Methylprednisolone (4 mg Tablets)
Methylprednisolone (4 mg Tablets)
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Used for a variety of conditions including allergies, inflammation, lupus, colitis, and certain forms of kidney disease
Reduces swelling and decreases the body's immune response
Can be used for dogs and cats

Methylprednisolone (4 mg Tablets)

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Used for a variety of conditions including allergies, inflammation, lupus, colitis, and certain forms of kidney disease
Reduces swelling and decreases the body's immune response
Can be used for dogs and cats

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Methylprednisolone is in a class of drugs called steroids. Methylprednisolone reduces swelling and decreases the body's immune response. Methylprednisolone is used to treat many conditions including inflammation, lupus, allergy, asthma, colitis, and certain forms of kidney disease. Methylprednisolone may be used for purposes other than those listed.

Methylprednisolone is the Generic Alternative to Medrol.
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What is Methylprednisolone used for in dogs?

Methylprednisolone is a synthetic corticosteroid commonly used in veterinary medicine for dogs. It is primarily utilized for its anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties. Methylprednisolone helps manage severe allergic reactions like acute allergic dermatitis or anaphylaxis in dogs. It is used to treat inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, autoimmune diseases (e.g., lupus or pemphigus), and certain skin conditions (e.g., severe itching or hives). Methylprednisolone can be administered to dogs with respiratory conditions like bronchitis, asthma, or allergic respiratory diseases. Dogs with Addison's disease, a condition involving inadequate adrenal hormone production, may receive methylprednisolone as hormone replacement therapy. Methylprednisolone may be given to dogs with acute spinal cord injuries to reduce inflammation and minimize damage to the spinal cord.

How much Methylprednisolone can I give my cat?

For cats with a body weight between 5 and 15 pounds, a general starting dosage range for methylprednisolone is around 2 mg. For cats weighing between 15 and 40 pounds, a dosage range of 2 to 4 mg may be considered. For cats weighing between 40 and 80 pounds, a dosage range of 4 to 8 mg might be appropriate. However, these are general guidelines, and your veterinarian will take into account various factors such as your cat's specific condition, overall health, and any other medications or health issues. They will determine the most suitable dosage for your cat's individual needs. Veterinarians consider various factors when determining the appropriate dosage of methylprednisolone for cats, including the cat's weight, overall health, the specific condition being treated, and the desired treatment outcome. Additionally, the veterinarian may take into account any other medications or health conditions that could interact with methylprednisolone.

How fast does Methylprednisolone work for dogs?

Methylprednisolone, a corticosteroid medication similar to prednisone, is known for its rapid effects in dogs. It is highly effective and widely used in various canine health conditions. Improvement in your dog's condition can often be observed within 1 to 2 hours of administration. The fast-acting nature of Methylprednisolone makes it particularly beneficial for acute conditions, such as severe allergic reactions or inflammatory flare-ups. Dogs experiencing symptoms like itching, inflammation, or pain can experience noticeable relief within a relatively short period after starting treatment. However, the full therapeutic benefits of Methylprednisolone may take some time to be fully realized, especially in chronic or long-term conditions like arthritis or autoimmune diseases. While initial improvement can be seen within hours, achieving maximum effectiveness may require continued treatment over several days or weeks.

Is prednisone safe for pets?

Prednisone can be safe for pets when used appropriately and under the guidance of a veterinarian. It is a corticosteroid medication commonly prescribed to dogs and other animals to manage a variety of conditions. While prednisone can be effective, it does have potential side effects, especially when used at high doses or for extended periods. These side effects can include increased thirst and urination, increased appetite, weight gain, gastrointestinal upset, and, in rare cases, more serious effects such as immunosuppression or adrenal gland suppression. Abruptly stopping prednisone after long-term use can lead to withdrawal symptoms. It is crucial to follow the veterinarian's instructions for tapering off the medication gradually when discontinuing treatment. Pets on prednisone may require periodic check-ups and monitoring to assess their response to the medication, evaluate any potential side effects, and adjust the treatment plan as needed.

What are the side effects of Methylprednisolone for dogs?

Methylprednisolone, like other corticosteroid medications, can have side effects in dogs. The occurrence and severity of these side effects can vary depending on factors such as the dosage, duration of treatment, and the individual dog's sensitivity. Dogs may experience polydipsia (increased thirst) and polyuria (increased urination) while on Methylprednisolone. This is due to the medication's effect on regulating fluid balance in the body. Methylprednisolone can stimulate the dog's appetite, leading to an increase in food consumption and potential weight gain. Dogs may develop gastrointestinal side effects, including vomiting, diarrhea, or an increased risk of stomach ulcers. Corticosteroids like Methylprednisolone have immunosuppressive properties, which means they can suppress the immune system. This effect can make dogs more susceptible to infections and may delay wound healing. Prolonged or high-dose administration of Methylprednisolone can suppress the function of the adrenal glands, which produce important hormones. Abruptly stopping the medication after long-term use can also cause adrenal insufficiency or withdrawal symptoms. Dogs on Methylprednisolone may exhibit increased panting or respiratory changes. Some dogs may experience mood swings, restlessness, or changes in behavior while on Methylprednisolone.

Methylprednisolone belongs to the class of drugs known as glucocorticoids. It is an anti-inflammatory synthetic glucocorticoid used in the treatment of different allergic reactions and inflammatory diseases. It is also found to be effective in the treatment of various endocrine and rheumatic disorders, collagen diseases, dermatologic diseases as well as ophthalmic and respiratory diseases.This anti-inflammatory steroid can be injected in dogs to treat lick granuloma condition. In cats, it effectively cures feline bronchial asthma, feline rodent ulcer, feline inflammatory bowel disease, flea allergy dermatitis and military dermatitis. Methylprednisolone is also effective in treating several autoimmune diseases of the skin and hemolytic anemia.

Active ingredient: Methylprednisolone 4 mg

Other ingredients:
Colloidal Silicone Dioxide, Cornstarch, Lactose (anhydrous), magnesium stearate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Sodium starch glycolate, Stearic Acid

Do not administer Methyprednisolone in animals suffering from ailments like glaucoma, Cushingโ€™s syndrome and diabetes. When used in combination with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs [NSAIDโ€™s] like aspirin, methylprednisolone can cause adverse effects and therefore do not administer this medication along with these drugs. Avoid administering the drug to animals with known allergy to glucocorticoids. Refrain from using it on pregnant and breeding animals as it can lead to congenital anomalies and even fetal death. The medication is not suitable for animals with corneal ulcers, high blood pressure or congestive heart or kidney failure.

Various side effects can occur. The most frequently noted side effects include vomiting, behavior modification, lethargy, increased water intake, increased frequency of urination, increased appetite and panting. Prolonged usage can induce symptoms of hair loss, skin thinning and pigmentation, muscle weakness, diarrhea and diabetes related complications.

Be sure to tell your veterinarian what medications you are giving to your pet.

Do not stop giving methylprednisolone suddenly if you have been giving the medication to your pet for a few weeks. A gradual reduction in dosage may be needed. Give methylprednisolone with food to prevent stomach upset.

Keep out of the reach of children and pets.

Methylprednisolone is available by prescription as 4mg scored tablets.

Brand name: Medrol (Pharmacia & Upjohn)

Strictly follow the instructions of a veterinarian when administering methylprednisolone. Each methylprednidolone tablet contains 4mg methylprednisolone. Dosage depends on several factors like severity of the condition, the mode of administration and the like. The same dosage pattern is followed for cats and dogs and this usually ranges from 0.5 mg per pound (1 mg/kg) to 15 mg per pound (30 mg/kg). Divide the total dosage into equal parts and administer every 6 to 10 hours apart. The veterinarian might increase or cut down the duration of treatment as per the response to the medication and appearance of adverse effects. Avoid increasing the dosage, or stopping the treatment without consulting a veterinary expert.

Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Do not give more or less than your veterinarian has prescribed. If you do not understand the directions, ask your pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Allow plenty of water for your pet to drink. Give methylprednisolone with food to prevent stomach upset. Do not stop giving methylprednisolone suddenly if you have been giving the medication to your pet for a few weeks.

Store this medication at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

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Methylprednisolone Works Wonders for Us

This is the only thing that treats my cats skin issues without bad side effects. It's a little costly and at times been hard to find. I don't know what I would do without it. Our vet showed me how to administer a pill to the cats and it works quite well. I appreciate that PetCareRx carries this product and offers RX points to help ease the cost.

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