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ORAPRED FILM-COATED TABLET
100 TABLETS PER BOX
Prednisone 20 mg
Prednisone is used to treat conditions such as arthritis, blood disorders, breathing problems, severe allergies, skin disorders, cancer, eye problems and immune system disorders. Prednisone belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. It decreases your immune system's response to various diseases to reduce symptoms such as swelling and allergic type reactions.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION:
Adjuct in Pneumocystis (carinil) jiroveci pneumonia:
Adult: 40 mg bid for 5 days followed by 40 mg once daily for 5 days, then 20mg once daily for 11 days or until complestion of the anti-infective regimen; initiated w/in 24-72 hr of initial anti pneumocystis therapy.
Child: 1 mg/kg bid for 5 days, followed by 0.5-1 mg/kg bid for 5 days, then 0.5 mg/kg once daily for 11-21 days.