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Stops the coughing!
My cat has asthma and this drug has been instrumental in reducing her coughing to about once a week. I give her half a pill and she immediately stops. In the beginning she coughed all of the time, but this has certainly done the trick.
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marie
Posted 7 months ago
Posted 7 months ago
QUESTION
what is it used for?
ANSWERS (1)
Thank you for your question. Dexamethasone Tablets are used for a number of conditions, including allergies, inflammation, certain types of colitis, and many other diseases.
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Crystal RPTechnician
Posted 7 months ago
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Sammie886
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
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If a male dog has gotten with a female can this be given to the female to prevent conception?
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No. Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid which inhibits inflammation, and reduces irritation, redness, burning, and swelling. This medication is not formulated to prevent conception.
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Cherley Petmeds Pro
Posted 2 years ago
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Rockymon
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
QUESTION
How can I get itching med for my dog with out a prescription 
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It is not possible to get a prescription medication from a licensed pharmacy without a prescription.
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Lilli Rph
Posted 2 years ago
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Tricia
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
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I have an older Chihuahua he has been recently diagnosed with a heart murmur and anemia they say he has poor prognosis and I am wondering what this medicine would be used for and should he be receiving more than one shot he needs a blood transfusion
ANSWERS (1)
Dexamethasone tablets are used for a number of conditions, including allergies, inflammation, certain types of colitis, and many other diseases. Your veterinarian can explain why treatment with dexamethasone is appropriate for your pet.
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Lisa M
Posted 2 years ago
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Granny 3
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
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Is this the best drug to give my cat for shin allergies or is there a over the counter med. that would work just as well.
ANSWERS (1)
Please consult with your veterinarian so he/she can prescribe the best drug for your furry baby.
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Cherley Petmeds Pro
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Chopper
Posted 5 years ago
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Can the dog take antibiotics while on the dexamethasone?
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Other medications may interact with dexamethasone. Talk to your veterinarian before giving any prescription or over the counter medicines.
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Crystal RPTechnician
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spedta
Posted 8 years ago
Posted 8 years ago
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0.25 is equal to how many mg. dexamethasone
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0.25 of a tablet or 1/4 tablet is equal to 0.125mg of Dexamethasone.
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Janine M./Pharmacist
Posted 8 years ago
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Cathy
Posted 8 years ago
Posted 8 years ago
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Can I give my dog pain medicine with dexamethasone?
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tramadol would probably be the best choice......BUT PLEASE consult your vet in regard to dosing
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Linda petmeds pharmacist
Posted 8 years ago
Posted 8 years ago
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What are Dexamethasone Tablets?

Dexamethasone Tablets are used for a number of conditions, including allergies, inflammation, certain types of colitis, and many other diseases. Dexamethasone Tablets require a prescription from your veterinarian and are sold per tablet.

For:

Cats and Dogs

Benefits:

  • Effective for treating allergies and inflammation
  • Decreases swelling and pain caused by inflammatory conditions
  • 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.

Cautions:

Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Do not stop using this medication suddenly, especially if it has been used for several weeks or more. The dose may need to be reduced over several days to prevent side effects.

Brand Name:

Azium (Schering Plough), Decadron (Merck)

Generic Name:

Dexamethasone

What is Dexamethasone:

Dexamethasone is in a class called corticosteroids. Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid used as an anti-inflammatory to treat a variety of conditions including lupus, acute arthritis, allergies, cancers, brain swelling, and other conditions. Dexamethasone may also be used for purposes other than those listed.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Dexamethasone to my pet:

Do not use dexamethasone if the pet has a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection without also using proper anti-infective treatment. Do not use this medication in animals allergic to it. Tell your veterinarian if the animal has heart disease, seizures, diabetes, osteoporosis, or impaired liver function. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating. Corticosteroid therapy may induce delivery in large animal species during the latter stages of pregnancy.

What is the most important information I should know about Dexamethasone

Dexamethasone is a prescription medication for use in dogs and cats available by prescription as 0.5mg tablets. The usual dose of dexamethasone is dependent on the condition being treated and the pet's response to the treatment. When discontinuing use of this medication after prolonged treatment, withdrawal should be gradual, not abrupt.

How should this medication be given

Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Follow the directions on the prescription label. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Store dexamethasone at room temperature. Keep this medication out of the reach of children and pets.

What happens if I miss giving a dose:

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and give the next one as directed. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

What should I avoid while giving Dexamethasone to my pet:

Do not give dexamethasone if your pet is also being given an NSAID such as aspirin or carprofen (Rimadyl), and others. Do not administer this medication in the presence of a systemic fungal infection. Do not administer any live virus vaccines.

What are the possible side effects of Dexamethasone

Side effects of dexamethasone 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.

What other drugs will affect Dexamethasone:

Before giving dexamethasone, tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given any other oral steroid medications such as prednisone, prednisOLOne, Methylprednisolone or others. Tell your veterinarian if the pet is being given furosemide, NSAIDs such as carprofen (Rimadyl), deracoxib (Deramaxx), or etodolac (EtoGesic), phenytoin (Dilantin), Phenobarbital, cyclosporine (Atopica), or mitotane (Lysodren). Drugs other than those listed may also interact with dexamethasone. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over the counter medicines.

Where can I get more information:

Your pharmacist has additional information about dexamethasone written for health professionals that you may read.

Call your veterinarian for medical advice about any side effects to your pet. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Dexamethasone Tablets Directions:

  • Dexamethasone tablets are available by prescription for use in dogs and cats.
  • 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.
Tip:

When discontinuing use of this medication after prolonged treatment, withdrawal should be gradual, not abrupt.

Dexamethasone Tablets Dosage:

Dexamethasone Tablets Dosage for Cats
Weight 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.
Dexamethasone Tablets Dosage for Dogs
Weight 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.
Dexamethasone Tablets Dosage for Horses
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Store this product at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.

Dexamethasone Tablets Ingredients:

Dexamethasone Tablets 0.5 mg Tablet
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Dexamethasone 0.5 mg
Dexamethasone Tablets 0.75 mg Tablet
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Dexamethasone 0.75 mg
Dexamethasone Tablets 1 mg Tablet
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Dexamethasone 1 mg
Dexamethasone Tablets 4 mg Tablet
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Dexamethasone 4 mg

What are Dexamethasone Tablets?

Dexamethasone Tablets are used for a number of conditions, including allergies, inflammation, certain types of colitis, and many other diseases. Dexamethasone Tablets require a prescription from your veterinarian and are sold per tablet.

For:

Cats and Dogs

Benefits:

  • Effective for treating allergies and inflammation
  • Decreases swelling and pain caused by inflammatory conditions
  • 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.

Cautions:

Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Do not stop using this medication suddenly, especially if it has been used for several weeks or more. The dose may need to be reduced over several days to prevent side effects.

Brand Name:

Azium (Schering Plough), Decadron (Merck)

Generic Name:

Dexamethasone

What is Dexamethasone:

Dexamethasone is in a class called corticosteroids. Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid used as an anti-inflammatory to treat a variety of conditions including lupus, acute arthritis, allergies, cancers, brain swelling, and other conditions. Dexamethasone may also be used for purposes other than those listed.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Dexamethasone to my pet:

Do not use dexamethasone if the pet has a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection without also using proper anti-infective treatment. Do not use this medication in animals allergic to it. Tell your veterinarian if the animal has heart disease, seizures, diabetes, osteoporosis, or impaired liver function. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating. Corticosteroid therapy may induce delivery in large animal species during the latter stages of pregnancy.

What is the most important information I should know about Dexamethasone

Dexamethasone is a prescription medication for use in dogs and cats available by prescription as 0.5mg tablets. The usual dose of dexamethasone is dependent on the condition being treated and the pet's response to the treatment. When discontinuing use of this medication after prolonged treatment, withdrawal should be gradual, not abrupt.

How should this medication be given

Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Follow the directions on the prescription label. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Store dexamethasone at room temperature. Keep this medication out of the reach of children and pets.

What happens if I miss giving a dose:

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and give the next one as directed. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

What should I avoid while giving Dexamethasone to my pet:

Do not give dexamethasone if your pet is also being given an NSAID such as aspirin or carprofen (Rimadyl), and others. Do not administer this medication in the presence of a systemic fungal infection. Do not administer any live virus vaccines.

What are the possible side effects of Dexamethasone

Side effects of dexamethasone 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.

What other drugs will affect Dexamethasone:

Before giving dexamethasone, tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given any other oral steroid medications such as prednisone, prednisOLOne, Methylprednisolone or others. Tell your veterinarian if the pet is being given furosemide, NSAIDs such as carprofen (Rimadyl), deracoxib (Deramaxx), or etodolac (EtoGesic), phenytoin (Dilantin), Phenobarbital, cyclosporine (Atopica), or mitotane (Lysodren). Drugs other than those listed may also interact with dexamethasone. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over the counter medicines.

Where can I get more information:

Your pharmacist has additional information about dexamethasone written for health professionals that you may read.

Call your veterinarian for medical advice about any side effects to your pet. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Dexamethasone Tablets Directions:

  • Dexamethasone tablets are available by prescription for use in dogs and cats.
  • 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.
Tip:

When discontinuing use of this medication after prolonged treatment, withdrawal should be gradual, not abrupt.

Dexamethasone Tablets Dosage:

Dexamethasone Tablets Dosage for Cats
Weight 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.
Dexamethasone Tablets Dosage for Dogs
Weight 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.
Dexamethasone Tablets Dosage for Horses
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Store this product at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.

Dexamethasone Tablets Ingredients:

Dexamethasone Tablets 0.5 mg Tablet
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Dexamethasone 0.5 mg
Dexamethasone Tablets 0.75 mg Tablet
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Dexamethasone 0.75 mg
Dexamethasone Tablets 1 mg Tablet
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Dexamethasone 1 mg
Dexamethasone Tablets 4 mg Tablet
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Dexamethasone 4 mg
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Calicats
Posted 8 years ago
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Stops the coughing!
My cat has asthma and this drug has been instrumental in reducing her coughing to about once a week. I give her half a pill and she immediately stops. In the beginning she coughed all of the time, but this has certainly done the trick.
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marie
Posted 7 months ago
Posted 7 months ago
QUESTION
what is it used for?
ANSWERS (1)
Thank you for your question. Dexamethasone Tablets are used for a number of conditions, including allergies, inflammation, certain types of colitis, and many other diseases.
Author avatar
Crystal RPTechnician
Posted 7 months ago
Posted 7 months ago
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Sammie886
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
QUESTION
If a male dog has gotten with a female can this be given to the female to prevent conception?
ANSWERS (1)
No. Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid which inhibits inflammation, and reduces irritation, redness, burning, and swelling. This medication is not formulated to prevent conception.
Author avatar
Cherley Petmeds Pro
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
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Author avatar
Rockymon
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
QUESTION
How can I get itching med for my dog with out a prescription 
ANSWERS (1)
It is not possible to get a prescription medication from a licensed pharmacy without a prescription.
Author avatar
Lilli Rph
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
Helpful?

Author avatar
Tricia
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
QUESTION
I have an older Chihuahua he has been recently diagnosed with a heart murmur and anemia they say he has poor prognosis and I am wondering what this medicine would be used for and should he be receiving more than one shot he needs a blood transfusion
ANSWERS (1)
Dexamethasone tablets are used for a number of conditions, including allergies, inflammation, certain types of colitis, and many other diseases. Your veterinarian can explain why treatment with dexamethasone is appropriate for your pet.
Author avatar
Lisa M
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
Helpful?

Author avatar
Granny 3
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
QUESTION
Is this the best drug to give my cat for shin allergies or is there a over the counter med. that would work just as well.
ANSWERS (1)
Please consult with your veterinarian so he/she can prescribe the best drug for your furry baby.
Author avatar
Cherley Petmeds Pro
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
Helpful?

Author avatar
Chopper
Posted 5 years ago
Posted 5 years ago
QUESTION
Can the dog take antibiotics while on the dexamethasone?
ANSWERS (1)
Other medications may interact with dexamethasone. Talk to your veterinarian before giving any prescription or over the counter medicines.
Author avatar
Crystal RPTechnician
Posted 4 years ago
Posted 4 years ago
Helpful?

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spedta
Posted 8 years ago
Posted 8 years ago
QUESTION
0.25 is equal to how many mg. dexamethasone
ANSWERS (1)
0.25 of a tablet or 1/4 tablet is equal to 0.125mg of Dexamethasone.
Author avatar
Janine M./Pharmacist
Posted 8 years ago
Posted 8 years ago
Helpful?

Author avatar
Cathy
Posted 8 years ago
Posted 8 years ago
QUESTION
Can I give my dog pain medicine with dexamethasone?
ANSWERS (1)
tramadol would probably be the best choice......BUT PLEASE consult your vet in regard to dosing
Author avatar
Linda petmeds pharmacist
Posted 8 years ago
Posted 8 years ago
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