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Dexamethasone Tablets 0.5mg

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Dexamethasone Tablets 0.5mg


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All medications are filled by VetSource Pharmacy. More information. Can only be shipped to the 50 US states.

Product Summary:

Dexamethasone Tablets
Dexamethasone is a cortisone-like medicine used to treat inflammatory conditions involving the joints and to treat nonspecific skin conditions.

Dexamethasone is used to treat allergies, inflammation and arthritis.

For use:
Dogs, cats & horses
.5 mg
30 tablets

Active ingredient(s):
This medication does not have an FDA approved indication for use in animals,  but it is a  common and acceptable practice for veterinarians to prescribe this human medication for use in animals. Live vaccines should generally not be given to animals receiving dexamethasone. Make sure to tell your veterinarian what other medication you are giving to your pet. Quite often your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, and a drug interaction may be anticipated. In this case, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely. The following lists examples of medicines that can potentially interact with dexamethasone: bacteriostatic antibiotics, amphotericin B, furosemide, thiazide diuretics, salicylates, phenytoin, phenobarbital, rifampin, insulin, cyclosporine, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, estrogens, and mitotane. Live attenuated-virus vaccines should generally not be given to animals receiving dexamethasone. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.
 Allergic reactions to medications may occur. Be sure to inform VetSource and your veterinarian if your pet has any known drug sensitivities or allergies. If your pet displays symptoms of an allergic reaction, call your veterinarian immediately or go to a veterinary emergency clinic. Symptoms may include but are not limited to: swollen lips, tongue, face, airways; difficulty breathing; agitation; profuse salivation; vomiting; widespread hives and itching.
Side effects:
Side effects may include upset stomach, excessive thirst, excessive urination, excessive ingestion of food, panting, drowsiness, weakness, hair loss, weight loss, lack of appetite, diarrhea. If these effects continue and become troublesome, contact your veterinarian. Other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.
Dexamethasone should be given orally as directed by your veterinarian. Do not stop giving the medication unless advised by your veterinarian.

Please Note:

We are not a licensed pharmacy.


This prescription product or therapeutic food is fulfilled by VetSource, a licensed pharmacy in all 50 US states.  VetSource only ships to the 50 US states. 


To order prescription products or therapeutic foods  from VetSource you must have an existing, valid veterinarian-client-patient relationship.  Prescription requests are subject to a Drug Utilization Review by a licensed pharmacist at VetSource for patient safety.


All prescription products (excluding therapeutic food) are FDA approved, or EPA licensed, to be sold in the US.


Prescription products cannot be returned. 

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