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This product requires a prescription
About Depo Medrol
Depo Medrol (aka methylprednisolone) is a drug that controls inflammation and suppress the immune system, which is often needed to treat diseases in animals. This drug is classified as a glucocorticoid because or its relation to cortisone, containing glucose in its molecular structure. Effects of glucocorticoids can be observed in every organ system and these drugs should only be used when necessary. Depo Medrol is a prescription drug and can only be obtained from a veterinarian or by prescription from a veterinarian.
Who's Depo Medrol For?
- Used for its anti-inflammatory effect
- Can be used in treatment of allergic reactions and inflammatory diseases
- Certain autoimmune diseases of the skin and immune-mediated hemolytic anemia may be treated with this drug
- It is sometimes used in combination with other drugs for the treatment of trauma of the spinal cord and brain
- Depo Medrol is used in cats for the treatment of feline bronchial asthma, feline rodent ulcer (estinophilic granuloma), feline inflammatory bowel disease, flea allergy dermatitis and military dermatitis
Side Effects and Warnings
- Depo Medrol should not be used in animals with known hypersensitivity or allergy to the drug.
- This drug should not be used in animals with glaucoma, diabetes, Cushing's syndrome (hyperadrenocorticism), pregnancy,congestive heart failure, corneal ulcers, high blood pressure and kidney failure
- This drug should not be used in combination with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin and should be avoided in animals with viral and fungal infections.
- In general, glucocorticoids are not used before surgical procedures because these drugs may delay the healing process
- Depo Medrol may interact with other medications such as furosemide, insulin, phenobarbital, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, other steroids and certain antibiotics. Consult with your veterinarian to determine if other drugs your pet is receiving could interact with Depo Medrol
- Common side effects of Depo Medrol include vomiting, behavior modification, lethargy, increased water intake, increased frequency of urination, increased appetite and panting. Common side effects of long term treatment with Depo Medrol include hair loss, skin thinning and pigmentation, muscle weakness, diarrhea and complications related to diabetes
- Depo Medrol may exacerbate gastrointestinal ulcers by stimulating the production of gastric enzymes and impairing wound healing
- Consult your veterinarian regarding any allergies your pet may have, and any other side effects of this medication
Depo Medrol Directions
Use as directed by your veterinarian