Prednisolone, injections

Analogs

AGIO It can be considered a complete analogue of methylprednisolone.

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37 р. Average online price * 37 r. (pack of 3 ampoules)

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Instructions for use

pred59897 Prednisolone (Prednisolonum) is a synthetic drug belonging to the group of glucocorticosteroids.

Available in several dosage forms: ointment , tablets and shots.

Antiallergic, anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive agent, superior in activity to cortisone, and hydrocortisone 3-4 times. Analogs are: dekretin, medopred, inflanafran, prednisol, prelnigexal.

Prednisolone injection is a colorless (or yellowish) water soluble substance.

Available in ampoules, sealed in cartons of 3,5,6,10 and 20 pieces (30 mg of prednisone sodium phosphate / 1 ml solution for injection).

Application

Nycomed The drug for intravenous or intramuscular administration, refers primarily to the means of emergency care, used in the following cases:

  • in severe allergic reactions ( angioedema , anaphylactic shock , an attack of bronchial asthma );
  • in case of acute renal-hepatic failure that developed in the postoperative or postpartum period;
  • with severe rheumatic fever;
  • shock condition (cardiogenic, burn, traumatic shock);
  • swelling of the brain;
  • in acute hepatitis;
  • in acute adrenal insufficiency
  • in case of poisoning with aggressive liquids causing burns to the mucous membranes.

A complete list of prednisone readings is here .

In addition to emergency care, the drug is used in complex therapy in the treatment of malignant tumor processes, autoimmune, chronic pulmonary and dermatological diseases.

Indications for the use of prednisone are also some cardiac pathologies, in particular, exudative pericarditis and rheumatoid myocarditis, as well as a decrease in threshold excitation in patients with implanted heart stimulant.

The drug is used in hematology - in the treatment of leukemia, anemia, MDS, pathologies associated with bone marrow dysfunctions.

Important! You should not refuse to receive prednisone, when it is appointed by a specialist. This is a very effective and time-tested drug.

Many patients, far from medicine, believe that "hormonal" drugs cause irreparable harm to the body, and therefore either stop taking it prematurely or do not take the medicine at all.

Such an approach may, in some cases, lead to dire consequences, many of which are irreversible.

With a correctly calculated dosage prescribed by a specialist, taking into account the indications and state of health, the drug will not cause serious complications. Remember that absolutely all drugs (including those of natural origin) have side effects that are much more serious than those that cause corticosteroids. Therefore, you should take prednisone (medopred) precisely according to the scheme, which was made by the attending physician.

Dosage

Dosage and duration of treatment is prescribed individually.

In most cases, the indicated dosage for intramuscular administration. Only "jet" means from the syringe directly into the vein.

Injection into the vein Prednisolone is administered intravenously or intramuscularly. In case of intravenous administration, the drug is first administered by a jet, then transferred to the drip mode.

The following treatment regimen is generalized because it does not take into account the patient’s health status and the presence of relative contraindications:

with acute adrenal insufficiency - from 100 mg to 200 mg one-time, within 3-14 days;

in the treatment of bronchial asthma - from 75 mg to 675 mg per treatment course (from 3 to 16 days);

in shock , accompanied by a drop in blood pressure, 50-150 mg are injected in a jet , in severe cases the dose is increased to 400 mg (the maximum daily dose is 1000 mg);

Treatment should be carried out by a medical professional, self-medication is dangerous. Do not exceed the indicated dosages!

Syringe ampoule in case of complications after surgery and acute poisoning , the drug is administered at 25-75 mg per day (in severe cases, it can be increased to 300-1500 mg per day).

for rheumatoid arthritis , 75 to 125 mg per day is indicated for a 10-day course of treatment;

in severe form of hepatitis, 75-100 mg per day is prescribed for a course of treatment for 7–10 days;

for internal burns of the respiratory and digestive organs from 75 to 400 mg per day for 5-18 days.

If the drug cannot be administered intravenously, intramuscular injections are prescribed. After stabilization of the state, prednisone is prescribed in capsules (tablets) with a gradual decrease in dose.

There is also intraarticular injection , but it is performed only by a doctor, the dosages are selected only individually for each patient.

Contraindications

prednizolon4 In emergency (shock) conditions, prednisone is administered without taking into account contraindications, as a means of emergency care.

Do not use the drug in therapeutic courses for severe hypertension, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer, reflux disease, osteoporosis, Cushing's disease.

Contraindications are infections such as chickenpox, herpes, shingles, as well as the active form of tuberculosis, pregnancy (first trimester, in particular), lactation.

Side effects

pred321321 Weight gain, potassium deficiency (hypokalemia), growth retardation in children, Cushing's syndrome (moon face), increased blood pressure, thrombosis, muscle atrophy, thinning of the skin, a violation of the digestive process, nausea.

On the part of the nervous system, such manifestations as depression, hallucinations, reduced visual acuity, general weakness, headache are possible.

The above symptoms are possible, but they do not appear in every case. In general, the drug is well tolerated by patients, even with prolonged use.

special instructions

The drug is not recommended to take simultaneously with salicylates, barbiturates, diuretics, cardiac glycosides. When taking the medicine, it is necessary to monitor blood pressure indicators, donate blood for sugar, examine feces for hidden blood, make an X-ray (for arthritis and bursitis).

Pharmacokinetics

With intravenous prednisone, the effect comes instantly, a little slower with intramuscular injections. The drug binds to plasma proteins (globulins and albumin), is metabolized in the liver (mostly), and in the kidneys. Duration of exposure 24-36 hours.

Terms of sale

The drug is available on prescription.

Reviews

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My son has Quincke edema every six months, but what is the cause of this terrible phenomenon, when the whole body swells and the child begins to choke, is still unknown. However, only prednisone helps us - after intravenous administration, the son immediately begins to breathe, swelling and hoarseness pass. For us, this drug is salvation. I know about the side effects, but they (Thank God) have not yet manifested themselves, and I really hope that they will not. Anna, Severouralsk (36 years old)

Three years ago, they diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis. Severe pain in the knees, shoulders, elbows. I take prednisone intramuscularly courses, then pills. I was very afraid to take a hormonal drug, because I know that people are gaining excess weight, and I am inclined to be overweight. But so far nothing terrible has happened, and the pain has almost completely disappeared. True, I strictly follow all instructions of my doctor, and do not violate the diet. I hope that the sore retreat. Rimma, Vologda (54 years old)

My daughter is 16 years old. Since childhood, she suffers from allergic rhinitis. No procedures and medications helped, including imported, expensive means. They recommend changing the climate, but we do not have the opportunity to move to another region. Doctors prescribed therapy, including a gentle course of prednisone. I do not know what will happen next, but so far she feels fine, and there were no complications. Svetlana, Vladivostok

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