Prednisone Tablets For Cats and Dogs
Prednisone Tablets For Cats and Dogs is a powerful anti-inflammatory medication that treats inflammation from allergies and is also used to suppress...
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Prednisone Tablets For Cats and Dogs is a powerful anti-inflammatory medication that treats inflammation from allergies and is also used to suppress the actions of the immune system. Prednisone has an effect on virtually every organ system in the body. It is a corticosteroid that blocks the production of substances that trigger allergic and inflammatory actions. Prednisone Tablets for Cats and Dogs is used to modify the body's immune response.
Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you have difficulties giving the medication, contact your veterinarian. Dosage depends on the product used. Your veterinarian may recommend starting at a higher dose and then reducing the dose every few days to a week. If on long-term therapy, do not discontinue the drug abruptly. The dose needs to be tapered off over several days to weeks to allow the body to start making its own cortisol again. This medication should only be given to the pet for which it was prescribed.
Prednisone Tablets For Cats and Dogs Features and Benefits:
Be aware of common side effects of this medication (Notify your veterinarian immediately if any side effects are observed):
- Can be used in the treatment of autoimmune diseases
- Oral dosage regimen can be effectively individualized for your pet
- At lower doses, it helps reduce inflammation by decreasing the activity of certain cells and chemicals produced by the body that cause inflammation
- At higher doses, it suppress the immune system by decreasing the number of cells necessary for a proper immune response
- Given by mouth; may be given with food to avoid stomach upset.
- Increased appetite, drinking and urination
- More "accidents" and need to go outside or use the litter box more often
- Less common side effects include weight gain, panting, diarrhea, vomiting, and behavior changes.
- Not for use in animals with systemic fungal infections, some types of mange (mites), stomach ulcers, Cushing's disease, high blood pressure, kidney disease, or congestive heart failure
- Do not use in pregnant animals; May cause premature birth and birth defects in some animals
- Contact your veterinarian if your pet has a fever (over 103° F), painful urination (a sign of urinary tract infection), tiredness, sneezing, coughing, or runny eyes
- Consult your veterinarian before using prednisone with vitamins and supplements or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin, carprofen (Novox or Rimadyl), deracoxib (Deramaxx), etodolac (EtoGesic), meloxicam (Metacam),firocoxib (Previcox), or tepoxalin (Zubrin)
- Prednisone may cause abnormal levels of hepatic enzymes, thyroid hormone, cholesterol, and potassium in the blood, and can affect many laboratory tests.