Omnacortil is a brand name defining generic Prednisolone which is used as a treatment drug for various health issues which include allergies, breathing difficulties, psoriasis, skin conditions, lupus and ulcerative colitis. The drug works by inhibiting the release of certain substances known to cause inflammation. Omnacortil combined with other drugs can also be used to treat cancer tumours such as myeloma, leukemia and lymphoma. It also helps the body regulate blood pressure by replacing corticosteroid which affects the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar.
How to use Omnacortil
Omnacortil drugs should be taken as prescribed by a physician. The tablets should be dissolved in water and drunk immediately. Patients can also swallow the tablet as a whole with a glass of water or mix it with food. It is advised that you stick to the dosage that was prescribed to you by your physician. This should hold even if you start to experience improvements in your condition. Dosage should be taken to completion for complete results. If withdrawal is required as per the instructions of a physician, it should be a gradual and not immediate withdrawal. This helps reduce the side effects of withdrawal from its use.
Dosage for Omnacortil depends on the severity of symptoms for an individual patient as well as the condition being treated. However, it is common for first-time patients to be prescribed Omnacortil (Prednisolone) low doses which can be later reviewed by the physician depending on how the body responds to treatment. You should not alter the dosage or prescribe one for yourself because of the health risks and dire side effects this poses. If you are suffering from stress or other types of illnesses, you are required to talk to your physician about it. They will most likely prescribe a low dosage because of the risks Omnacortil poses in impairing the immune system.
Omnacortil Side Effects
Some common side effects patients prescribed a dosage of Omnacortil should expect to see are:
Changes in vision
Dry and peeling skin
These should, however, be reported to a physician in case they persist. Other severe side effects that should be reported as soon as signs of them can be seen include abnormal sweating, rashes on the skin, abnormal swelling, effect on fat distribution as well as body shape, fluctuating moods, lack of sleep, symptoms related to high blood pressure, pancreatitis and seizures.
Prolonged use of Omnacortil may damage the patient’s optic nerves due to the production of posterior subcapsular cataracts, and this may, in turn, lead to the development of secondary ocular infections which are mostly due to viruses or fungi. For patients on medication on drugs that suppress the immune system, they are more susceptible to fungal infections as compared to health individuals. Patients with underlying diseases such as measles and chicken pox as well as those with threadworm should be handled with greater care.
Talk to your physician about pregnancy or breastfeeding which will affect your dosage to minimize risks to infants.