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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

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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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) ?

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?

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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My son was diagnosed with RSV and prescribed prednisolone 15mg/5ml 2x daily 2.5ml per dose. Is this dosage too much?

My son was diagnosed with RSV and prescribed prednisolone 15mg/5ml 2x daily 2.5ml per dose. Is this dosage too much?

Prednisolonr: Usual dose is 2 mg/ kg 1st dose then 1 mg/kg daily for 4 more days. It would depend on his weight? Steroids are useful for RAD or asthma but generally not helpful for RSV which requires auctioning frequently, a cool humid environment and sometimes O2 via high flow for low oxygen levels. If he is not getting. Ether have him reassessed. All the best;nasty virus! ...Read more

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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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My son is 16months old and weighs 24lbs. He was prescribed 15mg/5ml prednisolone 2.5ml 2x daily. Is this too high of a dosage for RSV/wheezing?

My son is 16months old and weighs 24lbs. He was prescribed 15mg/5ml prednisolone 2.5ml 2x daily. Is this too high of a dosage for RSV/wheezing?

RSV/wheezing: Dosage of prednisolone is 1-2 mg/kg/ 24 hours for 3 to 5 days. Your son's dosage is 1.3 mg/kg/24 hours. Dosage is not too high. Some physicians still use prednisolone with RSV bronchiolitis if asthma is also suspected. ...Read more

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Doctor gave me Prednisolone 40mg/day & gradually reduced dosage to treat urticaria. Urticaria rebounds after stopping medication. Can I take it again?

Doctor gave me Prednisolone 40mg/day & gradually reduced dosage to treat urticaria. Urticaria rebounds after stopping medication. Can I take it again?

Better not: As it will keep rebounding if it is urticaria, see a specialist: a dermatologist or an allergist for better management, if you have already done so, keep the follow up or seek a second opinion, but don't self manage, good luck ...Read more

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Im taking prednisolone 50mg per day. I've grown acne/pimples. Will the acne/pimples be EASILY reversible After I lower my dosage?

Im taking prednisolone 50mg per day. I've grown acne/pimples. Will the acne/pimples be EASILY reversible After I lower my dosage?

Acne: Should get better once you stop the steroids but may need topical treatment. You should also discuss with your doctor alternative treatments than steroids for your illness ...Read more

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How much dosage of prednisone or prednisolone in case of low platelet count (itp), an adult person may take?

How much dosage of prednisone or prednisolone in case of low platelet count (itp), an adult person may take?

ITP: It depends on how low the count is and how well the person responds. That is why we have health care professionals to work with us. It reduces the guess work. ...Read more

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What do I do if i miss a dose of prednisolone?

Put it in: If you miss a dose of eye drops, put it in as soon as you remember. Then resume your normal schedule. ...Read more

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Why we give stroid in the morning ex. Prednisolone oral dose?

Mimic natural cycle: Our body has a strong circadian rhythm of releasing endogenous steroids like cortisol primarily in the early morning so this is done to mimic the natural cycle. Steroids tend to be stimulating so taking them late in the day is likely to cause insomnia. ...Read more

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When giving prednisolone, is it best to give it all in one dose, or give 10ml as two 5ml doses? (4yo)

Depends..........: The frequency for which the Prednisolone is given depends upon the reason for which it has been prescribed as well as the cooperation of your child. If the medicine is bad tasting, giving it with a strongly-flavored food or fluid will help (pudding, ice cream, peanut butter, for example). ...Read more

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4yr old was prescribed 26mg of prednisolone twice daily for 6days without tapering off Starting weight was 48lbs now weighs 56lbs and have 1 dose left?

4yr old was prescribed 26mg of prednisolone twice daily for 6days without tapering off Starting weight was 48lbs now weighs 56lbs and have 1 dose left?

Don't need to taper: most probably your daughter received it for an asthma axacerbation, prednisone bursts can be given up to 60 mgs/day upto 10 days without tapering, prednisone increases appetite though, the wt gain will hopefully go down after stopping, goodluck ...Read more

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What is the dose and duration of treatment with prednisolone in the management of nephrotic syndrome?

Variable by case: Only your doctor can determine the type and duration of treatment. Followup studies are needed to monitor progress. Often the dose can be tapered after the urine protein loss declines and other factors normalize, but all depends on your individual response to therapy. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Pediapred (Definition)

Pediapred is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more