Prednisone Mini Tabs
- Prednisolone and prednisone are medications commonly used to treat a condition called hypoadrenocorticism (Addison’s disease) in animals. They can also be used as anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive and anti-cancer agents. The dosage required varies depending on the specific use. These two drugs are interchangeable for many species, including dogs and humans, however, cats and horses tend to metabolize prednisolone better than prednisone.
- Both prednisolone and prednisone may have a variety of side effects, especially when used for long periods of time. The most common side effects include increased appetite, thirst, and need to urinate. In dogs, these medications may cause stomach or intestinal ulcers, perforation, or bleeding. If your animal stops eating, has a high fever, or you notice black tarry stools or bloody vomit, it is important to contact your veterinarian immediately.
- Give with food.
- The objective is to administer the lowest possible dosage for the shortest duration of time
- Consult with your veterinarian before discontinuing therapy to avoid potential severe side effects.