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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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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 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

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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