Your Guide to the Side Effects of Drugs has already saved a life although only just in time. I have several big, healthy dogs. One, however, reacts very badly to flea bites, and when his skin irritation became intolerable, the local vet prescribed three weeks of Medrol.
After one week we noticed incontinence, lethargy, confusion, then he stopped eating, drinking and finally moving. His breathing became totally laboured, and he was obviously dying quite fast. Almost too late, I looked up this wretched steroid and threw it away. After three days of injecting water slowly down his throat, he started to recover and is now healthy again. Thank you for having helped save him. Catherine Luce, Malaga, Spain.