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Used in the treatment of many disease processes including adrenal insufficiency, arthritis, lupus, allergies, asthma, dermatitis, blood and skin disorders.
Prednisone is an oral corticosteroid intended for use in dogs. The indications
for prednisone are the same as those for other anti-inflammatory steroids.
Representative conditions that are responsive to anti-inflammatory
corticosteroid therapy are skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis,
allergic reactions such as hives and asthma, inflammatory eye conditions, otitis
externa, arthritis and bursitis, ulcerative colitis and nephrosis.
How this medicine should be used
Prednisone is not FDA approved for use in animals; however, it is a commonly
accepted practice for veterinarians to use this medication in dogs and cats.
Consult your veterinarian for the proper dose as determined by the animal’s
condition and response to therapy.
Side effects that may occur when using prednisone include weight gain; panting;
increased thirst, hunger and urination; vomiting and diarrhea, and Cushing’s
syndrome following prolonged or repeated steroid therapy.
This medication should not be used in viral infections. It should not be used in
animals with peptic ulcer, corneal ulcer and Cushingoid syndrome. Use caution
when given to animals with diabetes, hypertension, congestive heart failure, and
renal insufficiency. This medication may induce labor in animals if used in the
last trimester of pregnancy. Close medical supervision by a veterinarian is
recommended while the animal is using this medication.
In the event of overdose
Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room.
Store this medication at room temperature. Throw away any medication that is
outdated or no longer needed. Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
This information is for general reference only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of any condition of your pet. Because is intended as a general reference, this information may not include all possible uses, precautions, directions, reactions (including allergic), drug interactions, or withdrawal times. Always consult your local veterinarian and have your pet examined for any advice concerning the diagnosis and treatment of your pet, including which products and doses are most appropriate. Any trademarks are the property of their respective owners. VetDepot is not a pharmacy. All prescription products are dispensed by our Pharmacy Partner.