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Treatment Name: Prelone etc. (prednisolone)

Treatment Type: Medications

Rated for: American Foxhound / German Shepherd Dog Mix

Effectiveness
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Easy to use
5.0
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Most used (overused) medicine

DVM Ivana Vukasinovic

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Posted Jul. 16, 2018

Prednisolone is a synthetic drug that mimics the cortisol, product of adrenal glands. Steroids can be used for dogs to treat inflammation and suppress the immune system.
Doses depend on the type of the problem, but most common ones are:
0.25 mg/lb for suppression of allergic symptoms
0.5 mg/lb for anti-inflammatory effects
1 mg/lb to suppress the immune system

The anti-inflammatory properties of these drugs makes them very usefull for variety of conditions such as auto-immune diseases, skin allergies, asthma, some forms of cancer, IBD, etc.

Side effects of short usage of these drugs are relatively normal, but for longer usage can be very severe leading to conditions such as diabetes, intestinal ulcers, hyperadrenocorticism etc.

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