my daughter had a palpitation
When one takes prednisone over 25mg per day it is best to take in the AM with breakfast and PM before sleep with a snack or dinner. Three times is fine, though harder to remember. Always take food with this.
Age of child and weight are very important. As far as overdose, there are side effects, but unless a very small child, this is a safe dose. Doses can be far higher than this. The heart will speed up and the person becomes more emotional, talking a lot, harder to sleep at 30mg so expect lots of changes in the child and know that it is the medication. Your child will need reassurance that this is the medication and they are doing well.
I would call the doctor about the heart rate. If you are able to check the pulse, that will also help the doctor. Palpitation can mean different things to different people. If the beat is strong and felt, an occasional thump is ok. If it continues over an hour or causes pain, that is time for a doctor right away. Until she adjusts over the next week, she should not do physical activity of anything more than normal walking and activity. The doctor should be telling you what is best.
Hope all is fine. Write anytime. K
For prednisolone: Adults Initially, 5–60 mg daily, depending on the disease being treated; usually administered in 2–4 divided dose, so her dose is within normal range if she is over 12. If she is under 12 then they base it on her weight and severity of the disease being treated. It should be tapered down when discontinued. I wouldnt worry about a palpitation unless it lasts for a long time or she gets dizziness or faints. An occasional palpitation can be normal in anyone-prednisolone or no prednisolone.
- Prednisolone Information for Consumers
- Prednisolone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prednisolone (detailed)
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