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DEXAMETHASONE is a powerful steroid used to treat allergic reactions, inflammation and many other diseases.
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  • Azium by Schering-Plough
  • Decadron by Merck
  • Dexamethasone by Roxane Laboratories
Dexamethasone Ingredients

  • 0.5 mg
  • Dexamethasone
  • 1.5 mg
  • Dexamethasone


  • DEXAMETHASONE is a one of a number of drugs available to control inflammation and suppress the immune system.
  • DEXAMETHASONE is a potent glucocorticoid, a hormone that is related to cortisone.
  • DEXAMETHASONE should be used only when necessary, as its effects can be observed in every organ system.
  • DEXAMETHASONE is used to treat...
  • - Inflammation
  • - Autoimmune diseases
  • - Shock related to infection
  • - Rheumatoid arthritis
  • - Respiratory diseases
  • - Liver disorders
  • - Intestinal diseases
  • - Skin disorders
  • - Nervous system abnormalities
  • - Immune mediated diseases
  • - Cancer
  • DEXAMETHASONE works by inhibiting inflammation, which reduces irritation, redness, burning, and swelling.


  • DEXAMETHASONE is a prescription drug.
  • 20-30 times stronger than hydrocortisone
  • 4-5 times stronger than prednisone / prednisolone
  • Used with cancer treatments to prevent the side effects from chemotherapy
  • Effective for treating allergies and inflammation
  • Decreases swelling and pain
  • Tablets are available in two sizes...
  • - 0.5 mg
  • - 1.5 mg


  • - Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
  • - DEXAMETHASONE should not be used in animals with known hypersensitivity or allergy to the drug.
  • - Do not use with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin or Rimadyl.
  • - Let your veterinarian know if your pet is on any other medications, as DEXAMETHASONE can react with other medications, such as...
        • furosemide
        • insulin
        • phenobarbital
        • NSAIDs
        • cyclosporine (Atopica)
        • deracoxib (Deramaxx)
        • vaccines
  • - DEXAMETHASONE can cause liver damage, so it is necessary to check liver values regularly while administering.
  • - DEXAMETHASONE is not intended for use with infectious diseases, fungal, bacterial, or viral infections.
  • - Stomach ulcers can develop.
  • - Let your veterinarian know if your pet is on any other steroid medications such as...
        • prednisone
        • prednisolone
        • methylprednisolone

Details About Dexamethasone
"DEXAMETHASONE is a powerful steroid used to treat allergic reactions, inflammation and many other diseases."
Dexamethasone Is Used To Treat These Symptoms

  • Allergies
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Colitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Inflammation
  • Lupus

Possible Side Effects When Using Dexamethasone

  • Behavioral Changes
  • Drowsiness
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Increased Hunger
  • Increased Thirst
  • Lethargy
  • Weight Gain

If you notice any behavioral or physiological changes in your pet while administering DEXAMETHASONE, contact your veterinarian immediately.

Allergic Reactions and Serious Side Effects

  • Allergic reactions and serious side effects are rare, but in the case of an allergic reaction or a serious side effect you should stop DEXAMETHASONE treatment and seek veterinary attention. Some common signs of an allergic reaction or serious side effect are...
  • - hair loss
  • - weakening of the muscles
  • - liver impairment
  • - behavioral changes
  • - stomach or intestinal ulcers
  • - bloody diarrhea

Our Information Is Not Intended To Replace The Advice Of Your Veterinarian
"Do not use our product information for diagnostic purposes. Always take your pet to your veterinarian to obtain a diagnosis and course of treatment. Only your veterinarian is qualified to assess all possible side effects, interactions, precautions, warnings and possible allergic reactions relating to the use of this product or drug with your pet."


  • - Use as directed by your veterinarian.
  • - Follow the instructions printed on the prescription label.
  • - Store DEXAMETHASONE at room temperature.
  • - Be sure to complete the prescription to ensure a full recovery, even if your pet seems to be improving, unless instructed otherwise by your veterinarian.
  • - Allow your pet access to plenty of water.
  • - DEXAMETHASONE should be given with food.
  • - Duration of administration depends on the condition being treated and the response to the medication.
  • - Do not stop DEXAMETHASONE treatment suddenly. Gradually reduce dosage before stopping treatment.
  • - Doses of DEXAMETHASONE vary.


Dosage for Cats and Dogs:

  • - Give 0.1 mg to 3 mg / pound of body weight.
  • - Give by mouth up to 2 times a day.

Dosage FAQs

  • - In the case of a missed dose of DEXAMETHASONE, give it as soon as you remember or wait until it is time to give the next dose. DO NOT GIVE A DOUBLE DOSE OF DEXAMETHASONE.
  • - In the case of an overdose of DEXAMETHASONE, seek attention from your veterinarian. Overdoses will usually occur only after giving too large of a dose over an extended period of time.
  • - The following symptoms could be signs of an overdose...
        • vomiting
        • diarrhea
        • Cushing's disease

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