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Effectively treats allergy symptoms and inflammatory conditions
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Effectively treats allergy symptoms and inflammatory conditions
Also used to treat a range of auto-immune diseases and disorders
Suitable for dogs and cats

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Prednisolone is a prescription medication used to treat allergy and inflammatory conditions as well as a range of auto-immune diseases and disorders in pets. It is known to be effective in the treatment of diseases such as lupus or pemphigus, asthma and inhalant allergies (atopy), certain types of colitis, certain kidney diseases, cancers, autoimmune hemolytic anemias, brain swelling, and Addison's disease.

Prednisolone is the Generic Alternative to Orapred.

Prednisolone should never be used in animals that are allergic to this drug, and in those with fungal infections. Pregnant animals should not be treated with Prednisolone as it might induce premature labor. Never terminate Prednisolone therapy suddenly; and the animal should be taken off the drug in phases, to avoid difficulties.Prednisolone might adversely react with other medications such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatories. It affects the whole body system of the animal, and hence should be administered only in crucial emergencies and life threatening situations.

Some of the side effects include increased thirst and appetite, breathlessness, nausea, restlessness, stomach ulcers and loose motion. Prolonged use of this drug might lead to loss of hair coat, slackening of muscles, liver damage and behavioral changes.

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What Is Prednisolone Used For?

Prednisolone is a prescription medication thatโ€™s used to treat allergies and inflammatory conditions in pets. Itโ€™s also used for the treatment of a wide array of autoimmune diseases in cats and dogs. Prednisolone is a glucocorticoid drug used for the treatment of lupus, asthma, atopy, kidney disease, brain swelling, colitis, and blood disorders. Also, it can be used to treat endotoxic shock caused by bacterial infections. Itโ€™s used as a supplement treatment for Addisonโ€™s disease, adrenal gland disorder, and certain types of cancer. Prednisolone isnโ€™t recommended for animals with systemic fungal infections. Make sure you talk to an experienced veterinarian regarding the correct dosage of prednisolone for your pet. Also, discuss your petโ€™s health history with the vet to identify any risks associated with administering prednisolone.

Is Prednisolone a Strong Steroid?

Prednisolone is a potent corticosteroid thatโ€™s effective against a broad range of allergic reactions, inflammations, and autoimmune disorders. Itโ€™s used for the treatment of allergies, cancer, lupus, asthma, Addisonโ€™s disease, and other various diseases in animals. While prednisolone is approved for use for pets, you should never administer the medication on your own. Always consult your vet to determine the correct dosage of prednisolone based on what disorder needs to be treated. Also, inform the vet about any other treatment your pet might be undergoing.

What Kind of Drug Is Prednisolone?

Prednisolone is a prescription medication belonging to the glucocorticosteroid class of drugs. Itโ€™s used for the treatment of allergic reactions and endotoxic shock due to bacterial infections in animals. The medicine also has anti-inflammatory effects, and is used to treat autoimmune disorders in pets.

How Quickly Does Prednisolone Work?

Prednisolone starts working within the first 1 to 2 hours of administering the medication to your pet. Itโ€™s a powerful corticosteroid that treats various autoimmune disorders, inflammatory diseases, and allergic reactions in animals. It is, however, a good idea to consult your vet before giving the medication to your pet.

How Much Prednisolone Can I Give My Dog?

The right dosage of prednisolone for dogs depends on various factors, including the condition thatโ€™s being treated and your dogโ€™s overall health. For anti-inflammatory effects, the recommended dosage of prednisolone for dogs is 0.5 mg per pound of body weight. However, for allergic reactions in dogs, the recommended dosage is 1 mg per pound of body weight. As a ground-rule, you should never administer prednisolone to your pet without consulting a veterinarian. Make sure you inform them about any other ailments your dog is suffering from. Prednisolone isnโ€™t recommended for use in dogs with systemic fungal infections, stomach ulcers, Cushingโ€™s disease, congestive heart failure, and high blood pressure. Donโ€™t forget to mention any other medicines your dog might be taking. Prednisolone should be used with caution for dogs

How Long Can a Dog Stay On Prednisolone?

Prednisolone is a veterinary medicine that belongs to the glucocorticosteroid class of drugs. Long-term use of prednisolone for dogs can result in side effects, such as hair loss and muscle loss. It can also cause your dog to develop diabetes, hyperadrenocorticism, hypothyroidism, and pancreatitis. Long-term use can also result in immune system suppression. Thatโ€™s why it is recommended that you donโ€™t administer prednisolone to your dog for more than four months. If your dog needs to be on medication for longer, make sure you get the condition re-evaluated by a vet. Also, if your pet is on long-term prednisolone treatment, itโ€™s important to get blood tests, urine culture, and physical examinations done every six months.

What Are the Side Effects of Prednisone in Dogs?

While prednisone is approved for use for dogs, it can cause a few side effects. Common side effects of prednisone include increased thirst and appetite, frequent urination, panting, lethargy, diarrhea, vomiting, and nausea. It can also cause restlessness and behavioral changes in dogs. Itโ€™s important to talk to your vet before giving prednisone to your dog. Also, immediately talk to them if you notice any adverse reactions in your dog after administering the medicine.

5 mg prednisolone, USP

Prednisolone belongs to the category of gluco corticoids of medicines and is used in treating autoimmune diseases in dogs and cats. Autoimmune diseases are those which cannot be prevented or treated and occurs when the immune and inflammation systems, which are intended to protect the body against diseases, turn against the body causing severe damage or even death. Curiously enough, in many cases, this happens without any specific reason. Prednisolone is anti-inflammatory in nature and could be used to treat allergies, endotoxic shock caused by bacterial infections apart from auto immune conditions like bronchial and lung diseases, and brain and blood diseases. In addition, it is used as a supplement in oncology treatment, Addison's disease and adrenal gland disorder.

Side effects are generally dependent on dosage, and the most common include increased appetite, thirst, and urination. Less common side effects may include panting, diarrhea, vomiting, restlessness, and behavioral changes. Long-term use may result in the side effects such as hair loss, muscle loss, weakness, the development of diabetes or hyperadrenocorticism, and the development or worsening of hypothyroidism or pancreatitis. Immune system suppression can occur at higher doses, making your pet more susceptible to infection. Contact your veterinarian if your pet has a fever or exhibits tiredness, sneezing, coughing, runny eyes, or painful urination. Stop giving the medication and seek emergency veterinary medical attention if your pet exhibits any of the following serious side effects: an allergic reaction, increased blood pressure, or sudden weight gain.

Contact your veterinarian if any side effects seem severe or distressing.

Tell your veterinarian about any existing diseases or conditions that your pet has. Do not give PredNISOLone to pets with systemic fungal infections, stomach ulcers, some types of mange, Cushing's disease, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, or kidney disease. Not for use in pregnant animals, as it may induce labor and cause birth defects. Use caution when giving to young or nursing animals as it may stunt growth.

Since Prednisolone affect the outcome of many laboratory tests, make sure your veterinarian knows your pet is taking it before any testing.

Talk to your veterinarian before using PredNISOLone with vitamins and supplements or any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Consult with your veterinarian if your pet will be using Prednisolone alongside insulin, phenytoin, phenobarbital, modified live vaccines, rifampin, cyclosporine, estrogens, erythromycin, or mitotane, amphotericin B, furosemide, or thiazide.

Tell your veterinarian about any other medications that your pet is taking.

Ask your veterinarian or consult with one of our pet care specialists at 1-800-844-1427.

This information is for informational purposes only and is not meant as a substitute for the professional advice of, or diagnosis or treatment by, your veterinarian. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian or other qualified professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard or delay seeking professional advice due to what you may have read on our website. Our medications are FDA approved and/or EPA regulated when and as required by law.

Consult with a veterinarian before administering Prednisolone to your pet.

Typically, dosage varies according to both the weight of the pet and the reason for treatment.

For anti-inflammatory purposes, the recommended dosage size is 0.1 - 0.3 mg/lb, to be given twice daily; for treatments that require the suppression of the immune system, dosage size is 1-3 mg/lb, given up to three times a day for the duration of the treatment.

Store at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.

PrednisoLone is manufactured by Vet-A-Mix
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5mg per tablet 8956502481

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