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Prednisolone is a prescription steroid medication that decreases inflammation in the body and alters immune system responses. It it used to reduce swelling, redness, itching, and to treat a wide variety of diseases including allergies, autoimmune disorders, metabolic conditions, breathing problems, skin conditions, certain intestinal and endocrine problems, and in chemotherapy treatments of certain cancers. If your pet has been diagnosed with a certain type of disease or has a condition that causes swelling, your veterinarian may prescribe a steroid such as prednisolone for treatment. The Prednisolone transdermal gel is applied topically to a hairless portion of the skin, typically the inner side of the ear lobe, where it absorbs through the skin into the bloodstream. This method is suggested for pets who are difficult to administer oral medication. It is compounded in 1 mg, 2.5 mg, 5 mg, and 10 mg strengths. Consult with your veterinarian before administering this medication.
Beyond Use Date:
Because of the shelf life of this medication it is recommended that this product be used within 90 days.