Lodotra Prednisone MR and/or alternatives

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Lodotra 1mg

Manufacturer: Napp Pharmaceuticals Ltd Source Country : United Kingdom
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Lodotra 2mg

Manufacturer: Napp Pharmaceuticals Ltd Source Country : United Kingdom
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Lodotra 5mg

Manufacturer: Napp Pharmaceuticals Ltd Source Country : United Kingdom
Shipped from : United Kingdom

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Description of Lodotra

The active ingredient in Lodotra is Prednisone, which belongs to the class of corticosteroids. Corticosteroids are naturally produced hormones by the adrenal glands, and are very important for controlling inflammatory responses. In other words, corticosteroids are man-made derivatives of naturally produced hormones. You can buy Lodotra in the form of modified release tablets.

Indications & Dosage of Lodotra

Lodotra is used for treating moderate or severe rheumatoid arthritis in patients who experience joint stiffness and pain in the morning. The drug works by acting within the cells so that the release of chemicals is prevented and the resulting inflammation is decreased. In this way, severe diseases identified by excessive inflammation in joints are prevented or controlled.

Your doctor will advise you to take one Lodotra tablet once at bedtime. The modified release tablets start releasing the hormone while you are asleep, and the symptoms of joint stiffness and pain in the morning are reduced.

You will have to swallow Lodotra whole with water, without breaking, crushing or chewing it. You can take the tablet with or without meals, but do not take it on an empty stomach. If 2-3 hours have passed after your evening meal, you can take a light snack before taking Lodotra.

Side Effects & Interactions of Lodotra

Some of the side effects commonly associated with Lodotra include:

  • Headache
  • Increased weight or appetite
  • Cushing’s syndrome, identified by a moon-shaped face
  • Water and sodium retention
  • Decrease in potassium levels in the blood
  • Raised blood sugar levels or increased frequency of diabetes symptoms
  • Elevated triglyceride or cholesterol levels
  • Eye problem (e.g. glaucoma or cataract)
  • Sleep problems
  • Skin reactions, identified by bruising, stretch marks, skin thinning
  • Muscle wasting or weakness
  • Thinning of the bones (osteoporosis), increased risks of fractures
  • Decreased or increased blood cell count

These are mild side effects of Lodotra, but you should immediately seek medical attention if you develop any of the following symptoms:

  • High blood pressure
  • Blood clots
  • Peptic ulcers
  • Changes in skin pigmentation
  • Bleeding in the gut
  • Increased growth of hair
  • Acne
  • Delayed wound healing
  • Pancreatitis
  • Disturbances in thyroid function
  • Disturbed menstrual cycles, such as stopped or irregular periods
  • Impotence
  • Psychiatric symptoms (e.g. irritability, depression, mania, hallucinations, delusion)

Some medicines that may adversely interact with Lodotra include antihypertensive medicines, diuretics (e.g. furosemide), barbiturates (e.g. Phenobarbital or amobarbital), potassium losing diuretics, beta agonists (e.g. terbutaline, salmeterol or salbutamol), anti-diabetic drugs (e.g. metformin or insulin), salicylates (e.g. aspirin), anti-parasitic medicines (e.g. praziquantel), protease inhibitors (e.g. ritonavir) or growth hormones (e.g. somatropin). Do not buy Lodotra if you’re taking any of these medications unless you have consulted your doctor.

Warnings & Precautions of Lodotra

Special tests and dosage adjustments will be needed if you have any of the following medical conditions:

  • Decreased kidney function
  • Liver failure, liver cirrhosis
  • Peptic ulcers
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Heart failure, high blood pressure, diabetes, or a history of heart attack
  • Underactive thyroid gland or hypothyroidism
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Herpes simplex virus in the eye
  • Current psychiatric illness, such as depression, schizophrenia or manic depression
  • Osteoporosis
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Tuberculosis


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