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Mission Pharmacal Company Introduces Prednisolone Sodium Phosphate Oral Solution 25mg/5mL
Date:3/27/2013

SAN ANTONIO, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For years, physicians have prescribed Prednisolone (pred NIS oh lone) in a 15 mg/5 mL standard as a rescue medicine to treat severe asthma attacks, especially in children.  Unfortunately, its taste has been so unpleasant the patient often vomits after swallowing the medication and resists further usage.  Mission Pharmacal Company has recently introduced a new flavored Prednisolone Sodium Phosphate Oral Solution 25mg/5 mL in specific markets in the United States, with plans to have the medicine available nationally as early as April 2013.

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This new liquid oral solution has a "yummy" grape taste and the higher strength means lower volume for pediatric patients.  Its 40 percent less volume compared to the 15mg formula translates to ease in administration to children.  And its 8 oz. bottle provides greater flexibility in prescribing.

Dr. Dennis E. Dilley , medical director of Dilley Allergy & Asthma Specialists, LLP and a board-certified allergist/immunologist, says, "Kids actually take the medicine easily.  There's no need to force it.  They don't spit it out.  And there's no need for parents to 'chase' it with a cookie or cracker.  Its palatability means the medicine can actually be given and taken in the prescribed dosage.  An easy-to-follow chart accompanies the medicine and is very helpful."

Asthma is a disorder that causes the airways of the lungs to swell and narrow, leading to wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing.  Asthma is caused by inflammation in the airways.  When an asthma attack occurs, the muscles surrounding the airways become tight and the lining of the air passages swells.  This redu
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