Methylprednisolone is an oral medication prescribed by vets to help treat a variety of conditions in dogs and cats. This anti-inflammatory agent is used to treat certain skin conditions, allergies and arthritis, as well as diseases including Addison’s Disease. This medication comes in an oral tablet form, making it especially easy to disguise in your dog or cat's favorite food. Customers may receive this drug under the names Depo-Medrol, Medrol.
Methylprednisolone is formulated to help treat certain skin conditions, allergies and arthritis. It may also be used to help suppress the immune system.
Possible Side Effects
Possible side effects may include increased drinking, urination and appetite. Other side effects, which are less common may also include panting, vomiting, diarrhea, weight gain and changes in behavior. Cataracts and glaucoma have also been reported but are very rare.
Drug & Food Interactions
Before using methylprednisolone, tell your veterinarian if your pet is taking any other medication, vitamins, supplements, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Some of these include asprin, caprofen (Novox or Rimadyl), deracoxib (Deramaxx), etodolac (EtoGesic), tepoxalin (Zubrin), firocoxib (Previcox) or meloxicam (Metacam).
While taking methylprednisolone, immune system suppression may occur at high doses, making your pet more susceptible to infection. 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.
NOTE: For Generic Medications, picture displayed may not depict actual product. Generic medications may vary from one order to the next by size, color and shape depending on manufacturer. Customers may receive the same drug under the names Depo-Medrol, Medrol.
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