Generic: Prednisolone Acetate
Flo-Pred is a drug used in the treatment of allergic conditions, certain skin diseases, endocrine disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, blood disorders, nervous system conditions, eye diseases, organ translation, lung and kidney diseases, rheumatologic conditions, and infectious diseases which are responsive to steroids. This drug is available as a suspension containing either prednisolone acetate 5 milligrams in 5 milliliters or prednisolone acetate 15 milligrams in 5 milliliters.
You should read the product information leaflet before using this medication. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This medication should be taken by mouth as instructed by your doctor. Use a measuring spoon instead of an ordinary household spoon.
Your dosage is based on your medical condition and the way you will respond to treatment. Take this drug regularly to experience the most benefits. You should also take this drug at the same time each day.
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. Continue to use it as prescribed by your doctor or as stated on the package label.
Flo-Pred may interact with medications such as:
- Other drugs that weaken the immune system such as azathioprine, cyclosporine, cancer chemotherapy, or natalizumab
- Large doses of aspirin and aspirin-like drugs such as salicylates
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as indomethacin or ibuprofen
- Drugs that may cause potassium loss such as amphotericin B or diuretics such as hydrochlorothiazide or furosemide
- Quinolone antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin or levofloxacin
- Drugs that can cause bleeding or bruising such as warfarin
- Antiplatelet drugs such as clopidogrel
- Azole antifungals such as itraconazole
- Macrolide antibiotics such as erythromycin
- Rifamycins such as rifabutin
- St. John's wort
- Drugs used to treat seizures such as carbamazepine or phenytoin
There are no side effects known aside from a possible allergic reaction in people who have previous or unknown hypersensitivity to the drug.
Watch out for signs of allergic reactions such as:
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have the following:
- Allergy to prednisolone or to prednisone
- Eye disease
- Heart problems
- High blood pressure
- Liver disease
- Kidney disease
- Thyroid problems
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Current or past infections
- Bleeding problems
- Blood clots
- Psychiatric conditions
- Electrolyte imbalance
- Pregnancy or lactation