Equisolon 300mg Oral Powder for Horses is indicated for the alleviation of inflammatory and clinical parameters associated with recurrent airway obstruction (RAO) in horses, in combination with environmental control.
Do not use in known cases of hypersensitivity to the active substance, to corticosteroids or to any of the excipients.
Do not use in viral infections during the viraemic stage or in cases of systemic mycotic infections. Do not use in animals suffering from gastrointestinal ulcers.
Do not use in animals suffering from corneal ulcers. Do not use during pregnancy.
Corticoid administration is to induce an improvement in clinical signs rather than a cure. The treatment should be combined with environmental control.
Each case should be assessed individually by the veterinarian and an appropriate treatment program determined. Treatment with prednisolone should only be initiated when satisfactory alleviation of clinical symptoms have not been obtained or are unlikely to be obtained by environmental control alone.
Treatment with prednisolone may not sufficiently restore respiratory function in all cases, and in each individual case the use of medicinal products with more rapid onset of action may need to be considered.
Special precautions for use
Special precautions for use in animals:
Do not use in animals suffering from diabetes mellitus, renal insufficiency, cardiac insufficiency, hyperadrenocorticism, or osteoporosis.
Use of corticosteroids in horses has been reported to induce laminitis. Therefore horses should be monitored frequently during the treatment period.
Because of the pharmacological properties of prednisolone, use with caution when the veterinary medicinal product is used in animals with a weakened immune system.
Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals:
People with known hypersensitivity to corticosteroids or any of the excipients must not be in contact with the veterinary medicinal product.
Due to the risk of foetal malformation, the veterinary medicinal product must not be administered by pregnant women.
It is recommended to wear gloves and a protective mask during handling and administration of the product.
In order to prevent dust formation, do not shake the veterinary medicinal product
Use during pregnancy
The safety of the veterinary medicinal product has not been established in horses during pregnancy, and the product is contraindicated for use in pregnant horses.
Legal Category: POM-V
How to order prescription medication
Certain products are classified as Prescription Only Medicines. For these products we require a legally valid veterinary prescription prior to dispensing and dispatching.
You can do this in three easy steps:
1. Request a prescription from your vet.
2. Add you prescription product(s) to your basket
3. Upload* or send your prescription to us as part of the checkout process.
* For some medication (eg Controlled Drugs) we need to be in receipt of the original valid prescription prior to dispatch, and so we will require you to post the original prescription to us. The website will inform you if this is the case.
How can I send my prescription electronically to you?
You can upload your prescription via the website as part of the checkout process or, if preferred you can email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to 01522 692231.
When emailing or faxing your prescription to us please write your order number at the top of the prescription to help us match it against your account.
Please note that for some medication (eg Controlled Drugs) we need to be in receipt of the original valid prescription prior to dispatch, and so we will require you to post the original prescription to us. The website will inform you if this is the case.
Where should I send my original prescription to?
Where we require (or you choose to send) an original prescription by post, please write your order number at the top of the prescription and send it to:
The PharmPet Co,
Unit 7 Stirlin Point,