The vet gave my cat what should be prednisone 5 mg. They look different from his last script. They are oblong and white with PTS on one side. I should have asked the vet, but didn't notice until later. His last script, the pills were white and round. Both can easily be broken in two pieces, which I do. My cat has asthma and when he needs help breathing, I give him 2.5 mg.
Hi, bluecat! Prednisone is now a generic drug manufactured by dozens of different laboratories. When we order drugs for hospital use we try to find the least expensive to keep your costs down, so it's not unusual that you get a different looking tablet on occasion. But you'll want to be sure, so please contact your veterinarian's office and ask them to compare the pills you received with those in the dispensing bottle.
Good luck with your kitty! I've had two cats with feline asthma and they did very well on pred.
- Prednisone Information for Consumers
- Prednisone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prednisone (detailed)
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