Prednisone is an anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, antitoxic, and anti-shock drug. This drug is a synthetic analog of the hormones cortisone and hydrocortisone, which are secreted by the adrenal cortex. When this medication is ingested, it is 4-5 times more effective than cortisone and about 3 times more than hydrocortisone. Prednisone causes a slight increase in the release of potassium but does not cause a delay in sodium and water in the human body. Prednisone affects protein, water-electroly...