(PRED-ni-sone, pred-NIS-oh-lone, meth-il-pred-NIS-oh-lone)

Prednisone, prednisolone and methylprednisolone (Prelone, Pediapred, Deltasone, Orapred, Medrol) are oral steroids used to reduce swelling and inflammation of the bronchi, which are the airways of the lungs.

This medication is also used to treat skin disorders, arthritis, allergic reactions, and to prevent transplant rejection. Prednisone and prednisolone may be taken in a tablet or liquid form. Methylprednisolone is available as a tablet