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What Do I Do If I Miss A Dose Of Prednisolone For My Copd
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, otherwise known as COPD, may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus for most days three months out of the year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. COPD is commonly associated with smoking. ...Read more
If I missed my 4yo's last prednisolone dose on her wean, do I just forgetit? It has been 36 hrs since it shouldve been. (6d@bid, 3d@qd, ev other day 2x)
Year ago first episode of Afib , in E.R. x-rayed my chest ,Doctor told me my lungs were ok and not cause of Afib, could COPD be missed or not seen?
Copd unlikely cause: Lifestyle issues are essential. Optimum weight, no Etoh, and regular exercise reduce AF occurrences and increase by 5 fivefold a favorable response to ablation therapy if needed. BP regulation is essential. See an AF expert and ask whether anticoagulation is essential. You are at fairly low risk of clots/strokes with AF. You may also inquire about a "pill in the pocket" approach to tx. ...Read more
Im taking prednisolone and have been doing so for a month on a 50mg per day dose. I've recently grown acne. Is this completely reversible?
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?
Been prescribed lodotra for night time dose for CAH because of sleep difficulty. Is it as effective as prednisolone for suppressing androgens?
Yes, but: Hi. In the US, we don't use prednisone (Iodotra) for CAH; we use low dose dexamethasone. Prednisone can cross react in some cortisol assays (if your doc happens to want to measure cortisol); dexamethasone doesn't cross react. But prednisone (and prednisolone) work fine for suppressing the adrenal pathway in CAH. Use only enough to suppress the pathway, but not enough to make you Cushingoid! ...Read more
4yr old gained 9lbs and has round puffy face after 6days of high dose prednisolone (55mg)for asthma that wasn't tapered off, should I be concerned?
Puffy face: A puffy face and rapid weight gain is always a concern. His dose of Prednisolone usually is 2 mg/kg 1st dose and then 1 mg/kg for up to a total of 5-6 days. Other problems can cause your son's problems. Please have him checked by a Pediatrician. I understand your concerns. This is not normal. All the best. ...Read more
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
COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more
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