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My dog was on prednisone days. She finished her dosage

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My dog was on prednisone for 10 days. She finished her dosage yesterday and is still panting, drinking a lot and frequent urinating and restless. Her ears are red inside now. How long does the side affects last. Thank you
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

Unfortunately the effects of oral steroids can resolve within 48 hours or take up to a week to taper. Every pet is a little different

It can vary depending on the dose of the steroids administered, length used, and how quickly the dose is tapered. I have had some dogs that the effects really do take 2+ weeks to completely subside

I wish I had more succinct information for you as for how long it takes for the symptoms to subside, the hope is that they will slowly taper in severity over the next few days and then be gone within the week but there is no guarantee

In general I would say I see effects tapering by 48 hours after the last dose and gone within 7-14 days

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

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