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Redipred Oral Liquid

Generic Name: Prednisolone sodium phosphate
Product Name: Redipred Oral Liquid

Indication

Prednisolone is used in the following situations
Anti-inflammatory treatment in acute attacks of gout and in rheumatoid arthritis
Autoimmune diseases to suppress an overactive immune system

Action

Corticosteroids alter genes within the bodyâ??s cells to reduce the bodyâ??s normal inflammation and immune responses.

Dose advice

Adults
Autoimmune and inflammatory disease control
The initial recommended dose is 1â??2 mg per kg per day
This dose may then be reduced according to the patientâ??s clinical response

Rheumatoid arthritis
5â??10 mg once daily

Acute gout
The initial recommended dose is 20â??50 mg once daily for 3â??5 days
This dose is then reduced gradually over 7â??10 days

Children
Autoimmune disease
The initial recommended dose is 2 mg per kg per day
The dose is then reduced over 2 months to the minimum dose required to sustain remission
The chronic use of corticosteroids in children may retard bone growth and growth and development needs to be monitored carefully

Prednisolone is safe to used during pregnancy and breastfeeding

Schedule

S4

Common side effects

Heartburn
Increased susceptibility to infections such as thrush
Masking of signs of infection
Acne
Osteoporosis and bone fractures
Muscle weakness
Increased appetite
Delayed healing of wounds
Thin fragile skin
Reduced growth in children
Cessation of menstruation
Psychotic episodes
Depression
Bruising

Uncommon side effects

Burning and tingling sensation in the genital area
Death of bone in the hip, ankle and shoulder
Fractures of the vertebral bodies

 

For further information talk to your doctor.

Dates

Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 22 July, 2003


Created by: myVMC