Always take Prednisolone tablets exactly as your doctor has told you, especially if you are elderly. If you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist. Swallow the tablets whole, with a little water as a single dose in the morning after breakfast unless otherwise directed by the doctor.
The usual doses are: Adults - 20-40mg daily initially up to 80mg daily, reducing to a maintenance dose of 5-20mg daily. Children - Children do not take as many tablets as adults. Your doctor will suggest the correct number of tablets for them to take.
Once a dose is established, it may be changed to use the lowest effective dose depending on your response to the drug. If you are diabetic, you may find that you need to take more medication to balance the effect of Prednisolone tablets. You should discuss this with your doctor. Your doctor should check your progress at regular visits. Also, your progress may have to be checked after you have stopped using this medicine, since some of the effects may continue.