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Anyone know what mg’s prednisolone pills come in?

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:53 pm
by Raych1975
I know 1mg and 5mg exist, anyone know if anything inbetween?

If anyone uses the 1mg pills for their cats, can you let me know the diameter of it please 😬

Re: Anyone know what mg’s prednisolone pills come in?

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:17 pm
by fjm
I have recently started Poppy on 2 x 1mg, rather than .5 x 5mg - as far as I know there is nothing in between. As close as I can measure the 1mg tablets are 5mm in diameter, the 5mg are 6.5mm/7mm. Hope that helps!

Re: Anyone know what mg’s prednisolone pills come in?

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:57 pm
by Raych1975
Thanks fjm, it does help. Did u change yours because u needed less than 2.5mg?, or due to the shape of the half of the 5mg?

Re: Anyone know what mg’s prednisolone pills come in?

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:23 pm
by fjm
Trying to reduce - my vet suggested "tickling it down" from half a 5mg tablet to 2 x 1mg, with a view to reducing it further in a few weeks. Poppy is delighted - two lumps of chicken instead of just one! Shape and size really are not a problem for her - she is a greedy dog rather than a fastidious cat, and provided a tablet is swathed in chicken she can't wait for the next dose. The 1mg are considerably more expensive, though - they come foil packed rather than loose, and are at least double the price of the 5mg pills. More than worth it to get the dosage right, of course.

Re: Anyone know what mg’s prednisolone pills come in?

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:44 pm
by Raych1975
Thats bizarre they are more expensive! Thats great you can start reducing with Poppy. I wish there was something my cat really liked that i could hide it in. My luck of putting a 5mg into a webbex stick thing is running out...but no way can i get that in her in a direct dose, i think the 5mg are big! We are still a way off reducing meds anyway i was just thinking of other ways to do it.

Re: Anyone know what mg’s prednisolone pills come in?

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:45 am
by fjm
There is very little difference in size between the 1mg and 5mg, and it would probably be even more difficult to get 5 tablets into her than 1. Loving food so much does make Poppy's life (and mine) much, much easier - she is on three different medications, at least once a day. Last week there were two daily doses of metronidazole as well... The downside is that she is constantly hunting for food and no matter how careful I am sometimes finds things she should not be eating - hence the metronidazole.

Re: Anyone know what mg’s prednisolone pills come in?

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:08 am
by Mollycat
Have you tried Pill Pockets or Easy Pill?

A delicious paste made for hiding pills in.

Re: Anyone know what mg’s prednisolone pills come in?

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:59 pm
by Raych1975
She won’t touch easy pill and have ordered greenies pill pockets. I have been using a semi moist stick treat to try to wrap it in... But i been sussed 😳
I am going to ask again about liquid compound steroids.......

Re: Anyone know what mg’s prednisolone pills come in?

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:01 pm
by Raych1975
Consultant agreed we can try a compounded chicken Flavour gel liquid steroid rather than pills! Mega more money but if it easier and less stressful, surely that is better!

Re: Anyone know what mg’s prednisolone pills come in?

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:33 pm
by booktigger
Fingers crossed, I tried liquid renatadine thinking it would be easier but it wasn't

Re: Anyone know what mg’s prednisolone pills come in?

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:13 pm
by Raych1975
Ohhh no don’t say that 😳
🙏🏼 It be better