Dexamethasone is a solution prescribed to help reduce inflammation found in the eye, including pinkeye. This easy-to-use medication helps to provide relief by reducing burning and redness. Plus, Dexamethasone comes with a convenient eye dropper for accurate dosing. Customers may receive this drug under the names Azium, Dexasone, Pet-Derm.
Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid solution that is used in the eyes. It helps treat inflammation due to certain conditions, such as conjunctivitis and some types of eye inflammations.
Possible Side Effects
This medication is typically safe when used as directed, but minor side effects such as burning, stinging, itching, redness, blurred vision or sensitivity to light have been reported. Other rare side effects include glaucoma, cataracts and perforation of the cornea. Infection can also occur if this medication is used long-term.
Drug & Food Interactions
Before giving Dexamethasone, discuss other eye medications, oral medications or supplements the pet is taking. Some interactions have been reported.
Do not use in those who have a known allergy to this medication or similar medications. Do not give to those with fungal or viral infections of the eye before healing has started, or those with eye ulcers.
This drug is FDA-approved for human use. However, it is common practice for veterinarians to prescribe such drugs for use in dogs and cats.
NOTE: For Generic Medications, picture displayed may not depict actual product. Generic medications may vary from one order to the next by size, color and shape depending on manufacturer. Customers may receive the same drug under the names Azium, Dexasone, Pet-Derm.
Also available in tablets.
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