Prednisone for the Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis
Prednisone is an artificially prepared synthetic corticosteroid drug which is chiefly used as an immunosuppressant drug. In mild doses, it is used to treat inflammatory diseases like allergic reactions. In higher doses, it may be used to deal with some types of cancer. Like most other steroid drugs, it also carries certain significant side-effects. Prednisone is a nearly white, odorless and crystalline powder. This drug is sparingly soluble in water, with a slightly higher solubility in alcohol, methanol, chloroform and dioxanes. As it suppresses the immune system, it mostly leaves the patients an easy prey to various susceptible infections.
Short-term adverse effects include high levels of blood glucose, especially in patients affected with diabetes mellitus and suffering from other ailments like tacrolimus similar to other glucocorticoids. However, the mineralocorticoid effects are very less, leaving the drug useless in dealing with adrenal insufficiency, which can only be administered by the ingestion of a more potent mineralocorticoid. Other effects include euphoria, insomnia and very seldom, mania. It can also cause depression and anxiety in some individuals. On the other hand, long term side effects results in Cushing’s syndrome, osteoporosis, cataracts, glaucoma and depression which can be termed as withdrawal symptoms upon dose reduction. Prednisone tablets are used in conditions such as endocrine disorders, rheumatic disorders, collagen diseases, dermatologic diseases, allergic states, ophthalmic states, respiratory diseases, hermatologic diseases, neoplastic diseases edematous states, gastrointestinal diseases and various other states like tuberculosis meningitis and trichinosis with myocardial and neural involvement.
Rhinitis may be defined as inflammation of the membranes lining the nose, including rhinorrhea, itching or nasal congestion. Allergic Rhinitis, also called hay fever, is characterized by symptoms common to those of a cold such as runny nose, sneezing and sinus pressure. When this symptom grows intense and persistent, medication is required. Prednisone, though effective for treating the disease, should be taken in low doses for its adverse effects.
It is highly recommendable to buy prednisone online if the patient is suffering from allergic and rheumatic states. Prednisone being an anabolic steroid will be easily absorbed into the bloodstream when used per orally. It may be used in dealing with lighter forms of asthma and allergies. Doctors will not advise prednisone for patients affected with diabetes mellitus and in cases of pregnancy and tuberculosis. Buying prednisone without being prescribed by a doctor will provide a fast and easy remedy without any problems in cases of allergies as it can be easily treated by eliminating the allergen.