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What is Prednisone?

Prednisone is a corticosteroid used to treat various inflammatory and allergy conditions as well as other diseases. Prednisone requires a prescription from your veterinarian, and is sold per tablet.

For:

Cats and Dogs

Benefits:
  • Treats a wide range of inflammatory and autoimmune conditions
  • Remedies swelling and itchy skin caused by allergies
  • Reduces redness, itching, and allergic reactions affecting the eyes
How it Works:

Prednisone is a corticosteroid, which suppresses the inflammatory response to a variety of agents. Prednisone can also be used as an immunosuppressive drug for organ transplants and in cases of adrenal insufficiency (Addison's disease).

Cautions:

Without first talking to your veterinarian, don't give your pet any over-the-counter or other prescription medications while giving prednisone. There are possible side effects, including insomnia, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, and fatigue. Tell your veterinarian if your pet has kidney or liver disease, heart disease, stomach ulcers, hypothyroidism, diabetes mellitus, or any other medical conditions.

Brand Name:

Deltasone (Pharmacia), Sterapred (Merz)

Generic Name:

Prednisone (pred'-ni-zone)

What is the most important information I should know about prednisone:

Prednisone is a prescription medication that is used in dogs and cats. Prednisone is available as 1mg, 5mg, 10mg, 20mg, and 50mg scored tablets. The usual dose for dogs and cats is determined based on the condition being treated and the pet's response to treatment. Prednisone should not be stopped suddenly. There should be a gradual reduction in dosage before stopping. Prednisone should be taken with food to lessen stomach upset.

What is Prednisone:

Prednisone is a corticosteroid used to treat various inflammatory and allergic conditions as well as arthritis and other auto-immune diseases. Prednisone requires a prescription from your veterinarian, and is sold per tablet.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving prednisone to my pet:

Do not give prednisone to your pet if the pet has a serious bacterial, viral or fungal infection. Prednisone weakens the pet's immune response and its ability to fight infections. Tell your veterinarian if your pet has kidney or liver disease, heart disease, stomach ulcers, hypothyroidism, diabetes mellitus or any other medical conditions. Also tell your veterinarian if the pet is pregnant or lactating.

What is the most important information I should know about prednisone:

Prednisone is a prescription medication that is used in dogs and cats. Prednisone is available as 1mg, 5mg, 10mg, 20mg, and 50mg scored tablets. The usual dose for dogs and cats is determined based on the condition being treated and the pet's response to treatment. Prednisone should not be stopped suddenly. There should be a gradual reduction in dosage before stopping. Prednisone should be taken with food to lessen stomach upset.

How should this medication be given:

Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Do not give more or less than is prescribed by the veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Keep plenty of water available for the pet. Prednisone should be given with food. Store prednisone at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.

What happens if I miss giving a dose:

If you give one dose daily, give the missed dose as soon as remembered. However, if you don't remember until the next day, skip the missed dose and give only the regular daily dose. If you give more than one dose daily, either give the missed dose as soon as remembered, or give two doses the next dose time. If you give one dose every other day, give the missed dose as soon as remembered, then go back to the regular every other day schedule.

What should I avoid while giving Prednisone to my pet:

Avoid sources of infection. Do not use any vaccines without checking with the veterinarian.

What are the possible side effects of Prednisone:

If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving prednisone and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips, tongue or face; hives), increased blood pressure or sudden weight gain. Other less serious side effects may occur. Continue giving prednisone and talk to your veterinarian if your pet experiences insomnia, nausea, vomiting or stomach upset, fatigue, muscle weakness or joint pain, problems with diabetes control or increased hunger or thirst. Other side effects that occur rarely, usually with high doses of prednisone include thinning of the skin, cataracts, glaucoma, behavior changes. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.

What other drugs will affect Prednisone:

Do not give any other over-the-counter or prescription medications, including herbal products, during treatment with prednisone without first talking to your veterinarian. Many other medications can interact with prednisone resulting in side effects or altered effectiveness.

How to Use
Directions:
  • Prednisone is a prescription corticosteroid used in dogs and cats to treat various conditions such as Addison's disease, inflammation from arthritis, allergies, and certain autoimmune diseases.
  • Give prednisone exactly as directed by your veterinarian.
Tip:

Prednisone should not be stopped suddenly. There should be a gradual reduction in dosage before stopping.

Dosage:
Dogs/Cats:
Weight
Dosage
All weights
The usual dose is determined based on the condition being treated and the pet's response to treatment. Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Prednisone should be given with food to lessen stomach upset, and with plenty of water.
Horses:
Do not use!
Storage:

Store this product at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.

Ingredients
Prednisone:
Ingredient
Strength (per tablet)
Prednisone
1 mg
Prednisone:
Ingredient
Strength (per tablet)
Prednisone
5 mg
Prednisone:
Ingredient
Strength (per tablet)
Prednisone
10 mg
Prednisone:
Ingredient
Strength (per tablet)
Prednisone
20 mg
Prednisone:
Ingredient
Strength (per tablet)
Prednisone
50 mg
Customer Reviews
Prednisone is rated 4.703125 out of 5 by 64.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from miracle drug! Used daily to keep the lymph growth down on our baby with lymphosarcoma. Makes quality of life amazingly better. Perfection in a pill.
Date published: 2016-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overnight difference! Every Spring our dog Luna develops hot spots all over her body. She scratches and bites at them until she bleeds. These pills really really stop all that! She sleeps all night instead of hurting herself and is a much happier dog. These pills work wonders for her allergies. Would recommend to anyone with a dog who has allergies.
Date published: 2016-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thanks, Predniisone My lab/golden retriever mix really suffers from allergies and incessantly licks and scratches. Her stomach, chest and underarms get pink and raw. Prednisone has been immensely helpful in relieving the discomfort and cleared up the pink patches. She combines the treatment with Benadryl. Be sure to follow vet recommendation. Another nice feature is that the pills are small and can simply be added in with the dog's food and she doesn't even know she's taking it. Pet Meds price is far below the vet's
Date published: 2016-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works for allergies After years of trying several medication combinations and " remedies" my dog's allergies are under control. He used to scratch, lick and chew himself constantly to where his fur was gone and his skin was raw.. Not any more. He takes a 10mg tab and a Zyrtec every day and it works. He's around 80 lbs for comparison.
Date published: 2015-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Under supervision of Dr., can be a good thing Although my doggy Sean never gets flea-infested, at times he does have an allergic reaction that starts with a bit of itching and quickly develops into a full-out case of inflammation, hair falling out (or chewed out), raw skin, and which is disconcerting because he is then at risk for infection. I understand that prednisone must be used with caution. I am glad it is offered here with a prescription and that my vet would give me one. I was only to give Sean the meds for five days, two a day. You really must get the dosage right from your doc. if you order the tablets here instead of vet's office, it's less expensive and comes fast. I suggest reading up on the possible problems your dog might incur from taking prednisone and being alert to those. Reviews here give you an idea. In my dog's case, he quickly recovers. No medication is without possible side effects and none should be given that are by prescription without going through your vet. But here, if you list your vet office contact info., and the usual doctor, and call to give the office a head's up, that vet or another in the office will evaluate whether the medicine is indicated. Then 1800 contacts your vet for prescription approval and you have the meds on the way. Also, your vet can fax the script to 1800. Works for me. Check with your vet.
Date published: 2015-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dosage This medication has to be used for the rest of my dog's life Once the dosage was adjusted to fit her needs the drug works great and no more side effects
Date published: 2014-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Llil'Bit is doing fine. she has quit her coughing with the predisone pills.
Date published: 2014-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works for her. Gretchen has had a relapse and the Prednisone has been increased to 1 every day, . I read your summary and would like to know her prognosis for the daily dose and is there any other medication for her MMM ?
Date published: 2014-08-15
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Q&A

Can I order without a prescription 

Asked by: funkyfeet
No, Prednisone is a prescriptoin medication.
Answered by: paulpharmacistintern
Date published: 2016-07-28

Can I buy without prescription?

Asked by: Susie75
Unfortunately, this product is prescription required. We will be more than happy to contact your vet for approval.
Answered by: Carolyn Petmed Pro
Date published: 2016-07-21

Is this medicine OK for a person.. 

Asked by: Sheri
Prednisone is a human drug. It should only be administered if prescribed by a physician.
Answered by: Lisa M
Date published: 2016-03-04

I was trying to order one bottle of Prenisone but there is a minimum of 5 bottles. Why?

Asked by: Dee
hi there, so sorry for the confusion, it is sold by tablet, not by the bottle. So if you enter 20, it would be 20 tablets you would be ordering.
Answered by: James PetMeds Pro
Date published: 2015-10-01

What Are The Side Effects Of Prednisone, Can Diarrhea Be One Of Them?

My dog has been taking this pill and every once in a while she gets diarrhea,can this pill be the cause of it? She is also on Denamarin as well, so can this be causing it and what are the side effects of this pill too? Thank you
Asked by: lucy
more common side effects with the prednisone would be increased thirst and urination. Have you been giving the prednisone with some food ? Usually the food will counteract GI disturbances. Denamarin has been known on occasion to cause nausea and/or diarrhea .....usually when first introduced to a pet but resolving quickly. It is usually very well tolerated with no reported side effects You should mention it to your veterinarian.....to be on the safe side.
Answered by: Linda M 1800petmeds pharmacist
Date published: 2015-08-15

can my dog take prednisone with gepastin and rymdrl

Asked by: walt
Please contact our pharmacy to speak with a pharmacist.
Answered by: Lilli Pharmacist
Date published: 2015-07-02

Prednisone

I have to give Prednisone to my dog twice a day for 1 week and then after that give it to her once a day for the remainder of the 30 day supply that my vet gave me. How many hours in between do I give the second dosage, is 8 hours enough or should it be more? Also I am giving her Denamarin in the mornings usually around 6 a.m., then I wait an hour or so to feed her and then I will give her the Prednisone and put it in a small piece of bread or something after that. Is it okay for her to be on both pills or should I hold off on giving her the Denamarin until she is done with the Prednisone? Thank you.
Asked by: lucy
Typically if a medication is prescribed twice a day it implies every 12 hours, and daily implies every 24 hours. Additionally there are no known drug interactions between Denamarin and Prednisone, however always give Prednisone with food and Denamarin should be given on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before a meal in the morning.
Answered by: Stephanie Duesler, Pharm. D, MBA
Date published: 2015-05-14

dose for 85 pound dog

Asked by: shootnhowl
No one but your vet can answer this. You will need a prescription and that info. will be on it. Call the vet first. It is not just a matter of weight I have discovered, but the individual dog and the condition being treated.
Answered by: Sean's Mom
Date published: 2015-04-20
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