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Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injectable


-Valid prescription from a licensed veterinarian is required for dispensing this medication

-Medications dispensed from CORE Veterinary Pharmacy are not for use in food or food chain animals

Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injectable

  • Although glucocorticoids have been used to treat many conditions in humans and animals, dexamethasone has 5 primary uses with accompanying dosage ranges: 1) as a diagnostic agent to test for hyperadrenocorticism, 2) as a replacement or supplementation (eg, relative adrenal insufficiency associated with septic shock) for glucocorticoid deficiency secondary to hypoadrenocorticism, 3) as an anti-inflammatory agent, 4) for immunosuppression, and 5) as an antineoplastic agent.1,2

    Glucocorticoids are used in the treatment of endocrine conditions (eg, adrenal insufficiency), autoimmune and immune-mediated diseases (eg, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus, masticatory myositis3), severe allergic conditions, anaphylaxis, envenomation, respiratory diseases (eg, asthma), dermatologic diseases (eg, pemphigus, allergic dermatoses), hematologic disorders (eg, thrombocytopenia, autoimmune hemolytic anemia), neoplasias, nervous system disorders (eg, increased CSF pressure), GI diseases (eg, ulcerative colitis exacerbations, inflammatory bowel disease), renal diseases (eg, nephrotic syndrome), and induction of fetal maturation. Some glucocorticoids are used topically on the eye and skin or are injected intra-articularly or intralesionally. This list is not exhaustive. High-dose glucocorticoid use in the treatment of hemorrhagic or hypovolemic shock, head trauma, spinal cord trauma, and/or sepsis is not supported.4

    • Multidose Sterile Compounded Injection
    • Discard 28 days after needle puncture
    • Store at room temperature 
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