Buying Prednisone in India for joint inflammation

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Hi All,

I have a moderate problem with my joints and in the past my doctor (back in Europe) prescribed Prednisone to deal with it.

I'm now in India for a while and I cannot find that drug here. There's a 'similar' drug (Prednisolone) but it's usually used for other types of inflammation problems...

So my question is if anyone knows if it's possible to get Prednisone in India and what is the brand name of the drug, as when I google 'prednisone India' I get a barrage of dodgy online pharmacies targetting US and Canadian people.

Thanks!
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[QUOTE=Eldaras;2098317]Hi All,

I have a moderate problem with my joints and in the past my doctor (back in Europe) prescribed Prednisone to deal with it.

I'm now in India for a while and I cannot find that drug here. There's a 'similar' drug (Prednisolone) but it's usually used for other types of inflammation problems...
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According to this site, the difference between those two forms of cortisone may not matter enough to be of concern:
https://rheumatology.org.au/patients...e_2016_005.pdf
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I trust you're aware that prednisone is not something to use casually. For example,

Is it safe to take prednisone over a long period of time
No, prolonged therapy with prednisone causes the adrenal glands to atrophy and stop producing cortisol.
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Just visit a doctor and ask his advise.
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I have a moderate problem with my joints and in the past my doctor (back in Europe) prescribed Prednisone to deal with it.
Yikes. You know Prednisone is NOT to be used indiscriminately, right? Steroids are never to be taken on a continuous basis!

If it's a "moderate" problem why is your dr. prescribing a steroid?!
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Agree with the above that it's a steroid and prolonged use is not a wise idea. Was warned against it by a doctor. Might consider Indomethacin a non steroidal. It worked for me.

https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-8...n-oral/details


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Originally Posted by ananda2193 View Post Agree with the above that it's a steroid and prolonged use is not a wise idea. Was warned against it by a doctor. Might consider Indomethacin a non steroidal. It worked for me.

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Have used Indomethacin to treat Gout and it works well.
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Originally Posted by Eldaras View Post Hi All,

I have a moderate problem with my joints and in the past my doctor (back in Europe) prescribed Prednisone to deal with it.

I'm now in India for a while and I cannot find that drug here. There's a 'similar' drug (Prednisolone) but it's usually used for other types of inflammation problems...
Por qué. (Why) ☟

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If it's a "moderate" problem why is your dr. prescribing a steroid?!
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Originally Posted by ananda2193 View Post Agree with the above that it's a steroid and prolonged use is not a wise idea.
In a post-informational, post-factual world, self-medicating and self-diagnosis has become common ! In fact pharmaceutical supply chains know that googling+online fulfillment centers sales have gone through the roof.





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Thanks for your replies.
I'm in a bit of a remote area of India which doesn't have any specialists (only clinical doctors, and lucky to have a fully stocked pharmacy). My experience with clinical doctors in India hasn't been great. Usually they don't even check your body and start throwing antibiotics at you. I don't really feel like travelling for 3 days to see a specialist and then another 3 to come back... if I manage to find a specialist.
I don't take steroids easily, but it's that or having a painful, damaged, deformed joint for the rest of my life... I take the 'least' evil of both.
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Buying Prednisone in India for joint inflammation

If the only confusion is over the name of the medicine and not with whether you would take it or not - go ahead with either one of the two available.
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And this list should help with the brand name.
Wysolone is widely used in India and the most well known brand. You should get this easily. Else try Cipla or Macleods pharma. I still think that most of the medical shops across India should have wysolone.

As per this site the both prednisone and prednisolone are equivalent when dose is taken into consideration.
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Thanks Snotty! I managed to get some wysolone, now I'm crossing my fingers that it works fast.
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But we are taking wysolone to ensure that the fingers don't stay crossed, right??

Take care and get well soon.

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