Who should not take Prednisone-5 Oral?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:


  • active, untreated tuberculosis
  • inactive tuberculosis
  • herpes simplex infection of the eye
  • a herpes simplex infection
  • an infection due to a fungus
  • intestinal infection caused by the roundworm Strongyloides
  • a condition with low thyroid hormone levels
  • diabetes
  • insufficiency of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland
  • high cholesterol
  • low amount of potassium in the blood
  • a reduction in the body's resistance to infection
  • psychotic disorder
  • a disease with shrinking and weaker muscles called myopathy
  • increased pressure in the eye
  • wide-angle glaucoma
  • clouding of the lens of the eye called cataracts
  • high blood pressure
  • chronic heart failure
  • an ulcer from too much stomach acid
  • a type of stomach irritation called gastritis
  • diverticulitis
  • surgical joining of two parts of the intestine
  • hardening of the liver
  • rupture of a tendon
  • osteoporosis, a condition of weak bones
  • decreased calcification or density of bone
  • seizures
  • visible water retention
  • inherited deficiency of argininosuccinate lyase
  • inherited carbamoyl phosphate synthetase deficiency
  • citrullinemia
  • infection caused by the varicella zoster virus
  • measles
  • ornithine carbamoyltransferase deficiency
  • arginase deficiency
  • exposure to the measles
  • exposure to the chickenpox
  • muscle pain or tenderness with increase creatine kinase
  • broken bone due to disease or illness
  • osteonecrosis, the death of bone tissue due to a lack of blood supply
  • muscle wasting
  • hyperammonemia associated with N-acetylglutamate synthase deficiency

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