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What Do I Do If I Miss A Dose Of Prednisolone For My Copd
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
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
My son was diagnosed with RSV and prescribed prednisolone 15mg/5ml 2x daily 2.5ml per dose. Is this dosage too much?
Prednisolonr: Usual dose is 2 mg/ kg 1st dose then 1 mg/kg daily for 4 more days. It would depend on his weight? Steroids are useful for RAD or asthma but generally not helpful for RSV which requires auctioning frequently, a cool humid environment and sometimes O2 via high flow for low oxygen levels. If he is not getting. Ether have him reassessed. All the best;nasty virus! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
What is the dose and duration of treatment with prednisolone in the management of nephrotic syndrome?
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?
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
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