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Prednisone, marketed under the name Rayos, is a medication used in the management of a variety of medical conditions related to inflammation. Farmington Drugs & Medical Supplies provides  patients who need Prednisone prescriptions at our home pharmacy or via free local deliveries for prescription refills.

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  • Usage

    Some people may have heard of prednisone but do not know what prednisone is used for. Prednisone belongs to a class of medications known as glucocorticoids and is a corticosteroid (steroid) medication. The active metabolite of prednisone, prednisolone, binds to glucocorticoid receptors and inhibits inflammatory cells and the expression of inflammatory chemicals. Prednisone is primarily used to reduce the amount of inflammation in the body in conditions such as asthma and COPD and suppress the immune system in conditions such as arthritis. Prednisone is similar to dexamethasone, hydrocortisone and methylprednisolone (Medrol Dosepak) in activity.

  • Prednisone – Side Effects

    Prednisone, like other medications, can have side effects. Prednisone side effects include bone loss, bruising, weight gain and swelling, aggressive behavior, high blood sugar and weakness. Prednisone withdrawal is another side effect of prednisone use and a prednisone taper needs to be done after a long period of use. Prednisone and alcohol do not mix well and alcohol should be avoided during use. Questions regarding the side effects related to prednisone use should be directed to one’s medical provider and pharmacist.

  • Cost Information

    Prednisone is considered an affordable medication at under thirty cents per pill. Branded prednisone (Rayos) is much more expensive. In some cases, one’s insurance plan will cover the cost of prednisone from a pharmacy. Prednisone and Rayos do require a valid prescription and are not available over-the-counter (OTC). Prednisone coupons may also be available online. Farmington Drugs & Medical Supplies takes pride in offering the most cost efficient services and prescriptions to our patients.

  • Dosage

    Prednisone is converted into its active form, prednisolone, in the liver. After taken orally, prednisone has a half life of approximately 3 hours. Prednisone is metabolized by the liver and removed from the body via the urine and the bile.

  • FDA Information

    Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.

     

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