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Prednisolone tablet 5 mg 1000's

Prednisolone tablet contains Prednisolone, Inj/Oral | belongs to Corticosteroid

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How it works

Prednisolone tablet 5 mg 1000’s works by binding to the receptors and inhibits the release of chemical substances that cause inflammation.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Prednisolone tablet 5 mg 1000’s

  • Aggression or anger severe
  • Blurred vision severe
  • Decreased urine output severe
  • Dizziness severe
  • Headache severe
  • Weight gain severe
  • Fast heartbeat severe
  • Increased appetite

Uses of Prednisolone tablet 5 mg 1000’s

What is it prescribed for?

  • Gouty arthritis

    Prednisolone tablet 5 mg 1000’s is used in the treatment of gouty arthritis which is a type of joint inflammation. Severe pain, redness are few symptoms of gouty arthritis.

  • Psoriasis

    Prednisolone tablet 5 mg 1000’s is used in the treatment of psoriasis which is a type of skin disease. Itchy or sore patches and red skin are few symptoms of psoriasis.

  • Nephrotic syndrome

    Prednisolone tablet 5 mg 1000’s is used in the treatment of nephrotic syndrome which is a type of kidney disease. Swelling of face, skin rash are few symptoms of nephrotic syndrome.

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Prednisolone tablet 5 mg 1000’s is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Swelling, pain, and stiffness of joints are few symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

  • Asthma

    Prednisolone tablet 5 mg 1000’s is used in the treatment of asthma which is an inflammation of the airways. Wheezing, cough, difficulty in breathing are few symptoms of asthma.

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

    The peak effect of this medicine is observed within 5 minutes after an intravenous dose and 1 hour after an oral dose.

  • Duration of Effect

    The effect of this medicine lasts for a duration of 8 to 9 hours.

  • Safe with Alchohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.

  • Usage in pregnancy?

    This medicine is recommended for pregnant women only if clearly needed and if no other safer alternative is available.

  • Usage while breast-feeding?

    This medicine is known to excreted through breast milk in small amounts. Use this medicine only if clearly needed when no other safer alternative is available.

When not to use?

  • Allergy

    Avoid if you have a known allergy to Prednisolone tablet 5 mg 1000’s or any other glucocorticoids.

  • Systemic infections

    Avoid if you have any fungal or eye infections.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Pregnancy

    This medicine is recommended for pregnant women only if clearly needed and if no other safer alternative is available.

  • Breast-feeding

    This medicine is known to excreted through breast milk in small amounts. Use this medicine only if clearly needed when no other safer alternative is available.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Infections

    Use with caution in the patients who are at risk of developing infections. The severity of infections will increase with an increase in the dose. This medicine is not recommended in the patients with systemic fungal infection.

  • Vaccination

    Prednisolone tablet 5 mg 1000’s may decrease the effect of live or attenuated vaccines. This medicine is not recommended in patients who are on vaccination.

  • Diabetes

    Prednisolone tablet 5 mg 1000’s may increase the blood glucose levels and worsen the symptoms of diabetes. Use with caution in the patients with diabetes and dose adjustments are to be made based on the clinical condition.

  • Gastrointestinal diseases

    Prednisolone tablet 5 mg 1000’s is used with caution as it may increase the risk of gastrointestinal disturbances like bleeding and abdominal distention.

  • Impaired kidney function

    Prednisolone tablet 5 mg 1000’s may increase the water level in the body. Use with caution in the patients with the kidney injury and heart diseases. Frequent monitoring of kidney function tests is necessary.

  • Impaired liver function

    Prednisolone tablet 5 mg 1000’s is used with caution in the patients with liver injury. The risk may increase if high-dose systemic corticosteroids are used. Frequent monitoring of liver function tests is necessary.

  • Decrease bone density

    Prednisolone tablet 5 mg 1000’s may decrease the bone density by decreasing the absorption of calcium. Use with caution in the postmenopausal women due to the risk of developing bone injuries.

Dosage

  • Missed Dose

    The missed dose can be taken as soon as you remember. However, the missed dose should be skipped if it is almost time for your next dose.

  • Overdose

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

Interactions

Interaction with Medicines
  • Ethinyl Estradiol moderate
  • Azole antifungal agents moderate
  • Antihypertensives moderate
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs moderate
  • Fluoroquinolone severe
Disease interactions
  • severe

    Prednisolone tablet 5 mg 1000’s is used with caution in the patients with gastrointestinal diseases. The risk of bleeding is more when taken for a long duration of time. Dose adjustments are to be made based on the clinical condition.

  • moderate

    Prednisolone tablet 5 mg 1000’s is used with caution in the patients with diabetes as it increases the blood glucose levels. Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is necessary. A suitable antidiabetic agent should be prescribed based on the clinical condition.

General Instructions

You should carefully follow all instructions on the label. The duration and amount of medicine consumed should be as prescribed by the doctor. It can be taken with food or after food. An adequate amount of water should be consumed to minimize the irritation caused in the stomach.

References

How to use Prednisolone tablet 5 mg 1000’s

IM: Shake suspension well before withdrawing. Intra-articular: Attach a 20G-24G needle to empty syringe, using aseptic technique, so prescriber can remove a few drops of synovial fluid to confirm that needle is in the joint. The aspirating syringe is then exchanged with a prednisolone-filled syringe to inject drug into joint.

UNLICENSED USE
Adults: ORAL: Bell’s palsy: 60 mg daily for 5 days, followed by 10 mg daily for 5 days.
Severe alcoholic hepatitis: 40 mg daily for 28 days, followed by a 2-wk taper.

what are the adverse effects of Prednisolone tablet 5 mg 1000’s

Endocrine irregularities including menstrual problems, Cushingoid state, adrenal suppression, growth suppression in children. Increased susceptibility to infection, increased severity of infection. Fluid/electrolyte disturbance, hypertension, negative protein, nitrogen and calcium balance. Myopathy, tendon rupture, osteoporosis, osteonecrosis and fractures. Impaired wound healing, sweating, hirsutism, striae, telangiectasia, acne. GI disturbance, peptic ulceration, acute pancreatitis, candidiasis. Psychiatric effects, neurological effects, insomnia. Diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance, weight gain, increased appetite. Ocular disturbances including cataracts, raised intraocular pressure, optic nerve damage, corneal changes, glaucoma. Thromboembolism, leukocytosis.

What is the dose of Prednisolone tablet 5 mg 1000’s

Adults: ORAL: Usual range: 5-60 mg daily. Elderly: Use lowest effective dose.
Multiple sclerosis: 200 mg/day for 1 wk followed by 80 mg every other day for 1 mth.
Rheumatoid arthritis: Initial: 5-7.5 mg daily; adjust dose as necessary.
Children: ORAL: Autoimmune inflammatory disorders (including juvenile idiopathic arthritis, connective tissue disorders and systemic lupus erythematosus): 1 mth-18 yr, initially 1-2 mg/kg once daily (usual max 60 mg daily), then reduced after a few days if appropriate.
Autoimmune hepatitis: 1 mth-18 yr, initially 2 mg/kg once daily (max 40 mg daily) then reduced to minimum effective dose.
Corticosteroid replacement therapy: 12-18 yr, 2-2.5 mg/square meter daily in 1-2 divided doses adjusted according to response.
Infantile spasms: 1 mth-2 yr, initially 10 mg 4 times daily for 14 days (if seizures not controlled after 7 days increase to 20 mg 3 times daily for 7 days), reduce dose gradually over 15 days until stopped. Patients taking 40 mg daily, reduce dose in steps of 10 mg every 5 days, then stop; patients taking 60 mg daily, reduce dose to 40 mg daily for 5 days, then 20 mg daily for 5 days, then 10 mg daily for 5 days, then stop.
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura: 1-10 yr, 1-2 mg/kg daily for max 14 days or 4 mg/kg daily for max 4 days.
Nephrotic syndrome: 1 mth-18 yr, initially 60 mg/square meter once daily (max 80 mg daily) for 4-6 wk until proteinuria ceases then 40mg/square meter on alternate days for 4-6 wk, then withdraw by reducing dose gradually; prevention of relapse 0.5-1 mg/kg once daily or on alternate days for 3-6 mth.
Pneumocystis pneumonia associated with HIV infection: In moderate to severe cases, 2 mg/kg (max 80 mg/day) for 5 days, then the dose is reduced over the next 16 days and then stopped. The treatment should be started at the same time as the anti-pneumocystis therapy and no later than 24-72 hr. Corticosteroid to be withdrawn before the anti-pneumocystis therapy is complete.

One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Prednisolone tablet 5 mg 1000’s. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts the your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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