Prednisone Side Effects in Dogs - Dogs Health Problems
Prednisolone is a corticosteroid used to treat various inflammatory and allergy conditions as well as other diseases. It reduces swelling and inflammation which can reduce pain or decrease the possible joint damage that is caused by chronic inflammation.
Prednisolone requires a prescription from your veterinarian, and is sold per tablet. Prednisolone Compound is also available. Prednisolone is a corticosteroid, which suppresses the inflammatory response to a variety of agents.
Prednisolone can also be used as an immunosuppressive drug for organ transplants and in cases of adrenal insufficiency Addison's disease. Without first talking to your veterinarian, don't give your pet any over-the-counter or other prescription medications while giving Prednisolone.
There are possible side effects, including insomnia, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, and fatigue. Tell your veterinarian if your pet has kidney or liver disease, heart disease, stomach ulcers, hypothyroidism, diabetes mellitus, or any other medical conditions. Prednisolone is a prescription medication that is used in dogs and cats.
Prednisolone is available as 5mg and 20mg scored tablets. The usual dose is determined based on the condition being treated and the pet's response to treatment. Prednisolone should not be stopped suddenly.
There should be a gradual reduction in dosage before stopping. Prednisolone should be taken with food to lessen stomach upset. Do not give Prednisolone to your pet if the pet has a serious bacterial, viral, or fungal infection. Prednisolone weakens a pet's immune response and its ability to fight infections. Also tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating. Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian.
Do not give more or less than is prescribed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Keep plenty of water available for your pet. Prednisolone should be given with food. Store Prednisolone at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets. If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving Prednisolone and seek emergency veterinary medical attention: Other less serious side effects may occur.
Continue giving Prednisolone and talk to your veterinarian if your pet experiences insomnia, nausea, vomiting or stomach upset, fatigue, muscle weakness or joint pain, problems with diabetes control, or increased hunger or thirst.
Other side effects that occur rarely, usually with high doses of Prednisolone include thinning of the skin, cataracts, glaucoma, or behavior changes. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.
If you give one dose daily, give the missed dose as soon as remembered. However, if you don't remember until the next day, skip the missed dose and give only the regular daily dose.
If you give more than one dose daily, either give the missed dose as soon as remembered, or give two doses the next dose time. If you give one dose every other day, give the missed dose as soon as remembered, then go back to the regular every other day schedule.
Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. A single large dose of Prednisolone is unlikely to cause symptoms or death. An overdose is more likely to occur due to large doses being taken over a period of time. Symptoms of overdose include weight gain, panting, increased thirst, hunger and urination, vomiting, diarrhea, and Cushing's syndrome.
Do not give any other over-the-counter or prescription medications, including herbal products, during treatment with Prednisolone without first talking to your veterinarian. Many other medications can interact with Prednisolone resulting in side effects or altered effectiveness. Home Joints Joint Pain. We'll ask for your vet's info during checkout. We verify your prescription and ship your order! Cats and Dogs Benefits: Treats a wide range of inflammatory and auto-immune conditions Remedies swelling and itchy skin caused by allergies Reduces redness, itching, and allergic reactions affecting the eyes How does Prednisolone work?
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Allow plenty of water for your pet to drink. Prednisolone is rated 4. I have had several dogs that were given prednisone for various reasons. This requires a RX from your vet. Please be sure to follow the instructions carefully. I have Lupus and take prednisone myself for 25 years I am also a retired LPN. Rated 5 out of 5 by amybbednarski from Very Satisfied PetMeds contacted my Vet and handled everything.
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Unfortunately, she wouldn't take the Prednisolone even when concealed in Pill Pockets and treats; it must be too bitter. The alternative is to revert back to Prednisone. Rated 5 out of 5 by Miaowzer from better than Prednisone My cat is on this medication for asthma. It does seem to work better than Prednisone- he seems to need to take less. Rated 4 out of 5 by tbety from thank you petmeds My cat has a serious lung problem.
I couldn't find prenisolone locally the pharmacy said it was discontinued. I tried everywhere even the vet didn't have it. The vet said we had to have prednisolone because it has a better effect in cats. So thank you pet meds you helped my kitty get the proper meds when no one else could. Rated 5 out of 5 by LoveMyCats from Helped cats dry skin I have two cats in my home and my American Longhair has had skin problems ever since she was a kitten.
I just started buying these for her after the vet prescribed them for her skin and I must say, her skin is doing a lot better. Only downside from the med, is that my cat seemed to develop "cat acne" around her bottom lip but it's a small price to pay for the rest of her skin to be doing so good. What does the pill look like? Hello Mel, the prednisolone tablet is made by Lloyd is an oblong white tablet.
There is an image of the tablet on the product page that you can refer to, it is under the big picture with the bottle. I don't have a vet. My cat has an URI. Am I able to get this without taking her to the vet?
Unfortunately, Prednisolone requires a prescription from your veterinarian. Pill identification do I have prednisone or prednisolone I need the latter and wonder if they gave me wrong pills. Prednisolone made by Lloyd is an oblong white tablet. I have seen many generic versions of Prednisone tablets of various strengths and they have all been round tablets.
Can you crush the pill and put in my cats food. Hello, You should not crush this pill as it would interfere with the absorption and mechanism of this medication. Thanks for asking, Pharmacy Intern Answered by: My small breed dog is itching so badly that the wounds which are on her back side and on her upper tail are completely red and have welts on them.
I tried using salves with no success. Prednisone may help reduce inflammation, however it is best to have your pet examined by a veterinarian to reach a diagnosis. Your pet may have an infection that may need to be treated in conjunction with the use of other medications. Your vet will determine which medication regime will be best suited for your pet's condition. My dog has arthritis he has had some anti inflammatory medicine from the vets it worked for a bit.
If I give him steroids is 5mg enough for his size he weights 38kg. Your veterinarian will determine the appropriate dose if steroid therapy is indicated for your pet's condition.
No, unfortunately we only have the 5 mg tablets available.