Prednisone Tablets are used in treating a variety of conditions in dogs and cats including: dermal conditions, such as nonspecific eczema, summer dermatitis, and burns; allergic manifestations, such as acute urticaria, allergic dermatitis, drug and serum reactions, bronchial asthma, and pollen sensitivities; ocular conditions, such as iritis, iridocyclitis, secondary glaucoma, uveitis, and chorioretinitis; otic conditions, such as otitis externa; musculoskeletal conditions, such as myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and bursitis; and can be used to treat Addison's Disease as well as certain types of cancer.
Storage: Store at controlled room temperature 15° - 30°C (59° - 86°F).
Active ingredient: Prednisone
Generally safe when given according to veterinarian's prescription. Side effects are often dependent on the dosage level, and prednisone is safer and more effective when tailored according to your pet's condition.
May cause increased appetite, thirst and need to urinate. Less common side effects include weight gain, diarrhea, and behavior changes such as lethargy or aggression. Because prednisone suppresses the immune system, it may increase your pet's risk for infection. Long-term therapy may lead to Cushing's disease. Also changes the animal's blood sugar and subsequent insulin requirements.
Not for pets with some types of fungal infections or mange, as it may worsen the infection. Do not use at the same time as non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Prednisone can also significantly alter the effect of many other medications, including vaccinations. Talk to your veterinarian about any other medications your pet may be taking. Do not use in pregnant or nursing animals or diabetic pets.
Prednisolone, like methylprednisolone and other adrenocortical steroids, is a potent therapeutic agent influencing the biochemical behavior of most, if not all, tissues of the body. Because this anti-inflammatory steroid manifests little sodium-retaining activity, the usual early sign of cortisone or hydrocortisone over dosage (i.e., increase in body weight due to fluid retention) is not a reliable index of over dosage. Hence, recommended dose levels should not be exceeded, and all animal patients receiving prednisolone should be under close medical supervision. All precautions pertinent to the use of methylprednisolone apply to prednisolone. Moreover, the veterinarian should endeavor to keep informed of current studies of corticosteroids as they are reported in the veterinary literature.
Use of corticosteroids, depending on dose, duration and specific steroid, may result in inhibition of endogenous steroid production following drug withdrawal. In patients presently receiving or recently withdrawn from systemic corticosteroid treatments, therapy with a rapid-acting corticosteroid should be considered in unusually stressful situations.
Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.
Keep out of the reach of children
Disposal of unused prescription medications:
- Revival Animal Health participates in the Take Away Environmental Return System which provides an environmentally safe destruction program.
- The preferred method of drug disposal is to return the unwanted product to a pharmacy that participates in the Take Away Environmental Return System. Seek a local pharmacy that participates in this program for safe disposal.
- A secondary method of drug disposal is to remove the unwanted medication from any wrappers or containers and place it in a plastic bag with moist coffee grounds or cat litter. This can be disposed of in the regular garbage collection.
- Please do NOT dispose of unwanted meds down the drain or toilet, as this may eventually find its way into the human water supply.
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Disposal of medical sharps:
- When you're finished with the syringe and needle, do not try to recap, remove, bend or break the needle. This is where most injuries occur.
- Dispose the syringe and needle immediately in a nearby sharps container. All sharps must be deposited in a puncture-proof container. Make sure your storage location is child and animal proof.
- As with all product handling, make sure you wash your hands after handling medical sharps.
Disposal of sharps container:
- When your sharps container is half-full, sift dry Portland Cement throughout the sharps. Fill the container with water, and rotate until the cement is mixed and the sharps have been distributed throughout the cement mixture. Let cement dry for 24 hours.
- Seal the lid of the container tightly and use duct tape to seal. Label the container "Livestock Sharps" to properly identify the contents.
- Dispose of the containers in accordance with your state's regulations.
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