Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Ophthalmic Solution 5 mL

Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Ophthalmic Solution 5 mL
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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, or cancer. Dexamethasone works by inhibiting inflammation, which reduces irritation, redness, burning, and swelling.

For:

Dogs and Cats

Benefits:

  • Decreases swelling and pain caused by inflammatory conditions
  • Effective for treating allergies and inflammation
  • It can also be used to treat certain forms of arthritis

How it works

Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid which inhibits inflammation, and reduces irritation, redness, burning, and swelling.

Storage:

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

  • Dexamethasone, a corticosteroid, is used to treat a number of conditions including allergies, inflammation, Addison's disease, certain types of colitis, lupus, acute arthritis, cancers, brain swelling, and many other conditions.
  • Dexamethasone tablets are available by prescription for use in dogs and cats.
  • When discontinuing use of this medication after prolonged treatment, withdrawal should be gradual, not abrupt.
Weight range (lbs) Dosage
All weights The usual dose of Dexamethasone is dependent on the condition being treated, the severity of the condition being treated, and the pet's response to treatment. Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian.

Cautions

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), or vaccines. Dexamethasone may cause liver damage. Do not use in pets suffering from bacterial infections, fungal infections, infectious diseases, or 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, or methylprednisolone.

Side Effects

May include changes in appetite, increased thirst and urination, drowsiness, and hyperglycemia. Long term use may cause symptoms of adrenal insufficiency, impaired wound healing, and muscle loss and weakness. Continue the medication and talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.