Dexamethasone Tablets are prescribed to help reduce inflammation. They may also be used in the treatment of certain autoimmune diseases, blood disorders, bronchitis caused by allergy triggers, some spinal cord diseases, brain swelling, along with other diseases. Customers may receive this drug under the namesAzium, Dexasone, Pet-Derm.
Dexamethasone is indicated in the treatment of a number of conditions, including allergies, inflammation, certain types of colitis and others.
Possible Side Effects
Side effects may include changes in appetite, increased thirst and urination, drowsiness and hyperglycemia. Long-term use may cause symptoms of adrenal insufficiency (Addison's disease), impaired wound healing and muscle loss and weakness. Continue the medication and talk to your vet about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome.
Drug & Food Interactions
Before giving Dexamethasone, talk to your veterinarian if the pet is being given any other oral steroid medications, such as prednisone, prednisolone, methylprednisolone or others. Tell your vet if the pet is being given furosemide, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as carprofen, deracoxib or etodolac. Drugs other than those listed may also interact with dexamethasone. Talk to your vet before giving any prescription or over the counter medicines.
Do not give Dexamethasone to those taking other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs medications, such as aspirin or carprofen. Do not use this medication when there is a systemic fungal infection present. Do not administer any live virus vaccines while administering Dexamethasone.
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 eye drops.
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