Flo-Pred

Last updated on RxList: 8/2/2021
Flo-Pred Side Effects Center

What Is Flo-Pred?

Flo-Pred (prednisolone acetate oral suspension) is a steroid used to treat many different conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders.

What Are Side Effects of Flo-Pred?

Common side effects of Flo-Pred 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
  • increased appetite
  • elevated blood pressure
  • weight gain, or
  • changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in arms, legs, face, neck, breasts, and waist)

Dosage for Flo-Pred

The initial dosage of Flo-Pred may vary from 5 mg to 60 mg per day depending on the specific disease being treated.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Flo-Pred?

Flo-Pred may interact with aspirin, diuretics (water pills), blood thinners, cyclosporine, insulin or oral diabetes medications, ketoconazole, rifampin, or seizure medications. Many other medications may interact with Flo-Pred. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

Flo-Pred During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding

During pregnancy, Flo-Pred should only be taken if prescribed. This drug can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Additional Information

Our Flo-Pred (prednisolone acetate oral suspension) 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.

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Flo-Pred Consumer Information

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

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • shortness of breath (even with mild exertion), swelling, rapid weight gain;
  • bruising, thinning skin, or any wound that will not heal;
  • severe depression, changes in personality, unusual thoughts or behavior;
  • new or unusual pain in an arm or leg or in your back;
  • bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
  • severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea and vomiting;
  • a seizure (convulsions); or
  • low potassium--leg cramps, constipation, irregular heartbeats, fluttering in your chest, increased thirst or urination, numbness or tingling.

Steroids can affect growth in children. Tell your doctor if your child is not growing at a normal rate while using this medicine.

Common side effects may include:

  • fluid retention (swelling in your hands or ankles);
  • dizziness, spinning sensation;
  • changes in your menstrual periods;
  • headache;
  • muscle pain or weakness; or
  • stomach discomfort, bloating.

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 Flo-Pred (Prednisolone Acetate Oral Suspension)

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Flo-Pred Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

Common adverse reactions for corticosteroids include fluid retention, alteration in glucose tolerance, elevation in blood pressure, behavioral and mood changes, increased appetite and weight gain.

Allergic Reactions: Anaphylactoid reaction, anaphylaxis, angioedema

Cardiovascular: Bradycardia, cardiac arrest, cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac enlargement, circulatory collapse, congestive heart failure, fat embolism, hypertension, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in premature infants, myocardial rupture following recent myocardial infarction, pulmonary edema, syncope, tachycardia, thromboembolism, thrombophlebitis, vasculitis

Dermatologic: Acne, allergic dermatitis, cutaneous and subcutaneous atrophy, dry scalp, edema, facial erythema, hyper or hypo-pigmentation, impaired wound healing, increased sweating, petechiae and ecchymoses, rash, sterile abscess, striae, suppressed reactions to skin tests, thin fragile skin, thinning scalp hair, urticaria

Endocrine: Abnormal fat deposits, decreased carbohydrate tolerance, development of Cushingoid state, hirsutism, manifestations of latent diabetes mellitus and increased requirements for insulin or oral hypoglycemic agents in diabetics, menstrual irregularities, moon facies, secondary adrenocortical and pituitary unresponsiveness (particularly in times of stress, as in trauma, surgery or illness), suppression of growth in children

Fluid and Electrolyte Disturbances: Fluid retention, potassium loss, hypertension, hypokalemic alkalosis, sodium retention

Gastrointestinal: Abdominal distention, elevation in serum liver enzymes levels (usually reversible upon discontinuation), hepatomegaly, hiccups, malaise, nausea, pancreatitis, peptic ulcer with possible perforation and hemorrhage, ulcerative esophagitis

General: Increased appetite and weight gain

Metabolic: Negative nitrogen balance due to protein catabolism

Musculoskeletal: Aseptic necrosis of femoral and humeral heads, charcot-like arthropathy, loss of muscle mass, muscle weakness, osteoporosis, pathologic fracture of long bones, steroid myopathy, tendon rupture, vertebral compression fractures

Neurological: Arachnoiditis, convulsions, depression, emotional instability, euphoria, headache, increased intracranial pressure with papilledema (pseudo-tumor cerebri) usually following discontinuation of treatment, insomnia, meningitis, mood swings, neuritis, neuropathy, paraparesis/paraplegia, paresthesia, personality changes, sensory disturbances, vertigo

Ophthalmic: Exophthalmos, glaucoma, increased intraocular pressure, and posterior subcapsular cataracts

Reproductive: Alteration in motility and number of spermatozoa

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Flo-Pred (Prednisolone Acetate Oral Suspension)

© Flo-Pred Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Flo-Pred Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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