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Prednisone (Generic) Corticosteroid Tablets for Dogs and Cats

Prednisone is a medication used for many conditions in many species. Prednisone is a corticosteroid that has to be converted to prednisolone in the liver in order for it to have its effect on the body. Horses, cats, and pets with liver failure will need to be given prednisolone instead of prednisone to achieve the desired treatment because they are unable to convert this drug efficiently to prednisolone.

 

Often the goal when using prednisone is to use as much as required for as little of time as possible to achieve the desired outcome. This medication is often used to treat inflammation, to suppress the immune system, to replace or supplement adrenal insufficient animals, or to inhibit the growth or spread of tumors. Some adverse effects commonly seen include growth retardation in growing animals, increased thirst, urination, and appetite, weight gain, and increased blood sugars. Talk with your pet's veterinarian regarding side effects related to the strength of prednisone prescribed and length of treatment.

 

It is important to give your pet this medication exactly as prescribed and to not discontinue the drug without consulting with your pet's veterinarian. If you miss giving your pet the dose, give it to him as soon as you remember. If it is close to the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue on your normal schedule. If you are unsure about when to give a missed dose, contact your pet's veterinarian.

You can find a Client Information Sheet which provides a summary of information about Prednisone Tablets for Pets by following the link below:

Prednisone (generic) Client Information Sheet*

 

If you have questions or concerns about Prednisone Tablets, or conditions related to its use, contact your pet's veterinarian or pharmacist.

 

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You can find a human-labeled package insert which provides more detailed information on Generic Prednisone's indications, forms of administration, and side effects along with other clinical information by following the link below.

This information is written for product use in people, but may be helpful to you when giving the cyclosporine capsules to your pet.

Prednisone is sold as a FDA approved generic drug. Brand varies from order to order and variation to variation. The provided link is directed to the brand available at the time of this publication. VetRxDirect is unable to guarantee which brand will be available at the time of order shipment.

Prednisone Package Insert

 

Prednisone's Package Insert does not take the place of instructions from your pet's veterinarian. Talk to your pet's veterinarian if you do not understand any of the information provided in this document or if you have any questions about Prednisone Tablets for Dogs.

 

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  • Q:

    Do I need a prescription from my dogs doctor to get 5mg Prednisone?
    Asked on 12/5/2014 by Gracie1234 from San Diego, CA, United States

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    • A:

      Yes, this medication does require a prescription from a veterinarian.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 12/9/2014 by VetRxDirect from VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    How often can I give my dog prednisone? 
    Asked on 6/3/2014 by omayra from Bronx, NY, United States

    1 answer

    • A:

      Prednisone is a corticosteroid medication used for many indications and is dosed a variety of ways depending on the diagnosis by your dog's veterinarian. We recommend consulting your dog's veterinarian to determine the appropriate dose for your pet. Long-term use of a steroid drug can lead to a higher risk of adverse effects. If you observe any potential adverse effects related to this medication such as weight gain, change in appetite, signs of water retention, or stunted growth in a younger pet please contact your dog's veterinarian. Do not discontinue a prednisone regimen abruptly without consulting your dog's veterinarian.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 6/10/2014 by VetRxDirect from VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    My cat has an ulser,she has bad allergy,upset is on her lip and is swollen she is fully grown and I DONT know how many mg to give her,I understand how the med works but was dose should I give her the condition is mild and worsining
    Asked on 6/1/2014 by asian25 from Savannah, GA, United States

    1 answer

    • A:

      The dosage of prednisone varies depending on the diagnosis by your pet’s veterinarian. Prednisone is a corticosteroid and is generally used as an anti-inflammatory agent. The dosing regimen will vary depending on the type and severity of disease you are treating. Please contact your cat’s veterinarian for specific advice on dosing prednisone for your pet.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 6/10/2014 by VetRxDirect from VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    My Silky terrier is on prednisolone 2.5-5 mg depending on her symptoms of itching & biting.  I was able to split the pill until my vet changed suppliers & now the pill is coated.  Can I split this pill.  I hate to give her more med. than she needs. 
    Asked on 5/8/2014 by elaine45 from Huntington Beach, CA, United States

    1 answer

    • A:

      elaine45

      The prednisolone tablet that VetRxDirect carries may be split or cut in half in order to get the desired dose. Contact your veterinarian for specific advice on the prednisolone dispensed for your pet due to possible differences in manufacturer recommendations.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 5/9/2014 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    My 7yr old toy poodle is on phenobarb 16.2mg for seizures. He has started to get muscle spasms. He weighs 15lbs. Can I give him prednisone? If so how much and how often.
    Asked on 4/9/2014 by wezzie from Davie, FL

    1 answer

    • A:

      wezzie,

      We're sorry, but we're unable to diagnose conditions or make drug recommendations for specific pets. We strongly urge you to seek the advice of your pet's veterinarian.

      Take care,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 4/11/2014 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    is this dosage given by weight of dog?
    Asked on 4/2/2014 by toby from Lufkin, TX, United States

    1 answer

    • A:

      Toby,

      Prednisone has a wide dosage range and duration depending for what it is indicated. A dosing range is anywhere from 0.5-1 mg/kg every 12-24 hours for anti-inflammatory use to 2.2-6.6 mg/kg per day for immunosuppressive use. For specific prednisone dosing for your dog contact your dog’s veterinarian.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 4/10/2014 by VetRxDirect from VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    For a 17 lb Rat Terrier, dosage recommendation for prednisone for itching?  
    Asked on 1/8/2014 by David1946 from Shorewood, MN

    1 answer

    • A:

      David,

      The goal when using corticosteroids such as prednisone, is to use the drug in the smallest dose for the shortest duration possible to avoid side effects. There are a number of dosing regimens that vary widely based on the diagnosis, severity of the condition, and the response of the individual animal. Concurrent treatments for itching such as antihistamines, immunosuppressants, bathing with medicated shampoos, antifungals, and antibiotics to control infection, are sometimes recommended along with prednisone in an attempt to keep the dosage as low as possible. Work with your veterinarian on determining the proper dosage for your rat terrier. The dose will have to be individualized to achieve the desired response and minimize side effects in your rat terrier.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 1/15/2014 by VetRxDirect from VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    Is this medication prescribed for pain?
    Asked on 12/30/2013 by princess from Las Vegas, NV, United States

    1 answer

    • A:

      Prednisone is a corticosteroid that has many indications for use. In regards to pain, prednisone may be used to suppress or treat different types of cancer; which may reduce the pain the animal is experiencing. Prednisone is also prescribed as an anti-inflammatory agent in certain cases; which would reduce certain types of pain. It is important to have your pet monitored by a veterinarian while on this medication.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 1/7/2014 by VetRxDirect from VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    Is this Prednisone safe for humans I have Arthritis and 10 mg. a day seems to help a lot without it its hard for me to walk.
    Asked on 12/30/2013 by Buster from Ocean City, MD, United States

    1 answer

    • A:

      Buster,

      Prednisone is a prescription human medication that also has uses in veterinary pharmacy. Your own physician would be the best resource for deciding whether this medication is appropriate for you.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 1/7/2014 by VetRxDirect from VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    Can prednisone 10 mg for my beagle (weight 27 pounds) possibly cause urinating in the house during the night?
    Asked on 12/27/2013 by joannie from st. george, UT

    1 answer

    • A:

      Joannie,

      Prednisone therapy can increase how frequent your dog urinates as well as increase your pet’s thirst and appetite while on this medication. These adverse effects may be due to the dose or the duration of therapy. Contact your beagle's veterinarian to inform him or her of this potential adverse effect to get further instructions.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 12/31/2013 by VetRxDirect from VetRxDirect
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