Prednisolone Tablets 5 mg (1000 pack)

Prednisolone Tablets 5 mg (1000 pack)
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For suppression of inflammatory and allergic disorders.It is also used as a chemotherapeutic agent for lymphoreticular neoplasms, mast cell tumours and CNS tumours. Read more
Prednisolone Tablets 5 mg (1000 pack)

For suppression of inflammatory and allergic disorders.It is also used as a chemotherapeutic agent for lymphoreticular neoplasms, mast cell tumours and CNS tumours.

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Product Description

About Prednisolone Tablets 5 mg (1000 pack)

Prednisolone Tablets 5 mg (1000 pack)

For suppression of inflammatory and allergic disorders.It is also used as a chemotherapeutic agent for lymphoreticular neoplasms, mast cell tumours and CNS tumours.

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Directions For Use

Directions for Use

Single dose treatment may be indicated (for anaphylaxis, etc) but generally treatment may be given for one to three weeks at a dose of 0.1 to 2.0mg/kgBW/day. The severity of the condition may occasionally warrant higher doses, but such regimens should only be instituted after due consideration of the benefitsinrelationtothediseaseprocessbeingtreatedascomparedwiththe risk to the patient.
In all situations the lowest effective dose should be used. Treatment should not be withdrawn suddenly, and in many situations a dosage schedule with a falling dose will be found of use. Some cases may require continuing therapy, the minimum effective maintenance dose should be established.
It is generally considered that problems associated with the induction of adrenal insufficiencyareminimisedbydosingonceeveryalternativemorningfor dogs, and every alternate evening for cats.
High doses have been found to be particularly useful, often as an adjunct to other agents, in the treatment of tumours. These have been in the range of 20mg/m? on alternate days up to 60mg/m?/day. The body surface area (in m?) can be estimated from the formula:
Surface area (m?) = (BW )/10, that is if the bodyweight is ?squared?, the result cube-rooted, and that result divided by ten then an estimate of surface area suitable for dosing will be achieved. (As a check these are 0.1m? for 1kg, 0.4m? for 8kg and 0.9m? for 27kg).

Active Ingredient

Prednisolone Tablets 5 mg (1000 pack) ingredients

PREDNISOLONE TABLETS B.P. (Vet.) 5mg

Side Effects

Side effects of Prednisolone Tablets 5 mg (1000 pack)

Prednisolone, as other corticosteroids, has a wide range of effects.
Polydipsia, polyuria and polyphagia are common observations. These side effects often diminish as therapy proceeds.
Cushingoid symptoms may be provoked and should be monitored for.

Prednisolone is not recommended for use in pregnant animals. Administration of corticosteroids in early pregnancy is known to have caused foetal abnormalities in laboratory animals. Administration in late pregnancy may cause early parturition or abortion. Administration is contra-indicated where corneal ulceration is present. Administration is generally contra-indicated if renal disease or diabetes mellitus is present. Gastrointestinal ulceration has been reported in animals treated with corticosteroids. Gastrointestinal ulceration may be exacerbated by corticosteroids in patients given non-steroidal anti-inflammatorydrugs.
Administration may render concurrent vaccination inoperative.
Consideration should be given to the potential effects of corticosteroids on wound-healing and/or the body?s ability to deal with infection. Symptoms of infection may be masked or atypical. Careful consideration should be given as to the desirability of administration to patients with systemic infections, if specificanti-infectivetherapyisneitherpossiblenorinstigated.Inthepresenceof a viral infection, corticosteroids may worsen or hasten the progress of the disease.
Keep out of reach of children.

Additional Data

Prednisolone Tablets 5 mg (1000 pack) specification

Specification: Detail:
Pack Size: 1000 pack
Brands: Millpledge
Product Form: tablet
External Link: http://www.millpledge.com/Products_Range/Nutraceuticals_Pharmaceuticals/Veterinary_Licensed_Pharmaceuticals/Data_Sheets/Prednisolone.pdf
Strength/Size: 5 mg

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Q & A

Q. My dog a westie has a severe ear infection and is taking antibotics 30mg/day plus 2 prednnisolone 5mg per day since 22 October 2012 to date. Recently (last 10days) he has become increasingly incontinent due to high fluid ( water) intake which from the net is apparently a common side effect. Is there an alternative to steroids
A.

Unfortunately, increased drinking and urination are a common side effect of steroids. I would advise you to discuss this with your vet, as there may be alternatives - for example, topical steroids (ear drops) generally have less side effects than tablets; or it may be that a different treatment regime might suit him better.
There are often alternative drugs to steroids for controlling allergic skin and ear diseases, but you will need to discuss this with your vet as I'm not permitted to recommend them by name.

David Harris BVSc MRCVS
MyVetMeds

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