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PrednisTab (prednisolone) Tablets for Dogs and Cats

Prednisolone is a medication used for many conditions in many species. Prednisolone is a corticosteroid that is similar to prednisone. Prednisolone is the active component that prednisone is converted to by the liver. Horses, cats, and pets with liver failure will need to be given prednisolone instead or prednisone to achieve the desired treatment because they are unable to convert prednisone efficiently to prednisolone. In order to have the best treatment possible for you cat, prednisolone should be considered. Cats cannot convert prednisone completely to prednisolone, so only part of the dose is able to exert its effect.

 

Often the goal when using prednisolone is similar to prednisone. When using prednisolone, veterinarians want to use the least amount of medication needed to effectively treat your pet. 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.

 

Adverse Effects

  • growth retardation in growing animals

  • increased thirst

  • increased urination

  • increased appetite and weight gain

  • increase in blood sugars

 

Talk with your veterinarian regarding side effects related to the strength of prednisolone 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 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 veterinarian.

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

PrednisTab Client Information Sheet*

 

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

 

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You can find a package insert which provides more detailed information on PrednisTab indications, forms of administration, and side effects, along with other clinical information, by following the link below:

PrednisTab Package Insert*

 

PrednisTab's package insert does not take the place of instructions from your veterinarian. Talk to your veterinarian if you do not understand the information provided in this document or if you have any questions about PrednisTab Brand of Prednisolone for Pets.

 

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