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

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

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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


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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?

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

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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

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Been prescribed lodotra for night time dose for CAH because of sleep difficulty. Is it as effective as prednisolone for suppressing androgens?

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

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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?

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

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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

Copd (Definition)

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


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