Dexamethasone 5


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Dexamethasone 5 is a synthetic gluco-corticosteroid with anti-inflammatory, anti-shock, anti-allergic, gluconeogenesis and immunosuppressive action. (as sodium phosphate) xamethasone Injection 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._x000D_n_x000D_nCONTRA-INDICATIONS:Dexamethasone 5_x000D_nDo 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._x000D_n_x000D_nSIDE EFFECTS:Dexamethasone 5_x000D_nPolydipsia, poly-uraemia, poly-phagia, immunosuppression, muscle atrophy, delayed wound healing, influences fat metabolism._x000D_n_x000D_nINCOMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER DRUGS:_x000D_nThe immune response to vaccination may be reduced when corticosteroids are given at the same time._x000D_n_x000D_nDOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION:_x000D_nFor intramuscular or intravenous injection._x000D_n_x000D_nHorses, cattle : 5 – 15 ml per animal._x000D_nCalves, foals, sheep, goats, pigs : 1 – 2.5 ml per animal._x000D_nCats, dogs : 0.1 – 1 ml per 10 kg bodyweight._x000D_nHigher dosing and repeat treatment only on advice of your veterinarian._x000D_n_x000D_nWITHDRAWAL PERIOD:Dexamethasone_x000D_nMeat : 8 days_x000D_nMilk : 3 days_x000D_n_x000D_nSTORAGE:_x000D_nStore in a dry, dark place between 2 °C and 15 °C._x000D_nKeep medicine away from children.

Dexamethasone 5 is a synthetic analogue of prednisolone having similar but more potent anti-inflammatory therapeutic action and different hormonal and metabolic effects.

As with any drug, animals receiving Dexamethasone 5 should be kept under close observation and the dosages recommended should not be exceeded. All the precautions and contraindications for adrenocortical hormones apply at this time to the drug.

The dosage of Dexamethasone 5 required is markedly lower than that of prednisolone. The sections on indications, dosage, and precautions should be read before this drug is used.


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