PredniSONE Tablets is a glucocorticoid drug that is effective against a variety of conditions. The tablets contain anti-inflammatory properties, as well as help suppress the immune system, stops itching, treat certain types of cancer, anemia, Addison's Disease and many more.
Toxicology: 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.
Side Effects: May cause increased appetite, thirst and need to urinate. 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.
Warnings: 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, so always talk to your veterinarian about any other medications your pet may be taking. Do not use in pregnant or nursing animals.
Precautions: Use very carefully in diabetic patients, as prednisone affects insulin requirements. Do not take pet off prednisone therapy suddenly, as the body may not return to making its own cortisol hormone. Dosage must be decreased gradually when stopping prednisone therapy.