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Prednisolone (Generic)

Prednisolone (Generic)
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What is Prednisolone?
Prednisolone reduces inflammation and is also used to suppress the actions of the immune system. It is used in the treatment of autoimmune diseases such as lupus or pemphigus, autoimmune hemolytic anemias, asthma and inhalant allergies (atopy), cancers, brain swelling, certain types of colitis, certain kidney diseases, and Addison's disease.

Who is it for?
Prednisolone is for dogs and as an off-label use in cats.

What are the benefits?

* Prednisolone is a powerful anti-inflammatory medication that treats inflammation from allergies and more
* Also helps treat auto-immune diseases, and certain types of brain swelling and cancers
* It is used to treat Addison's disease, in which the body does not produce enough corticosteroids
* Oral dosage regimen can be effectively individualized for your pet by your veterinarian

Prednisolone is a synthetic glucocorticoid used in the treatment of many different conditions, including autoimmune diseases such as lupus or pemphigus, autoimmune hemolytic anemias, allergies including asthma and atopy (inhalant allergies), cancers, brain swelling, certain types of colitis, certain kidney diseases, and Addison's disease. When used correctly, side effects can be kept to a minimum.

How does Prednisolone work?
Prednisolone has an effect on virtually every organ system in the body. Prednisolone is a corticosteroid that blocks the production of substances that trigger allergic and inflammatory actions. Prednisolone is used to modify the body's immune response. At lower doses it helps to reduce inflammation by decreasing the activity of certain cells and chemicals produced by the body that cause inflammation. At higher doses, it can suppress the immune system by decreasing the number of cells necessary for a proper immune response.

Is there a generic equivalent available?
Prednisolone is the common drug name and there are multiple generic equivalents available.

How is it given?
Prednisolone is an oral tablet, given by mouth. It may be given with food to avoid stomach upset. Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you have difficulties giving the medication, contact your veterinarian. Dosage depends on the product used. Your veterinarian may recommend starting at a higher dose and then reducing the dose every few days to a week. If on long-term therapy, do not discontinue the drug abruptly. The dose needs to be tapered off over several days to weeks to allow the body to start making its own cortisol again. This medication should only be given to the pet for which it was prescribed.

What results can I expect?
When used to treat inflammatory conditions, such as allergies, the success rate is very good and improvements can be seen in several days. If the Prednisolone is stopped, signs of the disease may reappear. Autoimmune diseases and cancers are more difficult to treat and the success rate will depend on the type and severity of the condition.

What form(s) does it come in?
Prenisolone comes in an oral tablet form.

Please click on "More Information" for possible drug and food interactions with this medication.

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