Fisopred is the brand name for a drug that contains prednisolone sodium phosphate . Its presentation is as a solution, of which each 100 milliliters is equivalent to 100 milligrams of prednisolone. It is responsible for inhibiting inflammatory processes, preventing mucosal edema, inhibiting bronchial obstruction, restricting mucus production and reducing its viscosity.Fisopred is a medicine that is almost completely absorbed by the oral route, which reaches its maximum plasma concentration in 1 to 2 hours. Its metabolism occurs predominantly in the liver and is eliminated through the kidneys. It remains active in the body for a time between 18 and 36 hours.

What is Fisopred for?

Fisopred, which contains prednisolone, belongs to a group of drugs called corticosteroids , which are hormones produced by our bodies and involved in many functions. Corticosteroids such as prednisolone are used for their anti-inflammatory, antiallergic or immunosuppressive properties , and to compensate for hormones not generated naturally in the body and in sufficient quantity.

Fisopred is used to treat diseases of many natures, such as:

  • Rheumatic diseases
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Dermatological (skin) diseases
  • Hematological (blood) diseases
  • Gastrointestinal and liver diseases
  • Kidney and urinary diseases
  • Ophthalmic (eye) diseases

 

Rheumatic diseases

Among the rheumatic diseases that can be treated with Fisopred are:

  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Collagenosis in active phase
  • Rheumatic fever
  • Rheumatic purple

Respiratory diseases

Among the respiratory diseases that can be treated with Fisopred are:

  • Bronchial asthma
  • Asthmatic status
  • Interstitial diseases

Dermatological (skin) diseases

Among the dermatological diseases that can be treated with Fisopred are:

  • Severe acute urticaria
  • Quincke’s edema
  • Lyell’s syndrome
  • Severe drug-induced rash
  • Large area dermatitis
  • Rash red lichen
  • Erythroderma
  • Sweet’s syndrome
  • Granulomatous diseases of the skin
  • Neuralgia postzostérica
  • Jarlsch-Herxhelmer reaction
  • cavernous hemangloma
  • Behcet’s disease
  • Pioderma gangrenoso
  • Pemphigus
  • Penfigoide bulloso

Hematological (blood) diseases

Among the hematological diseases that can be treated with Fisopred are:

  • Autoimmune hemolytic anemia
  • Thrombocytopenic purpura
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Leukemias
  • Lymphomas
  • Waldenström disease
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Agranulocitosis
  • Or in organ transplantation

Gastrointestinal and liver diseases

Among the gastrointestinal and liver diseases that can be treated with Fisopred are:

  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Chronic hepatitis

Kidney and urinary diseases

Among the kidney and urinary diseases that can be treated with Fisopred are:

  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Membranous glomerulonephritis
  • Extracapillary proliferative glomerulonephritis
  • Goodpasture syndrome
  • Fibrosis retroperitoneal idiopática
  • Nephrotic syndrome

Ophthalmic (eye) diseases

Among the ophthalmological diseases that can be treated with Fisopred are:

  • Allergic conjunctivitis
  • Keratitis
  • Iritis
  • Iridociclitis
  • Coriorretinitis

Recommended dose of Fisopred

The dose of Fisopred will depend on both the nature of the disease and its severity and the individual response of the patient. In this way, different doses have been established:

  • For patients with bronchial asthma: 15 to 60mg daily, which would be equivalent to between 15 and 60 milliliters of solution.
  • For patients with asthmatic status: 60mg daily, which is equivalent to 60 milliliters of solution.
  • For patients with pulmonary fibrosis: 60mg daily, which is equivalent to 60 milliliters of solution.

It is best to take Fisopred with food. Stomach upset is likely if swallowed without eating.

Contraindications of Fisopred

Fisopred should be administered under medical supervision or completely avoided in patients with conditions such as:

  • Hypersensitivity to prednisolone or any accompanying component
  • Pregnant women
  • Lactating women
  • Seniors
  • Kids
  • Taking over-the-counter medications
  • Taking oral anticoagulants
  • Being taking antidiabetic drugs
  • Consuming non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Having consumed alcoholic beverages
  • Having taken diuretics
  • Taking oral contraceptives
  • Being taking antiepileptic drugs

It is necessary to inform the doctor of all the other medicines that are being administered and the health situation of the patient, so that he can indicate either dose adjustments or a monitoring for adverse effects.

Side effects of Fisopred

When the treatment with Fisopred is of long duration, there are possible adverse effects, among which are:

  • Cushing’s syndrome
  • Amenorrhea
  • Hirsutismo
  • Impotence
  • Acne
  • Long wound healing time
  • Muscle atrophy and weakness
  • Osteoporosis
  • Glaucoma
  • waterfalls
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Euphoria
  • Increased appetite
  • Manifestations of latent epilepsy
  • Gastric ulcer
  • Úlcera duodenal
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Reduced glucose tolerance
  • Sodium retention
  • Edema
  • Growth retardation in children
  • Arterial hypertension
  • Linfopenia
  • Eosinopenia
  • Polycythemia
  • Masking infections
  • Deficiencies in immune processes

This article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical opinion. Consult a doctor.

 

Samantha Robson
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Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of ​​expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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