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What is the treatment for prednisolone overdose?

What is the treatment for prednisolone overdose?

Little problems....: I routinely use the equivalent of 1200mg in one dose for sle flares and/or vasculitis, when I use 200mg of IV Dexamethasone given 3x per week. This would (one dose) be the equivalent of 120 10mg tablets for one bolus. Certainly fluid retention could be bad if you have blood pressure issues or heart failure. Stomach upset can occur.You probably would feel anxious and sleep very poorly a few days! ...Read more

Dr. Amy Keenum
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What is the treatment for prednisolone overdose?

Little problems....: I routinely use the equivalent of 1200mg in one dose for sle flares and/or vasculitis, when I use 200mg of IV Dexamethasone given 3x per week. This would (one dose) be the equivalent of 120 10mg tablets for one bolus. Certainly fluid retention could be bad if you have blood pressure issues or heart failure. Stomach upset can occur.You probably would feel anxious and sleep very poorly a few days! ...Read more

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The ER doc gave my toddler a prescription of prednisolone. Seems like a big dose; any chance of overdosing on it?

The ER doc gave my toddler a prescription of prednisolone. Seems like a big dose; any chance of overdosing on it?

If unsure...: You should double check with the prescribing doctor, your child's pediatrician, or even the pharmacist who dispensed the prednisolone. A standard dose is 1-2mg per kilogram per day, but if it were me, i'd double check with your doctor or pharmacist just in case. ...Read more

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Can I have alcohol and prednisolone?

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?

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?

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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Is vision impairment common with prednisolone?

Is vision impairment common with prednisolone?

Steroid side-effects: Recurrent or continuous use of steroids (prednisone, prednisolone) can cause cataracts resulting in vision impairment. ...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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What are the long term effects of taking prednisolone?

Dependence: Weight gain, acne, glaucoma, osteoporosis...And many others. The package insert with your medicine describes these in detail. Your pharmacist or dr. Can also give you more advice. ...Read more

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How long for 3 year old taking prednisolone does it work?

Why???: It works rapidly, but more importantly why is your three year old taking such a powerful drug. ...Read more

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Do the side effects of prednisolone go away after I stopped?

Do the side effects of prednisolone go away after I stopped?

Usually: If used for a short period of time steroids usually have no long term side effects. If taken for a longer period they may leed to weight gain, fullness of the face, skin, and bone problems. Discuss with your doctor if prescribed for a long period of time. ...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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Has anyone experienced unusual side effects from prednisolone?

Common: Side effects of Prednisolone treatment are varied and very common, especially with higher doses. These may range from weight gain, electrolyte abnormalities, infections, psychosis, bone thinning and fractures, stomach ulcers etc. ...Read more

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How effective is prednisolone (Flo-PRED) for treating uveitis?

Very effective: Prednisolone drops (used up to every hour) is very effective. Sometimes oral steroids or injection of steroids around the eye are needed. ...Read more

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