Methylprednisolone is a corticosteroid used for a variety of conditions including allergies, inflammation, lupus, colitis, Addison's disease, and certain forms of kidney disease. Compounding is beneficial in instances where a specific dosage is unavailable or in different forms to make it easier to dose your pet. Methylprednisolone Compounded requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
Dogs & Cats
Corticosteroids have anti-allergy as well as anti-inflammatory properties.
Various side effects can occur. Be sure to tell your veterinarian what medications your pet is on.
Do not stop giving methylprednisolone suddenly if you have been giving the medication to your pet for a few weeks. Give the medication with food to prevent stomach upset. Allow plenty of water for your pet to drink.
Store at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.
A compounded medication is the creation of a particular medication to fit the unique needs of a patient, including changing the form of the medication (e.g., from a solid pill to a liquid) for a variety reasons (e.g., to make it easier to take, to avoid a non-essential ingredient, to obtain the exact dose needed, adding favorite flavors).
If you are having difficulty giving your pet prescribed medication or need to find a discontinued medication, 1-800-PetMeds offers compounding services on select medications. We can prepare the following: (1) custom strength quantities of a medication (as capsules, liquid, chewable tablets, or transdermal (absorbed through the skin); (2) dosage forms to mask bitter or unpleasant taste (such as capsules or chewable tablets that can also be flavored); (3) dosage forms to make it easier to dose your pet such as a transdermal or liquid (that can also be flavored); and (4) discontinued products such as cisapride or DES.