A glucocorticoid - It is used in the treatment of Crohn's disease, which is an inflammatory bowel disease
What should I watch for while using this medicine?This medicine may increase your risk of getting an infection. Stay away from people who are sick. Tell your doctor or health care professional if you are around anyone with measles or chickenpox.
You may need to avoid receiving certain vaccines or may need to have changes in the vaccination schedules to ensure adequate protection from certain diseases. Make sure to tell your doctor or health care professional that you are taking this medicine before receiving any vaccine.
If you are going to have surgery, tell your doctor or health care professional that you are taking this medicine.
This medicine can affect blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, check with your doctor or health care professional before you change your diet or the dose of your diabetic medicine.
Alcohol, grapefruit, and grapefruit juice can increase the risk of getting serious side effects while you are taking this medicine. Avoid grapefruit, grapefruit juice, and alcoholic drinks while taking this medicine.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1- 800- FDA- 1088.