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Prednisolone

Contributor(s): Anna Meredith

Introduction

Name

  • Prednisolone.

Class of drug

Uses

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Indications

  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Non-responsive torticollis (with antibiotics).

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

Acetazolamide, Amphotericin B or potassium-depleting diuretics, eg frusemide, thiazides

Insulin

  • May antagonize the effects of insulin.

Phenytoin or phenobarbitone

  • The metabolism of corticosteroids may be enhanced.

with diagnostic tests

  • May increase urine glucose levels.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

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

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