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Prednidale Tablets (Prednisolone) for Dogs & Cats

  • 5mg Tablets » Priced per Tablet £0.05
  • 25mg Tablets » Priced per Tablet £0.74

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Description

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.

Prednidale 5 mg Tablets

Presentation

Each tablet contains: Active substance:

Prednisolone 5 mg

Excipients: Lactose monohydrate, maize starch, pre-gelatinised maize starch, stearic acid, purified talc, magnesium stearate.

White, circular, flat faced tablets with a breakline and PL5 imprinted on one face and CP or DP on the reverse. No data has been provided to demonstrate reproducible halving of the tablets.

Uses

For the treatment of inflammatory and allergic diseases, including some autoimmune diseases and some neoplastic conditions in cats and dogs. Inflammatory, allergic and autoimmune processes may be involved in cutaneous, alimentary, respiratory, musculoskeletal and haematological manifestations of disease.

Dosage and administration

For oral administration.

Dogs and cats: 0.1-2.0 mg per kg body weight per day.

A single administration may be sufficient for certain conditions such as anaphylaxis, but for more general treatment, treatment for one to three weeks at the above dosage levels may be required. Dosage levels should be monitored carefully to ensure that the lowest effective dose is used. To minimise the risk of adrenal insufficiency, alternate day treatment may be implemented, using dose levels that adequately control the symptoms. Dogs should be dosed in the morning and cats should be dosed at night to coincide with the endogenous cortisol peak.

Higher dose levels may be used in animals with tumours responsive to corticosteroid therapy. In these cases, the dosage level is related to the surface area of the animal, and dose levels of between 20 mg per m2 and 60 mg per m2 have been found to be useful. The potential risks associated with these high dose levels should be assessed before commencing treatment.

The tablets are divisible.

Contraindications, warnings, etc

Do not use in animals with renal insufficiency, diabetes mellitus or corneal ulceration.

Do not use in animals receiving vaccines containing live organisms.

Do not use in pregnant animals.

Special warnings for each target species: There are no special warnings required for either target species.

Special precautions for use in animals: Pharmacologically-active dose levels may lead to atrophy of the adrenal cortex, resulting in adrenal insufficiency. This may become apparent particularly after withdrawal of corticosteroid treatment. Adrenal insufficiency may be minimised by institution of alternate-day therapy if practical. The dosage should be reduced and withdrawn gradually to avoid precipitation of adrenal insufficiency.

Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals: Gloves should be worn to administer the product and you should wash hands immediately after administration of the product.

Adverse reactions: Administration of single high doses are generally tolerated well, but medium to long term use may provoke reactions.

Corticosteroid therapy may lead to increased time in the healing of wounds and to a reduction in the ability of the body to resist infection. Appropriate anti-infective therapy may be required.

Use during pregnancy and lactation: Corticosteroids are not recommended for use in pregnant animals. Studies in laboratory animals have shown that administration during early pregnancy may cause foetal abnormalities. Administration during the later stages of pregnancy may cause abortion or early parturition.

Insignificant amounts of prednisolone are generally eliminated in the milk of lactating animals, and therefore such use is not contraindicated.

Interactions: There are no known interactions of significance in veterinary medicine.

Overdose: Signs of overdosage should be treated symptomatically.

Incompatibilities: There are no known incompatibilities.

Pharmaceutical precautions

Do not store above 25°C. Store in a dry place. Store in tightly closed original container.

Shelf life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 2 years.

Disposal: Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.

Legal category

POM-V

Packaging quantities

Polypropylene tubs with a low density polyethylene cap (push-fit) with a tamper evident ring, containing 500 or 1000 tablets.

Further information

For animal treatment only. To be supplied only on veterinary prescription. Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

Date of last review: May 2012

Marketing authorisation holder (if different from distributor)

Dechra Limited, Dechra House, Jamage Industrial Estate, Talke Pits, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST7 1XW.

Marketing authorisation number

Vm 10434/4009.

GTIN (Global Trade Item No)

Prednidale 5 mg Tablets

05055031410538

Prednidale 25 mg Tablets for Dogs

Presentation

Each tablet contains: Active substance:

Prednisolone 25 mg

Excipients: Lactose monohydrate, maize starch, pre-gelatinised maize starch, stearic acid, purified talc, magnesium stearate.

White, 11 mm circular tablets.

Uses

For the treatment of inflammatory and allergic diseases, including some autoimmune diseases and some neoplastic conditions, in dogs. Inflammatory, allergic and autoimmune processes may be involved in cutaneous, alimentary, respiratory, musculoskeletal and haematological manifestations of disease.

Dosage and administration

For oral administration in dogs. 0.1-2.0 mg per kg body weight per day.

A single administration may be sufficient for some conditions such as anaphylaxis, but for more general treatment, administration for one to three weeks at the above dosage levels may be required. Dosage levels should be monitored carefully to ensure that the lowest effective dose is used. To minimise the risk of adrenal insufficiency, alternate day treatment may be implemented, using dose levels that adequately control the symptoms. Dogs should be dosed in the morning to coincide with the endogenous cortisol peak.

Higher dose levels may be used in animals with tumours responsive to corticosteroid therapy. In these cases, the dosage level is related to the surface area of the animal, and dose levels of between 20 mg per m2 and 60 mg per m2 have been found to be useful. The potential risks associated with these high dose levels should be assessed before commencing treatment.

Contraindications, warnings, etc

Do not use in animals with renal insufficiency, diabetes mellitus or corneal ulceration.

Do not use in animals receiving vaccines containing live organisms.

Do not use in pregnant animals.

Special precautions for use in animals: Pharmacologically-active dose levels may lead to atrophy of the adrenal cortex, resulting in adrenal insufficiency. This may become apparent particularly after withdrawal of corticosteroid treatment. Adrenal insufficiency may be minimised by institution of alternate-day therapy, if practical. The dosage should be reduced and withdrawn gradually to avoid precipitation of adrenal insufficiency.

Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals: Gloves should be worn to administer the product and you should wash hands immediately after administration of the product.

In the event of accidental ingestion, particularly by a child, seek medical advice and show the doctor the label or the package leaflet.

Adverse reactions: Administration of single high doses are generally tolerated well, but medium to long term use may provoke reactions.

Corticosteroid therapy may lead to increased time in the healing of wounds and to a reduction in the ability of the body to resist infection. Appropriate anti-infective therapy may be required.

Use during pregnancy and lactation: Corticosteroids are not recommended for use in pregnant animals. Studies in laboratory animals have shown that administration during early pregnancy may cause foetal abnormalities. Administration during the later stages of pregnancy may cause abortion or early parturition.

Insignificant amounts of prednisolone are generally eliminated in the milk of lactating animals, and therefore such use is not contraindicated.

Interactions: There are no known interactions of significance in veterinary medicine.

Overdose: Signs of overdosage should be treated symptomatically.

Incompatibilities: None known.

Pharmaceutical precautions

Do not store above 25°C. Store in tightly closed original container. Store in a dry place.

Shelf life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 48 months.

Disposal: Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.

Legal category

POM-V

Packaging quantities

Polypropylene containers with low density polyethylene push-fit tamper evident closures containing 100 tablets.

Further information

For animal treatment only. To be supplied only on veterinary prescription. Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

Date of last review: February 2013

Marketing authorisation holder (if different from distributor)

Dechra Limited, Dechra House, Jamage Industrial Estate, Talke Pits, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST7 1XW.

Marketing authorisation number

Vm 10434/4008.

GTIN (Global Trade Item No)

Prednidale 25 mg Tablets for Dogs

05055031418916

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Questions & Answers for Prednidale Tablets (Prednisolone) for Dogs & Cats

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Can humans take these tablets

24th May 2015
carole

Are these the same as prednisone for humans

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

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.

Interaction with joint supplements

19th May 2015
Khala

Can my dog continue to take joint supplements with this medictation?

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

No sort of adverse interaction would be expected from using this drug with joint supplements. It should be perfectly safe.

Are the tablets dissolvable?

17th May 2015
Bella

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.

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

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.

Tablets

10th Apr 2015
katie

Hiya my puppy has been on this medication since Christmas and he's losing hair is that a side effect?

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

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.

Dog keeps weeing

25th Mar 2014
sue

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

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

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.

How to take

17th Jan 2014
Janet Paton

Can these tablets be crushed when given with food.

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

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.