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Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid used to treat severe allergies, arthritis, asthma, and skin conditions. It is indicated for the treatment of primary bovine ketosis and as an anti-inflammatory agent in the bovine and equine.
Who is it for? Horses
Why use it? -As supportive therapy, dexamethasone may be used in the management of various rheumatic, allergic, dermatologic, and other diseases known to be responsive to anti-inflammatory corticosteroids.
-Dexamethasone Solution may be used intravenously as supportive therapy when an immediate hormonal response is required.
How it works?
Dexamethasone is indicated for the treatment of acute musculoskeletal inflammations, such as bursitis, carpitis, osselets, tendonitis, myositis, and sprains. If boney changes exist in any of these conditions, joints, or accessory structures, responses to dexamethasone cannot be expected. In addition, dexamethasone may be used as supportive therapy in fatigue, heat exhaustion, influenza, laminitis, and retained placenta provided that the primary cause is determined and corrected.
How is it sold?
100 ml vials 4.37mg/mL
What are the side effects?
Corticosteroids reportedly cause laminitis in horses.
What special precautions are there?
-Animals receiving dexamethasone should be under close observation.
-Doses greater than those recommended in horses may produce a transient drowsiness or lethargy in some horses. The lethargy usually abates in 24 hours.
What to do if overdose?
If adverse reaction occurs contact your nearest pet hospital immediately.
How Can I store it?
Store in a cool dry place. How to Use: Used as indicated by your veterinarian. Equine - Dexamethasone Solution - 2.5 to 5 mg intravenously or intramuscularly.