Prednisone is a steroid hormone used to treat dogs with inflammation that stems from allergies, arthritis or other diseases such as Addison's. This corticosteroid can also help reduce the pain associated with inflammation. This highly effective steroid comes in multiple doses, and the oral tablets can be personalized to fit your pet's exact needs. Customers may receive this drug under the name PrednisTab.
Prednisone 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
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 Prednisone.
Drug & Food Interactions
Many medications may interact with Prednisone or lessen/change its effects. Talk to your vet about all other medications and supplements your pet is taking prior to administering Prednisone.
The lowest possible dose of corticosteroids should be used to control the condition under treatment.
When reduction in dosage is possible, the reduction should be gradual.
Since complications of treatment with glucocorticoids are dependent on the size of the dose and the
duration of treatment, a risk/benefit decision must be made in each individual case as to dose and
duration of treatment and as to whether daily or intermittent therapy should be used.
Kaposi’s sarcoma has been reported to occur in patients receiving corticosteroid therapy, most often
for chronic conditions. Discontinuation of corticosteroids may result in clinical improvement
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