Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Prednisolone

Contributor(s): Stephen Barr

Introduction

Name

  • Prednisolone.

Class of drug

  • Corticosteroid.

Uses

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Indications

  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Immunosuppression.
  • Anti-fibrotic.
  • Aid in management of hypoadrenocorticism   Hypoadrenocorticism  .

Administration

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Pharmocokinetics

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

Acetazolamide, Amphotericin B or potassium-depleting diuretics (eg furosemide, thiazides)
  • Increased risk of hypokalemia.

Insulin

  • May antagonize the effects of insulin   Insulin  .

Phenytoin or phenobarbital

with diagnostic tests

  • May increase urine glucose levels.
  • May decrease serum T3 and T4 values.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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