Veterinary Dexamethasone Oral Paste
|PET WEIGHT/MED. STRENGTH||PRICES|
|All Strengths||$30/30 doses|
|All Strengths||$45/60 doses|
|All Strengths||$60/90 doses|
Available in an oral paste
What is Dexamethasone?
Dexamethasone (brand names: Azium®, Dexasone®, Decadron®, Dexium®, Dexameth-a-Vet®, Dex-a-vet®, Maxidex®, Neofordex®, Hexadrol®) is a glucocorticoid steroid medication used to treat many inflammatory conditions, patients with adrenal gland disease, and patients with immune-mediated diseases. It can also be used to diagnose Cushing’s disease (see handout “Dexamethasone Suppression Tests” for information on this diagnostic use of dexamethasone).
Its use in cats, dogs, other small mammals, and large animals to treat inflammatory conditions and other conditions is ‘off label’ or ‘extra label’. Many drugs are commonly prescribed for off label use in veterinary medicine. In these instances, follow your veterinarian’s directions and cautions very carefully as their direction may be significantly different from those on the label.
Information on this medication quoted from VCAHospitals.com