Deltasone is a prescription medication that contains prednisone, the generic name of the drug which is a glucocorticoid. It is a steroid drug and is similar to cortisone that is being made in the adrenal glands having the anti-inflammatory benefits. Prednisone is available in the form of crystalline powders that is white in color and is odorless. It is slightly soluble in water, alcohol, chloroform and even in methanol. The pill can be availed generic form after verifying the constituents of the pill and making sure if they are true in the composition.

Medical Uses

Deltasone is used in the treatment of a number of medical conditions like skin diseases, blood disorders, arthritis, breathing problems, eye related issues, allergies, immune system disorders and even cancer. The pill works by decreasing the immune system’s response to various diseases thereby reducing the symptoms like swelling and allergic reactions. They can cause profound metabolic effects. Physicians make use of the pill in treating several inflammatory conditions like ulcer, microscopic colitis, Crohn’s disease and also auto immune hepatitis.

Dosage and Administration

This medication is available in the dosage strength of 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg and 40 mg. you can get this drug as a bulk of 30 pills, 60 pills, 90 pills, 120 pills, 180 pills, 270 pills, and 360 pills. You have to choose how many number pills your package of this medication would consist of.  Start with the lower dose as mentioned by a health care professional and can increase it if it is needed at a later point of time.

The medicine comes in oral solution form and can be taken once each day either with a full glass of water. Those who have stomach upset can consume Deltasone tablets with food and milk. The dosage strength and the number of doses per day depend upon the patients’ age, health condition and the response to the medication. Follow the doctor’s guidance carefully and do not change the dosage strength abruptly unless otherwise is insisted by the physician.

If you are prescribed to take only a single dose of Deltasone, then it is better to consume it in the morning before 9 A.M. If you are taking the dosage at irregular intervals, it is better to take it at the same time each day so as to make it work more effectively.

Side effects

One might encounter side effects while taking Deltasone. The most common side effects include nausea, vomiting, heartburn, sleeping troubles, sweating, acne or loss of appetite. In case, any of these conditions worsen, it is crucial to visit a health care professional immediately.

Get emergency medical consultation if you get muscle pain, infection, weight gain, swelling of the hands, feet, fingers, toes, blurred vision, abdominal pain, fever, sore throat, changes in mood upon consuming Deltasone. The drug might rarely cause a rise in the level of blood sugar that could cause or worsen the diabetes.


  • Tell your healthcare professional, if you are allergic to this active ingredient or if you had a history of allergic reactions by any drug.
  • Since it is found that taking Deltasone during pregnancy or lactating would affect the fetus or baby, it is essential to avoid this medication at this stage.
  • If pediatric patients take this medication for a longer period they could develop bone problems, hence give them only the recommended dosage strength and have a close look on them during the treatment.
  • When geriatric patients are given with this medication, it is possible that they get affected from kidney or liver problem or heart related problems.

What drugs interact with Deltasone?

There are certain products that can interact with this drug like ibuprofen, aspirin, bupropion, azithromycin, deferasirox, Cipro XR, Humira, nalidixic acid, Trovan, Zagam, Deltasone , ciprofloxacin, desirudin, Factive,  Dryvax, Aubagio , Avelox, Korlym, Sabril, Wellbutrin , Xeljanz XR, talimogene and Thalomid. This is not the complete list of drugs that might interact with Deltasone so keep your doctor notified of all the drugs you take so as to cautiously prevent drug interactions.

Few people might get allergic reactions if they take any over the counter pills, prescription medications or other herbal or dietary supplements and drug interaction might also be the reason behind it. In some cases it might also cause severe ill effects so it is always better to avoid this situation.


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