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Omnacortil Syrup For Children
At the pharmacy: You will need a prescription in order to buy prednisolone in the USA. Keep in mind that taking systemic corticosteroids without the monitoring guidance of a physician could lead to many serious side effects. You should not take them regularly unless there is a specific medical indication and there are no other safer choices. ...Read more
Is colicaid safe to give along with omnacortil Forte? My child is on Omnacortil Forte syrup but he is having colic issue, can I give colicaid to him?
Colic: Colic occurs in infants up to about 4 months of age. The ingredients in Colicaid will not hurt your baby but have not been shown to help much either. If your baby is taking a steroid such as Omnacortil Forte (prednisolone), that illness takes precedence and I would avoid giving baby other treatments unless prescribed. Unsure if safe. ...Read more
How can I tell if my child is having an allergic reaction to prelone (prednisolone) syrup or if his hives from before are just getting worse?
Hives just worse: Prelone (prednisolone) is a med that mimics the stress hormone your body makes to stabilize membranes & stop allergic reactions. It is often give as an oral med to patients who would not like the alternative. A deep intramuscular injection would start working faster to slow the reaction. The oral takes some time to kick in so its common for a reaction to get a bit worse before improving. ...Read more
At what age can children take prednisolone? And what is the difference between prednisolone or normal prednisone and hydrocortisone?
A steroid medication: Prednisolone is a form of medication know as a steroid--the active metabolite of prednisone. Used similarly, both medications are useful in the treatment of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis or asthma. In certain medical situations Prednisolone may be better absorbed than prednisone. ...Read more
I am ANA +ve and put on omnacortil 2.5mg daily dose. We have a boy of 4 years and are trying for 2nd baby for over a year with no results. Can you adv?
Powerful hormone: Side effects from steroids are mostly related to the duration of treatment although the amount is also important. 30mg a day is a good amount. With long term use you'd be likely to see thin bones, thin skin, fragile blood vessels (easy bruising), weight gain, increased risk for diabetes mellitus, heart attack and stroke. ...Read more
Steroid side effects: Actually, some people have to take steroids lifelong. Prednisolone is a hormone in the cortisone family, and cortisone is required for life. If the adrenal gland stops producing it, as it does in addison's disease, the patient must take something similar. For normal people, steroids have adverse effects, so it is best to take them for short periods. Longer use can turn off adrenal production too. ...Read more
Personal issue: This is a long acting preparation & breaking up the dose doesn't change much in it's clinical effect. It is usually better to take in one dose just so you won't forget the 2nd. Some may find splitting it easier to get down, since even adults can be poor with this, but that is the only thing I can think of to do so. ...Read more
Not much: Theyare pretty equivalent used for the same thing.Prednisone is converted to Prednisolone by the liver. I find that there are more preparations with Prednisolone dissolving tabs, syrup but again the are pretty much the same. Most drs get used to routinely ordering one over the orher. ...Read more
Depends on the dose: At normal doses, side effects should appear very slowly, over the course of months. At higher doses, the side effects can be almost immediate. ...Read more
Steroids/toddlers: I assume these are being given orally. First, you can expect them to spit them back at you, because they leave a terrible aftertaste. Helps to chase with chocolate milk or M&M's. They also will eat you out of house and home and be very sassy. Sleep can be disturbed and may experience night terrors. All of these will disappear once med is done...but in meantime, good luck! ...Read more
It depends.: The botlle should list an expiration date; if it doesn't, call the pharmacy that filled that prescription and they can look it up in their system. ...Read more
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