Methylprednisolone (Medrol®, Depo-Medrol®)

long acting glucocorticoid

Medication Info

  • Class of Medication
    • long acting glucocorticoid
  • Effects
    • antiinflammatory
    • immunosuppressive
    • usually given to cats that cannot be pilled
  • Side Effects
    • affects the adrenal system
    • can cause diabetes
    • can unmask underlying cardiac disease
    • can cause congestive heart failure
  • Other Info
    • we will usually perform an echocardiogram prior to giving this medication
      • to try to make sure it will not cause congestive heart failure
    • once given, we cannot reverse the effects and can last for months
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