat conditions such as blood disorders, breathing problems, skin diseases, eye problems, cancer, arthritis, severe allergies, and immune system disorders. It treats a number of conditions because it provides relief for inflamed areas of the body which can happen anywhere and due to a variety of reason. This medication works on the immune system to help relieve swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions that are a result of the conditions mentioned, and of the conditions not mentioned.

Always follow instructions given to you by your doctor. 

Deltasone is taken by mouth, with food or milk to prevent an upset stomach from occurring.

This tablet should be taken with a full glass of water.

Do not stop taking this medication before consulting your doctor. Some conditions may worsen if you suddenly stop taking this medication.


Tell your doctor about all drug allergies that you have.

Include all previous and current medical conditions as well as any medication you take for them.

Studies have suggested this medication has little threat towards a nursing infant.

If you take desmopressin or rotavirus vaccine (live), your doctor may want to prescribe you a different medicine.

This medication may cause internal stomach bleeding; daily use of alcohol can increase this risk.

Deltasone should only be used when clearly needed during pregnancy.

This medication can slow down the growth of a child if used for a prolonged time.Deltasone could cause an ineffectiveness in vaccinations.

Side Effects

Side effects are not always present in everyone. Others are more sensitive to side effects while they could be mild for others. If side effects ever become too much to handle, contact your doctor right away.

Common side effects of Deltasone may include:

  • Increased appetite
  • Abnormal fat deposits on the face, neck, and trunk
  • acne
  • dry scalp
  • lightening of normal skin color
  • red face
  • The above side effects should not alarm you.
  • Serious side effects of Deltasone may include:
  • Aggression
  • agitation
  • blurred vision
  • decrease in the amount of urine
  • dizziness
  • fast, slow, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  • headache

If you have any of the above side effects, contact your doctor right away.


How can I remember to take this medication every day?

Take your medication at the same time every day, set a digital reminder on your phone or write it on a calendar, use a pillbox, or ask someone if they can help give you reminders.

What other brand names of prednisone are there?

Other brand name medications that also use Prednisone in it include Prednicot, predniSONE Intensol, Rayos, Sterapred, and Sterapred DS.

What does this medication look like?

It is a small round pill that comes in white, pink, or orange, depending on what strength of dose and if you’re buying brand or generic.

What should I avoid while using Deltasone?

Avoid people with infections as Deltasone can mask the signs of a new infection. Ensure you are washing your hands throughout the day.

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