Prednisone dosing for dogs

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When the vet put him on it on 12/16 the prescription said 1 tab for 2 weeks if vomiting resolves then 1 tab daily for 2 weeks, then give 1/2 tab every other day for 1 month. The mg. is 20 on the prednisone. Well I did as it said. As soon as I started 1/2 he started to vomit again. I called the vet and he apologized and said he meant to put 2 tabs then 1 then 1/2. Well I said now what my dog is vomiting again.
The vet had also prescribed Remadyl for pain during the 8 weeks, switching to prednisone for a week because the shivering was felt to be due to a previously treated ailment - pain due to a pinched nerve or strain of the spinal cord. Anyway, now the vet and I wonder if the kidney problem could cause the off and on shivering? Sometimes the shaking is worse just before a meal and would seem to fade after she ate. Is there any relief available for the shaking?
Severe fatigue. We put her on the Prednisone w/taper down dosing. It was extremely hard on her - she was unable to attend school, leave the house, leave my side. She used Ativan to take the edge off, but cried much of the two weeks. NOW she has developed Thrush from the meds. Her head and stomache pain increased, the low grade fever never left, the heart still races occassionally throughout the day.
I was also on prednisone for months because of it, another concern. Your help and time is very appreciated. I thank you for your kindness. Bythe way, I have been in touch with the georgia Lyme Disease Assoc., but no one has dealt with the skin deal here.
There is an excellent thread regarding phenobarbital dosing and side effects in dogs having seizure activity. My family is in a similar situation, our 9 year old coon hound in excellent health had 3 grand mal seizures in less than 24 hrs. We had a basic work up done at the vet after the first seizure which essentially came back normal. We have started her on phenobarb and prednisone, but I am glad I checked out the thread b/c I did not know the medication side effects were so profound...
I am so glad I have my others dogs....they are such a comfort for me. Yes...the rewards of having dogs in our lives, does far outweigh any grief or guilt we feel when they are gone. People who love dogs, should have dogs....there are so many wonderful dogs in this world who need someone just like you. Your next dog will certainly be lucky to have you. Gary, don't hesitate to express yourself here...we are all dog lovers, and we understand and share your feelings.
I'm not sure about what dosing you'd give your animal as I don't know how much she weighs, but Childrens-Benadryl is always a good bet and pretty safe for dogs (someone please correct me if I'm wrong). Can't hurt to try, right?
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Thanks for your reply. I am finally on 20 mg prednisone now for 1.5 weeks. I started May 1st '07 on 40 mg. Boy it's a hard drug. I've gained about 7 kilo about 15.5 pounds and tons of zits. I never had 1 zit durring puberty. I am on 75 mg imuran and another word for Losec is Omepradex 40 mg per day. When did you start with all this?
It has been a long nine years as I'm sure you know. I have taken prednisone now for those nine years and it is really starting to affect my life, my body is becoming immune to the prednisone so I have seen a lot of the hospital lately for solumedrol. I have taken all the antirejection meds or autoimmune suppressants and so many others. I feel like a guinea pig because nobody knows what to do with me. I have seen all the specialists even the cleveland clinic and university hospital groups.
I went to my GP complaning of no sense of smell, saw a surgeon and surgery was recomended, I was given a prescription for Prednisone, a steroid, this gave me some sense of smell, and here's the but, I had the operation and still could not smell, so more Prednisone, well the upshot is that the steroids have caused my Osteo-Necrosis, this is when the heads of the long bones die, so have now had core decompression on one hip and the other totally replaced. Oxycontin.
//www.swansonvitamins.com/SWU238/ItemDetail?n=4294967188 For any pain he might be in, he takes RIMADYL, but only if he's eaten. For his leaky bladder issues he's on PROIN. And to help take the edge off, he's on RECONCILE. My vet says there's a generic (less expensive) version available. If he still can't sleep, he gets a little BENADRYL (Dyphenhydrochloride 25 mg) (the generic version is cheaper) Man, that whining and pacing at night can be pretty crazy making!
I am taking 100mg of Benedryl every 4 hours and the Prednisone is for 12 days. My skin is still really bright red. I am still wheezing and coughing. I am drinking lots of water to try and flush it out of my system. I am not allergic to any other berry or fruit. This has been a horrible experience. I thought I would die during the night. I was awake all night because of the itching and difficulty breathing. This morning I had to take a nebulizer treatment to help. People be careful.
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During the course of the colitis which lasted about a month or so this time, I kept taking the vicodin and was also given a script for valium/5 to help me sleep while i was on the prednisone (steroid).
Locked myself in my room, and my husband took care of the dogs for the weekend. Started the Saurday after Thanksgiving, and started to feel better after day 8. Still cant sleep and anxiety here and there, but the worst is over. I didnt want to, and still dont, want to talk with anyone. Family was told to not call, just leave me alone, until I call. Didnt want my husband bothering me, and yet, didnt want to be alone. Your son is going thru what most everyone goes thru during this trying time.
Then they called my allergologist who had already visited me informally once I texted her I was admitted (she is a very nice and very smart lady) (the first time this happened was early this year - in my allergologists office after they did allergy skin testing, the second time was about 3 weeks ago - but both without breathing problems). She has given me high dose prednisone for 4 doses over 3 days... until tuesday...... She and Doc Mike agree that MS is not ruled out...
I have suffered from serious back pain caused by spinal stenosis for about 8 years. for the last 2 years, i have been taking percocet in the strength of 5/325. I usually take 4-5 over the course of a 20 hour day. my Dr. writes me a rx for 120 every month. I am at the point where i want to stop relying on painkillers, and the anxiety that comes with " what do i do if i run out early?"....
I used to take him for a check every two weeks too make sure that the paraffin was working, and for the most part, it did, like a charm; only very occasionally, the vet would determine that he also needed a micro-lax (which I gather is like a glycerin suppository), and that would sort out any problems--this regime worked for several years.
here i go....so for the last 6 months i have had itchy eyelids...my eye doctor told me it was due to mild allergies and prescribed eye drops which didnt help in the least so i turned to over the counter allergy medicine which hasn't helped either (so i dont think it's allergies) and in the last 3 weeks not only are my eyelids itchy but when i wake up in the morning my upper eye lids are bright red and swelled up so bad that its embarassing!!!!
Told me to stop my bc today I start prednisone 5mg once a day starting tomorrow then wait for af I believe im going to do a medicated FET on my second day im taking prinogyn 2mg x3days every 12 hours then next 3days Ill be taking it every 8hours then the following days every 6hours until re tells me to stop :).......
I told the doctor and took a round of Prednisone for one week. I ended up with itchy hives for a few days, but they eventually disappeared. The swelling went away, but the itching has more or less stuck around since then. I get it on my hands and the sides of my thighs, but ESPECIALLY on my upper back, neck, scalp and chest. I have no rash or any other visible sign of any skin irritation. I've noticed I get hot+sweaty pretty easily lately and that usually leads to some irritation.
i have posted 2-3 discussion in different forums and have had little or no response, am i doing something wrong here !!!! Wanted to ask a question, have been sick for many years, many years poor and no insurance - kids came first, yes that is right, didnt take care of myself, i am reminded of this every day.
Hi, I've been using norco for about 2 years on a daily basis. I take at least 9 pills a day of 10/325. I recently got up to taking 3 pills at one time. My last pill was 48hrs ago and I feel really crappy! I am so sleepy and exhausted, but I can't sleep. The first night I slept for about an hour then I got up and went to work. The whole time at work all I wanted to do was go home and sleep. When I got home that was the last thing I could do. I tossed and turned all night.
From that moment, she did all efforts to recover, with the same bravery that she has always had in her life. She became a model for photographs, even if some photo sessions were exhausting for her, falling in fainting, and tried to have a "normal" life, but today, eight years after, symptoms are still there and physicians and specialists she met have given up, refusing to link her actual state of health with her previous treatment and failing in searching deeper.
No symptoms other than thinning of hair. We trying to raise money for our next IVF. Please keep me posted or updated. I'll do the same.
My arms, and only my arms, have itched for 10 years. no rashes, no psiorias, excema etc. The creams, allergery pills..my list is extensive as to what I have tried but nothing worked. ---------------The only thing that helps are ice packs. ----------------------- Recently,I had an x-ray to check if I had any nerve impingement in my cervical spine - one of the possible causes but nothing showed so I continue to search for answers.
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