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Methylprednisolone Tabs 4mg (per tab) (Manufacturer may vary)

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Description

Methylprednisolone is a corticosteroid used for a variety of conditions including allergies, inflammation, lupus, colitis, and certain forms of kidney disease. Methylprednisolone is sold per tablet and requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

Key Benefits

  • Methylprednisolone is a powerful anti-inflammatory medication in oral 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

Corticosteroids have anti-allergy as well as anti-inflammatory properties.

Indications

The indications for Methylprednisolone Tablets are the same as those for other anti-inflammatory steroids and comprise the various collagen, dermal, allergic, ocular, otic, and musculoskeletal conditions known to be responsive to the anti-inflammatory corticosteroids. Representative of the conditions in which the use of steroid therapy and the benefits to be derived therefrom have had repeated confirmation in the veterinary literature are:

  1. dermal conditions, such as non-specific eczema, summer dermatitis, and burns;
  2. allergic manifestations, such as acute urticaria, allergic dermatitis, drug and serum reactions, bronchial asthma, and pollen sensitivities;
  3. ocular conditions, such as iritis, iridocyclitis, secondary glaucoma, uveitis, and chorioretinitis;
  4. otic conditions, such as otitis externa;
  5. musculoskeletal conditions, such as myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and bursitis;
  6. various chronic or recurrent diseases of unknown etiology such as ulcerative colitis and nephrosis.

Ingredients

Methylprednisolone
Active Ingredients (per tablet) Amount
Methylprednisolone 4 mg
Other Ingredients: Colloidal Silicone Dioxide, Cornstarch, Lactose (anhydrous), magnesium stearate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Sodium starch glycolate, Stearic Acid.

Directions

Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Do not give more or less than your veterinarian has prescribed. If you do not understand the directions, ask your pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Allow plenty of water for your pet to drink. Give methylprednisolone with food to prevent stomach upset. Do not stop giving methylprednisolone suddenly if you have been giving the medication to your pet for a few weeks. Store this medication at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep out of the reach of children and pets.

  • Methylprednisolone tablets, available by prescription, are used for a variety of conditions including allergies, inflammation, Addison's disease, colitis, and certain forms of kidney disease.
  • Methylprednisolone tablets belong to a class of drugs called corticosteroids.
  • Do not give methylprednisolone if your pet has a serious viral, bacterial, or fungal infection.

Tip: Do not stop giving methylprednisolone suddenly if you have been giving the medication to your pet for a few weeks. Give the medication with food to prevent stomach upset. Allow plenty of water for your pet to drink.

Methylprednisolone Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
All weights Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian.
Methylprednisolone Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian.

Storage:

Store at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.

Possible Side Effects:

If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving methylprednisolone and seek emergency veterinary medical attention: an allergic reaction difficulty breathing swelling of the lips, tongue, or face or hives increased blood pressure severe headache or blurred vision or sudden weight gain. Other less serious side effects may occur.

Continue giving methylprednisolone and talk to your veterinarian if your pet develops insomnia nausea, vomiting, stomach upset fatigue or dizziness muscle weakness or joint pain problems with diabetes control or increased hunger or thirst.

Other side effects that may occur, rarely, may include: cataracts, glaucoma, or changes in behavior. Other side effects may occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or especially bothersome to your pet.

Cautions

Various side effects can occur. Be sure to tell your veterinarian what medications you are giving to your pet.

FAQ

Methylprednisolone is a corticosteroid used for a variety of conditions including allergies, inflammation, lupus, colitis, and certain forms of kidney disease. Methylprednisolone is sold per tablet and requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
Corticosteroids have anti-allergy as well as anti-inflammatory properties.
Methylprednisolone is in a class of drugs called steroids. Methylprednisolone reduces swelling and decreases the body's immune response. Methylprednisolone is used to treat many conditions including inflammation, lupus, allergy, asthma, colitis, and certain forms of kidney disease. Methylprednisolone may be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. Do not stop giving methylprednisolone suddenly if you have been giving the medication to your pet for a few weeks. A gradual reduction in dosage may be needed. Give methylprednisolone with food to prevent stomach upset. Methylprednisolone is used in dogs and cats for the treatment of many conditions. Methylprednisolone is available by prescription as 4mg scored tablets.
Do not give methylprednisolone if your pet has a serious viral, bacterial, or fungal infection. Tell your veterinarian if your pet has kidney disease, liver disease, high blood pressure or heart disease, colitis or stomach ulcers, hypothyroidism, diabetes, or any other medical condition. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating.
Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Do not give more or less than your veterinarian has prescribed. If you do not understand the directions, ask your pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Allow plenty of water for your pet to drink. Give methylprednisolone with food to prevent stomach upset. Do not stop giving methylprednisolone suddenly if you have been giving the medication to your pet for a few weeks. Store this medication at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
If you are giving only one dose a day, give the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled daily dose, skip the missed dose and give the next one as directed. If you give more than one dose a day, you can give the missed dose as soon as you remember, or you can give both doses at the same time when it is time for the next dose. If giving the medication every other day, give the missed dose as soon as you remember and then go back to the regular every other day schedule.
If you suspect your pet has received an overdose of methylprednisolone, contact your veterinarian or emergency veterinary clinic immediately.
Do not give any vaccines during treatment with methylprednisolone unless your veterinarian tells you to do so.
Do not give your pet any over-the-counter or other prescription medications, including herbal products, without first talking to your veterinarian. Many other medicines can interact with methylprednisolone resulting in side effects or changes in the effectiveness of the medications.

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