Prednidale 5 mg tablets are used to treat conditions characterised by inflammation or allergic reactions in cats and dogs. These conditions can show symptoms affecting the skin, gut, lungs and airways, locomotory system and the blood, hence Prednidale can be used to treat illnesses with wide ranging symptoms. Prednidale has extensive effects in the body which are of great benefit where used appropriately. Care needs to be taken to ensure that the condition being treated justifies steroid medication, to avoid unwanted side effects. In higher doses, Prednidale can be used to treat autoimmune problems and some forms of neoplasm.
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Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Prednidale Tablets (Prednisolone) for Dogs & Cats, including answers from our team.
My dog, 16 yrs old, has been on this tablet for a week, have now dropped dose to half tablet. Is there any withdrawal symptoms. ..
Steroids can cause adrenal insufficiency if stopped too quickly. Signs include lethargy, lack of appetite, vomiting and diarrhoea. However the dose is reduced and withdrawn gradually to avoid this. If you reduce the dose as advised by your vet then your dog is unlikely to show signs of adrenal insufficiency but you should contact your vet immediately if he does.
Are these the same as prednisone for humans
Theoretically these do contain the same ingredient. However tablets which are licensed for use in animals are not licensed for us in humans, and vice-versa. It might be possible that the inert ingredients which make up the rest of the tablet could affect things and they have not been reliably tested. You are supposed to stick to using tablets as per their license and we can never advise otherwise.
Can my dog continue to take joint supplements with this medictation?
No sort of adverse interaction would be expected from using this drug with joint supplements. It should be perfectly safe.
My cat has been prescribed prednidale and I'd like to know if it is dissolvable in water? He's on other liquid oral medication which he takes reasonably well from a syringe, so I'm hoping I could do the same with the steroid. Thank you.
I do not think this dissolves, or can be given effectively in a drink. The tablets have very little flavour though so it should be possible to give broken up into a little food. Use something which is only ever given as a treat, never a meal, and kept as a special treat. A mashed up prawn works for some cats and these can be kept in the freezer and just one used at a time. Never give lots though, or you will lose the "treat" concept.
Hiya my puppy has been on this medication since Christmas and he's losing hair is that a side effect?
Sometimes this can happen, but it is not ideal. I have to wonder if a puppy should be on them for months anyway. They are very good for short-term use, say a few days, but ideally a young dog would not be put on them for a long time. I presume your vet has good reason to do this, but it would be worth checking to see if there is something else which could be done. I think you should ask your vet about this.
My dog has a ear infection the vet has put him on prednidale 25mg but he's drinking bowls and bowls of water and he's weeing a lot so much so he carnt hold it in until he gets out side and he's doing it in the house he never messes in the house normally is this normal on these tablets
25mg of prednisolone would be a huge dose for an infection and it would indeed make your dog very thirsty and produce loads of urine. I think that either you misunderstand the problem your dog has, or there is a mistake somewhere and your dog should not be on prednisolone 25mg. If your dog has an "auto-immune" disease, then 25mg might be appropriate. If it has an infection, it would not. I suggest you ask your vet about this and say that the side effects are making things difficult for you. It might be possible to change the medication.
Can these tablets be crushed when given with food.
These prednisolone tablets can be given whole, directly into the mouth, or crushed and given with food. It should not make any difference. The are not coated or flavoured and it does not matter how they are given, including with or without food.