Generic Name: Prednisolone

Dosage Form: Tablets

License: Generic

Category: Corticosteroid

Packaging: 20 Tablets x 1 Blister

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Additional Information


Prednisolone is a synthetic glucocorticoid which is easily absorbed from the gastro-intestinal tract. It has 4 times the anti-inflammatory potency and 0.8 times the salt retaining potency of the natural adrenocortical hormone, hydrocortisone.

Prednisolone also has anti-allergic, anti-toxic, and immunosuppressive properties.


Each scored tablet contains :

  • Prednisolone: 5 mg.
  • Excipients: S.Q. for one scored tablet.


  • Immuno-allergology: systemic lupus erythematosus, nephrotic syndrome, periarteritis nodosa, hypersensitivity reactions to drugs, serum sickness, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, and for chronic immunosuppression in transplantation patients.
  • Rheumatology: as adjunctive therapy for short-term administration in serious cases of rheumatoid arthritis and rheumatic osteoarthritis, acute rheumatic carditis.
  • Endocrinology: primary or secondary adrenocortical insufficiency and adrenogenital syndromes, polycystic ovary syndrome.
  • Ophthalmology: severe acute or chronic allergic inflammatory processes of the eye and its adnexa, such as allergic conjunctivitis, iritis, optic neuritis.
  • Dermatology: pemphigoid , exfoliative dermatitis , erythema multiforme, severe psoriasis.
  • Gastero-enterology: to induce remission of ulcerative colitis, some cases of chronic hepatitis.
  • Cardiology: some cases of pericarditis.
  • Pulmonology: asthmatic pulmonary and allergic alveolitis , severe bronchial asthma , non-specific obstructive lung diseases.
  • Haematology and oncology: idiopathic and secondary thrombocytopenic purpura, auto-immune heamolytic anaemia, acute and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, acute myelocytic leukaemia.
  • Neurology: cerebral oedema, in some cases of acute multiple sclerosis and peripheral neuritis.

Dosage & Administration

Cortapred tablets should be taken orally, with some fluid.

  • The dosage in general depends on severity of the condition and the response of the patient.
  • For primary and secondary adrenocortical insufficiency: 5-25 mg daily in divided doses, in adrenogenital syndromes: 10-20 mg /m2  of body surface daily in divided doses.
  • For other therapy daily oral dosages of 5-30 mg are usually sufficient but in some patients higher dosage may be temporarily required , to control the disease. For tapering-off usage this should be done by giving one daily dose in early morning, preferably every other day.

*The information provided above is general in nature and for informational purposes only. It is NOT a substitute for the advice of your doctor. You must always consult your healthcare professional before starting any medication/supplementation program. 

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