Depo-Medrol is used to treat many conditions, including musculoskeletal conditions, allergies, and severe infections with toxicity. Intrasynovial injection of Depo-Medrol can be administered to horses and dogs. Intramuscular injection of Depo-Medrol can be administered to cats, dogs, and horses.
Dogs, Cats and Horses
How it works
Depo-Medrol is available by prescription only. Depo-Medrol is an injectable steroid with similar properties to prednisone and dexamethasone. The active ingredient in Depo-Medrol is methylprednisolone acetate. Methylprednisolone is an anti-inflammatory steroid.
Store at room temperature. Keep this medication away from children and pets.
How to Use
Give as directed by your veterinarian. Follow the instructions printed on the prescription label. Store Depo-Medrol at room temperature. Complete the prescription to ensure a full recovery, even if your pet seems to be improving, unless instructed otherwise by your veterinarian. Store Depo-Medrol at room temperature.
Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Chronic use of steroids or high doses of steroids can result in hyperadrenocorticism. Depo-Medrol may mask symptoms of serious infections. Monitor your pet and speak to your veterinarian if you notice unusual behavior. Depo-Medrol is not for human use. Do not use Depo-Medrol if your pet is pregnant or nursing. Use Depo-Medrol cautiously if your pet suffers from chronic heart failure, Cushing’s syndrome, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, or osteoporosis. Tell your veterinarian about any pre-existing conditions your pet may have. Do not give Depo-Medrol with NSAIDs. Depo-Medrol should not be given along with Rimadyl or other NSAIDs as there is an increased risk of GI ulcers. Use of corticosteroids with an active infection without the concurrent use of antibiotics could result in a severe infection. Store Depo-Medrol at room temperature.
Possible Side Effects
Allergic reactions and serious side effects are rare, but in the case of an allergic reaction or a serious side effect seek immediate veterinary attention. Some common signs of allergic reactions and serious side effects are hives, breathing difficulty, facial swelling, anemia, or pale gums.