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Prednisolone (Generic) Tablets

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Description

Prednisolone is a prescription steroid used to treat such acute health issues such as dermatitis, allergies, eye and muscular problems in your dog. It may also be used as a maintenance dose for chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. This uncoated tablet form can be inserted into a pill pocket or crushed into your pet's favorite food. Customers may receive this drug under the name PrednisTab.

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Uses

Prednisolone is indicated for the treatment of multiple conditions including adrenal insufficiency (Addison's disease); inflammation; autoimmune diseases, such as lupus, pemphigus, and some anemias; allergies including atopy; asthma; some cancers; and certain types of colitis and kidney diseases (nephrotic syndrome).

Possible Side Effects

Side effects are usually dose-dependent. If side effects occur, contact your vet, who may decrease the dosage, frequency or type of corticosteroid. Possible side effects include stomach upset and increased thirst, urination and/or appetite. Other adverse reactions include hair thinning, fatigue, muscle weakness, high blood pressure, sudden weight gain and panting. Extended use may induce diabetes or Cushings disease. Contact your vet immediately if you notice any strange behaviors or symptoms after administering Prednisolone.

Drug & Food Interactions

Many medications may interact with Prednisolone or lessen/change its effects. Talk to your veterinarian about all other medications and supplements your pet is taking prior to administering Prednisolone.

Precautions

Pets with systemic fungal infections, certain types of mange, stomach ulcers, Cushing's disease, high blood pressure, kidney disease, liver disease, diabetes or heart disease should not take this medication. Pregnant and lactating dogs should not take Prednisolone. Dogs who are allergic to Prednisolone or similar medication should not be given this medication.

This drug is FDA-approved for dog use. However, it is common practice for veterinarians to prescribe such drugs for use in cats.

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  1. Prescribing Information

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  • Item Number
    296216
  • Generic Name
    Prednisolone
  • Common Brand Name(s)
    PrednisTab
  • For Use With
    Dogs & Cats
  • Administration Form
    Oral
  • Product Form
    Tablet
  • Health Condition
    Allergies, Asthma, Joint Pain/Arthritis, Addison's Disease, Cancer
  • Drug Type
    Anti-inflammatory
Ingredients

Prednisolone.

Instructions
Recommended Dosage

Use exactly as directed by your veterinarian, as dosage may vary depending on desired effect and severity.

Storage Instructions

Store at controlled room temperature of 68° - 77°F.

FAQ

What is Prednisolone?

It is an oral corticosteroid used to treat multiple inflammatory conditions such as skin infections. It can also be used in the treatment of certain auto-immune conditions and adrenal insufficiency (Addisons 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 (Addisons disease) and certain auto-immune conditions.

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 Addisons 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.

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