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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Pediapred (Overview)

Pediapred is a corticosteroid which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


Dr. Payam Rafat
90 doctors shared insights

Pediapred (Overview)

Pediapred is a corticosteroid which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


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If pediapred is an immune system suppressant why would my one-year-old's dr prescribe it along with antibiotics for her diagnosis of bronchiolitis and upper respiratory infection? Is this ok?

If pediapred is an immune system suppressant why would my one-year-old's dr prescribe it along with antibiotics for her diagnosis of bronchiolitis and upper respiratory infection? Is this ok?

Short vs long term : The Pediapred mimics a stress hormone we all make that helps us maintain the cell wall integrity & calm down inflammation. It is common to use Pediapred in bronchiolitis & some other issues in young kids over a short 5 day period. Limiting the rx to several days avoids the immune suppression that occurs if you use it over weeks or months. I use it often for similar issues. ...Read more

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Will the weight gain, side effect of prednisolone , be EASILY reversible After I lower the dosage?

Will the weight gain, side effect of prednisolone , be EASILY reversible After I lower the dosage?

No: In today's society, it is not easy to lose the weight gained. Suggest you exercise a hour 3 to 4 times a week (make sure there is some weight training) while cutting down on the carb intake. It is not easy but not impossible to lose the weight. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of prednisolone?

What are some side effects of prednisolone?

Lots: Prednisolone is a steroid used to shut down inflammation that causes asthma symptoms, trouble breathing, etc. Used infrequently in short bursts, it can cause mild behavioral changes, agitation, and hyperactivity. Over time, with repeated use, it can cause a decrease in growth, fat deposition, acne, and bone thinning. ...Read more

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What is pediapred?

Steroid medicine: This is a brand of oral, anti-inflamatory,steroid medicine (prednisolone) often used in children that are not ready for tablets or capsules. ...Read more

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What is the oral med pediapred ?

What is the oral med pediapred ?

Prednisilone: A form of prdnisone. Used in many instances. ...Read more

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What is pediapred?

What is pediapred?

Steroid medicine: This is a brand of oral, anti-inflamatory,steroid medicine (prednisolone) often used in children that are not ready for tablets or capsules. ...Read more

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Has a toddler ever taken the steriod pediapred or prednisolone?

YES: It is used quite often for several different diseases in toddlers including asthma, croup, and poison ivy. ...Read more

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Prednisolone (Definition)

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 ...Read more