Optipred 1%

Prednisolone 10 mg

Dosing & Uses
Adult

Dosage Forms & Strengths

oral solution

  • 5 mg/5 mL
  • 10 mg/5 mL
  • 15 mg/5 mL
  • 20 mg/5 mL
  • 25 mg/5 mL

tablet

  • 5 mg

tablet, dose pack

  • 5 mg (6 days [21 tabs])
  • 5 mg (12 days [48 tabs])

tablet, orally disintegrating

  • 10 mg
  • 15 mg
  • 30 mg

Rheumatoid Arthritis

5-7.5 mg PO qDay

Multiple Sclerosis

200 mg/day PO for 1 week, then 80 mg PO every other day for 1 month

Acute Exacerbation of COPD (Off-label)

30-40 mg PO qDay for 10-14 days

Bells Palsy (Off-label)

60 mg PO qDay for 5 days; then taper down by 10 mg daily for 5 days for total duration time of 10 days

Pediatric

Dosage Forms & Strengths

oral solution

  • 5 mg/5 mL
  • 10 mg/5 mL
  • 15 mg/5 mL
  • 20 mg/5 mL
  • 25 mg/5 mL

tablet

  • 5 mg

tablet, dose pack

  • 5 mg (6 days [21 tabs])
  • 5 mg (12 days [48 tabs])

tablet, orally disintegrating

  • 10 mg
  • 15 mg
  • 30 mg

Inflammation

0.1-2 mg/kg/day PO in single daily dose or divided q6-12hr; not to exceed 80 mg/day 

Acute Asthma

1-2 mg/kg/day in single daily dose or divided q12hr for 3-5 days 

Nephrotic Syndrome

First 4 weeks: 60 mg/m²/day or 2 mg/kg/day PO divided q8hr until urine is protein free for 3 consecutive days; not to exceed 28 days; dose not to exceed 80 mg/day 

Subsequent 4 weeks: 40 mg/m² or 1-1.5 mg/kg PO every other day; not to exceed 80 mg/day

Maintenance in frequent relapses: 0.5-1 mg/kg/dose PO every other day for 3-6 months

Treatment may have to be individualized

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use Optipred 1% only for the indication prescribed.