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Acto Pred 4 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Acto Pred Tablet

Acto Pred 4 mg Tablet is a medicine used to treat wide variety of medical conditions such as severe allergic reactions, asthma, rheumatic disorder and skin and eye disorders. It provides quick relieve by preventing the release of substances that cause inflammation.

Acto Pred 4 mg Tablet should be taken with food. This will prevent you from getting an stomach upset. To get maximum benefit of the medicine, take it regularly and at the fixed time of each day. Do not discontinue taking the medication without talking to your doctor as it may worsen your symptoms.

Acto Pred 4 mg Tablet may cause few common side effects such as stomach upset or reduction of your bone density. Taking Acto Pred 4 mg Tablet can also make it harder for you to fight off infections. Tell your doctor if you have any signs of infection such as fever or sore throat.

Acto Pred Tablet side effects

Common
  • Skin thinning
  • Increased risk of infection
  • Reduction in bone density
  • Weight gain
  • Mood changes
  • Stomach upset
  • Behavioural changes

How to use Acto Pred Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Acto Pred 4 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Avoid Acto Pred 4 mg Tablet with dietary sodium.

How Acto Pred Tablet works

Acto Pred 4 mg Tablet is a steroid which works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause inflammation (redness and swelling) and allergies.

Acto Pred Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Acto Pred 4 mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Acto Pred 4 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Acto Pred 4 mg Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Acto Pred 4 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Undesirable effects, such as dizziness, vertigo, visual disturbances and fatigue are possible after treatment with Acto Pred 4 mg Tablet. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Acto Pred 4 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Acto Pred 4 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Acto Pred 4 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Expert Advice

  • Acto Pred 4 mg Tablet helps treat inflammation, severe allergies, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems that require either reduction of inflammation or suppression of the immune system.
  • Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Acto Pred 4 mg Tablet can make it harder for you to fight off infections. Notify your doctor if you have any signs of infection such as a fever or sore throat.
  • Side effects such as mood changes or stomach problems can happen when you start taking Acto Pred 4 mg Tablet. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Do not stop taking Acto Pred 4 mg Tablet suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may worsen your symptoms.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Acto Pred with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Excrete
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Cilniright
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Euroglip, Pridex MG, Glimpee
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Itraspan, Canzit, Cositra
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Shinosun
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Diabic, Glicla
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Acto Pred

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What is the cause of increase level of IgE
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Child Specialist
Hello , it generally increase in allergic disorders. But sometimes it may also suggest underlying serious blood disorders. Please consult a nearest pediatrician for clinical evaluation and management options. An opinion of pediatric hrmatologist may also be required.
Hi sir/Madam, my son completed 4 months on March 10th ( born on November 10, 2016). Some times I see that his eyes are not in co ordination with eachothet. I have attached a pic that I took yesterday for your reference. Last time ( he was 3 months old) when I met pediatrician he told it's normal till 4 or 5 months in kids. I wanted to check if this is normal and how long will it take to be like us. Or should I check with an eye specialist ? Pls help.
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Child Specialist
Hello, generally the accommodation and focussing of eyes happen by 5 months of age. If you notice any problem, please take an opinion of ophthalmologist to rule out congenital eye disorders.
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FAQs

Q. Is Acto Pred a steroid or an antibiotic drug?

Acto Pred is a corticosteroid/steroid drug. It is not an antibiotic

Q. Is Acto Pred a narcotic or addictive drug?

No. Acto Pred is not a narcotic or an addictive drug

Q. Can I take Acto Pred if I have high blood pressure?

You can take Acto Pred if you have high blood pressure, only when prescribed by your doctor. It is prescribed in such situation when benefit outweighs the risk

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