Depo-Medrol (Manufacturer may vary)
Depo-Medrol is a synthetic corticosteroid used in the treatment of many different conditions, including autoimmune diseases such as lupus and some hemolytic anemias. It is also used to treat asthma and certain skin diseases in cats.
Dogs, Cats & Horses
- Depo-Medrol is a powerful anti-inflammatory medication in injectable form
- Used to treat diseases associated with inflammation including certain allergies, skin conditions, and types of arthritis
- Can also be used to suppress the immune system
- It is quick-acting and has a longer period of activity than prednisone or prednisolone
How It Works
Depo-Medrol has an effect on virtually every organ system in the body. Depo-Medrol is a corticosteroid that blocks the production of substances that trigger allergic and inflammatory actions. Depo-Medrol is used to modify the body's immune response. At lower doses it helps to reduce inflammation by decreasing the activity of certain cells and chemicals produced by the body that cause inflammation. At higher doses, it can suppress the immune system by decreasing the number of cells necessary for a proper immune response.