Do you get high if you snort prednisone?

Not Medical Advice: There is no evidence that snorting prednisone can make you high. Prednisone is not known to produce addiction.

Addiction is common with certain drugs that affect the release of neurotransmitters from the brain and alter the normal biochemistry, leading to harmful consequences such as an increased need to acquire more and more of the drug, an inability to maintain a normal social and professional life and drug consumption to create a feeling of being high.

Prednisone comes as a tablet, a solution (liquid), and a concentrated solution to take by mouth. Prednisone is usually taken with food one to four times a day or once every other day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take prednisone exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often or for a longer period of time than prescribed by your doctor.

Prednisone belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids. It works to treat patients with low levels of corticosteroids by replacing steroids that are normally produced naturally by the body. It works to treat other conditions by reducing swelling and redness and by changing the way the immune system works.

Prednisone is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of low corticosteroid levels (lack of certain substances that are usually produced by the body and are needed for normal body functioning). Prednisone is also used to treat other conditions in patients with normal corticosteroid levels. These conditions include certain types of arthritis; severe allergic reactions; multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the nerves do not function properly); lupus (a disease in which the body attacks many of its own organs); and certain conditions that affect the lungs, skin, eyes, kidneys blood, thyroid, stomach, and intestines. It is also sometimes used to treat the symptoms of certain types of cancer.

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