Prednisone is used for treating severe allergies, arthritis, asthma, multiple sclerosis, and skin conditions.
Oral prednisone dosage for allergy, inflammatory conditions, and chronic kidney disease. In a study of 826 adolescents with asthma, 5.9 percent of those taking prednisone were allergic.
The drug can also increase risk of suicidal thoughts, according to a review of the FDA's adverse event reports on the drug. According to study, 17.5 percent of people on prednisone who took the drug for five days or longer considered killing themselves.
The FDA was alerted about drug's potential side effects by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.
"While there has been controversy within the anti-doping community over risks of prednisone and associated cognitive behavior changes, the overall evidence from studies conducted on this particular medication clearly supports the continued use of prednisone in athletes to promote recovery from injury or illness, including those who engage in high-intensity training," the National Academy of Sciences' committee experts said. "The bene