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Introduction
  • Redipred Oral 30ml elixir for oral administration
  • Prednisolone is a steroid. It prevents the release of inflammatory mediators
  • Peak effect within 1hr
Indications
Contraindications
  • Known hypersensitivity to corticosteroids
  • Live virus immunisation within last 48 hours (e.g. MMR, Chicken Pox, Yellow Fever)
Precautions / Notes
  • 30ml Bottle is single patient use only
  • Children who are on immunosuppressant drugs are more susceptible to infections than healthy children, e.g.: Chicken pox and measles
  • Impaired immune responsiveness
Management
  • Each 1ml of solution contains 5mg of prednisolone
  • Administer 1mg/kg to maximum single dose of 25mg
  • Single dose only
AgeWeightDose
< 12 months < 10 kg10 mg
(2 mL)
1 -3 years 10 - 15 kg10 - 15 mg
(2 - 3 mL)
4 - 5 years 15 - 20 kg15 - 20 mg
(3 - 4 mL)
6 - 8 years 20 - 25 kg20 - 25 mg
(4 - 5 mL)
Special Considerations
  • Side effects occur following prolonged use and are of little consequence in an emergency setting
  • Vomiting

References
References
Presentation
25mg in 5mL suspension of Redipred

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