Pediapred(Prednisolone Sodium Phosphate)
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Pediapred Drug Information
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Prednisolone is a man-made form of a natural substance (corticosteroid hormone) made by the adrenal gland. Pediapred is used to treat conditions such as arthritis, blood problems, immune system disorders, skin and eye conditions, breathing problems, cancer, and severe allergies. It decreases your immune system's response to various diseases to reduce symptoms such as pain, swelling and allergic-type reactions.
How to Use Pediapred
Take Pediapred by mouth, with food or milk to prevent stomach upset, exactly as directed by your doctor. Carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device/spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose. There are many brands, strengths, and forms of liquid prednisolone available. Read the dosing instructions carefully for each product because the amount of prednisolone may be different between products. See also Precautions and Storage sections. Follow the dosing schedule carefully. The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Your doctor may direct you to take prednisolone 1 to 4 times a day or take a single dose every other day. It may help to mark your calendar with reminders. Do not stop taking Pediapred without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse when Pediapred is suddenly stopped. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased. If you suddenly stop using Pediapred, you may have withdrawal symptoms (such as weakness, weight loss, nausea, muscle pain, headache, tiredness, dizziness). To help prevent withdrawal, your doctor may lower your dose slowly. Withdrawal is more likely if you have used prednisolone for a long time or in high doses. Tell your doctor or pharmacist right away if you have withdrawal. See also Precautions section. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
Before taking prednisolone, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to prednisone; or if you have any other allergies. Pediapred may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Pediapred, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,eye disease (such as cataracts, glaucoma), heart problems (such as heart failure, recent heart attack), high blood pressure, liver disease, kidney disease, thyroid problems, diabetes, stomach/intestinal problems (such as diverticulitis, ulcer), brittle bones (osteoporosis), current/past infections (such as tuberculosis, positive tuberculosis test, herpes, fungal), bleeding problems, blood clots, certain mental/mood conditions (such as psychosis, anxiety, depression), low salts in the blood (such as low potassium or calcium), seizures. Pediapred may make you dizzy. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis). This medicine may cause stomach bleeding. Daily use of alcohol while using this medicine may increase your risk for stomach bleeding. Limit alcoholic beverages. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Pediapred may contain alcohol, sugar, and/or aspartame. Caution is advised if you have diabetes, alcohol dependence, liver disease, phenylketonuria (PKU), or any other condition that requires you to limit/avoid these substances in your diet. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about using Pediapred safely. Using corticosteroid medications for a long time can make it more difficult for your body to respond to physical stress. Therefore, before having surgery or emergency treatment, or if you get a serious illness/injury, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using Pediapred or have used Pediapred within the past 12 months. Tell your doctor right away if you develop unusual/extreme tiredness or weight loss. If you will be using Pediapred for a long time, carry a warning card or medical ID bracelet that identifies your use of Pediapred. Pediapred may mask signs of infection. It can make you more likely to get infections or may worsen any current infections. Therefore, wash your hands well to prevent the spread of infection. Avoid contact with people who have infections that may spread to others (such as chickenpox, measles, flu). Consult your doctor if you have been exposed to an infection or for more details. Prednisolone may cause vaccines not to work as well. Therefore, do not have any immunizations/vaccinations while using Pediapred without the consent of your doctor. Avoid contact with people who have recently received live vaccines (such as flu vaccine inhaled through the nose). Pediapred may slow down a child's growth if used for a long time. Consult the doctor or pharmacist for more details. See the doctor regularly so your child's height and growth can be checked. Older adults may be more sensitive to the effects of Pediapred, especially bone loss/pain, stomach/intestinal bleeding, and mental/mood changes (such as confusion). During pregnancy, prednisolone should be used only when clearly needed. It may rarely harm an unborn baby. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Infants born to mothers who have been using Pediapred for an extended period of time may have hormone problems. Tell your doctor right away if you notice symptoms such as persistent nausea/vomiting, severe diarrhea, or weakness in your newborn. Pediapred passes into breast milk. However, Pediapred is unlikely to harm a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
If you are taking Pediapred once daily and miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. If you are taking Pediapred every other day, ask your doctor or pharmacist what you should do If you miss a dose of Pediapred.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.aldesleukin, other drugs that weaken the immune system (such as azathioprine, cyclosporine, cancer chemotherapy), mifepristone, drugs that can cause bleeding/bruising (including antiplatelet drugs such as clopidogrel, "blood thinners" such as dabigatran/warfarin, NSAIDs such as aspirin/celecoxib/ibuprofen). Other medications can affect the removal of prednisolone from your body, which may affect how prednisolone works. Examples include estrogens, azole antifungals (such as itraconazole), rifamycins (such as rifabutin), St. John's wort, drugs used to treat seizures (such as phenytoin), among others. If your doctor has directed you to take low-dose aspirin for heart attack or stroke prevention (usually at dosages of 81-325 milligrams a day), you should continue taking it unless your doctor instructs you otherwise. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Pediapred may interfere with certain lab tests (such as skin tests). Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use Pediapred.
Pediapred Side Effects
What are Pediapred side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Pediapred may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Pediapred as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Pediapred
The side effects of Pediapred may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Pediapred. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Pediapred may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Pediapred, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Pediapred.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Pediapred, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Pediapred and the side effects associated with Pediapred are described in the following:
Common Pediapred Side Effects
- mood changes
- body fluid retention
- gastric acid hypersecretory conditions
- weight gain
- increased appetite
Less Frequent Pediapred Side Effects
- diabetes mellitus
- gastrointestinal hemorrhage
- skin atrophy
- irregular menstrual periods
- dry skin
- facial edema
Rare or Very Rare Pediapred Side Effects
- paranoid disorder
- drug-induced psychosis
- epidural lipomatosis
- idiopathic intracranial hypertension
- ocular hypertension
- cardiac arrest
- cardiac arrhythmia
- chronic heart failure
- thromboembolic disorder
- pulmonary edema
- esophageal ulcer
- peptic ulcer
- acute pancreatitis
- tendon rupture
- seizure disorder
- abnormal hepatic function tests
- impaired wound healing
- fat embolism
- hypothalamic-pituitary insufficiency
- Kaposi's sarcoma
- lupus-like syndrome
- gastrointestinal perforation
- central serous chorioretinopathy
- avascular necrosis of bone
- acute confusion
- personality disorders
- allergic dermatitis
- skin striae
- acne vulgaris
- muscle weakness
- blurred vision
- skin rash
- skin scaling
- headache disorder
- abdominal distension
- menstrual disorder
- memory impairment
- peripheral sensory neuropathy
Store Pediapred according to the directions on the product package away from light and moisture. Some brands must be refrigerated, and others must be stored at room temperature. Consult your pharmacist for more details. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Pediapred when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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