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Dexamethasone Tablet (Generic)

Dexamethasone Tablet (Generic)
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What is Dexamethasone?
Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid that reduces inflammation and is also used to suppress the actions of the immune system. It is used in the treatment of autoimmune diseases such as lupus or pemphigus, autoimmune hemolytic anemias, allergic bronchitis, some spinal cord diseases, brain swelling and other diseases.

Who is it for?
Dexamethasone is for dogs and cats.

What are the benefits?

* Used to treat inflammation and autoimmune diseases
* Long-lasting
* Oral dosage regimen can be effectively individualized for your pet by your veterinarian

How does Dexamethasone work?
Dexamethasone has an effect on virtually every organ system in the body. Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid that blocks the production of substances that trigger allergic and inflammatory actions. Dexamethasone is used to modify the body's immune response. At lower doses it helps to reduce inflammation by decreasing the activity of certain cells and chemicals produced by the body that cause inflammation. At higher doses, it can suppress the immune system by decreasing the number of cells necessary for a proper immune response.

Is there a generic equivalent available?
This medication is a generic medication.

How is it given?
Dexamethasone is an oral tablet, given by mouth. It may be given with food to avoid stomach upset. Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you have difficulties giving the medication, contact your veterinarian. Dosage depends on the product used. Your veterinarian may recommend starting at a higher dose and then reducing the dose every few days to a week. If on long-term therapy, do not discontinue the drug abruptly. The dose needs to be tapered off over several days to weeks to allow the body to start making its own cortisol again. This medication should only be given to the pet for which it was prescribed.

Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you have difficulty giving the medication, contact your veterinarian.

This medication should only be given to the pet for whom it was prescribed.

What results can I expect?
When used to treat inflammatory conditions, the success rate is very good and improvements can be seen in several days. If the Dexamethasone is stopped, signs of the disease may reappear. Autoimmune diseases and cancers are more difficult to treat and the success rate will depend on the type and severity of the condition.

What form(s) does it come in?
This medication comes in tablet form.

Please click on "More Information" for possible drug and food interactions with this medication.

4mg Tablet
PHY-50556 $0.25 each  
How many Tablets?
Total Qty: 1 x 1 = 1
Price Per Tablet: $0.25
Subtotal: $0.25
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0.5mg Tablet
PHY-50734 $0.15 each  
How many Tablets?
Total Qty: 1 x 1 = 1
Price Per Tablet: $0.15
Subtotal: $0.15
All items In-Stock and ready for delivery unless otherwise noted
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