Macpred 8 Tablet should be taken with food. This will prevent you from getting an upset stomach. The dose and duration will depend on what you are being treated for. You should always take the amount prescribed. Do not take a larger dose or use it more often. Keep taking it regularly even if you feel well. Some conditions will become worse if you stop using this medicine.
The most common side effects of this medicine include skin thinning, increased risk of infection, reduction in bone density, weight gain, and mood changes. If these side effects bother you or do not go away, your doctor may suggest ways of preventing or reducing them. The use of this medicine may lower your ability to fight infections so avoid being near people who might pass on infections such as measles, chickenpox, or flu.
Before using this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have brittle bones (osteoporosis), mood disorders, high blood pressure, or liver disease. Also, tell your doctor if you have diabetes, this medicine may increase blood glucose levels which can cause or worsen diabetes. Many other drugs may affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your doctor know all other medicines you are using, to make sure it is safe. You should also tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.