PrednisoLONE Transdermal Gel (Compounded) Rx
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PrednisoLONE Transdermal Gel (Compounded) Rx

  • This medication is compounded by skilled VetRxDirect pharmacy technicians following strict regulations. A minimum amount per compounded medication of $49.99 is required. When an amount less than the minimum is purchased the difference will be added to your invoice.

  • Usually ships within one business day with veterinary approval.

  • Requires veterinary authorization.

  • Your pet's veterinarian will provide directions for use.

What is the PrednisoLONE Transdermal Gel for Dogs and Cats?

  • PrednisoLONE and PredniSONE are two prescription glucocorticoid steroid medications that are commonly confused.
  • PredniSONE is converted to the active component PrednisoLONE by the liver.
  • PrednisoLONE 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.
  • 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 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.
  • The transdermal gel is applied to the hairless portion of the inner ear and absorbed into the system through the skin.

Why do cats and dogs use PrednisoLONE?

  • PrednisoLONE may be prescribed to treat hypoadrenocorticism (Addison's disease).
  • PrednisoLONE may also be prescribed to reduce inflammation, suppress the immune system, or as an anticancer agent.

What else should I know about PrednisoLONE?

  • The transdermal gel is applied to the hairless portion of the inner ear and may be easier to dose than oral medications.
  • The transdermal gel hould be stored at room temperature. It does not need to be refrigerated.

What problems could my dog or cat have with PrednisoLONE?

  • When using PrednisoLONE, veterinarians want to use the least amount of medication needed to effectively treat your pet to reduce the side effects.
  • PrednisoLONE has many side effects. Side effects are more likely with long term use and higher doses.
  • The most common side effects of PrednisoLONE are increased appetite, thirst, and need to urinate.
  • Dogs may have serious side effects such as stomach or intestinal ulcers, perforation, or bleeding. If your dog stops eating, or you notice signs such as high fever, black, tarry stools, or bloody vomit, contact your veterinarian immediately.

How do you use PrednisoLONE?

  • Do not stop giving PrednisoLONE without talking to your veterinarian as serious side effects may result.
  • Protective finger cots or examination gloves should be worn when applying transdermal gels to protect yourself from the medication.
  • Apply the gel to the hairless portion of the inner ear. Alternate ears with each dose.

What is in PrednisoLONE?

  • PrednisoLONE is a glucocorticoid or hormone that breaks down fats, carbohydrates, and proteins so that they can be used to fuel the body in times of stress.
  • PredniSONE is converted to the active component PrednisoLONE by the liver.

Will I get what I see in the picture?

  • This PrednisoLONE Transdermal Gel is a compounded medication. The ingredients will be mixed specially for your dog or cat in our pharmacy.

Is it important for my dog or cat to finish all of the PrednisoLONE?

  • Dogs and cats may use PrednisoLONE for different lengths of time. Please consult your veterinarian if you have any questions.
  • Do not stop giving PrednisoLONE without talking to your veterinarian as serious side effects may result.

Who makes this PrednisoLONE Transdermal Gel?

  • This PrednisoLONE Transdermal Gel is hand-made in our pharmacy.
  • There is a minimum charge of $49.99.
  • Shelf-life limits orders to an 80-day supply.