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Pediapred

Last reviewed on RxList: 1/24/2017
Pediapred Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 1/4/2016

Pediapred (prednisolone sodium phosphate) Oral Solution is a steroid used to treat many different conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders. Pediapred is available in generic form. Common side effects of Pediapred include nausea, stomach pain, bloating, heartburn, headache, dizziness, spinning sensation, menstrual period changes, trouble sleeping (insomnia), increased sweating, acne, mood changes or depression, dry skin, thinning skin, skin bruising or discoloration, slow wound healing, agitation, anxiety, allergic reactions (hives, itching, rash, difficulty breathing), or changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, face, neck, breasts, and waist).

The initial dosage of Pediapred may vary from 5 mL to 60 mL (5 to 60 mg prednisolone base) per day depending on the specific disease being treated. Pediapred may interact with aspirin, diuretics, blood thinners, cyclosporine, insulin or oral diabetes medications, ketoconazole, rifampin, or seizure medications. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Pediapred should be used only when prescribed. It may rarely harm a fetus. Infants born to mothers who have been using this medication for an extended period of time may have hormone problems. Tell your doctor if you notice symptoms such as persistent nausea/vomiting, severe diarrhea, or weakness in your newborn. This medication passes into breast milk. However, it is unlikely to harm a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Pediapred (prednisolone sodium phosphate) Oral Solution Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Pediapred Consumer Information

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • problems with your vision;
  • swelling, rapid weight gain, feeling short of breath;
  • severe depression, unusual thoughts or behavior, seizure (convulsions);
  • bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood;
  • pancreatitis (severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea and vomiting, fast heart rate);
  • low potassium (confusion, uneven heart rate, extreme thirst, increased urination, leg discomfort, muscle weakness or limp feeling); or
  • dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, chest pain, shortness of breath, uneven heartbeats, seizure).

Less serious side effects may include:

  • sleep problems (insomnia), mood changes;
  • acne, dry skin, thinning skin, bruising or discoloration;
  • slow wound healing;
  • increased sweating;
  • headache, dizziness, spinning sensation;
  • nausea, stomach pain, bloating; or
  • changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, face, neck, breasts, and waist).

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Pediapred (Prednisolone Sodium)

Pediapred Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

(listed alphabetically under each subsection):

Fluid and Electrolyte Disturbances:   Congestive heart failure in susceptible patients; fluid retention; hypertension; hypokalemic alkalosis; potassium loss; sodium retention.

Cardiovascular:   Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in premature infants.

Musculoskeletal:   Aseptic necrosis of femoral and humeral heads; loss of muscle mass; muscle weakness; osteoporosis; pathologic fracture of long bones; steroid myopathy; tendon rupture; vertebral compression fractures.

Gastrointestinal:   Abdominal distention; elevation in serum liver enzyme levels (usually reversible upon discontinuation); pancreatitis; peptic ulcer with possible perforation and hemorrhage; ulcerative esophagitis.

Dermatologic:   Facial erythema; increased sweating; impaired wound healing; may suppress reactions to skin tests; petechiae and ecchymoses; thin fragile skin; urticaria; edema.

Metabolic:   Negative nitrogen balance due to protein catabolism.

Neurological:   Convulsions; headache; increased intracranial pressure with papilledema (pseudotumor cerebri) usually following discontinuation of treatment; psychic disorders; vertigo.

Endocrine:   Decreased carbohydrate tolerance; development of cushingoid state; hirsutism; increased requirements for insulin or oral hypoglycemic agents in diabetes; manifestations of latent diabetes mellitus; menstrual irregularities; secondary adrenocortical and pituitary unresponsiveness, particularly in times of stress, as in trauma, surgery or illness; suppression of growth in children.

Ophthalmic:   Exophthalmos; glaucoma; increased intraocular pressure; posterior subcapsular cataracts.

Other:   Increased appetite; malaise; nausea; weight gain.

 

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Pediapred (Prednisolone Sodium)

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