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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 4.7 out of 5 by 67.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great Our 4 year old Baby Gizmo takes this med in low dose daily for vestibular disorder as a result of stroke. It keeps him from relapsing and we are monitoring him for long term side effects. I really think this medicine is literally keeping him alive. He has a normal life now. (Although he is clumsy). The medicine is much more affordable than getting it at the vet, and it is convenient to receive it in the mail. Plus there is always a little "treat" for him included in the package.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from my dog is much better. When my dog is happy, my family is happy
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent medicine My Border Collie Luke, suffered from itchy skin due to allergies. He would scratch, itch and lick constantly. He wound up being bare skinned from he back feet all the way up to his backside. After the first dose, he finally slept the whole night without any issues. And after a couple days, his fur started growing back. He once again is a happy dog.
Date published: 2016-10-03
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
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Q&A

How young can these be used on a puppy for a terrible cough?  Faith is 8 weeks 

Asked by: Faith
This product doesn't have an age limit and should be used as prescribed by your veterinarian.
Answered by: Ben B
Date published: 2017-02-21

Will prednisone help with my dogs ear infections. Or is there any pill form that will help with his ears

Asked by: Jitterbug
The prednisone will help with inflammation of the ear; however in order to treat the ear infection you will need your veterinarian to prescribe an antibiotic.
Answered by: Ben B
Date published: 2017-02-21

I need to buy prednizone WITHOUT RX.

Asked by: Barbara
Hello, I'm sorry but prednisone requires a prescription. Thank you, Pharmacy Intern
Answered by: Ben B
Date published: 2017-02-21

Can Prednisone be taken with antibiotics at the same time?

Asked by: Deb5
Hello, It is common for corticosteroids like prednisone and antibiotics to be given at the same time. Your pet will be back to normal soon! Thanks for asking, Pharmacy Intern
Answered by: Ben B
Date published: 2017-02-17

What if not prednisone

Asked by: Xwino
Please contact your veterinarian regarding treatment alternatives
Answered by: S Duesler PharmD MBA
Date published: 2017-02-07

My catis 7lbs., has cancer and is going on prednisone how much should the prescription run. For a month

Asked by: sheryl
Prednisone is sold per tablet, and depends on the strength and the number of tablets your cat will be taking. When using our "TOPTEN" coupon at checkout, each 1 mg tablet costs $0.40, each 5 mg tablet costs $0.31, each 10 mg tablet costs $0.40, and each 20 mg tablets costs $0.44.
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2016-10-21

My cat wouldn't take the pills after the 4th day so I crushed the pill up in his food will the medicine still work

Asked by: Carol
Yes, it is okay to crush prednisone and give it with food.
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2016-10-21

My cat takes Prednisolone 5 Mg every other day. The tablet is cut into quarters and she gets a quarter each time it's given. Can the tabs you sell come already cut?

Asked by: Martha61
No, unfortunately we do not cut the tablets for you. If she is taking 5 mg every other day, you can speak with your veterinarian about prescribing the 5 mg tablet (instead of cutting the 20 mg tablet into quarters) so you don't have to cut it.
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2016-10-21
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