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DEXAMETHASONE INJ.

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Quick Overview

Dexamethasone is a synthetic gluco-corticosteroid with anti-inflammatory, anti-shock, anti-allergic, gluconeogenesis and immunosuppressive action.

Composition

Contains per ml:
Dexamethasone (as sodium phosphate) 2 mg

Description

Dexamethasone is a synthetic gluco-corticosteroid with anti-inflammatory, anti-shock, anti-allergic, gluconeogenesis and immunosuppressive action.

Indications

Dexamethasone Inj. is indicated for allergic reactions, myoglobinuria, toxinaemia, shock, stress and urticaria. Local treatment of arthritis, bursitis, distortions, peri-arthritis, tendinitis and tendovaginitis. Always combine with antibiotics in case of a bacterial infection.

Contra-indications

Do not administer to animals with Diabetes Mellitus, osteoporosis, an impaired heart or kidney function. Do not inject during the last (third) part of gestation (abortion). Retardation of wound healing, muscle atrophy and myopathy, skin-atrophy, changes in blood cell formation and degradation, adrenal dysfunctions, risks for super-infections, not for treatment of viral and fungal infections.

Side-effects

Polydipsia, poly-uraemia, poly-phagia, immunosuppression, muscle atrophy, delayed wound healing, influences fat metabolism.

Incompatibility with other drugs or substances

The immune response to vaccination may be reduced when corticosteroids are given at the same time.

Dosage and administration

For intramuscular or intravenous injection.
Horses, cattle : 5 – 15 ml per animal.
Calves, foals, sheep, goats, pigs : 1 – 2.5 ml per animal.
Cats, dogs : 0.1 – 1 ml per 10 kg bodyweight.
Higher dosing and repeat treatment only on advice of your veterinarian.

Withdrawal period

Meat : 21 days
Milk : 5 days

Storage

Store in a dry, dark place between 8 °C and 15 °C.
Keep medicine away from children.

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