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  • Cotipred 20mg Effervescent Tabs 20's

Cotipred 20mg Effervescent Tabs 20's

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Description
Qualitative and quantitative composition: Each tablet contains 20 mg prednisolone. Therapeutic indications: Allergy and anaphylaxis: bronchial asthma, drug hypersensitivity reactions, serum sickness, angioneurotic oedema, anaphylaxis, incapacitating allergies unresponsive to conventional treatment.
Arteritis/collagenosis: giant cell arteritis/polymyalgia rheumatica, mixed connective tissue disease, polyarteritis nodosa, polymyositis.
Blood disorders: haemolytic anaemia (auto-immune), leukaemia (acute and chronic lymphocytic), lymphoma, multiple myeloma, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.
Cardiovascular disorders: post-myocardial infarction syndrome, rheumatic fever with severe carditis.
Endocrine disorders: primary and secondary adrenal insufficiency, congenital adrenal hyperplasia.
Gastro-intestinal disorders: regional ileitis (Crohn's disease), ulcerative colitis, persistent coeliac syndrome (coeliac disease unresponsive to gluten withdrawal), auto-immune chronic active hepatitis, multisystem disease affecting liver, biliary peritonitis.
Hypercalcaemia: sarcoidosis, vitamin D excess.
Infections (with appropriate chemotherapy): helminthic infestations, Herxheimer reaction, infectious mononucleosis, miliary tuberculosis, mumps orchitis (adult), tuberculous meningitis, rickettsial disease.
Muscular disorders: polymyositis, dermatomyositis.
Neurological disorders: infantile spasms, Shy-Drager syndrome, sub-acute demyelinating polyneuropathy.
Ocular disease: scleritis, posterior uveitis, retinal vasculitis, pseudo-tumours of the orbit, giant cell arteritis, malignant ophthalmic Graves disease.
Renal disorders: lupus nephritis, acute interstitial nephritis, minimal change glomerulonephritis, nephrotic syndrome.
Respiratory disease: allergic pneumonitis, asthma, occupational asthma, pulmonary aspergillosis, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary alveolitis, aspiration of foreign body, aspiration of stomach contents, pulmonary sarcoid, drug induced lung disease, adult respiratory distress syndrome, spasmodic croup, fulminating or disseminated pulmonary tuberculosis when used concurrently with appropriate antituberculosis chemotherapy.
Rheumatic disorders: rheumatoid arthritis, polymyalgia rheumatica, juvenile chronic arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, mixed connective tissue disease.
Skin disorders: pemphigus vulgaris, exfoliative dermatitis, bullous pemphigoid, systemic lupus erythematosus, pyoderma gangrenosum.
How to use
Adults and the elderly: The lowest effective dose should be used for the minimum period. Children: Prednisolone should only be used when specifically indicated, at the lowest dose possible and for the shortest possible time.The initial dosage of Prednisolone may vary from 5mg to 60mg daily depending on the disorder being treated. Divided daily dosage may be used. The lowest dose to produce an acceptable result should be given. Initial dosage should be adjusted until the desired clinical response has been achieved. The dose should be gradually reduced until the lowest dose which will maintain an adequate clinical response is reached. Prednisolone tablets should be taken following a meal to reduce the risk of gastric irritation.
Precautions
Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients in the formulation, Systemic fungal infection. Administration of live vaccines is contraindicated in patients receiving corticosteroids in immunosuppressive doses.
PRECAUTION: during pregnancy, prednisolone should only be given after special consideration. Breast-feeding: Prednisolone passes into breast milk, but the risk of affecting the baby seems unlikely with therapeutic doses. Side effects such as dizziness, visual disturbances and fatigue are possible after treatment with prednisolone. In such adverse reactions, patients should not drive or use machines.
NOTE: In those conditions when treatment with prednisolone can save lives, none of the contraindications generally applies.