Prednisolone Syrup 15mg/5mL
Prednisolone Syrup is: a flavored liquid given by mouth. It is a synthetic glucocorticoid used to reduce inflammation and suppress the immune system. Conditions that can be treated by Prednisolone include autoimmune diseases (lupus and autoimmune hemolytic anemia), allergies, asthma, and some tumors.
What are the benefits?
- Easy to administer and allows for precise dosing
- Can be used effectively to treat multiple conditions including auto-immune diseases and some cancers
- Extremely successful in treating allergies, asthma, and other inflammatory conditions.
What outcomes can be expected?
If Prednisolone is used to treat acute inflammation, your pets symptoms should start to improve within a few days. It can take much longer to see changes in your pet when this medication is used to treat more chronic conditions. Symptoms may recur or worsen if you stop this medication abruptly.
Who is it for:Veterinarians may be prescribed Prednisolone for dogs, cats (off-label), ferrets, and other small mammals.
How is it given?
Give prescribed quantity of medication orally as directed by your veterinarian.
Your pets dose will likely start high and will be lowered slowly until your pet is either on the minimum dose to be effective or stopped completely.
Always call your veterinarian if you have questions about how to use this medication correctly._
How does it work?Prednisolone is a synthetic glucocorticoid. It blocks the production of substances that trigger allergies and inflammation. At high doses, it suppresses the immune system by decreasing the number of cells that trigger immune responses in the body.
Prednisolone Syrup is available as:a flavored liquid.
Generic Name:Pediapredå ; Millipredå; Orapredå; Veripredå ; Flo-Predå (Common Drug Name)
Common Brand Name:Prednisolone_
Dose and Administration:Follow your veterinarians exact instructions. Prednisolone is given by mouth. Giving with food can decrease the risks of stomach upset. The dose is usually started high and gradually decreased. If you forget to give a dose, give it as soon as you remember but never give two doses at once. Give Prednisolone only to the pet it has been prescribed for.
Uses:Prednisolone is used to treat allergies, asthma, and other types of inflammation. Autoimmune diseases and some tumors can also be managed with this medication.
Storage:Store at room temperature out of reach from children, light, and pets.
Possible Side Effects:Some animals may suffer from increased appetite, drinking, and urination. Weight gain, panting, diarrhea, and vomiting can also occur. Long-term use of Prednisolone can lead to muscle loss, weakness, the development of diabetes or Cushing's disease, and a suppressed immune system. If your pet is acting unusual while taking Prednisolone, contact your veterinarian right away.
Precautions:Caution should be used 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. Pregnant animals should not take Prednisolone.
Prednisolone can cause abnormalities in liver enzymes, thyroid hormone, cholesterol, and potassium.
Drug and Food Interactions:Discuss all medications and supplements your pet is taking with your veterinarian. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), insulin, and cyclosporine may interact. Other side effects may occur.
A prescription from your veterinarian is required to purchase Prednisolone.