Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 011757/001.

Names and composition

"DEPO-MEDROL" is the commercial name of a drug composed of METHYLPREDNISOLONE ACETATE.

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My lab had an injection of depo medrol today for a skin irritation, I was wondering what the side effects were
Asked by Richelle Frenger 1 year ago.

Depo medrol is a steriod. It will likely cause her to drink and urinate more than usual for the next few days. It can also increase her appetite, so don't let her eat free choice or she just might go hog wild :) Depo medrol can have serious side effects, but they are quite rare. Most Vets will prescribe steriods in pill form - its not so risky that way. The injection gives her a heavy dose of steriods that will wear off over the next few weeks. The pill form is given daily then weaned down to an everyother day dose, therefore the injection is much more convenient for some clients. Steriods should not be given with certain pain meds, so as always, don't give her/him anyother meds without consulting with your vet first. Answered by Breann Escobeo 1 year ago.

depo medrol is a steroid injection. steroids can cause increased drinking, increased thirst, and an increase in appetite. if they are only given on occasion, they generally do not pose any risk. however, if used frequently, a dog is at risk for developing diabetes, urinary tract infections, and cushings like symptoms. what caused the skin irritation? Answered by Gary Sahagian 1 year ago.


Does anyone know how I can purchase Depo Medrol with out a prescription?
I am the legal owner of the dog. He gets horrible skin infections without it so unless you advise me to let him get an infection with his skin pussing all of the time this is what I was directed to do by the vet. All medications have side affects just as that pack of sweet n' low might cause cancer it just... Asked by Shonta Craker 1 year ago.

Okay here's the situation. I live in a small town and have many animals I care for (like 30 cats along with any other animals people decide they don't want) I run an animal rescue group and I have a small dog that needs an allergy shot once a month. I can get them through petmeds.com through mail order but my vet refuses to give me an RX prescription. with all of the animals (that aren't mine by the way )that I take in to him I would think he'd spare me the trouble of coming in and help me to save the money since I give him all of my business. He told me that my dog needs an allergy shot at least once a month to keep him from getting skin infections and if I can just give it to him at home and have them mailed to me once a month why won't he write his prescription for me? It's getting too expensive to do this every month when I could be spending $27 for the year for his meds instead of 25 every month. Does anyone know where I can get it without a prescription because he's being ridiculous? Answered by Tajuana Inoue 1 year ago.

I am the legal owner of the dog. He gets horrible skin infections without it so unless you advise me to let him get an infection with his skin pussing all of the time this is what I was directed to do by the vet. All medications have side affects just as that pack of sweet n' low might cause cancer it just comes with the territory of medicine. I am doing everything I can for him and would only be using it under the advise of a vet so don't act like i'm an animal abuser. Most people don't even take their animal to the vet. He is very well cared for and I only want him to get better. Answered by Sheena Puleio 1 year ago.

If you give that dog a depo medrol shot once a month you are going to kill it. The dog will get Cushing's Syndrome. And when that happens the dog owner can sue you (and you can be criminally prosecuted) for practicing veterinary medicine without a license. Please stop. There is a reason the vet is not okaying the prescription!!!!!!!!! ETA: First of all, I apologize. I misunderstood your question. I thought you were taking care of someone else's dog especially since you said you care for dogs that are not yours. I apologize for sounding harsh, but I am concerned for the dog's welfare. Steroid injections are NOT "allergy shots" and they will cause hyperadrenocorticism. You cannot rationally equate the risks/side effects of depo medrol use and consuming Sweet & Low because they're not even in the same ball park. Things have changed. Medicine has improved. "Old school" vets still occasionally use steroids for skin issues but certainly not a depo injection once a month. Younger vets don't even use depo for skin issues anymore. There are other treatments. And if/when those don't work, the patient is referred to a board-certified veterinary dermatologist. There is help out there without causing hyperadrenocorticism. I really think the idea of seeing another vet is a good idea - not just so you can keep doing the same thing for cheaper, but so you can see whether there are alternate treatment options that may be less harmful to your dog. That being said, veterinarians are REQUIRED to write you a prescription if you request it rather than requiring you to purchase the medication from them. However, that really doesn't apply in this situation since the medication is administered IM not PO. Your vet is charging you not just for the medication but also for administering the correct amount at correct intervals and in the correct way. (I'm not saying YOU personally can't administer it IM, but you've got to convince your vet you can). If the two of you have a good relationship and he/she feels that you are able to administer an IM injection correctly, perhaps they could dispense you one dose of medication in a syringe once a month. That ought to be cheaper than taking the dog in for his injection since you are not taking up an office call slot. But please don't expect the vet to write you a prescription for a full year of depo in one prescription. It would be irresponsible for the vet to do so since the medication is dangerous. As a general rule, medications that have dangerous side-effects, are addictive, are controlled, have street value or are likely to be used more often than they should be, are prescribed and refilled in small quantities. It's how you keep people from misusing, abusing, self-diagnosing and over-administering them. Remember, an ethical veterinarian has the patient's best interests at heart. A vet who is willing to prescribe a 12 month supply of dangerous medication just to keep a client happy is not really doing their job. It's a judgment call on their part that is attached to quality patient care (and not being sued) as opposed to profit motive. Please take my comments with a grain of salt. I know you love your dog and don't like to see him miserable. I also like to save money just as the next person does. I just wanted to make sure you understand the severity of the treatment you are pursuing and that there is a reason the vet is keeping this medication "on a leash." Good luck and I really do wish you and your pet well. Answered by Audie Burka 1 year ago.

Depo Medrol Uses Answered by Jesus Forschner 1 year ago.

I have a cat that has allergies so bad the Depo doesn't work, or at least not enough that I can tell. Have you tried giving regular allergy pills after the shot has gotten control of things? It isn't a cure-all, but it can help keep things to a lower level. Just like with people, each drug can work better than others. Not ALL people allergy medications can be used. The most oft used and cheapest is Benadryl (just the plain one, with nothing else added). Even Claratin can be used. Another one that has good reviews for pets, but is no longer sold in stores is the generic for Tavist, which you can purchase from Amazon and other places in generic form; Clemastine. If you read the reviews below, many talk about using it on their animals. Given what has been written above, you know about the risks, etc. That being the case, you might check with Australian companies. They require RXs from citizens, but apparently not from outside their country. For years I, and others, have purchased items such as Revolution, etc. without needing an RX. You might try there. Also, it comes in pills as well. You might consider getting a shot to the animal in question, then trying very low doses maybe once a week??? Something you might talk about with a vet. I've tried similar things with Prednisone in animals. Instead of giving large doses of an injection, giving very small amounts... hopefully going to every few days. Best of luck. I've LITERALLY tried almost every alternative out there, for mild allergies, some of it is great. For my cat, it just helps a bit. Given how bad he can get, the quality of life thing comes into play and I would gladly give him the Medrol shot every 2 months if it would work. Then I would probably dose him down with dandelion, milk thistle, etc to help detox his liver, kidneys and such. Good luck! And if you can give an update on how things are going, given the time-frame that has passed (I honestly just noticed it), please do so. Answered by Charlsie Sylvester 1 year ago.

Depo Medrol Shot Answered by Helga Dellamore 1 year ago.

Please ignore the very bad advice from BBG. This is a real old question and I only answer for the benefit of people that may be searching. I have had two Border Collies with bad skin problems. I gave them 40-50 mg Depo Medrol IM every 6-8 weeks. The drug is hard on their system but the severe dermatitis was a kill or cure problem. I made both dogs as comfortable as possible and they both lived into their late teens. As my vet said, it was a choice of quality of life as opposed to years of life. The vet you are using should know you and be comfortable with your ability to give a dog a shot IM without hitting a vein accidentally. My old vet was a Jewell, I brought him the adverts and he price matched and sold me 20 mg/ml in 5 ml bottles. Later I was buying the 20 ml bottle as I had two dogs at at time that had the problem. Understand, this is a drug of abuse and vets are right to exercise caution in selling or prescribing it. My vet knows that I work in a field that tests for drugs of abuse regularly so he was more comfortable with my request. He also knows I am a land owner and I have way too much to loose to risk it selling this stuff. And of course he knows the dog and the cat. Understand this also, your vet is not a doctor, he is a businessman. Many vets these days are working for corporations that simply employ them to work in a clinic that belongs to the corporation. These vets can only do what the corporation lets them do. Giving your dog a shot every 6 weeks or so will net them more money than selling you a bottle of medicine. And this is what most of them want to do. You might be able to negotiate with the vet by simply saying that there are not funds to do that so you will euthanize the dog. This effectively removes ALL profit from them for that animal. Your vet may decide at that point it is more profitable to sell you meds 3 times a year than to loose the business entirely. And last, if that does not work find another vet. Do not bad mouth vet 1 to vet 2 this will not get you any favors! PS do the paperwork and get your 501-3C charitable organization status, it will help you a lot. Answered by Kelley Weeler 1 year ago.

Try discussing this with another vet. By law most do not prescribe without checking an animal first.Health changes could occur leaving him open to a lawsuit as well. Perhaps he will agree to seeing the animal every 3 months or so for a check up? We also rescue animals & this doesn't entitle us to any favors or discounts at any clinic.It is by choice and they went to vet school to make a living. We don't expect our human doctors to extend a discount because we have a big family. Many vets do community work or discount clinics to give to their community.Some may choose to extend a discount or credit line.Some may have a small practice and lots of overhead to cover. Shop around is all you can do. Answered by Long Beirise 1 year ago.

Its a prescription medication.. you can NOT get it without a prescription. Any place that would sell it without a Rx is likely selling expired or counterfiet drugs.. just because its "cheaper" doesnt mean you'd be saving money.. as it would be a waste of money if it doesnt work! See if another vet will write the prescription for you. Answered by Winfred Hirsbrunner 1 year ago.


I have a question about the Depo Medrol injection for dogs?
My basset/beagle mutt has a major ear infection, so my vet gave him a Depo Medrol injection. How long does the shot last? What are its uses? I would call and ask the vet as I forgot when I had him in this morning, but they are closed.If you have the answer I would appreciate it. Thanks!Also, do you have any... Asked by Raymond Koss 1 year ago.

My basset/beagle mutt has a major ear infection, so my vet gave him a Depo Medrol injection. How long does the shot last? What are its uses? I would call and ask the vet as I forgot when I had him in this morning, but they are closed. If you have the answer I would appreciate it. Thanks! Also, do you have any experiences with this shot? Answered by Florance Varcoe 1 year ago.

Depo Medrol is a steroid injection used for treating inflammatory issues. It should last at least six weeks. Answered by Lu Aben 1 year ago.

Injections May Be Made At Weekly Intervals Or In Accordance With The Severity Of The Condition And Clinical Response. DEPO-MEDROL is an anti-inflammatory glucocorticoid for intramuscular, intra-articular, soft tissue or intralesional injection. Answered by Hollie Karol 1 year ago.

Not sure how long the shot lasts in dogs, but it is a medication used to keep inflammation down. That's its basic purpose - keeps the immune system from making the infected area too inflamed and painful. Answered by Lesley Metier 1 year ago.

I don't know--but try asking in the 'Dogs' section. Answered by Charlotte Wlodyka 1 year ago.


I believe depo medrol killed my cat. Has anyone else had a horrible experience with this drug?
Hello All,My little boy died yesterday morning at only 2 1/2 years old. He was a domestic short hair cat and he suffered from asthma. The doctor had given him 2 depo medrol shots previously for asthma and they seemed to help for a period of 10 weeks each time. Lately I noticed Simba, my cat, had lost weight... Asked by Jeannetta Steggeman 1 year ago.

Hello All, My little boy died yesterday morning at only 2 1/2 years old. He was a domestic short hair cat and he suffered from asthma. The doctor had given him 2 depo medrol shots previously for asthma and they seemed to help for a period of 10 weeks each time. Lately I noticed Simba, my cat, had lost weight (about 10% of his body weight). He wasn't running and playing as often, his coat wasn't as soft and shiny, and overall he was lethargic. The last shot was given in October, and these symptoms occurred after that. When I took him to the vet yesterday after I thought he had another asthma attack on Saturday, he suggested I give him another shot and get xrays and blood work. He gave the shot and THEN gave the xray and his lungs came back clear which the vet thought was odd and also this time he had a heart murmur. (In October his heart was perfect). Within 11 hours of the vet giving him Depo Medrol my cat suffered an excruciating death. I rushed him to the ER and he died within minutes. He threw up all over me and it smelled so bad. The er vet told me his lungs filled up with fluids so he probably suffocated but most likely it was acute heart failure. The er vet told me this without evaluating him or running tests and only went by what I had told her about my earlier visit. When I asked my regular vet he said there was no way the shot caused this but I am convinced that it did. I have been researching the effects of this drugs and many of the symptoms and side effects my cat had. I am so devastated and just looking for answers. Have you or anyone you know gone through a similare experience? Thank you for your help Answered by Leonore Bello 1 year ago.

I believe that depo medrol carries some heavy risks, though I'm not sure if any are proven. My friend's cat died last year for nearly unknown reasons. He was given shots of the medications to control heavy food allergies and was fine until one day of lethargy turned into something worse. The cats intestines had ruptured and the vet had no idea what the cause was (He performed an exploratory surgery and found no blockage or foreign bodies to have caused the rupture). I'm terribly sorry for your loss :(, I can only hope that more research is done for the drug so that these incidents can be prevented. Answered by Marc Banasiak 1 year ago.

I am so sorry for your loss. I wish there was something i could say to make you feel better. I've used dep medrol shots and have never seen a side effect..it is a steriod though. My educated guess would be that the first vet misdiagnosed the cat with asthma...how did the vet come to that diagnosis? It really sounds like the cat had an underlying heart problem that should have been picked up. The symptoms could have been very similar but the vet should have been able to differentiate the two. I am very educated about cats so i'm not just taking a guess here but i am taking an educated one. I think it was just a coincidence that the cat got the depo shot and then got sick and died..the cat most likely died from a heart problem that the first vet should have picked up...would the outcome have been different..maybe not. If i were you i would think again about ever using the original vet again,,,this was a serious error. Answered by Joi Triffo 1 year ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: I believe depo medrol killed my cat. Has anyone else had a horrible experience with this drug? Hello All, My little boy died yesterday morning at only 2 1/2 years old. He was a domestic short hair cat and he suffered from asthma. The doctor had given him 2 depo medrol shots previously for asthma and they seemed to help for a period of 10 weeks each time. Lately I noticed Simba, my cat,... Answered by Louie Veren 1 year ago.

yes depo medrol killed my best friend hermes he is a feline i feel so sad n now feel horribly that i said "ok" when the vet suggested the shot he had some allergies but went from fine to sick within hours treated him holistically for two months then he had a blood clot n screamed the whole way to vet one night two weeks ago i am so sad he had to be put to sleep that night i guess he most likely had an underlying heart condition that got triggered by the depo medrol **** now hes gone please dont let vet give your friends those shots it is so painful n horrible for the friend and you peace and love Answered by Charlsie Eisenmenger 1 year ago.


Side effects of depo medrol in dogs?
mini dachsund had depo medrol shot. what can some of the side effects be. she just seems to want to sleep now. and has no energy Asked by Brigette Wendolski 1 year ago.

It's common, you should talk to your vet about what to expect. Answered by Selina Doud 1 year ago.

it is definately a undemanding section result to cortisone. also eating extra and weight benefit will be yet another. Cortisone is something it is given out to any canines who's proprietor complains of extreme scratching or different skin subject matters. there are options to this...you may want to opt to study some holisitc vets besides as vets who do acupuncture. you may want to locate that with the right treatment, you does no longer ought to grant drugs. Answered by Lala Selvidge 1 year ago.


Cat allergies? Depo Medrol?
My cat is licking herself in spots until she gets cuts and sores. I took her to the vet yesterday and she said she has an allergy, but the vet didn't specify. She gave her a shot called, "Depo Medrol Inj 20ML per cc" She said that if this works, than it's probably going to have to be given to her... Asked by Anthony Wisecarver 1 year ago.

My cat is licking herself in spots until she gets cuts and sores. I took her to the vet yesterday and she said she has an allergy, but the vet didn't specify. She gave her a shot called, "Depo Medrol Inj 20ML per cc" She said that if this works, than it's probably going to have to be given to her every 6 weeks. She said that it's a steroid shot and can give her diabetes. I just wanted to know if there are other options to helping this, and if it's not a good idea to get her the Depo Medrol shots. Thank you so much. If this applies she is 8 years old. Answered by Tammi Razor 1 year ago.

all steroids can cause diabetes in cats - depo is an injectable, long lasting one, and there are oral ones as well (prednisone is one). Instead of giving your cat a steroid shot, you need to find out what she's allergic to, and remove the allergen (if possible). Depo is NOT suitable for long term use, and most vets won't give it longer than 6 months. Again, the real 'cure' is to find out the source of her allergy, and treat that - not give her a steroid shot. There are two common causes of allergies - one is food, and one is 'bugs'. My one cat has an allergy to tiny, microscopic mites, which cause her to lick and lick. A monthly treatment with Revolution was the simple fix. Other cats have food allergies. The most common allergens are corn and fish. Feeding your cat a diet free of corn and fish may eliminate the problem. Go to the pet store and read the ingredients of the food you're planning on feeding - and if it contains corn (hidden as corn, ground yellow corn, corn meal, and maize) put it back. The cheaper foods all contain corn, as corn is cheaper than meat. If it is a food allergy, you need to try the new food for an extended time - 6 to 8 weeks - before you will see a difference. I would first change foods and see if that helps. If not, at least you have your cat on a healthy diet, and that *never* hurts. I'd also try the Revolution - again, harmless and just might help. Answered by Marlen Forte 1 year ago.

Depo Medrol For Cats Answered by Joeann Urtz 1 year ago.

You'll have to forgive my aging memory, but there's a steroidal pill (something cortisone) that stops the itching and licking completely, with apparently no side effects, if my cat is anything to judge it by. He was a big white long-haired Maine Coon cat, and ... SURPRISE!... he had a completely bald pink belly with tiny scabs on it. He did not develop diabetes, but died of old age, with a belly of shorter but visible hair. At least your vet was honest with you in telling you that it could cause diabetes. Diabetes in cats (as with humans) is a real life-shortener, and requires your giving them two shots a day for the rest of their lives. It's manageable, but not curable. Look, if they can treat itchy psoriasis in humans without giving them injections, you'd think they could come up with an alternative for pets. Try asking the vet about the pills. I'm so sorry I can't remember the name. There are some alternative sprays you can use with hydrocortisone, but it's easier in pill form...and you and your pet will appreciate that she doesn't have to lick off the spray every time you use it, probably. Good luck. Answered by Maureen Hazy 1 year ago.


Depo-medrol 40mg IM, vial read depo-medrol 120mg/cc. How many cc's will I give?
Asked by Francoise Hessenthaler 1 year ago.

One third of a cc. Are your sure you're reading it right? The Depo-Medrol I gave was always 60 or 80 mg/cc. Answered by Kristopher Byran 1 year ago.

cc = mL; don't use cc, use mL (safety issue) 120 mg / 1 mL = 40 mg / X mL Solve for X... Answered by Titus Manzer 1 year ago.


Depo - medrol shot question?
My cat has really bad allergies and I took her in and got the depo medrol shot. This was on august 18th. Two days after the shot I noticed a lump at the injection site and called the vet. They said it was normal and would go away. Well, I hadn't noticed it but today when I ran my hand down her back I felt a... Asked by Argelia Vanstrom 1 year ago.

My cat has really bad allergies and I took her in and got the depo medrol shot. This was on august 18th. Two days after the shot I noticed a lump at the injection site and called the vet. They said it was normal and would go away. Well, I hadn't noticed it but today when I ran my hand down her back I felt a lump in between her shoulder blades. I guess I didn't feel it because it is right in the middle of them. Does anyone know if this is normal or not? I am in school to be a vet tech but I don't know alot of this kind of stuff yet. I am defiantly calling tomarrow when they open, I just wanted to know if anyone else has had this happen. Answered by Clora Valcarcel 1 year ago.

No it is not normal! It is a reaction to the injection. It has formed a lump, which contains puss and the injection liquid. It is formed mainly cos the vet did not rub the place they injected after properly. Therefore its formed a lump. Take your cat to another vet. 1 of my cats had this and everything i said to u was what the vet told me. They got a small blade thing and gently made a small hole in the lump. They then drained all of the puss out of it and put some antiseptic stuff on it. It looks horrible with the hole in but it has to stay an open wound to heal. If your cat is an indoor/outdoor cat, u will have to keep your cat inside for about 3 weeks. If u got any other cats do not let them hurt where the wound is. Hope this helps u mate :) Good luck x Answered by Margarette Atchley 1 year ago.


My lab had an injection of depo medrol today for a skin irritation, I was wondering what the side effects were
Asked by Angelyn Cwik 1 year ago.

Depo medrol is a steriod. It will likely cause her to drink and urinate more than usual for the next few days. It can also increase her appetite, so don't let her eat free choice or she just might go hog wild :) Depo medrol can have serious side effects, but they are quite rare. Most Vets will prescribe steriods in pill form - its not so risky that way. The injection gives her a heavy dose of steriods that will wear off over the next few weeks. The pill form is given daily then weaned down to an everyother day dose, therefore the injection is much more convenient for some clients. Steriods should not be given with certain pain meds, so as always, don't give her/him anyother meds without consulting with your vet first. Answered by Angelic Seamons 1 year ago.

depo medrol is a steroid injection. steroids can cause increased drinking, increased thirst, and an increase in appetite. if they are only given on occasion, they generally do not pose any risk. however, if used frequently, a dog is at risk for developing diabetes, urinary tract infections, and cushings like symptoms. what caused the skin irritation? Answered by Rosendo Bertotti 1 year ago.


Does anyone know how I can purchase Depo Medrol with out a prescription?
I am the legal owner of the dog. He gets horrible skin infections without it so unless you advise me to let him get an infection with his skin pussing all of the time this is what I was directed to do by the vet. All medications have side affects just as that pack of sweet n' low might cause cancer it just... Asked by Wanita Gaskill 1 year ago.

Okay here's the situation. I live in a small town and have many animals I care for (like 30 cats along with any other animals people decide they don't want) I run an animal rescue group and I have a small dog that needs an allergy shot once a month. I can get them through petmeds.com through mail order but my vet refuses to give me an RX prescription. with all of the animals (that aren't mine by the way )that I take in to him I would think he'd spare me the trouble of coming in and help me to save the money since I give him all of my business. He told me that my dog needs an allergy shot at least once a month to keep him from getting skin infections and if I can just give it to him at home and have them mailed to me once a month why won't he write his prescription for me? It's getting too expensive to do this every month when I could be spending $27 for the year for his meds instead of 25 every month. Does anyone know where I can get it without a prescription because he's being ridiculous? Answered by Illa Boe 1 year ago.

I am the legal owner of the dog. He gets horrible skin infections without it so unless you advise me to let him get an infection with his skin pussing all of the time this is what I was directed to do by the vet. All medications have side affects just as that pack of sweet n' low might cause cancer it just comes with the territory of medicine. I am doing everything I can for him and would only be using it under the advise of a vet so don't act like i'm an animal abuser. Most people don't even take their animal to the vet. He is very well cared for and I only want him to get better. Answered by Wilbur Vyas 1 year ago.

If you give that dog a depo medrol shot once a month you are going to kill it. The dog will get Cushing's Syndrome. And when that happens the dog owner can sue you (and you can be criminally prosecuted) for practicing veterinary medicine without a license. Please stop. There is a reason the vet is not okaying the prescription!!!!!!!!! ETA: First of all, I apologize. I misunderstood your question. I thought you were taking care of someone else's dog especially since you said you care for dogs that are not yours. I apologize for sounding harsh, but I am concerned for the dog's welfare. Steroid injections are NOT "allergy shots" and they will cause hyperadrenocorticism. You cannot rationally equate the risks/side effects of depo medrol use and consuming Sweet & Low because they're not even in the same ball park. Things have changed. Medicine has improved. "Old school" vets still occasionally use steroids for skin issues but certainly not a depo injection once a month. Younger vets don't even use depo for skin issues anymore. There are other treatments. And if/when those don't work, the patient is referred to a board-certified veterinary dermatologist. There is help out there without causing hyperadrenocorticism. I really think the idea of seeing another vet is a good idea - not just so you can keep doing the same thing for cheaper, but so you can see whether there are alternate treatment options that may be less harmful to your dog. That being said, veterinarians are REQUIRED to write you a prescription if you request it rather than requiring you to purchase the medication from them. However, that really doesn't apply in this situation since the medication is administered IM not PO. Your vet is charging you not just for the medication but also for administering the correct amount at correct intervals and in the correct way. (I'm not saying YOU personally can't administer it IM, but you've got to convince your vet you can). If the two of you have a good relationship and he/she feels that you are able to administer an IM injection correctly, perhaps they could dispense you one dose of medication in a syringe once a month. That ought to be cheaper than taking the dog in for his injection since you are not taking up an office call slot. But please don't expect the vet to write you a prescription for a full year of depo in one prescription. It would be irresponsible for the vet to do so since the medication is dangerous. As a general rule, medications that have dangerous side-effects, are addictive, are controlled, have street value or are likely to be used more often than they should be, are prescribed and refilled in small quantities. It's how you keep people from misusing, abusing, self-diagnosing and over-administering them. Remember, an ethical veterinarian has the patient's best interests at heart. A vet who is willing to prescribe a 12 month supply of dangerous medication just to keep a client happy is not really doing their job. It's a judgment call on their part that is attached to quality patient care (and not being sued) as opposed to profit motive. Please take my comments with a grain of salt. I know you love your dog and don't like to see him miserable. I also like to save money just as the next person does. I just wanted to make sure you understand the severity of the treatment you are pursuing and that there is a reason the vet is keeping this medication "on a leash." Good luck and I really do wish you and your pet well. Answered by Bella Bieberle 1 year ago.

Depo Medrol Uses Answered by Belkis Kao 1 year ago.

I have a cat that has allergies so bad the Depo doesn't work, or at least not enough that I can tell. Have you tried giving regular allergy pills after the shot has gotten control of things? It isn't a cure-all, but it can help keep things to a lower level. Just like with people, each drug can work better than others. Not ALL people allergy medications can be used. The most oft used and cheapest is Benadryl (just the plain one, with nothing else added). Even Claratin can be used. Another one that has good reviews for pets, but is no longer sold in stores is the generic for Tavist, which you can purchase from Amazon and other places in generic form; Clemastine. If you read the reviews below, many talk about using it on their animals. Given what has been written above, you know about the risks, etc. That being the case, you might check with Australian companies. They require RXs from citizens, but apparently not from outside their country. For years I, and others, have purchased items such as Revolution, etc. without needing an RX. You might try there. Also, it comes in pills as well. You might consider getting a shot to the animal in question, then trying very low doses maybe once a week??? Something you might talk about with a vet. I've tried similar things with Prednisone in animals. Instead of giving large doses of an injection, giving very small amounts... hopefully going to every few days. Best of luck. I've LITERALLY tried almost every alternative out there, for mild allergies, some of it is great. For my cat, it just helps a bit. Given how bad he can get, the quality of life thing comes into play and I would gladly give him the Medrol shot every 2 months if it would work. Then I would probably dose him down with dandelion, milk thistle, etc to help detox his liver, kidneys and such. Good luck! And if you can give an update on how things are going, given the time-frame that has passed (I honestly just noticed it), please do so. Answered by Wendi Muckelvaney 1 year ago.

Depo Medrol Shot Answered by Raleigh Guebara 1 year ago.

Please ignore the very bad advice from BBG. This is a real old question and I only answer for the benefit of people that may be searching. I have had two Border Collies with bad skin problems. I gave them 40-50 mg Depo Medrol IM every 6-8 weeks. The drug is hard on their system but the severe dermatitis was a kill or cure problem. I made both dogs as comfortable as possible and they both lived into their late teens. As my vet said, it was a choice of quality of life as opposed to years of life. The vet you are using should know you and be comfortable with your ability to give a dog a shot IM without hitting a vein accidentally. My old vet was a Jewell, I brought him the adverts and he price matched and sold me 20 mg/ml in 5 ml bottles. Later I was buying the 20 ml bottle as I had two dogs at at time that had the problem. Understand, this is a drug of abuse and vets are right to exercise caution in selling or prescribing it. My vet knows that I work in a field that tests for drugs of abuse regularly so he was more comfortable with my request. He also knows I am a land owner and I have way too much to loose to risk it selling this stuff. And of course he knows the dog and the cat. Understand this also, your vet is not a doctor, he is a businessman. Many vets these days are working for corporations that simply employ them to work in a clinic that belongs to the corporation. These vets can only do what the corporation lets them do. Giving your dog a shot every 6 weeks or so will net them more money than selling you a bottle of medicine. And this is what most of them want to do. You might be able to negotiate with the vet by simply saying that there are not funds to do that so you will euthanize the dog. This effectively removes ALL profit from them for that animal. Your vet may decide at that point it is more profitable to sell you meds 3 times a year than to loose the business entirely. And last, if that does not work find another vet. Do not bad mouth vet 1 to vet 2 this will not get you any favors! PS do the paperwork and get your 501-3C charitable organization status, it will help you a lot. Answered by Hilaria Ishmon 1 year ago.

Try discussing this with another vet. By law most do not prescribe without checking an animal first.Health changes could occur leaving him open to a lawsuit as well. Perhaps he will agree to seeing the animal every 3 months or so for a check up? We also rescue animals & this doesn't entitle us to any favors or discounts at any clinic.It is by choice and they went to vet school to make a living. We don't expect our human doctors to extend a discount because we have a big family. Many vets do community work or discount clinics to give to their community.Some may choose to extend a discount or credit line.Some may have a small practice and lots of overhead to cover. Shop around is all you can do. Answered by Maynard Klobucar 1 year ago.

Its a prescription medication.. you can NOT get it without a prescription. Any place that would sell it without a Rx is likely selling expired or counterfiet drugs.. just because its "cheaper" doesnt mean you'd be saving money.. as it would be a waste of money if it doesnt work! See if another vet will write the prescription for you. Answered by Crissy Falconi 1 year ago.


I have a question about the Depo Medrol injection for dogs?
My basset/beagle mutt has a major ear infection, so my vet gave him a Depo Medrol injection. How long does the shot last? What are its uses? I would call and ask the vet as I forgot when I had him in this morning, but they are closed.If you have the answer I would appreciate it. Thanks!Also, do you have any... Asked by Alishia Winther 1 year ago.

My basset/beagle mutt has a major ear infection, so my vet gave him a Depo Medrol injection. How long does the shot last? What are its uses? I would call and ask the vet as I forgot when I had him in this morning, but they are closed. If you have the answer I would appreciate it. Thanks! Also, do you have any experiences with this shot? Answered by James Perng 1 year ago.

Depo Medrol is a steroid injection used for treating inflammatory issues. It should last at least six weeks. Answered by Marina Sabatelli 1 year ago.

Injections May Be Made At Weekly Intervals Or In Accordance With The Severity Of The Condition And Clinical Response. DEPO-MEDROL is an anti-inflammatory glucocorticoid for intramuscular, intra-articular, soft tissue or intralesional injection. Answered by Perla Statz 1 year ago.

Not sure how long the shot lasts in dogs, but it is a medication used to keep inflammation down. That's its basic purpose - keeps the immune system from making the infected area too inflamed and painful. Answered by Blake Simpton 1 year ago.

I don't know--but try asking in the 'Dogs' section. Answered by Halina Meinsen 1 year ago.


I believe depo medrol killed my cat. Has anyone else had a horrible experience with this drug?
Hello All,My little boy died yesterday morning at only 2 1/2 years old. He was a domestic short hair cat and he suffered from asthma. The doctor had given him 2 depo medrol shots previously for asthma and they seemed to help for a period of 10 weeks each time. Lately I noticed Simba, my cat, had lost weight... Asked by Inger Kozee 1 year ago.

Hello All, My little boy died yesterday morning at only 2 1/2 years old. He was a domestic short hair cat and he suffered from asthma. The doctor had given him 2 depo medrol shots previously for asthma and they seemed to help for a period of 10 weeks each time. Lately I noticed Simba, my cat, had lost weight (about 10% of his body weight). He wasn't running and playing as often, his coat wasn't as soft and shiny, and overall he was lethargic. The last shot was given in October, and these symptoms occurred after that. When I took him to the vet yesterday after I thought he had another asthma attack on Saturday, he suggested I give him another shot and get xrays and blood work. He gave the shot and THEN gave the xray and his lungs came back clear which the vet thought was odd and also this time he had a heart murmur. (In October his heart was perfect). Within 11 hours of the vet giving him Depo Medrol my cat suffered an excruciating death. I rushed him to the ER and he died within minutes. He threw up all over me and it smelled so bad. The er vet told me his lungs filled up with fluids so he probably suffocated but most likely it was acute heart failure. The er vet told me this without evaluating him or running tests and only went by what I had told her about my earlier visit. When I asked my regular vet he said there was no way the shot caused this but I am convinced that it did. I have been researching the effects of this drugs and many of the symptoms and side effects my cat had. I am so devastated and just looking for answers. Have you or anyone you know gone through a similare experience? Thank you for your help Answered by Lonny Negrete 1 year ago.

I believe that depo medrol carries some heavy risks, though I'm not sure if any are proven. My friend's cat died last year for nearly unknown reasons. He was given shots of the medications to control heavy food allergies and was fine until one day of lethargy turned into something worse. The cats intestines had ruptured and the vet had no idea what the cause was (He performed an exploratory surgery and found no blockage or foreign bodies to have caused the rupture). I'm terribly sorry for your loss :(, I can only hope that more research is done for the drug so that these incidents can be prevented. Answered by Vanda Skates 1 year ago.

I am so sorry for your loss. I wish there was something i could say to make you feel better. I've used dep medrol shots and have never seen a side effect..it is a steriod though. My educated guess would be that the first vet misdiagnosed the cat with asthma...how did the vet come to that diagnosis? It really sounds like the cat had an underlying heart problem that should have been picked up. The symptoms could have been very similar but the vet should have been able to differentiate the two. I am very educated about cats so i'm not just taking a guess here but i am taking an educated one. I think it was just a coincidence that the cat got the depo shot and then got sick and died..the cat most likely died from a heart problem that the first vet should have picked up...would the outcome have been different..maybe not. If i were you i would think again about ever using the original vet again,,,this was a serious error. Answered by Honey Scullark 1 year ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: I believe depo medrol killed my cat. Has anyone else had a horrible experience with this drug? Hello All, My little boy died yesterday morning at only 2 1/2 years old. He was a domestic short hair cat and he suffered from asthma. The doctor had given him 2 depo medrol shots previously for asthma and they seemed to help for a period of 10 weeks each time. Lately I noticed Simba, my cat,... Answered by Aldo Inloes 1 year ago.

yes depo medrol killed my best friend hermes he is a feline i feel so sad n now feel horribly that i said "ok" when the vet suggested the shot he had some allergies but went from fine to sick within hours treated him holistically for two months then he had a blood clot n screamed the whole way to vet one night two weeks ago i am so sad he had to be put to sleep that night i guess he most likely had an underlying heart condition that got triggered by the depo medrol **** now hes gone please dont let vet give your friends those shots it is so painful n horrible for the friend and you peace and love Answered by Olene Soltani 1 year ago.


Side effects of depo medrol in dogs?
mini dachsund had depo medrol shot. what can some of the side effects be. she just seems to want to sleep now. and has no energy Asked by Carlo Pillar 1 year ago.

It's common, you should talk to your vet about what to expect. Answered by Carter Dobrowolski 1 year ago.

it is definately a undemanding section result to cortisone. also eating extra and weight benefit will be yet another. Cortisone is something it is given out to any canines who's proprietor complains of extreme scratching or different skin subject matters. there are options to this...you may want to opt to study some holisitc vets besides as vets who do acupuncture. you may want to locate that with the right treatment, you does no longer ought to grant drugs. Answered by Fern Gilespie 1 year ago.


Cat allergies? Depo Medrol?
My cat is licking herself in spots until she gets cuts and sores. I took her to the vet yesterday and she said she has an allergy, but the vet didn't specify. She gave her a shot called, "Depo Medrol Inj 20ML per cc" She said that if this works, than it's probably going to have to be given to her... Asked by Tim Olejarz 1 year ago.

My cat is licking herself in spots until she gets cuts and sores. I took her to the vet yesterday and she said she has an allergy, but the vet didn't specify. She gave her a shot called, "Depo Medrol Inj 20ML per cc" She said that if this works, than it's probably going to have to be given to her every 6 weeks. She said that it's a steroid shot and can give her diabetes. I just wanted to know if there are other options to helping this, and if it's not a good idea to get her the Depo Medrol shots. Thank you so much. If this applies she is 8 years old. Answered by Emily Quella 1 year ago.

all steroids can cause diabetes in cats - depo is an injectable, long lasting one, and there are oral ones as well (prednisone is one). Instead of giving your cat a steroid shot, you need to find out what she's allergic to, and remove the allergen (if possible). Depo is NOT suitable for long term use, and most vets won't give it longer than 6 months. Again, the real 'cure' is to find out the source of her allergy, and treat that - not give her a steroid shot. There are two common causes of allergies - one is food, and one is 'bugs'. My one cat has an allergy to tiny, microscopic mites, which cause her to lick and lick. A monthly treatment with Revolution was the simple fix. Other cats have food allergies. The most common allergens are corn and fish. Feeding your cat a diet free of corn and fish may eliminate the problem. Go to the pet store and read the ingredients of the food you're planning on feeding - and if it contains corn (hidden as corn, ground yellow corn, corn meal, and maize) put it back. The cheaper foods all contain corn, as corn is cheaper than meat. If it is a food allergy, you need to try the new food for an extended time - 6 to 8 weeks - before you will see a difference. I would first change foods and see if that helps. If not, at least you have your cat on a healthy diet, and that *never* hurts. I'd also try the Revolution - again, harmless and just might help. Answered by Stephen Fulker 1 year ago.

Depo Medrol For Cats Answered by Tristan Ehrlich 1 year ago.

You'll have to forgive my aging memory, but there's a steroidal pill (something cortisone) that stops the itching and licking completely, with apparently no side effects, if my cat is anything to judge it by. He was a big white long-haired Maine Coon cat, and ... SURPRISE!... he had a completely bald pink belly with tiny scabs on it. He did not develop diabetes, but died of old age, with a belly of shorter but visible hair. At least your vet was honest with you in telling you that it could cause diabetes. Diabetes in cats (as with humans) is a real life-shortener, and requires your giving them two shots a day for the rest of their lives. It's manageable, but not curable. Look, if they can treat itchy psoriasis in humans without giving them injections, you'd think they could come up with an alternative for pets. Try asking the vet about the pills. I'm so sorry I can't remember the name. There are some alternative sprays you can use with hydrocortisone, but it's easier in pill form...and you and your pet will appreciate that she doesn't have to lick off the spray every time you use it, probably. Good luck. Answered by Eldon Nicolau 1 year ago.


Depo-medrol 40mg IM, vial read depo-medrol 120mg/cc. How many cc's will I give?
Asked by Chelsey Urps 1 year ago.

One third of a cc. Are your sure you're reading it right? The Depo-Medrol I gave was always 60 or 80 mg/cc. Answered by Else Herbers 1 year ago.

cc = mL; don't use cc, use mL (safety issue) 120 mg / 1 mL = 40 mg / X mL Solve for X... Answered by Gail Schaber 1 year ago.


Depo - medrol shot question?
My cat has really bad allergies and I took her in and got the depo medrol shot. This was on august 18th. Two days after the shot I noticed a lump at the injection site and called the vet. They said it was normal and would go away. Well, I hadn't noticed it but today when I ran my hand down her back I felt a... Asked by Jaymie Oppy 1 year ago.

My cat has really bad allergies and I took her in and got the depo medrol shot. This was on august 18th. Two days after the shot I noticed a lump at the injection site and called the vet. They said it was normal and would go away. Well, I hadn't noticed it but today when I ran my hand down her back I felt a lump in between her shoulder blades. I guess I didn't feel it because it is right in the middle of them. Does anyone know if this is normal or not? I am in school to be a vet tech but I don't know alot of this kind of stuff yet. I am defiantly calling tomarrow when they open, I just wanted to know if anyone else has had this happen. Answered by Sean Drappo 1 year ago.

No it is not normal! It is a reaction to the injection. It has formed a lump, which contains puss and the injection liquid. It is formed mainly cos the vet did not rub the place they injected after properly. Therefore its formed a lump. Take your cat to another vet. 1 of my cats had this and everything i said to u was what the vet told me. They got a small blade thing and gently made a small hole in the lump. They then drained all of the puss out of it and put some antiseptic stuff on it. It looks horrible with the hole in but it has to stay an open wound to heal. If your cat is an indoor/outdoor cat, u will have to keep your cat inside for about 3 weeks. If u got any other cats do not let them hurt where the wound is. Hope this helps u mate :) Good luck x Answered by Fredric Hampshire 1 year ago.


My lab had an injection of depo medrol today for a skin irritation, I was wondering what the side effects were
Asked by Shakia Westerhold 1 year ago.

Depo medrol is a steriod. It will likely cause her to drink and urinate more than usual for the next few days. It can also increase her appetite, so don't let her eat free choice or she just might go hog wild :) Depo medrol can have serious side effects, but they are quite rare. Most Vets will prescribe steriods in pill form - its not so risky that way. The injection gives her a heavy dose of steriods that will wear off over the next few weeks. The pill form is given daily then weaned down to an everyother day dose, therefore the injection is much more convenient for some clients. Steriods should not be given with certain pain meds, so as always, don't give her/him anyother meds without consulting with your vet first. Answered by Orlando Rodis 1 year ago.

depo medrol is a steroid injection. steroids can cause increased drinking, increased thirst, and an increase in appetite. if they are only given on occasion, they generally do not pose any risk. however, if used frequently, a dog is at risk for developing diabetes, urinary tract infections, and cushings like symptoms. what caused the skin irritation? Answered by Awilda Pascall 1 year ago.


Does anyone know how I can purchase Depo Medrol with out a prescription?
I am the legal owner of the dog. He gets horrible skin infections without it so unless you advise me to let him get an infection with his skin pussing all of the time this is what I was directed to do by the vet. All medications have side affects just as that pack of sweet n' low might cause cancer it just... Asked by Arla Hesters 1 year ago.

Okay here's the situation. I live in a small town and have many animals I care for (like 30 cats along with any other animals people decide they don't want) I run an animal rescue group and I have a small dog that needs an allergy shot once a month. I can get them through petmeds.com through mail order but my vet refuses to give me an RX prescription. with all of the animals (that aren't mine by the way )that I take in to him I would think he'd spare me the trouble of coming in and help me to save the money since I give him all of my business. He told me that my dog needs an allergy shot at least once a month to keep him from getting skin infections and if I can just give it to him at home and have them mailed to me once a month why won't he write his prescription for me? It's getting too expensive to do this every month when I could be spending $27 for the year for his meds instead of 25 every month. Does anyone know where I can get it without a prescription because he's being ridiculous? Answered by Jeniffer Fortun 1 year ago.

I am the legal owner of the dog. He gets horrible skin infections without it so unless you advise me to let him get an infection with his skin pussing all of the time this is what I was directed to do by the vet. All medications have side affects just as that pack of sweet n' low might cause cancer it just comes with the territory of medicine. I am doing everything I can for him and would only be using it under the advise of a vet so don't act like i'm an animal abuser. Most people don't even take their animal to the vet. He is very well cared for and I only want him to get better. Answered by Kirsten Kenouo 1 year ago.

If you give that dog a depo medrol shot once a month you are going to kill it. The dog will get Cushing's Syndrome. And when that happens the dog owner can sue you (and you can be criminally prosecuted) for practicing veterinary medicine without a license. Please stop. There is a reason the vet is not okaying the prescription!!!!!!!!! ETA: First of all, I apologize. I misunderstood your question. I thought you were taking care of someone else's dog especially since you said you care for dogs that are not yours. I apologize for sounding harsh, but I am concerned for the dog's welfare. Steroid injections are NOT "allergy shots" and they will cause hyperadrenocorticism. You cannot rationally equate the risks/side effects of depo medrol use and consuming Sweet & Low because they're not even in the same ball park. Things have changed. Medicine has improved. "Old school" vets still occasionally use steroids for skin issues but certainly not a depo injection once a month. Younger vets don't even use depo for skin issues anymore. There are other treatments. And if/when those don't work, the patient is referred to a board-certified veterinary dermatologist. There is help out there without causing hyperadrenocorticism. I really think the idea of seeing another vet is a good idea - not just so you can keep doing the same thing for cheaper, but so you can see whether there are alternate treatment options that may be less harmful to your dog. That being said, veterinarians are REQUIRED to write you a prescription if you request it rather than requiring you to purchase the medication from them. However, that really doesn't apply in this situation since the medication is administered IM not PO. Your vet is charging you not just for the medication but also for administering the correct amount at correct intervals and in the correct way. (I'm not saying YOU personally can't administer it IM, but you've got to convince your vet you can). If the two of you have a good relationship and he/she feels that you are able to administer an IM injection correctly, perhaps they could dispense you one dose of medication in a syringe once a month. That ought to be cheaper than taking the dog in for his injection since you are not taking up an office call slot. But please don't expect the vet to write you a prescription for a full year of depo in one prescription. It would be irresponsible for the vet to do so since the medication is dangerous. As a general rule, medications that have dangerous side-effects, are addictive, are controlled, have street value or are likely to be used more often than they should be, are prescribed and refilled in small quantities. It's how you keep people from misusing, abusing, self-diagnosing and over-administering them. Remember, an ethical veterinarian has the patient's best interests at heart. A vet who is willing to prescribe a 12 month supply of dangerous medication just to keep a client happy is not really doing their job. It's a judgment call on their part that is attached to quality patient care (and not being sued) as opposed to profit motive. Please take my comments with a grain of salt. I know you love your dog and don't like to see him miserable. I also like to save money just as the next person does. I just wanted to make sure you understand the severity of the treatment you are pursuing and that there is a reason the vet is keeping this medication "on a leash." Good luck and I really do wish you and your pet well. Answered by Sau Feurtado 1 year ago.

Depo Medrol Uses Answered by Juliana Moraga 1 year ago.

I have a cat that has allergies so bad the Depo doesn't work, or at least not enough that I can tell. Have you tried giving regular allergy pills after the shot has gotten control of things? It isn't a cure-all, but it can help keep things to a lower level. Just like with people, each drug can work better than others. Not ALL people allergy medications can be used. The most oft used and cheapest is Benadryl (just the plain one, with nothing else added). Even Claratin can be used. Another one that has good reviews for pets, but is no longer sold in stores is the generic for Tavist, which you can purchase from Amazon and other places in generic form; Clemastine. If you read the reviews below, many talk about using it on their animals. Given what has been written above, you know about the risks, etc. That being the case, you might check with Australian companies. They require RXs from citizens, but apparently not from outside their country. For years I, and others, have purchased items such as Revolution, etc. without needing an RX. You might try there. Also, it comes in pills as well. You might consider getting a shot to the animal in question, then trying very low doses maybe once a week??? Something you might talk about with a vet. I've tried similar things with Prednisone in animals. Instead of giving large doses of an injection, giving very small amounts... hopefully going to every few days. Best of luck. I've LITERALLY tried almost every alternative out there, for mild allergies, some of it is great. For my cat, it just helps a bit. Given how bad he can get, the quality of life thing comes into play and I would gladly give him the Medrol shot every 2 months if it would work. Then I would probably dose him down with dandelion, milk thistle, etc to help detox his liver, kidneys and such. Good luck! And if you can give an update on how things are going, given the time-frame that has passed (I honestly just noticed it), please do so. Answered by Royce Baraban 1 year ago.

Depo Medrol Shot Answered by Son Lundmark 1 year ago.

Please ignore the very bad advice from BBG. This is a real old question and I only answer for the benefit of people that may be searching. I have had two Border Collies with bad skin problems. I gave them 40-50 mg Depo Medrol IM every 6-8 weeks. The drug is hard on their system but the severe dermatitis was a kill or cure problem. I made both dogs as comfortable as possible and they both lived into their late teens. As my vet said, it was a choice of quality of life as opposed to years of life. The vet you are using should know you and be comfortable with your ability to give a dog a shot IM without hitting a vein accidentally. My old vet was a Jewell, I brought him the adverts and he price matched and sold me 20 mg/ml in 5 ml bottles. Later I was buying the 20 ml bottle as I had two dogs at at time that had the problem. Understand, this is a drug of abuse and vets are right to exercise caution in selling or prescribing it. My vet knows that I work in a field that tests for drugs of abuse regularly so he was more comfortable with my request. He also knows I am a land owner and I have way too much to loose to risk it selling this stuff. And of course he knows the dog and the cat. Understand this also, your vet is not a doctor, he is a businessman. Many vets these days are working for corporations that simply employ them to work in a clinic that belongs to the corporation. These vets can only do what the corporation lets them do. Giving your dog a shot every 6 weeks or so will net them more money than selling you a bottle of medicine. And this is what most of them want to do. You might be able to negotiate with the vet by simply saying that there are not funds to do that so you will euthanize the dog. This effectively removes ALL profit from them for that animal. Your vet may decide at that point it is more profitable to sell you meds 3 times a year than to loose the business entirely. And last, if that does not work find another vet. Do not bad mouth vet 1 to vet 2 this will not get you any favors! PS do the paperwork and get your 501-3C charitable organization status, it will help you a lot. Answered by Dierdre Ricciardone 1 year ago.

Try discussing this with another vet. By law most do not prescribe without checking an animal first.Health changes could occur leaving him open to a lawsuit as well. Perhaps he will agree to seeing the animal every 3 months or so for a check up? We also rescue animals & this doesn't entitle us to any favors or discounts at any clinic.It is by choice and they went to vet school to make a living. We don't expect our human doctors to extend a discount because we have a big family. Many vets do community work or discount clinics to give to their community.Some may choose to extend a discount or credit line.Some may have a small practice and lots of overhead to cover. Shop around is all you can do. Answered by Sid Krenzke 1 year ago.

Its a prescription medication.. you can NOT get it without a prescription. Any place that would sell it without a Rx is likely selling expired or counterfiet drugs.. just because its "cheaper" doesnt mean you'd be saving money.. as it would be a waste of money if it doesnt work! See if another vet will write the prescription for you. Answered by Carrie Mandt 1 year ago.


I have a question about the Depo Medrol injection for dogs?
My basset/beagle mutt has a major ear infection, so my vet gave him a Depo Medrol injection. How long does the shot last? What are its uses? I would call and ask the vet as I forgot when I had him in this morning, but they are closed.If you have the answer I would appreciate it. Thanks!Also, do you have any... Asked by Laquanda Matro 1 year ago.

My basset/beagle mutt has a major ear infection, so my vet gave him a Depo Medrol injection. How long does the shot last? What are its uses? I would call and ask the vet as I forgot when I had him in this morning, but they are closed. If you have the answer I would appreciate it. Thanks! Also, do you have any experiences with this shot? Answered by Kaci Grabo 1 year ago.

Depo Medrol is a steroid injection used for treating inflammatory issues. It should last at least six weeks. Answered by Kelley Compau 1 year ago.

Injections May Be Made At Weekly Intervals Or In Accordance With The Severity Of The Condition And Clinical Response. DEPO-MEDROL is an anti-inflammatory glucocorticoid for intramuscular, intra-articular, soft tissue or intralesional injection. Answered by Ramon Noblett 1 year ago.

Not sure how long the shot lasts in dogs, but it is a medication used to keep inflammation down. That's its basic purpose - keeps the immune system from making the infected area too inflamed and painful. Answered by Isiah Khaleel 1 year ago.

I don't know--but try asking in the 'Dogs' section. Answered by Morgan Gilfoy 1 year ago.


I believe depo medrol killed my cat. Has anyone else had a horrible experience with this drug?
Hello All,My little boy died yesterday morning at only 2 1/2 years old. He was a domestic short hair cat and he suffered from asthma. The doctor had given him 2 depo medrol shots previously for asthma and they seemed to help for a period of 10 weeks each time. Lately I noticed Simba, my cat, had lost weight... Asked by Shirley Yanos 1 year ago.

Hello All, My little boy died yesterday morning at only 2 1/2 years old. He was a domestic short hair cat and he suffered from asthma. The doctor had given him 2 depo medrol shots previously for asthma and they seemed to help for a period of 10 weeks each time. Lately I noticed Simba, my cat, had lost weight (about 10% of his body weight). He wasn't running and playing as often, his coat wasn't as soft and shiny, and overall he was lethargic. The last shot was given in October, and these symptoms occurred after that. When I took him to the vet yesterday after I thought he had another asthma attack on Saturday, he suggested I give him another shot and get xrays and blood work. He gave the shot and THEN gave the xray and his lungs came back clear which the vet thought was odd and also this time he had a heart murmur. (In October his heart was perfect). Within 11 hours of the vet giving him Depo Medrol my cat suffered an excruciating death. I rushed him to the ER and he died within minutes. He threw up all over me and it smelled so bad. The er vet told me his lungs filled up with fluids so he probably suffocated but most likely it was acute heart failure. The er vet told me this without evaluating him or running tests and only went by what I had told her about my earlier visit. When I asked my regular vet he said there was no way the shot caused this but I am convinced that it did. I have been researching the effects of this drugs and many of the symptoms and side effects my cat had. I am so devastated and just looking for answers. Have you or anyone you know gone through a similare experience? Thank you for your help Answered by Shella Jorres 1 year ago.

I believe that depo medrol carries some heavy risks, though I'm not sure if any are proven. My friend's cat died last year for nearly unknown reasons. He was given shots of the medications to control heavy food allergies and was fine until one day of lethargy turned into something worse. The cats intestines had ruptured and the vet had no idea what the cause was (He performed an exploratory surgery and found no blockage or foreign bodies to have caused the rupture). I'm terribly sorry for your loss :(, I can only hope that more research is done for the drug so that these incidents can be prevented. Answered by Tomi Mattier 1 year ago.

I am so sorry for your loss. I wish there was something i could say to make you feel better. I've used dep medrol shots and have never seen a side effect..it is a steriod though. My educated guess would be that the first vet misdiagnosed the cat with asthma...how did the vet come to that diagnosis? It really sounds like the cat had an underlying heart problem that should have been picked up. The symptoms could have been very similar but the vet should have been able to differentiate the two. I am very educated about cats so i'm not just taking a guess here but i am taking an educated one. I think it was just a coincidence that the cat got the depo shot and then got sick and died..the cat most likely died from a heart problem that the first vet should have picked up...would the outcome have been different..maybe not. If i were you i would think again about ever using the original vet again,,,this was a serious error. Answered by Michael Nabavian 1 year ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: I believe depo medrol killed my cat. Has anyone else had a horrible experience with this drug? Hello All, My little boy died yesterday morning at only 2 1/2 years old. He was a domestic short hair cat and he suffered from asthma. The doctor had given him 2 depo medrol shots previously for asthma and they seemed to help for a period of 10 weeks each time. Lately I noticed Simba, my cat,... Answered by Hyacinth Agle 1 year ago.

yes depo medrol killed my best friend hermes he is a feline i feel so sad n now feel horribly that i said "ok" when the vet suggested the shot he had some allergies but went from fine to sick within hours treated him holistically for two months then he had a blood clot n screamed the whole way to vet one night two weeks ago i am so sad he had to be put to sleep that night i guess he most likely had an underlying heart condition that got triggered by the depo medrol **** now hes gone please dont let vet give your friends those shots it is so painful n horrible for the friend and you peace and love Answered by Irvin Kringel 1 year ago.


Side effects of depo medrol in dogs?
mini dachsund had depo medrol shot. what can some of the side effects be. she just seems to want to sleep now. and has no energy Asked by Ingeborg Stancil 1 year ago.

It's common, you should talk to your vet about what to expect. Answered by Madonna Robert 1 year ago.

it is definately a undemanding section result to cortisone. also eating extra and weight benefit will be yet another. Cortisone is something it is given out to any canines who's proprietor complains of extreme scratching or different skin subject matters. there are options to this...you may want to opt to study some holisitc vets besides as vets who do acupuncture. you may want to locate that with the right treatment, you does no longer ought to grant drugs. Answered by Winnie Charity 1 year ago.


Cat allergies? Depo Medrol?
My cat is licking herself in spots until she gets cuts and sores. I took her to the vet yesterday and she said she has an allergy, but the vet didn't specify. She gave her a shot called, "Depo Medrol Inj 20ML per cc" She said that if this works, than it's probably going to have to be given to her... Asked by Brinda Dolio 1 year ago.

My cat is licking herself in spots until she gets cuts and sores. I took her to the vet yesterday and she said she has an allergy, but the vet didn't specify. She gave her a shot called, "Depo Medrol Inj 20ML per cc" She said that if this works, than it's probably going to have to be given to her every 6 weeks. She said that it's a steroid shot and can give her diabetes. I just wanted to know if there are other options to helping this, and if it's not a good idea to get her the Depo Medrol shots. Thank you so much. If this applies she is 8 years old. Answered by Gina Hellinger 1 year ago.

all steroids can cause diabetes in cats - depo is an injectable, long lasting one, and there are oral ones as well (prednisone is one). Instead of giving your cat a steroid shot, you need to find out what she's allergic to, and remove the allergen (if possible). Depo is NOT suitable for long term use, and most vets won't give it longer than 6 months. Again, the real 'cure' is to find out the source of her allergy, and treat that - not give her a steroid shot. There are two common causes of allergies - one is food, and one is 'bugs'. My one cat has an allergy to tiny, microscopic mites, which cause her to lick and lick. A monthly treatment with Revolution was the simple fix. Other cats have food allergies. The most common allergens are corn and fish. Feeding your cat a diet free of corn and fish may eliminate the problem. Go to the pet store and read the ingredients of the food you're planning on feeding - and if it contains corn (hidden as corn, ground yellow corn, corn meal, and maize) put it back. The cheaper foods all contain corn, as corn is cheaper than meat. If it is a food allergy, you need to try the new food for an extended time - 6 to 8 weeks - before you will see a difference. I would first change foods and see if that helps. If not, at least you have your cat on a healthy diet, and that *never* hurts. I'd also try the Revolution - again, harmless and just might help. Answered by Antonio Downey 1 year ago.

Depo Medrol For Cats Answered by Dessie Clugston 1 year ago.

You'll have to forgive my aging memory, but there's a steroidal pill (something cortisone) that stops the itching and licking completely, with apparently no side effects, if my cat is anything to judge it by. He was a big white long-haired Maine Coon cat, and ... SURPRISE!... he had a completely bald pink belly with tiny scabs on it. He did not develop diabetes, but died of old age, with a belly of shorter but visible hair. At least your vet was honest with you in telling you that it could cause diabetes. Diabetes in cats (as with humans) is a real life-shortener, and requires your giving them two shots a day for the rest of their lives. It's manageable, but not curable. Look, if they can treat itchy psoriasis in humans without giving them injections, you'd think they could come up with an alternative for pets. Try asking the vet about the pills. I'm so sorry I can't remember the name. There are some alternative sprays you can use with hydrocortisone, but it's easier in pill form...and you and your pet will appreciate that she doesn't have to lick off the spray every time you use it, probably. Good luck. Answered by Wilda Sperka 1 year ago.


Depo-medrol 40mg IM, vial read depo-medrol 120mg/cc. How many cc's will I give?
Asked by Sherill Broglie 1 year ago.

One third of a cc. Are your sure you're reading it right? The Depo-Medrol I gave was always 60 or 80 mg/cc. Answered by Audry Nastase 1 year ago.

cc = mL; don't use cc, use mL (safety issue) 120 mg / 1 mL = 40 mg / X mL Solve for X... Answered by Herlinda Lanciotti 1 year ago.


Depo - medrol shot question?
My cat has really bad allergies and I took her in and got the depo medrol shot. This was on august 18th. Two days after the shot I noticed a lump at the injection site and called the vet. They said it was normal and would go away. Well, I hadn't noticed it but today when I ran my hand down her back I felt a... Asked by Kandi Spargur 1 year ago.

My cat has really bad allergies and I took her in and got the depo medrol shot. This was on august 18th. Two days after the shot I noticed a lump at the injection site and called the vet. They said it was normal and would go away. Well, I hadn't noticed it but today when I ran my hand down her back I felt a lump in between her shoulder blades. I guess I didn't feel it because it is right in the middle of them. Does anyone know if this is normal or not? I am in school to be a vet tech but I don't know alot of this kind of stuff yet. I am defiantly calling tomarrow when they open, I just wanted to know if anyone else has had this happen. Answered by Wynona Borkin 1 year ago.

No it is not normal! It is a reaction to the injection. It has formed a lump, which contains puss and the injection liquid. It is formed mainly cos the vet did not rub the place they injected after properly. Therefore its formed a lump. Take your cat to another vet. 1 of my cats had this and everything i said to u was what the vet told me. They got a small blade thing and gently made a small hole in the lump. They then drained all of the puss out of it and put some antiseptic stuff on it. It looks horrible with the hole in but it has to stay an open wound to heal. If your cat is an indoor/outdoor cat, u will have to keep your cat inside for about 3 weeks. If u got any other cats do not let them hurt where the wound is. Hope this helps u mate :) Good luck x Answered by Lesli Kynaston 1 year ago.


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