Message Number: YG4836 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-06-24 16:19:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Methylprednisolone

> has any info about using methylprednisolone to treat insulinoma
> disease? My experience is that pediapred does, of course, keep the
> blood sugar up and is a lifesaver, in a way, as an alternative to
> surgery (my first choice) but it is also somewhat of a death
> sentence.
> The ferrets I have had treated with pediapred for insulinoma gained
> methylprednisolone. Thank you very much! Lynn McIntosh

Lynn, when we had one little girl with cardiomyopathy and severe
insulinoma we went with phenobarbitol to at least control the
seizures for as long as was possible. Pred wasn't good in her
situation. Think she also had Proglycem.