Prednisolone tablets 10mg 20mg - 15 tab sheets
Prednisolone are glucocorticoid medications that are prescribed for many uses including reducing inflammation, suppressing the immune system, treating some types of cancer, and as a replacement when the body is not making enough glucocorticoid on its own. They can be beneficial in treating many diseases and disorders but should be given at the lowest effective dose for the shortest time period possible to reduce the chances of adverse effects. Prednisolone tablets contain prednisolone, a steroid used to treat inflammation and allergic reactions in cats and dogs. It is normally given once or twice daily initially, but for longer courses of treatment it is sometimes given on alternate days. This has been found to be almost as effective as dosing every day, but is much less likely to be associated with side effects. Prednisolone tablets are also used sometimes in high doses as part of a chemotherapy regime for malignancies.
How They Work
Prednisone and prednisolone are medications that mimic the activity of a naturally occurring hormone produced in the adrenal cortex called cortisol. Glucocorticoids act on almost every part of the body and have a wide range of effects including reducing inflammation, suppressing the immune system, inhibiting healing, altering mood, stimulating appetite, increasing the secretion of gastric acid, weakening muscles, thinning the skin, and more.
In your pet’s liver, prednisone is converted to prednisolone. Pets with severe liver problems are not able to make this conversion effectively, and many veterinarians believe that these pets should only be given prednisolone. Cats also have a limited ability to convert prednisone into prednisolone, so prednisolone is the preferred medication in this species.
should be as directed by the veterinarian and should be 1-2mg/kg to attain the desired affect but as low as possible to still retain these results.
The short-term use of prednisone or prednisolone does not often result in serious side effects in dogs and cats. However, the following signs can be seen when dogs (less so cats) receive even just a few doses of these medications:
- Increased thirst
- Increased urination
- Increased appetite
- muscle atrophy in older cats