Prednisone is a potent anti-inflammatory steroid. Intended for use in dogs. The indications for Prednisone are the same as those for other anti-inflammatory steroids and comprise the various collagen, dermal, allergic, ocular optic, and musculoskeletal conditions known to be responsive to the anti-inflammatory corticosteroids. Representative of the conditions in which the use of steroid therapy and benefits to be derived therefrom have had repeated confirmation in the veterinary literature are: (1) dermal conditions, such as nonspecific eczema, summer dermatitis, and burns; (2) allergic manifestations, such as acute urticaria, allergic dermatitis, drug and serum reactions, bronchial asthma, and pollen sensitivities; (3) ocular conditions, such as iritis, iridocyclitis, secondary glaucoma, uveitis, and chorioretinitis; (4) optic ulcerative colitis and nephrosis. In acute adrenal insufficiency, prednisone may be effective because of it's ability to correct the defect in carbohydrate metabolism and relieve the impaired diuretics' response to water, characteristic of primary or secondary adrenal insufficiency. However, because this agent lacks significant mineralocorticoid activity, hydrocortisone sodium succinate, hydrocortisone, or cortisone should be used when salt retention is indicated.
Possible Side Effects
Possible side effects include stomach upset and increased thirst, urination and/or appetite. Other adverse reactions include hair thinning, fatigue, muscle weakness, high blood pressure, sudden weight gain and panting. Extended use may induce diabetes or Cushings disease. Contact your vet immediately if you notice any strange behaviors or symptoms after administering Prednisone.
Use as directed by your veterinarian, as dosage may vary.
Store at temperatures between 68° - 77°F.
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