Help your pet to feel better when he/she suffers from inflammation, Addison’s disease, or certain auto-immune disease with Prednisolone.
What is Prednisolone? It is an oral corticosteroid used to treat multiple inflammatory conditions (ex. skin allergies). It can also be used in the treatment of certain auto-immune conditions and adrenal insufficiency (Addison’s disease).Sometimes, it is prescribed by veterinarians to palliate certain cancers.
What are the benefits of Prednisolone?
- Easy to administer as an oral tablet.
- Helps with inflammation and usually relieves inflammation quickly.
- Can help in chronic conditions such as adrenal insufficiency (Addison’s disease) and certain auto-immune conditions.
cats and dogs. How is this medication given?
Your pet’s dose is determined based on his/her specific needs. Always follow your veterinarian’s precise instructions. Give with food and make sure your pet has plenty of water to drink.
Do not stop this medication suddenly. Your pet’s dose should be gradually reduced as supervised by your veterinarian. How does this medication work?
Prednisolone is a corticosteroid medication. It works by suppressing the inflammatory response and immune system when used as directed by your veterinarian. What results can I expect?
Inflammatory conditions including allergies often improve within several days. Other chronic conditions such as autoimmune diseases and Addison’s disease may take longer to improve. Always contact your veterinarian for further guidance if your pet’s symptoms do not improve after a reasonable period of time. What form(s) does Prednisolone come in?
Prednisolone is available as an oral tablet. Generic Name:
Prednisolone (Common Drug Name)Common Brand Name:
PrednisTab (Vet-A-Mix) Dose and Administration:
Follow all prescribed instructions precisely. Give with food. Do not stop this medication suddenly. Your pet’s dose needs to be reduced gradually under the supervision of your veterinarian. Give a dose as soon as you remember if it is missed but never double dose. Give Prednisolone only to the pet it has been prescribed for. Uses:
Prednisolone is a corticosteroid that is used to treat inflammation, Addison’s disease, and certain auto-immune conditions. It can also help in the management of certain cancers. Possible Side Effects:
Side effects such as stomach upset, increased thirst, urination, and appetite have been reported. Other side effects including hair thinning, fatigue, muscle weakness, high blood pressure, sudden weight gain, and panting are possible. Chronic use may induce diabetes or Cushing’s disease. Some pets may experience an allergic reaction to Prednisolone. Pets on corticosteroids may develop infections more frequently. Other side effects may occur.
If your pet seems sick while taking Prednisolone, call your veterinarian immediately. Drug and Food Interactions:
NSAID’s plus an array of other medications may interact with Prednisolone or alter its effects. That is why it is imperative that you talk to your veterinarian about all other medications and supplements your pet is taking prior to starting your pet on Prednisolone. Precautions:
Animals with systemic fungal infections, certain types of mange (mites), stomach ulcers, Cushing's disease, high blood pressure, kidney disease, liver disease, diabetes, or heart disease should not take this medication. Pregnant and lactating animals should not take Prednisolone. Pets who are allergic to Prednisolone or similar medication should not be given this medication. Storage:
Store at room temperature in a safe place. A prescription from your veterinarian is required to purchase Prednisolone.