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I accidentally gave my dog twice the dose of prednisone

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I accidentally gave my dog twice the dose of prednisone instead of the dose prescribed... Should I be worried... What should I do?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.

Don't give it a second thought. The dosing range of prednisone is wide. If you're dosing twice daily, skip tomorrow morning's dose. If you're dosing once daily, continue doing so even though Gerda received a double dose today.

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