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Prednisolone (Prednisolone)

Drug:Prednisolone Phosphate Oral Solution
Dosage:1 mg/ml/120 ml
Prednisolone Acetate Eye Drops
1 %/10 ml
Drug:Prednisolone Acetate Eye Drops
Dosage:1 %/5 ml


Prednisolone contains the active ingredient prednisolone, which belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids or “steroids”. Steroids work by reducing inflammation and lowering the body’s immune response. Prednisolone Oral Solution is used to treat a variety of inflammatory diseases including severe asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, allergic reactions, severe skin and eye conditions, and some blood disorders. These corticosteroids occur naturally in the body and help to maintain health and well-being. Boosting your body with extra corticosteroids is an effective way to treat various illnesses involving inflammation in the body. Prednisolone reduces this inflammation, which could otherwise go on making your condition worse. You must take this medicine regularly to get maximum benefit from it. Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. It is best to take the oral solution undiluted. The solution should preferably be taken as a single dose in the morning. In children, the medicine should preferably be taken as a single dose on alternate days. Take this medication by mouth, with food or milk to prevent stomach upset, exactly as directed by your doctor. If you suddenly stop using this medication, you may have withdrawal symptoms (such as weakness, weight loss, nausea, muscle pain, headache, tiredness, dizziness). To help prevent withdrawal, your doctor may lower your dose slowly.

Manufacturer Information

Canadian Pharmacy King currently offers generic Prednisolone Phosphate Oral Solution from Canada in the strength of 1 mg/ml/120 ml. Generic Prednisolone Acetate Eye drops comes from Canada in the strength of 1%/10 ml and 1%/5 ml.

Side Effects

The common side effects of Prednisolone may include generally feeling unwell; nausea; hiccups; indigestion or stomach discomfort; stomach ulcer or ulcer in the oesophagus; thrush; inflammation of the pancreas causing abdominal pain; muscle weakness; osteoporosis; damage to tendons; joint stiffness, pain and muscle spasms; fluid retention causing swelling; feeling dehydrated; high blood pressure; slow healing of wounds, thinning of the skin, bruising, acne; low adrenal gland function; slowed growth in infants, children and teenagers; irregular or stopped menstrual periods; swollen round face, excess hair growth; increased appetite and weight gain. Contact your doctor right away if you have any of the following symptoms:

• An allergic reaction;
• Severe mental health problems such as feeling depressed, including thinking about suicide, feeling high or having moods that go up and down, feeling anxious, having problems sleeping, having difficulty in thinking or being confused and losing your memory, hallucinations.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.

Customer Precautions

Do not take Prednisolone Oral Solution if you: are allergic to prednisolone, have recently had a vaccination or have a vaccination planned, have a viral infection such as measles, chickenpox or any other infection, have a tropical worm infections, have systemic fungal infections. Talk to your doctor of pharmacist before taking Prednisolone Oral solution, especially if you are pregnant or breast feeding or if you have, have ever had: severe depression or manic-depressive illness (bipolar disorder), TB (tuberculosis); diabetes; epilepsy; depression or other mental illness; glaucoma; osteoporosis; muscle problems; stomach ulcers; renal failure, high blood pressure, heart failure; scleroderma (an autoimmune disorder), any liver problem; an under-active thyroid (hypothyroidism). Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, or might take any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription, especially: medicines for epilepsy such as carbamazepine, antibiotics such as erythromycin; mifepristone (used to terminate pregnancy); ritonavir (used in HIV treatment); oral contraceptives; somatropin (used to treat growth problems); medicines for diabetes such as insulin or metformin; medicines used to treat high blood pressure; warfarin or other medicines used to thin the blood; aspirin or similar medicines; theophylline (used to treat asthma); medicines to treat fungal infections; acetazolamide (used to treat glaucoma); carbenoxolone (used to treat stomach ulcers); methotrexate (used for rheumatoid arthritis); any medicine which belongs to a group of medicines called sympathomimetics; medicines used to treat myasthenia gravis; giclosporin (used to stop the body rejecting bone marrow or organ transplants).

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