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Prednisolone

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Prednisolone

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(Generic versions may still be available.)

SIDE EFFECTS

Fluid and Electrolyte Disturbances

Sodium retention. Fluid retention. Congestive heart failure in susceptible patients. Potassium loss. Hypokalemic alkalosis. Hypertension.

Musculoskeletal

Muscle weakness. Steroid myopathy. Loss of muscle mass. Osteoporosis. Vertebral compression fractures. Aseptic necrosis of femoral and humeral heads. Pathologic fracture of long bones.

Gastrointestinal

Peptic ulcer with possible perforation and hemorrhage. Pancreatitis. Abdominal distention. Ulcerative esophagitis.

Dermatologic

Impaired wound healing. Thin fragile skin. Petechiae and ecchymoses. Facial erythema. Increased sweating. May suppress reactions to skin tests.

Neurological

Convulsions. Increased intracranial pressure with papilledema (pseudotumor cerebri) usually after treatment. Vertigo. Headache.

Endocrine

Menstrual irregularities. Development of Cushingoid state. Suppression of growth in children. Secondary adrenocortical and pituitary unresponsiveness, particularly in times of stress, as in trauma, surgery, or illness. Decreased carbohydrate tolerance. Manifestations of latent diabetes mellitus. Increased requirements for insulin or oral hypoglycemic agents in diabetics.

Ophthalmic

Posterior subcapsular cataracts. Increased intraocular pressure. Glaucoma. Exophthalmos.

Metabolic

Negative nitrogen balance due to protein catabolism.

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DRUG INTERACTIONS

No information provided.

Last reviewed on RxList: 6/20/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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