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Treats inflammatory & allergy conditions in cats & dogs.
 
  • Treats inflammatory & auto-immune conditions
  • Reduces swelling & itching caused by allergies
  • Reduces redness, itching & allergic reactions of the eyes
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    Prednisone


     
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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 auto-immune 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.


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    Brand Name
    Deltasone (Pharmacia), Sterapred (Merz)
    Generic Name
    Prednisone (predí-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. Prednisone reduces swelling and decreases the pet's ability to fight infections. Prednisone is used to treat many different conditions. Prednisone is used to treat endocrine disorders and arthritis. Prednisone may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this guide.

    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.

    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 happens if I overdose the pet: Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. A single large dose of prednisone is unlikely to cause symptoms or death. An overdose is more likely to occur due to large doses being taken over a period of time. Symptoms of overdose include weight gain, panting, increased thirst, hunger and urination, vomiting, diarrhea, and Cushing's syndrome.

    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 the animal.

    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.

    Where can I get more information: Your pharmacist has additional information about Prednisone written for health professionals that you may read.


    Call your veterinarian for medical advice about any side effects to your pet. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
    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:
    Pet Weight Dosage
    Dogs/Cats:
    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:
    Storage: Store this product at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.
    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

    Prednisone 4.7 5 57 58
    Prednisone There is not a more widely used as well as widely misunderstood drug used in veterinary medicine than the use of oral prednisone. Since many of the chronic diseases treated in small animal veterinary medicine are often due to an overactive immune system response, whether talking about skin/ear allergies, chronic digestive tract inflammation, chronic respiratory or coughing issues, and even inflammation of the brain and spine, this drug is often prescribed by many veterinarians for these various conditions. It is important for animal guardians to understand that when using a drug like prednisone, we are often treating symptomatically, where we dont know or understand the cause of the chronic problems of these various organ systems in most cases. . In other words we are often quickly bandaiding the symptoms but not often addressing the underlying causes of the problems that often elude even the most intense diagnostic search. . . Except for what are called autoimmune diseases, where the body literally attacks its own tissues, such as the red blood cells or platelets, leading to life threatening blood disorders, or the joints in diseases like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis, the use of prednisone can often be curative in those conditions as the immune system is so overactive that the life of the animal can be at risk. However it is important for veterinarians to always look for underlying causes of any of these various disorders, so that cure is more likely, and to avoid the occasional side effects seen when this drug is used long term. When prednisone is overused topically and/or orally, side effects can include excessive thirst/urination/appetite, and panting, as well as a thinning of the skin, and weakening of the bones and ligaments of the body, in addition to predisposing to secondary infections particularly of the urinary tract, as well as in occasional cases of diabetes. If used in high doses or for long periods, digestive tract ulceration and bleeding can also occur. However if prednisone is used in appropriate fashions for the above chronic conditions, where the oral dose is tapered to the lowest effective dose to control clinical signs, hopefully every other or every third day in those chronic incurable conditions, than many dogs can remain on this drug long term. The most important point to understand, however, is that when on this drug long term, periodic blood and urine testing should be monitored to detect any early side effects. And while I try and use other milder drugs and various supplements or antihistamines listed on the 1800petmeds website , in some very severe skin allergies with incessant itching, sometimes low dose prednisone is the only drug that can truly get the itch under control for symptomatic relief for the animals at a reasonable cost, without resorting to very expensive drugs like atopica or trips to veterinary dermatologists which can cost hundreds to even thousands of dollars long term. I certainly prefer low dose infrequent dosing of prednisone to control chronic clinical signs over the long acting cortisone injections that many vets use, which indeed have more significant side effects and risks outlined above. While taking everything above into account, and with adequate monitoring, I give prednisone an overall rating of a 5 with an ease of use of a 5 as well. 08/10/2009
    Llil'Bit is doing fine. she has quit her coughing with the predisone pills. 08/27/2014
    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 ? 08/15/2014
    Great for FIV + cat My elederly cat has FIV and EVERY summer gets a scaly and bloody nose die to mosquito allergy. Oral prednisone is the oNLY treatment that keeps the reaction at bay. I dose as little as I can, and wait the hottest months out here in FL. Thank God for it! 05/26/2014
    This product saved my dog. Gretchen has MMM...Masticatory Muscle Mytosis, and Prednisone has stopped her immune system from destroying her facial and chewing muscles. If not for Prednisone my Rottie would surely have died ....she was in pretty bad shape , but now after 6 months , she is still doing fine and her old self. THANK YOU, THANK YOU , THANK YOU !!! Gretchen says THANK YOU too ! 05/12/2014
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    1 month, 1 week ago
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    The dose of prednisone can vary depending on what it is being used to treat. Speak to your veterinarian to determine the most appropriate dose for your pet.
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    Also, what do you think about the vet not explaining ANYTHING about the dosage, side effects, and if it is ok to take with the rimadyl our dog is currently on? We were given a 30 day supply of Prednisone. Immediate side effects of increased thirst/urgent frequent urination and panting after 1 dose. Stool does seem to be improving after a few days of being on this drug but wondering if the side effects are worth it.
    2 months, 3 weeks ago
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    Although steroids have many side effects, they are still the drug of choice for many types
    of inflammatory conditions. The thing is they will be used short term. I think you should call
    your vet and demand to get the answers you are entitled to get. There is an interaction with giving the
    Rimadyl together with the steroid. You need to know what the vet wants you to do for safe pain
    relief for your pet over the next 30 days. You have every right to call back and get answers. Perhaps the vet will be glad you did also. I hope it was just a misunderstanding on a busy day
    Best of Luck to you !! Hope your pet gets well soon !!
    2 months, 3 weeks ago
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    6 months ago
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    Sometimes they are white or pink.There seems to be no difference.
    4 months ago
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    Gretchen
    Deptford,N . J.
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    There are many generic companies that make tablets with the same active ingredient, for
    example.....prednisone, but each company creates an entirely different looking tablet in regards to
    size, color and coding. Some companies may carry all white tablets in prednisone from 1 mg to
    50mg, but the size and coding will be different. If you have any concerns that the tablets you have
    received are " not right"...there is no harm in checking with your pharmacy to see if they are now
    carrying a new generic.
    6 months ago
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    Linda M 1800petmeds pharmacist
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    my dog is a 14year old,40 lbs female, diagnosed with chronic bronchitis which flares up during spring and winter. the coughing is strong and excessive. She is also on Theophyline and syrup Hydrocodone..anything else I can try to help with this?
    7 months ago
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    Sol
    Houston, Texas
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    Prednisone is sometimes prescribed during flare ups to reduce the inflammation; however, you will need to talk to your veterinarian to see if it would be appropriate for your pet.
    7 months ago
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    Our dog has allergies and scratches and chews herself till she losses hair.
    9 months ago
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    When my Shih Tzu has her allergies...Benedryl, child dose seems to work.
    4 months ago
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    we have some over the counter products which may help control the itching and provide
    relief for your pet. We carry diphenhydramine which is a good antihistamine for pets with allergies. Also we have shampoos such as BE SOOTHED and sprays such as Excel hydrocortisone spray. In addition, omega oil capsules and supplements will decrease dryness and flaking. We carry a few varieties.Please call us with any more questions. We are happy to help !
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