A PA Physician Assistant gave my 8yr old lil' girl Prednisone 4 poision ivy ... 2 20mg pills a?
- 20 Apr 2010 by kena meade
- 22 Apr 2010
- hot flashes, prednisone, side effect
... day... anyway, she has been having some side effects from this drug..like HORRIBLE hot flashes, moody, tried & sick at her stomach alot. so i've been very worried & was wondering if it was even ok 4 her 2 take this, i've also noticed that mostly every1 that had side effects from this was givin it 4 asma or breathing problems, so do u think it was ok 4 them 2 have givin' this 2 her 4 poision ivy???
worried n wv
I know your worried but it is safe for children to take prednisone my youngest daughter has taking it off and on since she was a year old,but if thats the only meds she is taking and its making her sick then you should stop giving it to her and take her to the doc,it is a good meds for poision ivy and for asthma my 7 year old has had both at the same time,now she just has asthma,but if your having bad feelings there is another meds for poision ivy,hope this helps
those are actually "textbook" side effects of oral steroids (prednisone). that's a great drug for poison ivy. the most important thing with oral steroids is to take it (or give to your daughter) exactly as directed. take as long as it says to & exactly how it says to take it. try giving it to her with food to help with the tummy issues. the moodiness, & other unpleasant side effects go away quickly after finishing the course of drug. however, as a mother if you feel greatly concerned about these side effects causing more harm than it's worth then call your doctor right away & take your daughter back for further evaluation
Hello kena meade. Prednisone is great for poison ivy... BUT... 20mg. pills are way too potent for an 8 year old, period. Generic Prednisone comes in smaller sizes... 2.5mg... 5mg... 7.5mg... 10mg--- in increments of 2.5mg. I believe thet go all the way up to 60mg.
This Cat definatly(sp?) feels that your PA. needs a good swift Kick and some retraining. Sacosam
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