Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Prednisolone

Introduction

Name

  • Prednisolone.

Class of drug

  • Glucocorticoid.

Description

Chemical name

  • Prednisolone acetate.

Uses

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Indications

Prednisolone may cause laminitis at high doses, seek expert advice before using high dose.

Administration

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Pharmacokinetics

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Ferris R A & McCue P M (2010) The effects of dexamethasone and prednisolone on pituitary and ovarian function in the mare. Equine Vet J 42 (5), 438-443. 
  • Leclere M, Lefebvre-Lavoie J, Beauchamp G & Lavoie J P (2010) Efficacy of oral prednisolone and dexamethasone in horses with recurrent airway obstruction in the presence of continuous antigen exposure. Equine Vet J 42 (4), 316-321 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Derived from The Veterinary Formulary (1998) 4th edn. Ed: Bishop Y. British Veterinary Association and Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

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