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Dexamethasone (Generic) Ophthalmic Solution, 5-mL

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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.

Also available in tablets.

  1. Prescribing Information

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  • Item Number
  • Generic Name
  • Common Brand Name(s)
    Azium, Dexasone
  • For Use With
    Dogs & Cats
  • Administration Form
  • Product Form
  • Health Condition
    Eye Infections
  • Drug Type

Active Ingredients: Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate, [equivalent to I mg (0.1%) Dexamethasone Phosphate].

Inactive Ingredients: Sodium Citrate, Sodium Borate, Creatinine, Polysorbate 80, Edetate Disodium Dihydrate, Purified Water.

Recommended Dosage

Apply the prescribed number of drops to the affected eye(s). If you forget a dose, give it as soon as you remember but don't give two doses at once.

Storage Instructions

Store between temperatures of 59° -77°F.


What is Dexamethasone Ophthalmic Solution For Dogs and Cats?

Dexamethasone Ophthalmic Solution For Dogs and Cats is a corticosteroid solution that is used topically in the eyes. It helps to treat inflammation due to conditions such as conjunctivitis and some types of keratitis.

What are the benefits of Dexamethasone Ophthalmic Solution For Dogs and Cats?

  • Resolves/Reduces eye inflammation in cats and dogs.
  • Helps reduce eye redness and burning.
  • Convenient easy-dose dropper bottle.

How is this medication given?

Use as directed by your veterinarian.

How does this medication work?

Dexamethasone Ophthalmic Solution For Dogs and Cats is a synthetic corticosteroid that acts as an anti-inflammatory agent.

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