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What is predisolone normaly precribed for?

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What is predisolone normaly precribed for?
Posted Wed, 8 Jan 2014 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Shanthi.E 20 minutes later
Brief Answer: in inflammatory conditions Detailed Answer: Hello XXXX, Prednisolone is a corticosteroid. It is used in a variety of medical conditions to reduce inflammation within the body. The most common conditions where it is prescribed are asthma or wheezing problem, allergies, arthritis, collagen vascular diseases like lupus, and many skin conditions (eg, psoriasis) and so on. Let me know if you have any specific query about the same. Regards,
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Follow-up: What is predisolone normaly precribed for? 33 minutes later
I have been suffering from Pseudonymous infection for the past four years. I have had numerous stays in Hospital connected to a drip for 4-5 days. I have been examined by 2 Heart & Lung Specialists during this time and have been told on more than one occasion there is no cure so just have to live with it. I was recently told that there is now a medication (not Antibiotic) that will keep it under control but no one seems to know what it is. It apparently stops the Pseudomonas from coating your lungs which in turn stops the constant coughing which is necessary to clear the sputum . I was hoping that one of your Medical Team could give me the name of this Medication so that I could follow it up from this end . Sincerly, XXXXXXX Hailes (current Medication) Prednisolone 25mg 2 tablets per day over 3 days,Amoxcillin Capsules 500mg tablets 3 per day over 7 days,Spiriva Inhale one capsule daily on-going, Simvastatin 40mg one capsule daily on- going Asmol Inhalers when required, Vitamins Innerhealth plus, Centrum over 50's
Answered by Dr. Shanthi.E 1 hour later
Brief Answer: monoclonal antibody is still on research Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for providing the additional details. I am sorry about your chronic pseudomonas infection. I have done a thorough research through the medical databases as well the journals about the medication (not Antibiotic) that you are talking about. The only thing that I could quote here is the Inhibition of type III secretion system (TTSS) or the inhibition of the secretion apparatus in the organism. This is done through production of monoclonal Antibodies to PcrV (targeting apparatus) in the pseudomonas organism. It has just paved the way for a Phase I/II human trial using monoclonal antibodies against PcrV. Please discuss about this with your treating doctor. However, the conventional treatment regimens for Pseudomonas lung infection remains the same i.e. According to the American Thoracic Society-Infectious Diseases Society of XXXXXXX guidelines, start with combination therapy that includes a beta-lactam and aminoglycoside for 5 days and de-escalate to monotherapy based on organism culture sensitivity. Hope this piece of information helps you. Regards,
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