Millipred

Last updated on RxList: 4/8/2020
Millipred Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

What Is Millipred?

Millipred (prednisolone tablet) is an adrenocortical steroid used to treat endocrine disorders, rheumatic disorders, collagen diseases, skin disorders, allergies, eye diseases, lung diseases, blood disorders, certain cancers, edematous states, gastrointestinal diseases, nervous system disorders, tuberculous meningitis with subarachnoid block or impending block when used concurrently with appropriate antituberculous chemotherapy, and trichinosis with neurologic or myocardial involvement.

What Are Side Effects of Millipred?

Side effects of Millipred include:

Dosage for Millipred

The initial dosage of Millipred tablets may vary from 5 mg to 60 mg per day depending on the specific disease entity being treated.

Millipred In Children

Safety and effectiveness of Millipred have not been established in pediatric patients.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Millipred?

Millipred may interact with other medicines.

Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

Millipred During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using Millipred; it is unknown how it would affect a fetus. Infants born of mothers who have received substantial doses of corticosteroids during pregnancy, should be carefully observed for signs of hypoadrenalism. Amounts of prednisolone in breastmilk are very low. With high maternal doses, avoiding breastfeeding for 4 hours after a dose should markedly decrease the dose received by the infant. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Additional Information

Our Millipred (prednisolone tablet) 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.

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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Millipred 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 Millipred (Prednisolone Tablets)

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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.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Millipred (Prednisolone Tablets)

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

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