Dexamethasone has an anti-inflammatory, therapeutic role and hormonal and metabolic effects. Dexamethasone may be used as a supportive therapy with acute inflammatory conditions such as swelling, laminitis, pneumonia or snake bites, and be successfully used with dogs, cats, horses and cattle.
As supportive therapy, Dexamethasone Solution may be used in the management of various rheumatic, allergic, dermatologic, and other diseases known to be responsive to anti-inflammatory corticosteroids.
Dexamethasone Solution may be used intravenously as supportive therapy when an immediate hormonal response is required. Dexamethasone is long acting; 30 times more potent than hydrocortisone, with no mineralocorticoid activity.
Possible Side Effects
Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.
Drug & Food Interactions
Talk to your veterinarian about any other drugs your pet is taking before starting this medication, including but not limited to amphotericin b, anticholinesterase agents, aspirin, barbiturates, bupropion, cyclospornine, diazepam, diuretics.
Animals receiving Dexamethasone should be under close observation. Because of the anti-inflammatory action of corticosteroids, signs of infection may be masked and it may be necessary to stop treatment until a further diagnosis is made. Overdosage of some glucocorticoids may result in sodium retention, fluid retention, potassium loss, and weight gain.
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