Today's Daily Dose: Glucocorticoids

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Oct 26, 2010
By dvm360.com staff
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“In cats, the absorption and conversion of prednisone to prednisolone is less efficient, and after the oral administration of prednisone, only about 21% of the drug occurs in the bloodstream as the active form prednisolone. For this reason, prednisone and prednisolone should not be considered bioequivalent in cats, and the active form, prednisolone, should be used preferentially.”

—Andrew Lowe, DVM, MSc, DACVD

From Glucocorticoid use in cats