Tramadol - Prednisolone
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Reduces Pain and Inflammation associated with Arthritis? checkmark checkmark
Reduces Fever? X mark checkmark
Reduces Joint Stiffness? X mark checkmark
Controls Symptoms of Osteoarthritis X mark checkmark
Additional Benefits Remedies swelling and itchy skin caused by allergies Post surgery Pain Reliever
What Makes it Different? Only comes in a 5mg tablet
Recommended For? Dogs & Cats Dogs & Cats
Product Type Tablet Tablet
Usage Prednisolone Usage Tramadol Usage
RX Required checkmark checkmark
How Long does it Take to Work? - Within Hours of Dose
Ingredients Prednisolone Tramadol HCl
Does it have long-term side effects? Cushing's Syndrome in dogs has been reported in association of prolonged or repeated steroid therapy No known
Cautions Without first talking to your veterinarian, dp not 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 you give any medicines to your pet, as there are some potential adverse interactions.
What are Customers saying Pros ... a small price to pay for the rest of her skin to be doing so good. This is a wonderful medication for our Lab, it keeps him pain free & helps him get up & down much easier.
What are Customers saying Cons started to have a negative effect on kitty. ..Yes, it has helped the pain BUT he is really drowsy.
Vet Recommendations Prednisolone is a drug I will usually only reach for joint pain and/or stiffness if other prescribed nonsteroidal anti inflammatory have failed to work.   While cortisone like drugs such as prednisolone can work to reduce inflammation and pain quite quickly, I do worry about the weakening effect on the ligaments and bone when used long term.  I will usually use prednisolone over prednisone in geriatric pets or pets with preexisting liver disease.  When used long term, it is important to monitor blood work to check for organ toxicity.  The biggest side effects seen are usually increased thirst/urination/appetite, and occasionally diarrhea and vomiting.  It is also important to monitor for blood loss as well.   I give this product an overall ranking of 3.5 out of 5. Tramadol product review: One of the biggest growing areas in veterinary medicine in recent years has been the increased awareness and treatment of both acute and chronic pain in dogs and cats. Even many veterinary state practice acts now consider pain management a routine component of most surgical procedures in dogs and cast. As with many conditions in veterinary medicine, many of the drugs we often use for chronic pain are actually based on their use in human medicine for similar conditions. That is how we started using tramadol for helping relieve acute and chronic pain in dogs and cats. While many of the other commonly prescribed pain medications of the nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug class are quite expensive, tramadol is one of the most economic drugs on the market, and it truly has been a godsend to many veterinarians in helping manage both acute and chronic pain for a variety of medical conditions from chronic arthritis and spinal problems, to acute issues like post operative pain management and even acute pancreatitis, urinary inflammation and other acute painful conditions in our dogs and cats. This drug is also typically very safe to use when giving other medications or supplements for pain such as the nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs, cortisone and nutritional joint supplements. The only occasional side effects I have seen are some wobbliness/sedation seen in some sensitive pets, occasional constipation or digestive upset, and it should not be used in those pets with current or historical liver inflammation issues. However most vets, including myself, have found this prescription drug quite effective for pain management either as a primary drug or add on. The single size of 50 mg non-scored tablets can be an occasional problem when dosing smaller animals, but with the development of compounding tablets into liquids, this obstacle can often be overcome. I give Tramadol an overall rating of a 5 with an ease of use a 5 as well.
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