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Prednisone

Also known as Decortisyl, Prednicen-M, Sterapred, Liquid Pred, Meticorten, Orasone, Deltasone, and Econosone


Prednisone is a synthetic corticosteroid drug that is particularly effective as an immunosuppressant drug. It is used to treat certain inflammatory diseases (such as moderate allergic reactions) and (at higher doses) some types of cancer, but has significant adverse effects. Because it suppresses the immune system, it leaves patients more susceptible to infections.

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Estimated Total Cost: $5.32 for an average of 28 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed prednisone to treat asthma, allergy, wheezing, and rheumatoid arthritis.

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