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Drug Guide    P   prednisolone Sod Phosphate

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   Prednisolone Sod Phosphate

Prednisolone Sod Phosphate
Prednisolone Sol/syr - Oral


Prednisolone is a man-made (synthetic) corticosteroid used to reduce swelling (inflammation) seen in various medical conditions including: allergic reactions, breathing disorders (e.g., asthma, COPD), skin conditions (e.g., psoriasis, hives), digestive/stomach problems (e.g., colitis), arthritis, adrenal gland problems, cancer, blood disorders, eye diseases, or multiple sclerosis. It is also used along with other medicines to prevent or treat organ transplant rejection. This dosage form (oral liquid) is frequently used in children or for people who have difficulty swallowing tablets.

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prednisolone Sod Phosphate
Orapred

Uses
Prednisolone is a man-made (synthetic) corticosteroid used to reduce swelling (inflammation) seen in various medical conditions including: allergic reactions, breathing disorders (e.g., asthma, COPD), skin conditions (e.g., psoriasis, hives), digestive/stomach problems (e.g., colitis), arthritis, adrenal gland problems, cancer, blood disorders, eye diseases, or multiple sclerosis. It is also used along with other medicines to prevent or treat organ transplant rejection. This dosage form (oral liquid) is frequently used in children or for people who have difficulty swallowing tablets.


Storage
  • Consult your prescription label or packaging for storage requirements.
  • Ask your pharmacist for more information if needed.


Overdose
  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
  • Symptoms of overdose may include: severe swelling and weight gain, joint/muscle pain, unusually fast heartbeat, severe swelling (especially in the mid- section/stomach area).

How To Use
  • Take Prednisolone Sod Phosphate by mouth as directed by your doctor.
  • It may be taken with food if stomach upset occurs.
  • The dosage and length of treatment is based on your weight/body size, medical condition, and response to therapy.
  • Do not stop taking Prednisolone Sod Phosphate without consulting your doctor.
  • Some conditions may become worse or serious side effects may occur if Prednisolone Sod Phosphate is abruptly stopped.
  • Your dose may need to be gradually decreased.

Side Effects
  • Hot flashes, sweating, headache, increased appetite, nausea/stomach upset, or tiredness may occur.
  • If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: stomach/intestinal pain, trouble breathing, swelling, rash, weak/thinning skin, unusual weight gain.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: changes in vision, persistent sore throat or fever, change in amount of urine.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if any of these highly unlikely but very serious side effects occur: mental/mood changes, seizures, yellowing eyes or skin, dark urine.
  • Contact your doctor if you experience any of the signs of low steroid levels, such as: unusual weakness, weight loss, severe nausea/vomiting, fainting, dizziness.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Prednisolone Sod Phosphate is not recommended for use if you have the following medical conditions: internal (systemic) fungal infection.
  • Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: liver problems, kidney problems, diabetes, thyroid disorder, eye problems (e.g., cataracts, glaucoma), heart problems, high blood pressure, stomach/intestinal problems (e.g., ulcers, ulcerative colitis), soft bones (osteoporosis), nerve or muscle disorders (e.g., myasthenia gravis), any infections (e.g., tuberculosis, herpes, bacterial infections), any allergies (especially to other corticosteroid drugs such as prednisone).
  • Because Prednisolone Sod Phosphate can decrease your immune system function, do not have immunizations/vaccinations without the consent of your doctor and avoid contact with people who have recently received live vaccines (e.g., oral polio vaccine).
  • Also, avoid contact with people currently infected with the chickenpox or the measles.
  • Consult your doctor immediately if you think you have been exposed to the chickenpox or measles virus.
  • Serious infection or injury, severe emotional stress, or major surgery may increase your body s need for steroids.
  • You may need to take supplemental corticosteroids in these cases, especially during the first year after stopping prolonged use of Prednisolone Sod Phosphate.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist for details.
  • Prednisolone Sod Phosphate can affect the growth of infants and children if given for prolonged periods.
  • Monitor growth progress carefully.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist for details.
  • If you have diabetes, Prednisolone Sod Phosphate may increase your blood sugar levels.
  • Check your blood glucose frequently as directed by your doctor.
  • Your diabetes medication or treatment may need to be adjusted.
  • Prednisolone Sod Phosphate should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • Prednisolone Sod Phosphate passes into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember.
  • If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use, especially: barbiturates (e.g., phenobarbital, secobarbital), phenytoin, ephedrine, rifamycins (e.g., rifampin), aspirin or arthritis medication (NSAIDs such as ibuprofen or naproxen), cyclosporine, estrogen- containing products (e.g., estradiol, certain birth control pills), blood thinners (e.g., warfarin), azole antifungals (e.g., itraconazole, ketoconazole), water pills (diuretics such as furosemide or hydrochlorothiazide), amphotericin B, oral diabetes medication (e.g., glyburide, pioglitazone), certain drugs for Alzheimer s disease (e.g., donepezil, tacrine), neostigmine, pyridostigmine.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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User Medicine Opinions for prednisolone Sod Phosphate
Overall:3 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: M
Age: 8
Time Taken: 3 days

Reason: my 8 month old is, not me Date: 8 September 2010
Side Effects
the poor baby cant sleep. he has been up for 9 hrs straight. he is so miserable and uncomfortable. clamy and sweaty, and has an increase in appetite.

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