Orapred (Oral)

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Mood swing effects on children

How long will the orapred effect the mood swings and changes of an 8 year old girl ? Her mood swings will be normal one minute then there will be screaming, throwing objects etc the next minute. Is this normal?
by Alisa Giffin in Detroit, MI, 06/12/2006

Can I take Orapred ODT mg and Tylenol Cold Multi symptom rapid release at the same ti

I have bronchitis and I was prescribed orapred odt 15mg daily for five days. Can I also take Tylenol Cold Multi symptom rapid release at the same time.
by Jessica, 02/25/2009

tapering orapred

When does orapred need to be tapered following an asthma exacerbation? What is the usual method of tapering after having been taking the medication twice a day for a week?
by joyce hollobaugh in pittsburgh, pa., 12/29/2005

Orapred (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Orapred (Oral)

Orapred (Oral) Medication Classification


Orapred (Oral) Brandname

Orapred, Pediapred, Prelone, Cotolone

Orapred (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Prednisolone (pred-NISS-oh-lone) Treats inflammation, arthritis, and many other medical problems. Belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids.

When To Not Use Orapred (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have any fungal infections, such as candidiasis.

How Should You Use Orapred (Oral)

Liquid, Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If your schedule is one dose every other day and you miss a dose, use the missed dose as soon as you remember. If you do not remember until the next day, use your dose then and skip a day before using another.
  • If you use your medicine one or more times every day and you miss a dose, use your medicine as soon as you remember. However, if it is nearly time for your next regular dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose.

Proper Orapred (Oral) Storage

Store Orapred (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Orapred (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Orapred (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using barbiturates, such as pentobarbital (Nembutal®) or mephobarbital (Mebaral®).
  • While you are using this medicine, do not receive any vaccines or immunizations, unless directed by your doctor.

Orapred (Oral) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have bleeding problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), hypothyroidism (low thyroid), kidney disease, liver disease, mental or emotional disorders, myasthenia gravis, osteoporosis, or stomach, intestine, or colon problems.
  • Tell your doctor if you have Strongyloides (threadworm) infection, herpes simplex infection of the eye, or any other infections.
  • You may get infections more easily while being treated with this medicine. Avoid crowded places or being near people who are sick. Call your doctor at once if you develop fever, sore throat, or other signs of infection.
  • Avoid exposure to chickenpox or measles. If you have been exposed, call your doctor right away.
  • Your doctor may want to check your progress at regular visits to make sure the medicine is working properly and not causing unwanted effects.
  • Do not stop using this medicine suddenly. You may need to use smaller and smaller doses before stopping completely.
  • Tell any doctor, dentist, or other health care provider who treats you that you are using this medicine.

Orapred (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Bloody or black, tarry stools
  • Blurred vision
  • Increased urination or thirst
  • Muscle weakness or cramps
  • Severe stomach pain
  • Unexplained fever, sore throat
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Confusion, depression, or mood swings
  • Easy bruising, small purple spots on your skin
  • Fluid retention, weight gain, or swelling of arms, legs, hands, or feet
  • Fullness or roundness of face
  • Increased hair growth
  • Increased or decreased appetite
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Nausea, vomiting, or indigestion
  • Nervous, restlessness, or trouble sleeping
  • Sweating
  • Thinning skin, acne

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