Corticosteroid-responsive disorders:

Indications for: PEDIAPRED

Steroid-responsive disorders.

Adults and Children:

See full labeling. Initially 5–60mg/day.

PEDIAPRED Contraindications:

Systemic mycoses. Live vaccination.

PEDIAPRED Warnings/Precautions:

Tuberculosis. Latent amebiasis. Hypothyroidism. Cirrhosis. Ocular herpes simplex. If exposed to chickenpox or measles, consider prophylactic passive immune therapy. Renal insufficiency. Ulcerative colitis if perforation pending. Diverticulitis. Peptic ulcer. Hypertension. Osteoporosis. Diabetes. Supplement with additional steroids in physiologic stress. Avoid abrupt cessation. Alternate, intermittent or single-daily doses at 8AM minimize adrenal suppression. Monitor weight, growth, fluid and electrolyte balance. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

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PEDIAPRED Interactions:

Barbiturates, hydantoins, rifampin may decrease effects. Avoid aspirin in hypoprothrombinemia.

Adverse Reactions:

HPA axis suppression, masks infection, increased susceptibility to infection, glaucoma, cataracts, secondary infections, hypokalemia, hypocalcemia, hypernatremia, hypertension, psychic disorders, myopathy, osteoporosis, peptic ulcer, dermal atrophy, increased intracranial pressure, carbohydrate intolerance.

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