Important aspects of your treatmentIt’s important to talk to you health care provider about other drugs you are taking and any medical conditions you have or used to have. Please mention the fact of using any prescription and over-the-counter drugs that you are using, especially the ones that you have to take regularly rather than just once. Herbal supplements and vitamins are also supposed to be reported, as they too can cause interactions with Prednisone. There are some diseases you have that can be affected by the fact you are using Prednisone – you need to be very careful and consult a health care professional before starting to use this medication. The following medical conditions may be very important for your health care provider to know about: congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, diabetes, liver disease, herpes infection, stomach ulcers, kidney disease, osteoporosis, muscle disorder, thyroid disorder, tuberculosis, glaucoma, mental illness, and any other ones that you think are important to mention. In some of these cases you will be required a dose adjustment, while in other cases your doctor will need to monitor you carefully for any side effects you may experience. Prednisone is FDA pregnancy category C – it is not known for sure whether this medicine can harm an unborn baby, which is why women that are pregnant or breastfeeding must be especially careful. However, this medicine can pass to breast milk and you should therefore talk to your health care provider before you take prednisone if you are currently breastfeeding. Pregnant women are not supposed to be taking this medicine, unless the benefits in their particular case outweigh potential risks associated with the treatment. If you get pregnant while using Prednisone – please inform your health care provider of that fact but do not stop the treatment. Stopping the treatment suddenly may cause a number of withdrawal symptoms that you would surely prefer to avoid. You will need to avoid people that have any kind of infection, as it may be easier for you to get infected. If you have been exposed to measles or chicken pox, make sure you let your health care provider know about it as soon as possible. Some infections can be very dangerous and even life-threatening if you are exposed to them while taking prednisone. If you are going to be under a lot of stress dues to any reasons – be that an exam, a job interview or just a busy day when you will be getting all nervous, your doctor may need to adjust your dose of Prednisone to make sure it keeps being efficient for you. Taking Prednisone with any other drugs is not recommended, as its efficiency may be decreased. If you need to be taking Prednisone and some other medicine – talk to your doctor in advance to see if there is any way you could be using both medications without suffering from interactions.