Why has my veterinarian prescribed Prednisolone Transdermal Gel?
Prednisolone/prednisone is a corticosteroid. This type of medication is prescribed to relieve inflamed areas, decrease swelling, redness, itching, allergic reactions and for supportive care during stressful periods. Your veterinarian may also prescribe this medicine for other conditions.
How do I give Prednisolone Transdermal Gel?
If I miss a dose, what do I do?
If you miss a dose, give it to your pet as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, then continue with the regular dosing schedule. Do not give your pet two doses at once.
How do I store Prednisolone Transdermal Gel?
Keep this medicine out of reach of children.
Store this medicine at room temperature in a dry, cool place. Keep this medicine away from heat and direct sunlight.
Do not store this medicine in damp places, in the bathroom, or near the kitchen sink. This medication can break down when exposed to moisture or heat.
What are the potential side effects of Prednisolone Transdermal Gel?
The following side effects have been reported: excessive thirst, excessive appetite, excessive urination, dull or dry haircoat, weight gain, panting, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach upset, muscle wasting, depression, lethargy, behavioral changes such as irritability. If symptoms persist or appear troublesome, contact your veterinarian.
Prednisolone/Prednisone suppresses the immune system, which means your pet may have an increased risk of infection. Contact your veterinarian if your pet develops a fever or shows signs of frequent or painful urination.
If your pet is diabetic, prednisolone/prednisone may cause changes to your pet's insulin requirements.
Other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.
What about possible drug interactions?
Be sure to tell your veterinarian about any other medications or supplements you are giving your pet.
It’s not uncommon for your veterinarian to prescribe two different medications, which may cause a drug interaction to occur. If this happens, your veterinarian may change the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely.
The following drugs can potentially interact with Prednisolone/Prednisone: amphotericin B, potassium depleting diuretics, digitalis glycosides, salicylates, insulin, phenytoin, phenobarbital, rifampin, cyclosporin, cyclophosphamide, mitotane, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and anticholinesterase agents.
Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.
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Yes, the prednisolone transdermal gel requires a prescription, however you do not have to have the prescription in hand at the time that you order. Once an order is placed, we will fax your veterinarian for approval - most clinics will authorize prescriptions in this way.
How many doses are in one syringe of 5 ml ? Thanks
Our compounded transdermal gels are available in 1mL syringes. A syringe contains 10 doses of the listed strength of medication. Example: 5.0mg/0.1mL has 10 doses of 5mg of prednisolone per syringe. The number of doses you give to your pet per day will determine the total day supply of each syringe.
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I have a prescription for - Tri 50 pred 20 mg/ml 0.1 ml transdermal - 3 Tubes. I can't tell if your medicine this is what I need.. My cat has a chronic condition my vet had been treating her for but he retired. He left me a prescription for 3 tubes ...to hold me until we find a new vet. Please let me know if you can help me.
Please give a pharmacist a call at 866-761-6578 during business hours to discuss your cat's compounded medication. Please have your current drug label handy when you call. We want to make sure our pharmacist gives you the best advice.