Prednisolone is a steroid that may be prescribed for allergies, cancer, joint pain, arthritis, and skin infections. Prednisolone Compounded capsule is a blue and white elongated capsule made specifically for your pet.
My little kitty Josie has been off and on prednisolone for years now. She was misdiagnosed with asthma for several years until we figured out she actually had heartworms. Luckily we caught it in time and were able to treat it. Anyway, over the past couple years I have tried many forms of prednisolone. I am lucky that Josie is incredibly food driven and I can always just mix any medications in with her wetfood and she'll gobble it down without a second thought. I originally started out with the liquid form from my vet, but it was expensive and they only sold it in small bottles. I tried the compounded liquid version on Chewy, but it was a suspension that didn't mix well and was so sticky that it would clog up and break the syringes I used for measuring. I used the liquid form from my pharmacy for a bit (tip: you can use GoodRx on pet meds at pharmacies), but it didn't end up being a good option. It smelled like cherries (which my cat didn't seem to mind) but the extra ingredients upset her tummy sometimes. I'm guessing the sorbitol and other ingredients to make it taste good to human kids don't sit well with my kitty's tummy. I was hoping to avoid getting her medication in pill form because it can be hard to split accurately if a full pill is too high of a dose. So then I found this. I gave the compounded capsules a try very shortly after they had been added to the site. I pre-mix Josie's medications and supplements into contact cases ahead of time so I can easily dump everything on her food quickly when I'm feeding her. I use a pair of thin tweezers to separate the two sides of the capsules so I can dump the contents into the container. I will admit, this took some practice and I would occasionally spill the contents everywhere when I first started doing this, but with practice it becomes pretty easy to do. She doesn't notice the meds in her food and I can rest assured that she's getting the exact dose she needs. I will mention that you may need let your vet know about this option for prednisolone. My vet had only ever prescribed the liquid form and was used to adjusting the dosage by ml. But now that we've switched to this it's become so much easier. I've been weaning Josie down from 7mg the past 7 months, and it's so easy to switch to a different capsule dosage, rather than having to remember how many ml to give her (especially when the pharmacy switches the concentrations of the liquid form). I will say, it is a bit more expensive than the liquid form. Each capsule is about $0.50, no matter the dose, so it comes out to about $15/month. Depending on your pet's needs, liquid may be cheaper. I have found these capsules to be 1000% worth it. I would love to see chewy add compounded capsules for other medications. (Hey Chewy, please consider adding capsule for terbutaline! I currently have to divide an oval pill into 4 equal parts.) I definitely recommend trying the capsule form if your pet has no problem eating meds mixed in with their food.
This may be fully user error but the capsule is human sized and therefore very large for small animals who rely on pills hidden in treats.
Boots has IBD and I use the capsule so I can empty it into a small-cap, add albacore tuna juice, and then draw it up in an oral syringe to administer. He tolerates it very well.