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

  • 0.5-1.5 mg
  • Dexamethasone

Dexamethasone Basics

  • Dexamethasone is available by prescription only.
  • Dexamethasone is used to control inflammation and suppress the immune system.
  • Dexamethasone is a potent glucocorticoid, a hormone that is related to cortisone.
  • 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 tablets are available in two sizes...
  • - 0.5 mg
  • - 1.5 mg

Dexamethasone Warnings

  • Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Do not use in animals with known hypersensitivity to dexamethasone.
  • 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, including...
  • - furosemide
  • - insulin
  • - phenobarbital
  • - NSAIDs
  • - cyclosporine (Atopica)
  • - deracoxib (Deramaxx)
  • - vaccines
  • Dexamethasone may cause liver damage.
  • Do not use in pets suffering from...
  • - bacterial infections
  • - fungal infections
  • - infectious diseases
  • - viral infections.
  • - Stomach ulcers may develop during dexamethasone treatment.
  • 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 and inflammation."
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, seek immediate veterinary attention.
  • Some common signs of allergic reaction and serious side effects 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."

Dexamethasone Directions

  • Give as directed by your veterinarian.
  • Follow the instructions printed on the prescription label.
  • Store at room temperature.
  • 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.
  • Give with food.
  • Do not stop dexamethasone treatment suddenly. Gradually reduce dosage before stopping treatment.

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.
  • The following symptoms could be signs of an overdose...
  • - vomiting
  • - diarrhea
  • - Cushing's disease

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