Prednisone is used to treat allergies, inflammation, and autoimmune diseases.

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Prednisone Basics

Prednisone is an anti-inflammatory drug that reduces swelling, pain, and redness associated with inflammation and suppresses the immune system in animals. It treats allergies, inflammation, autoimmune diseases, bronchial and lung diseases, skin diseases, intestinal diseases, spinal cord and brain diseases and diseases of the blood.

This medication requires a prescription from your veterinarian. It is available in 1mg, 5mg, 10mg, 20mg, and 50mg tablets.

Prednisone Directions

Use as directed by your veterinarian and follow all instructions printed on the prescription label. Be sure to complete the prescription to ensure a full recovery, even if your pet seems to be improving, unless instructed otherwise by your veterinarian. Allow your pet access to plenty of drinking water during treatment and give with food. In the case of a missed dose of prednisone, give it as soon as you remember, or wait until it is time to give the next dose. Do NOT give a double dose of this medication, as it can cause an overdose. Do not stop treatment suddenly. Gradually reduce dosage before stopping treatment. Store at room temperature, protected from light and moisture.

Prednisone Warnings

Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Do not use in pets with known allergies to prednisone or in pregnant or lactating animals. Avoid using prednisone in pets with serious bacterial, viral, or fungal infections. Do not stop administration of prednisone abruptly, as pets need to be weaned off slowly. Long-term use may result in hair loss, weakened muscles, liver impairment, or behavioral changes. Tell your veterinarian if your pet suffers from kidney disease, liver disease, heart disease, stomach ulcers, hypothyroidism, diabetes mellitus, or any other medical condition. If you notice any behavioral or physiological changes in your pet while giving prednisone, contact your veterinarian immediately.

Allergic Reactions And Serious Side Effects

Allergic reactions and serious side effects are rare, however, they can occur. In the case of an allergic reaction or a serious side effect, stop prednisone treatment and seek veterinary attention. Some common signs of allergic reactions and serious side effects are hives, breathing difficulty, facial swelling, increased blood pressure, sudden weight gain, thinning of the skin, cataracts, glaucoma, or behavior changes. Pets can also overdose on this medication. The following symptoms could be signs of an overdose: weight gain, panting, increased thirst and hunger, frequent urination, vomiting, diarrhea, or Cushing’s syndrome.

If you have any questions regarding this product, please contact us at (877)220-6337. A member of our pharmacy staff will be happy to assist you!

Additional information

Prescription Strength

1mg, 5mg, 10mg, 20mg, 50mg