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Prednisone (Generic) Tablets

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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

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 name PrednisTab.

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    Allergies, Asthma, Joint Pain/Arthritis, Addison's Disease, Cancer
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Recommended Dosage

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

Storage Instructions

Store at temperatures between 68° - 77°F.


What is Prednisone?

This is an oral medication that reduces inflammation in the body and causes suppression of the immune system when needed.

What are the benefits of Prednisone?

Highly effective. Multiple strengths available. Oral doses can be personalized to fit your individual pet's needs.

How is this medication given?

It is imperative that you give this medication exactly as prescribed by your veterinarian. It is often recommended to start at a higher dose and decrease the dose gradually.

Give Prednisone by mouth (orally). Try to give with food in order to avoid stomach upset.

Never stop this medication abruptly unless your veterinarian instructs you to do so.

Only give this Prednisone to the pet it has been prescribed for. Contact your veterinarian if you have questions about how to use this medication properly.

How does this medication work?

Prednisone can target almost every body system as necessary. Prednisone is a corticosteroid medication that blocks the inflammatory pathways and ultimately the production of substances that trigger allergies and inflammation. At higher doses, Prednisone can cause suppression of the immune system by decreasing the number of cells necessary for a proper immune response.

What results can I expect?

Inflammation and allergies should subside within several days when Prednisone is used. Cancers and autoimmune diseases are more difficult to treat and results may take longer. If medication is stopped abruptly, symptoms can return or worsen.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    WOW...first time ordering Rx!!

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    This was my first time ordering prescription medications from Chewy. Let me start off by saying, Chewy saves me about 55% from what I was paying from my vet's office for this same medication. I did have some struggles getting Chewy and my vet to exchange info for my dog's script, but not Chewy's fault. Chewy responded quickly and clearly. Error was an incorrect fax number. I gave Chewy the correct number and we were good!! All communication done through email and Chewy rocked!! Great to have this service during this time of COVID-19. AND AT A SAVINGS TOO!!!! I am a pumped customer!

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    Online I placed an order for medication for my dog. The process was effortless, and their response was quick, efficient and professional. Chewy kept the lines of communication open via email in letting me know where my request stood. Once shipped they provided all shipping information. I am very pleased with their customer service.

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    Great value

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    My vet recommended steroids for my dog since they aren’t completely sure whether she has IBS or Cancer. This is the treatment or maintenance for both. Being able to get it from Chewy is great, since the cost from my vet is over 6xs greater.

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    Beware very slow

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    Order my dogs pills on April 1 it’s now April 15 and they just got shipped out after 2 phone calls to ev Ed n get any kind of update the worst service ever and thus was my first time using the pharmacy part

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    The Medication is good. The Customer Service is excellent.

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    The Prednisone seems to be the same quality as what I got from my Vet and works fine. What makes it stand out is the outstanding Customer Service that came with it.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Hot spots from food allergies

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    This is the only thing that has worked on my cat. He has a food allergy and it makes him have “hot spots”. With a new food and an occasional steroid week, they are gone.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Okay, but dog has developed side-effects from it so I need to disco

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    It works as long as the animal can tolerate it, but has horrible side effects - extreme thirst, very frequent urination, and can also cause muscle loss and hair loss.

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    Use Wisely but Works

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    I have a Shar-pei. I only use prednisone on an 'as needed' basis and as little as possible. It combats skin issues quickly.

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    Chewy is absolutely the best!

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    I am so glad that I discovered chewy. The staff is so friendly and so nice and helpful and also the prices can't be beat.

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    My Sebastian needs this for a persistent itch. Chewy is less expensive than the local pharmacies. More convenient.

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