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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
91 Doctors shared insights

Pediapred (Overview)

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


Dr. M. Hytham Beck
91 Doctors shared insights

Pediapred (Overview)

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


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If pediapred (prednisolone) 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 (prednisolone) 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 (prednisolone) mimics a stress hormone we all make that helps us maintain the cell wall integrity & calm down inflammation. It is common to use Pediapred (prednisolone) 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 (prednisolone)?

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 pediapred (prednisolone)?

What is pediapred (prednisolone)?

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 (prednisolone)?

Prednisilone: A form of prdnisone. Used in many instances. 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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Has a toddler ever taken the steriod pediapred (prednisolone) and developed thrush?

Has a toddler ever taken the steriod pediapred (prednisolone) and developed thrush?

ORAL MONILI ASIS: Pediapred (prednisolone) is given only for a short time (5 days) no thrush side effect. Thrush is caused by fungus infection. Read more

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If pediapred (prednisolone) 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 (prednisolone) mimics a stress hormone we all make that helps us maintain the cell wall integrity & calm down inflammation. It is common to use Pediapred (prednisolone) 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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Can I have alcohol and prednisolone?

Might upset stomach: There are no adverse interactions between the two, but both can be gastric (stomach) irritants, so you could develop some heavy duty heartburn/gi upset doing both. Would really try to keep the alcohol light, and make sure you have food in your stomach with it and don't otherwise overindulge. Read more

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Does anyone take prednisolone for pmr?

Yes: That is one of the most common treatments for pmr. Read more

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What are some prednisolone side effects?

Varied: But could include stomach irritation, irritability, increased risk of infection, increased blood sugar, decreased ability to heal.
Generally the need outweighs any risk of the medication. Read more

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How do I lose weight taking prednisolone?

Unlikely: Usually taking steroids causes people to gain weight from various reasons, mostly due to increase in appetite. Read more

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What are the side effects of prednisolone?

Many: Prednisolone eye drops have a few short term side effects, like occasional irritation with use and increaed intraocular pressure. With long-term use, they can cause cataracts, glaucoma and increase your risk of infection. Read more

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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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How can prednisolone help in bronchiectasis?

Acute worsening: In what we call an exacerbation (flare up) both steroids like Prednisolone and antibiotics may be necessary to treat the acute condition. While there are not good studies to show its benefit, steroids may be helpful. Read more

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Do I need to take prednisolone for bronchitis?

Do I need to take prednisolone for bronchitis?

Not necessarily....: Acute bronchitis is due to an infection of the airways, either from a viral or bacterial infection. Steroids, like prednisolone, would only be prescribed if you develop bronchospasm due to the airway inflammation. This would manifest as wheezing or coughing, especially coughing as the rest of your symptoms are improving. See your doctor for diagnosis/treatment if you suspect bronchospasm. Read more

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Dr. Amy Keenum
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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


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