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Any pharmacists about? Help with Prednisolone

(10 Posts)
lornathewizzard Sun 05-Nov-17 17:10:42

DD 3yrs old has been prescribed Prednisolone 5mg soluble tablets for Croup (doc said didn’t seem severe but would prescribe as a precaution)

Was reading the leaflet and it says not to take if you have recently had any live vaccinations. DD has the flu vaccine nasal spray 10 days ago. Is this ‘recently ‘?? Not sure whether to give it now.
Thanks

PurplePillowCase Sun 05-Nov-17 17:14:57

call the telephone number in the leaflet.

lornathewizzard Sun 05-Nov-17 17:18:03

The only number on it doesn’t work

deaddeadgood Sun 05-Nov-17 17:20:00

It suppresses the immune system so means the vaccines aren't as effectively taken up. It's quite a low dose and it's only the flu vaccine so it's probably ok

lornathewizzard Sun 05-Nov-17 18:03:47

Ok thank you

CuriosityDoor Sun 05-Nov-17 18:22:45

You could ask 111?

deaddeadgood Sun 05-Nov-17 19:38:29

* disclaimer. I am not a medic or a pharmacist!!

PurplePillowCase Sun 05-Nov-17 19:45:14

this seems to suggest that it's ok

IwillrunIwillfly Mon 06-Nov-17 20:18:38

Its fine to give both. We had this question come up at work and spoke to the paed pharmacist to looked into it and said its ok to take.

lornathewizzard Tue 07-Nov-17 07:51:00

Thanks everyone, DD has had them and is hopefully on the up (fingers crossed)

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