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  • NOT stop taking prednisone suddenly if you have been taking it for a few weeks. You may need a gradual reduction in dosage before you stop taking this medication.
  • Take prednisone with food or milk to lessen stomach upset. ...
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  • NOT take prednisone if you have a serious bacterial, viral, or fungal infection. Prednisone weakens the body's immune response and thus its ability to fight infection.
  • Before taking this medication, tell your physician if you have ...
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  • Take prednisone exactly as directed by your physician. NOT take more or less than is prescribed for you. If you NOT understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
  • Take each dose with a full glass of water. ...
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    Seek emergency medical attention. A single large dose of this medication is unlikely to cause symptoms or death. An overdose is more likely to be caused by a chronic overdose--large doses taken over a period of time.
  • Symptoms of an overdose include obesity (especially around the stomach); a round face; increased hair growth (especially around the face); acne; bruising; increased blood pressure; swollen hands, feet, or ankles (fluid retention); and sore or weak muscles. ...
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  • Avoid alcohol. Acting together, alcohol and prednisone can be damaging to the stomach.
  • Avoid sources of infection. Wash your hands frequently and keep them away from the mouth and eyes. Your immune system may be weakened while taking prednisone. ...
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    Prednisone side effects

  • If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking prednisone and seek emergency medical attention or contact your physician immediately:
    -- an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives); ...
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