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Questions

How long is the bottle of liquid pred good for once opened? My dog takes 0.5mg so the bottle would need to last at least 3 months.

Asked by: kcutler
Prednisolone oral solution is good until the expiration date listed by the manufacturer. The frequency of the dose administered will determine how long the bottle lasts. Please call us at 1-800-738-6337 for more information.
Answered by: Lisa M
Date published: 2019-09-24

Is the oral solution flavored?

Asked by: Emily
Prednisolone oral solution is a red, cherry flavored liquid.
Answered by: Lisa M
Date published: 2019-08-02

Does this require a script from the vet?

Asked by: Daisy
Thank you for your question. Prednisolone requires a veterinarians approval. Once an order is placed our pharmacy staff will contact your veterinarian office directly.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2019-02-18

Are the 20mg tablets scored for breaking? My dog gets a 5mg dose, and I know I can simply purchase the 5mg tablets, but the similarity in price makes me wonder if I could just split the 20mg pill in four pieces. Thanks!

Asked by: Matt
Thank you for your question. Yes, the Prednisolone is scored and can be split unless otherwise advised by your veterinarian.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2018-12-01

I have a 6 lb chorkie that is struggling with CUPS,mouth ulcers. She has been on Metronidazole off and on for 4 months. And now my vet has her on Metronidazole and Prednisolone is it safe to give together? Is Prednisolone safe for the ulcers? Viris?

Asked by: Allie
Thank you for your question. Yes it is safe to give together and  safe for ulcers unless otherwise advised the DVM.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2019-05-18

Part 2 of question for snr cat: she’s responding well day5 of meds she’s eating small amounts can I expect full recovery after infection clears? Or next steps??

Asked by: Lee D
Consult your veterinarian for the next step in your pet's treatment regimen.
Answered by: Lisa M
Date published: 2018-03-15

My small dog has been on 2.5 strength half pill every other day for a year or so . My vet does periodic blood test. Should I also request a urine sample culture be done?

Asked by: Jane
Most comprehensive wellness exams include a urinalysis. Your veterinarian will determine which tests are necessary.
Answered by: Lisa M
Date published: 2019-05-18

I missed my cats  daily dose last night and gave it to her this morning. Am I able to give her another does tonight?

Asked by: Sarah
Yes, you should be able to give another dose tonight without incident.
Answered by: Lisa M
Date published: 2019-05-18

What does the pill look like?

Asked by: Mel316
Hello Mel316, the prednisolone tablet is made by Lloyd is an oblong white tablet. The 5mg tablet, which is the one we carry has "PT5" inscribed on the tablet. There is an image of the tablet on the product page that you can refer to, it is under the big picture with the bottle. Hope this helps!
Answered by: Nemi Pharmacy Intern
Date published: 2019-05-18

I don't have a vet. My cat has an URI. Am I able to get this without taking her to the vet?

Asked by: Angela41
Unfortunately, Prednisolone requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
Answered by: Roseanna Pharmacy Intern
Date published: 2017-04-05

Pill identification do I have prednisone or prednisolone I need the latter and wonder if they gave me wrong pills.

Asked by: Dave of Florida
Prednisolone made by Lloyd is an oblong white tablet. I have seen many generic versions of Prednisone tablets of various strengths and they have all been round tablets. Hope this helps.
Answered by: SuzyCVT
Date published: 2019-05-18

Can you crush the pill and put in my cats food

Asked by: Dnice
Hello, You should not crush this pill as it would interfere with the absorption and mechanism of this medication. Thanks for asking, Pharmacy Intern
Answered by: Ben B
Date published: 2018-03-13

My small breed dog is itching so badly that the wounds (which are on her back side and on her upper tail) are completely red and have welts on them. I tried using salves with no success.  Will the prednisolone help her? I feel helpless.  

Asked by: Sky037
Prednisone may help reduce inflammation, however it is best to have your pet examined by a veterinarian to reach a diagnosis. Your pet may have an infection that may need to be treated in conjunction with the use of other medications. Your vet will determine which medication regime will be best suited for your pet's condition.
Answered by: S Duesler PharmD MBA
Date published: 2016-11-17

My dog has arthritis he has had some anti inflammatory medicine from the vets it worked for a bit. If I give him steroids is 5mg enough for his size he weights 38kg

Asked by: Jill299a
Your veterinarian will determine the appropriate dose if steroid therapy is indicated for your pet's condition.
Answered by: Lisa M
Date published: 2016-11-16

2.5 mg per tablet needed

Can you supply 2.5mg strength rather than 5mg?
Asked by: Loni
No, unfortunately we only have the 5 mg tablets available. You can always cut the 5 mg tablets in half to achieve a dose of 2.5 mg.
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2019-05-18

How long does prednisolone take to work? My cat been on 5mg for three days and  now half for two days but no improvement for asthma.

Asked by: Mel 111
Your cat should have seen some improvement by now. I recommend contacting your veterinarian to let them know the prednisolone has not resulted in any improvements in your cats asthma. They may want to increase the dose or try something else.
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2018-03-01

I have a 50 lb English Bull Dog. The prescription bottle got wet and I can't read the instructions on how to disburse them to her. They are 5 mg. I have 20 pills left on this prescription. Can you help?

Asked by: Ga Bull Dog
Contact your veterinarian for the correct use. This medication has many different doses depending on the problem your pet may have.
Answered by: paulpharmacistintern
Date published: 2016-08-04

can this med be crushed?

I'm having a hard time getting my cat to take this med. she keeps pushing it out with her tongue.
Asked by: lin
I had 2 cats that needed medicine in tablet form. What works best and fast: Straddle your cat, gently pull the head back which opens up the throat area. Gently push the tablet down the throat, then rub the front of the throat downwards so the pill will not eject.
Answered by: Loni
Date published: 2019-05-18

am giving 2.5mg prednisolone tab once a day want to take cat off it what is reduction dosage and schedule

Asked by: stinker
Consult your veterinarian for the proper tapering regimen for your pet.
Answered by: Lisa M
Date published: 2019-05-18

where can I get prednisolone in 1 mg tab?

for my Addison's dog
Asked by: max
Unfortunately we do not carry this strength. Please check with your vet or a local compounding pharmacy.
Answered by: S Duesler PharmD MBA
Date published: 2019-05-18

Is prednisolone chicken flavored

Asked by: Brenda
The normal tablets are not flavored at all. We do offer it to be compounded into tablets or a liquid that can be flavored.
Answered by: Kelly P
Date published: 2019-05-18

Cannot find prednisolone! PLEASE HELP!

Cannot find prednisolone. My cat needs it. Prednisone does not work in cats. Please help. Who manufactures it and how can I contact them to see why they are not making it and when they will?
Asked by: Barbara
We do have compound prednisolone chew tablets available for purchase. Please call us for prices. It is more expensive, but may be an option for you until the regular type is stocked again.
Answered by: Linda petmeds pharmacist
Date published: 2018-03-01

Any info on when prednisolone will be available again?

Asked by: Susie
Prednisolone tablets is on manufacturer backorder and currently there is no information when it will be available. Alternatively we do have compounded prednisolone chewtabs and liquid available for purchase.
Answered by: Cheryl-Pharmacist
Date published: 2013-10-22

Why is there such a shortage of Prednisolone?

my cats life depends on this medicine.
Asked by: pattid
There is an issue in the manufacturing end with the product. The issue will eventually be resolved. Choices available are switching to prednisone or perhaps purchasing a compounded version of prednisolone until supplies are replenished. Please call us with questions on the compounded versions.
Answered by: Linda petmeds pharmacist
Date published: 2019-05-18

What is the size of the 5 mg prednisolone pill?

Asked by: Jm
The tablet is approximately the size and shape of a Tic Tac.
Answered by: Lisa M
Date published: 2017-03-19

Do you have Prednisolone 5mg in stock?

If yes, what is the expiration date? I understand it is hard to find this medication, so plan to order the full amount prescribed, including all refills. But I want to make sure the shelf life/expiration is long enough. My cat will likely need to take this medication for life.
Asked by: harleysmom
No.
Answered by: Lilli Pharmacist
Date published: 2013-10-22

Prednisolone-NOT Prednisone

Please confirm that this truly is Prednisolone & NOT prednisone. I know it says so on the label shown on the website, but I need to make sure. The local pharmacy already erroneously filled my cat's prescription with prednisone even though his prescription is for Prednisolone. Prednisone does NOT work for his condition. Thank you.
Asked by: harleysmom
We are currently out of stock of the commercially available Prednisolone 5 mg tablets. We may have some in stock by the end of July. We are able to compound Prednisolone 5mg tablets however, the compounded Prednisolone is going to cost more due to the process involved in making the medication.
Answered by: Lilli Pharmacist
Date published: 2013-10-22

Is there a smaller dose available?

My dog has been diagnosed with colitus. I am trying to wean off the pred. I give 1/2 tab morning and evening. It seems to work better this way than one tab per day. Is there a 2.5mg tab we can get to lower the dose?
Asked by: clm7759
No
Answered by: Lilli Pharmacist
Date published: 2013-10-22

after a walk in the park my dog licks her paws for hours she does have allergy med what meds should i give her she has prednisolone and chlorpheniram

Asked by: lucy
there could be a number of possible causes. I recommend consulting your vet to get to the root cause.
Answered by: Linda petmeds pharmacist
Date published: 2013-10-22

Bella

Hi there' thankyou for answering my question, Bella was not doing well yesterday so the vet had told us to double her dose of Prednisolone oral liquid. We gave her her extra dose and worked almost instantly as she began to bark and eat, and had more mobility, turns out she was not having enough perhaps? However during her bed time she ws panting excessively, i am aware this is a side affect due to the medicatioin however do i have any cause for concern if the panting continues?
Asked by: BELLA
Please contact your veterinarian.
Answered by: Sirisha, Pharmacy Intern
Date published: 2013-10-22
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What is Prednisolone?

Prednisolone is a corticosteroid used to treat various inflammatory and allergy conditions as well as other diseases. It reduces swelling and inflammation which can reduce pain or decrease the possible joint damage that is caused by chronic inflammation. Prednisolone requires a prescription from your veterinarian, and is sold per tablet or available as an oral solution.

Note: Prednisolone Compound is also available.

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 does Prednisolone work?

Prednisolone is a corticosteroid, which suppresses the inflammatory response to a variety of agents. Prednisolone 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 Prednisolone. 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:

PrednisTab (Vet-A-Mix)

Generic Name:

Prednisolone

What is the most important information I should know about Prednisolone?

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

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Prednisolone to my pet?

Do not give Prednisolone to your pet if the pet has a serious bacterial, viral, or fungal infection. Prednisolone weakens a 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 your pet is pregnant or lactating.

How should Prednisolone be given?

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

What are the possible side effects of Prednisolone?

If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving Prednisolone 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 Prednisolone 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 Prednisolone include thinning of the skin, cataracts, glaucoma, or 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 happens if I miss giving a dose of Prednisolone?

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 my pet on Prednisolone?

Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. A single large dose of Prednisolone 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 other drugs will affect Prednisolone?

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

Prednisolone Directions:

  • Prednisolone is a prescription corticosteroid that is used in dogs and cats to treat various conditions such as Addison's disease, inflammation from arthritis, allergies and certain autoimmune diseases.
  • Prednisolone reduces swelling and decreases a pet's ability to fight infections.
  • Give Prednisolone with food to lessen stomach upset.
Tip:

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

Prednisolone Dosage:

Prednisolone Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
All weights
The usual dose is determined based on the condition being treated and the pets response to treatment. Prednisolone should be given with food. Allow plenty of water for your pet to drink.
Prednisolone Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights
The usual dose is determined based on the condition being treated and the pets response to treatment. Prednisolone should be given with food. Allow plenty of water for your pet to drink.
Dosage for Horses
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

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

Prednisolone Ingredients:

Prednisolone 5 mg
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Prednisolone 5 mg
Prednisolone 20 mg
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Prednisolone 20 mg
Prednisolone Oral Solution 240 ml Bottle
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Prednisolone 15 mg/ 5 ml

What is Prednisolone?

Prednisolone is a corticosteroid used to treat various inflammatory and allergy conditions as well as other diseases. It reduces swelling and inflammation which can reduce pain or decrease the possible joint damage that is caused by chronic inflammation. Prednisolone requires a prescription from your veterinarian, and is sold per tablet or available as an oral solution.

Note: Prednisolone Compound is also available.

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 does Prednisolone work?

Prednisolone is a corticosteroid, which suppresses the inflammatory response to a variety of agents. Prednisolone 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 Prednisolone. 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:

PrednisTab (Vet-A-Mix)

Generic Name:

Prednisolone

What is the most important information I should know about Prednisolone?

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

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Prednisolone to my pet?

Do not give Prednisolone to your pet if the pet has a serious bacterial, viral, or fungal infection. Prednisolone weakens a 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 your pet is pregnant or lactating.

How should Prednisolone be given?

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

What are the possible side effects of Prednisolone?

If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving Prednisolone 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 Prednisolone 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 Prednisolone include thinning of the skin, cataracts, glaucoma, or 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 happens if I miss giving a dose of Prednisolone?

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 my pet on Prednisolone?

Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. A single large dose of Prednisolone 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 other drugs will affect Prednisolone?

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

Prednisolone Directions:

  • Prednisolone is a prescription corticosteroid that is used in dogs and cats to treat various conditions such as Addison's disease, inflammation from arthritis, allergies and certain autoimmune diseases.
  • Prednisolone reduces swelling and decreases a pet's ability to fight infections.
  • Give Prednisolone with food to lessen stomach upset.
Tip:

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

Prednisolone Dosage:

Prednisolone Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
All weights
The usual dose is determined based on the condition being treated and the pets response to treatment. Prednisolone should be given with food. Allow plenty of water for your pet to drink.
Prednisolone Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights
The usual dose is determined based on the condition being treated and the pets response to treatment. Prednisolone should be given with food. Allow plenty of water for your pet to drink.
Dosage for Horses
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

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

Prednisolone Ingredients:

Prednisolone 5 mg
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Prednisolone 5 mg
Prednisolone 20 mg
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Prednisolone 20 mg
Prednisolone Oral Solution 240 ml Bottle
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Prednisolone 15 mg/ 5 ml