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Having a visit does not guarantee a medication will be ordered or refilled. It is clinicians’ professional decision. It is prohibited by law to prescribe or refill controlled substances via virtual visits. Your provider may recommend follow-up care, including additional services that may not be included in visit price.

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Prednisone is a type of corticosteroid, a type of drug that suppresses inflammation. Other corticosteroids include cortisone and hydrocortisone. Corticosteroids like prednisone are used to help treat inflammatory conditions, which include arthritis, asthma, and skin rashes such as eczema. They are also used to suppress the immune system, which means they can be useful to treat autoimmune disorders where the immune system mistakenly attacks the body.

Prednisone and other corticosteroids may be prescribed in several different forms. Prednisone is available as tablets or a liquid, both of which are taken by mouth. In tablet form, there is also a delayed-release tablet available. Prednisone might be used alone or together with other medications. As well as treating conditions of people with normal corticosteroid levels in their body, it can be used to treat people who have low levels of corticosteroids.

What Is Prednisone Prescribed For?

Prednisone might be prescribed for people who have low corticosteroid levels, replacing steroids that are normally naturally produced by the body. It is also prescribed to treat a range of health conditions that cause inflammation or involve the immune system.

Prednisone might be prescribed for some types of arthritis, severe allergic reactions, lupus, asthma, multiple sclerosis, and a range of conditions that cause inflammation or where the immune system is attacking the body’s tissues (autoimmune disorders). It can also be used to treat some types of cancer. Because it changes the way the immune system works, it has a broad range of uses.

How Does Prednisone Work?

Prednisone works in a couple of different ways. In people who have low levels of naturally-occurring corticosteroids, it works by replacing those that are missing. In other conditions, it helps to reduce inflammation, redness, and other problems by affecting the way the immune system works. By suppressing inflammation and the immune system, prednisone can treat the symptoms of multiple health problems and diseases. It’s usually an oral medication, although it can sometimes be given as an injection. However, it’s more likely to be given as an injection in hospital rather than as a prescription to take at home.

What Are the Side Effects of Prednisone?

Like any medication, prednisone can have some side effects. Some of the more common side effects include:

  • Weight gain
  • Indigestion
  • Insomnia
  • Restlessness
  • Excessive sweating
  • Mild changes in mood

There is a higher chance of experiencing side effects if you have a high dosage of prednisone or take it for a longer period of time. Both of these things can make serious side effects more likely, which can include infections, high blood sugar, Cushing’s syndrome, adrenal gland problems, low potassium levels, pancreas problems, and more. If you have been taking prednisone for more than a few weeks, it’s important to speak to your doctor before stopping to reduce the risk of side effects related to withdrawal.

Frequently Asked Questions About Prednisone

How to Use Prednisone?

Like any other medication, prednisone should be used following the instructions of the doctor who prescribes it. You might receive it as tablets or as a liquid medication. The dosage and strength will depend on why the prednisone is being prescribed, and the dose can go up or down to adjust it to what you need. As your condition improves, it’s normal to reduce the dosage. Follow the instructions of your doctor or pharmacist.

What to Avoid While Using Prednisone?

When taking prednisone, it can be dangerous to stop taking it suddenly. It can cause your health condition to flare up or withdrawal symptoms. Make sure you talk to your doctor, especially if you have been taking a high dose for a long time. Some people may not be able to use prednisone, so make sure your doctor is aware of any health conditions you have.

Can You Get Prednisone Over the Counter?

Prednisone is not available as an over-the-counter medication. As a steroid drug, it’s important that the use of prednisone is prescribed and monitored by a doctor, so it requires a prescription to get it.


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Frequently asked questions

  • Yes, you can get a new prescription or refill an existing one online through DrHouse. You just need to start a consultation with one of our licensed providers and they will be able to assess your needs and provide you with a prescription if necessary.

    Please note that the final decision always rests with the doctor based on their professional judgment and your health needs.

  • There are certain medications that cannot be prescribed online by DrHouse physicians due to safety reasons. These include controlled substances, such as opioids and other narcotics, as well as drugs with a high potential for abuse or dependence. DrHouse physicians also don’t prescribe Gabapentin, medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, and HRT medications.

  • With DrHouse getting a new prescription or a refill for your current Rx is a straightforward and quick process. All you need to do is follow a few easy steps:

    • Download the DrHouse telehealth app on your mobile device.
    • Create an account by providing basic information and medical history.
    • Start an on-demand virtual video consultation with one of our licensed physicians.
    • Discuss your medical needs and concerns with one of our physicians.
    • A doctor will review your medical history, symptoms, and current medications (if any) to determine if an online prescription is appropriate for you.
    • If a physician approves, they will electronically send a new prescription or refill request to the pharmacy of your choice.
    • Pick up your medication from the pharmacy.

    DrHouse makes it easy for you to get an online prescription from the comfort of your own home. No more waiting in line at the doctor’s office or pharmacy, and no need to take time off work to see a doctor. Our telehealth platform allows you to access quality medical care from anywhere with an internet connection.

    For more information about how our telehealth platform works visit our “How DrHouse Works” page.

  • During your virtual consultation with a DrHouse physician, you will have the opportunity to discuss your medical needs and concerns.

    The consultation will consist of a video call where a physician will assess your medical history and ask you questions about your symptoms and any other relevant information. This is to ensure that a physician has all the necessary information to make an informed decision about your prescription.

    You can also ask any questions or clarify any doubts you may have about your condition or medication. Our physicians are happy to address any concerns you may have.

    Once a physician has assessed your needs, they will determine if and what type of prescription is appropriate for you. If a new prescription or refill is approved, a doctor will send it electronically to your chosen pharmacy.

  • With our on-demand telehealth service, you have the opportunity to see the first available doctor in as little as 10 to 15 minutes. However, the exact consult time will depend on the complexity of your case and the thoroughness required by the healthcare provider to make an informed decision.

  • Absolutely, it is safe to get an online prescription from DrHouse. We are committed to ensuring the highest standards of patient safety and privacy.

    All our providers are highly qualified US-based physicians and often affiliated with major hospitals. They are board-certified and from the top U.S. medical schools with an average of 20 years of experience.

    We strictly adhere to HIPAA regulations, ensuring your personal and medical information is kept secure and confidential. Also, we comply with all applicable state and federal laws related to telehealth and the prescribing of medications.

    Therefore, you can rest assured knowing that your safety and privacy are our top priorities when you use DrHouse’s services.

  • DrHouse strives to provide accessible and affordable telehealth services. DrHouse urgent care, primary care, and specialist visits are $129 or your copay. This includes everything from your initial consultation through to the prescription of your medication.

    The cost of a doctor’s visit may be covered fully by your insurance. A typical copay is around $25. We recommend checking with your insurance provider to understand the extent of your coverage for telehealth services.

    To learn more about how much DrHouse costs, visit our pricing page

  • Yes, DrHouse accepts most major insurances, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, and Medicare. The extent of coverage may vary depending on your individual plan.

  • Our physicians are able to prescribe up to a 90-day prescription without labs for any previously prescribed medication if it’s medically appropriate and is not classified as a controlled substance.

    DrHouse physicians also don’t prescribe Gabapentin, medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, and HRT medications.

    DrHouse physicians use their medical judgment to determine whether to prescribe and the duration.

    In certain cases, the prescription may be limited to 30 days or less. There also may be a 12-month cap for some prescriptions without labs. For medications requiring annual monitoring (such as blood work or imaging), the maximum prescription limit is 90 days within a year without labs.

    DrHouse physicians can refer patients to labs for longer prescription periods or refills.