Do not administer Methyprednisolone in animals suffering from ailments like glaucoma, Cushing’s syndrome and diabetes. When used in combination with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs [NSAID’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.