Dexamethasone Compound is a steroid used to treat allergic reactions, inflammation, and many other diseases.
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Dexamethasone Compound Basics
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. Dexamethasone Compound is available in a capsule and an oral suspension.
Dexamethasone Compound Warnings
Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Do not use in animals with known hypersensitivity to dexamethasone. Let your veterinarian know if your pet is on any other medications, as dexamethasone can react with some medications, such as furosemide, insulin, phenobarbital, NSAIDs, cyclosporine (Atopica), deracoxib (Deramaxx), and vaccines. Dexamethasone can cause liver damage, so it is necessary to check liver values regularly while administering. Dexamethasone is not intended for use with infectious diseases, fungal, bacterial, or viral infections. Stomach ulcers can develop while using dexamethasone. Let your veterinarian know if your pet is on any other steroid medications such as prednisone, prednisolone, or methylprednisolone. Store at room temperature, protected from light and moisture. Shake oral suspensions well before use.
Dexamethasone Compound Directions
Use as directed by your veterinarian. Follow the instructions printed on the prescription label. Store dexamethasone at room temperature. Shake oral suspensions well before use. Be sure to complete the prescription to ensure a full recovery, even if your pet seems to be improving, unless instructed otherwise by your veterinarian. Allow your pet access to plenty of water. Dexamethasone should be given with food. Do not stop dexamethasone treatment suddenly. Gradually reduce dosage before stopping treatment.
Dexamethasone Compound Dosage FAQs
In the case of a missed dose of dexamethasone, give it as soon as you remember or wait until it is time to give the next dose. DO NOT GIVE A DOUBLE DOSE OF DEXAMETHASONE. In the case of an overdose of dexamethasone, seek attention from your veterinarian. The following symptoms could be signs of an overdose vomiting, diarrhea, or Cushing’s disease.
If you notice any behavioral or physiological changes in your pet while administering dexamethasone, contact your veterinarian immediately.
Allergic Reactions and Serious Side Effects
In the case of an allergic reaction or a serious side effect you should stop dexamethasone treatment and seek veterinary attention. Some common signs of an allergic reaction or serious side effect are hair loss, weakening of the muscles, liver impairment, behavioral changes, stomach or intestinal ulcers, or bloody diarrhea.
Capsule, Oral Suspension
1mg/1ml, 10mL Bottle, 1mg/1mL, 30mL Bottle, 2mg/1mL, 30mL Bottle, 10mg