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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Prelone (Overview)

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


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Can you tell me what to expect with prednisolone (prelone) and toddlers?

Can you tell me what to expect with prednisolone (prelone) and toddlers?

Steroids/toddlers: I assume these are being given orally. First, you can expect them to spit them back at you, because they leave a terrible aftertaste. Helps to chase with chocolate milk or M&M's. They also will eat you out of house and home and be very sassy. Sleep can be disturbed and may experience night terrors. All of these will disappear once med is done...but in meantime, good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
237 Doctors shared insights

Prelone (Overview)

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


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Initially my derm prescribe tetracycline with prednisolone, acne flare up, now she prescibe minocycline and xepasone. I cannot take accutane. What next?

Initially my derm prescribe tetracycline with prednisolone, acne flare up, now she prescibe minocycline and xepasone. I cannot take accutane. What next?

What next?: What do you mean exactly? Is the new regimen not working? Besides the medication, you could add fish oil 3 grams a day. Omega 3s are very important against acne. It wouldn't hurt and may help quite a bit. ...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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How long can you keep a bottle of prelone (prednisolone) before it goes bad?

How long can you keep a bottle of prelone (prednisolone) before it goes bad?

It depends.: The botlle should list an expiration date; if it doesn't, call the pharmacy that filled that prescription and they can look it up in their system. ...Read more

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How much time can you keep a bottle oral prelone (prednisolone) before it goes bad?

Difficult to say: There is an expiration date that can be interpreted as the time when the quality of the medication drops. In general potency is still good for a few weeks after that date some drugs much longer but its always best to take fresh meds ...Read more

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How long can you keep a bottle oral prelone (prednisolone)?

Until expiration: Prednisone is a very inexpensive drug. Keep it until it expires and then replace it. It's not worth taking medications of questonable potency. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to expect with prednisolone (prelone) and toddlers?

Steroids/toddlers: I assume these are being given orally. First, you can expect them to spit them back at you, because they leave a terrible aftertaste. Helps to chase with chocolate milk or M&M's. They also will eat you out of house and home and be very sassy. Sleep can be disturbed and may experience night terrors. All of these will disappear once med is done...but in meantime, good luck! ...Read more

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How long can you keep a bottle of prelone (prednisolone) before it goes bad?

It depends.: The botlle should list an expiration date; if it doesn't, call the pharmacy that filled that prescription and they can look it up in their system. ...Read more

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How much time can you keep a bottle oral prelone (prednisolone) before it goes bad?

Difficult to say: There is an expiration date that can be interpreted as the time when the quality of the medication drops. In general potency is still good for a few weeks after that date some drugs much longer but its always best to take fresh meds ...Read more

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How long can you keep prelone (prednisolone) in the refrigerator before it goes bad?

It depends.: The botlle should list an expiration date; if it doesn't, call the pharmacy that filled that prescription and they can look it up in their system. ...Read more

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How much time can you keep a bottle of oral prelone (prednisolone) in the refrigerator before it goes bad?

Varies: It would be nice not to have to buy more but with this medicine you are better off checking the expiration date. Going beyond that you risk a reduced effect. ...Read more

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Can you take the antibiotic, prelone (prednisolone) at the same time?

Absolutely!: There is no problem with taking both at the same time, but i'd recommend taking them with food in the stomach to minimize digestive side effects. ...Read more

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Can I give my 1 yr. Old prednisolone (prelone) steroid?

Yes!: Under your doctor's supervision for a medical problem needing the drug! ...Read more

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How can I tell if my child is having an allergic reaction to prelone (prednisolone) syrup or if his hives from before are just getting worse?

Hives just worse: Prelone (prednisolone) is a med that mimics the stress hormone your body makes to stabilize membranes & stop allergic reactions. It is often give as an oral med to patients who would not like the alternative. A deep intramuscular injection would start working faster to slow the reaction. The oral takes some time to kick in so its common for a reaction to get a bit worse before improving. ...Read more

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Forehead swelling due to benzoyl peroxide; brought down with prescription prednisolone but eye swelling began and is persistent. Am I allergic to prelone too?

Forehead swelling due to benzoyl peroxide; brought down with prescription prednisolone but eye swelling began and is persistent. Am I allergic to prelone too?

Gravity: The swelling of the eyelids is probably just due to gravity with fluid from forehead going downwards. Ice packs followed by hot packs after 24 hrs will resolve this swelling.
This is especially true if only one eye is involved and it is the eye below the forehead swelling. ...Read more

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Where can I get prednisolone syrup?

At the pharmacy: You will need a prescription in order to buy prednisolone in the USA. Keep in mind that taking systemic corticosteroids without the monitoring guidance of a physician could lead to many serious side effects. You should not take them regularly unless there is a specific medical indication and there are no other safer choices. ...Read more

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How does prednisolone 30mg a day affect you?

How does prednisolone 30mg a day affect you?

Powerful hormone: Side effects from steroids are mostly related to the duration of treatment although the amount is also important. 30mg a day is a good amount. With long term use you'd be likely to see thin bones, thin skin, fragile blood vessels (easy bruising), weight gain, increased risk for diabetes mellitus, heart attack and stroke. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: prednisolone?

A steroid medication: 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 better absorbed than prednisone. ...Read more

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Why can't people stay on prednisolone for ever?

Steroid side effects: Actually, some people have to take steroids lifelong. Prednisolone is a hormone in the cortisone family, and cortisone is required for life. If the adrenal gland stops producing it, as it does in addison's disease, the patient must take something similar. For normal people, steroids have adverse effects, so it is best to take them for short periods. Longer use can turn off adrenal production too. ...Read more

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Is 10mg prednisolone too much to take at one time?

Is 10mg prednisolone too much to take at one time?

Probably not: Prednisolone is a liquid form of prednisone. The typical dose is 2 mg/kg per day. Since a kg is 2.2 pounds, a 10 mg dose should be appropriate for most patients. ...Read more

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Is it better to take prednisolone once or twice daily?

Personal issue: This is a long acting preparation & breaking up the dose doesn't change much in it's clinical effect. It is usually better to take in one dose just so you won't forget the 2nd. Some may find splitting it easier to get down, since even adults can be poor with this, but that is the only thing I can think of to do so. ...Read more

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Does prednisolone keep affecting after 4 weeks stopping?

How long: If you just took a few tablets no but if you were on it for a longer term weeks or longer yea there are lingering effects that can go on for months. That is one reason why you simply don't stop taking prednisone when you have been on it for a while ...Read more

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What's the difference between predisone and prednisolone?

What's the difference between predisone and prednisolone?

Not much: Theyare pretty equivalent used for the same thing.Prednisone is converted to Prednisolone by the liver. I find that there are more preparations with Prednisolone dissolving tabs, syrup but again the are pretty much the same. Most drs get used to routinely ordering one over the orher. ...Read more

Dr. Amy Keenum
627 Doctors shared insights

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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