Pharmacotherapeutic group: Corticosteroid for systemic use.
ATCvet code: QH02AB06
Prednisolone is a synthetic glucocorticoid with anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant properties. It possesses only slight mineralocorticoid activity. Prednisolone is used to suppress the clinical manifestations of a wide range of disorders.
Prednisolone is readily absorbed from the gastro-intestinal tract. Peak plasma concentrations are reached one to two hours after administration, with a plasma half-life of between two and three hours. It is extensively bound to plasma proteins. It is excreted in the urine as free and conjugated metabolites and parent compound. It has a biological half-life of several hours, making it suitable for alternate-day therapy.