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Dexamethasone-SP (Sodium Phosphate) Injection 4 mg/ml, 100 ml Rx

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Dexamethasone-SP (Sodium Phosphate) Injection 4 mg/ml, 100 ml is indicated as a rapid adrenal glucocorticoid and/or anti-inflammatory agent in horses. 

What is Dexamethasone-SP (Sodium Phosphate) Injection 4 mg/ml, 100 ml?

Dexamethasone-SP (Sodium Phosphate) Injection 4 mg/ml, 100 ml is indicated as a rapid adrenal glucocorticoid and/or anti-inflammatory agent in horses.

Who is Dexamethasone-SP (Sodium Phosphate) Injection 4 mg/ml, 100 ml for?

Horses

Why use Dexamethasone-SP (Sodium Phosphate) Injection 4 mg/ml, 100 ml?

Indicated as a rapid adrenal glucocorticoid and/or anti-inflammatory agent in horses.

How does Dexamethasone-SP (Sodium Phosphate) Injection 4 mg/ml, 100 ml work?

Dexamethasone is a synthetic corticosteroid and possesses glucocorticoid activity. Dexamethasone sodium phosphate is a salt of dexamethasone that is particularly suitable for intravenous administration because it is highly water soluble, permitting administration of relatively large doses in a small volume of diluent. Dexamethasone, as a steroid, is equivalent in potency to some established steroids while being considerably more potent than others.

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VetOne

Active ingredient(s):

Dexamethasone-SP (Sodium Phosphate) 4 mg/ml (equivalent to 3 mg/mL dexamethasone)

How is Dexamethasone-SP (Sodium Phosphate) Injection 4 mg/ml, 100 ml sold?

4 mg/ml 100 ml injectable vial

What are the side effects of Dexamethasone-SP (Sodium Phosphate) Injection 4 mg/ml, 100 ml?

Warnings : Clinical and experimental data have demonstrated that corticosteroids administered orally or by injection to animals may induce the first stage of parturition if used during the last trimester of pregnancy and may precipitate premature parturition followed by dystocia, fetal death, retained placenta and metritis. Additionally, corticosteroids administered to dogs, rabbits, and rodents during pregnancy have produced cleft palate. Other congenital anomalies including deformed forelegs, phocomelia, and anasarca have been reported in offspring of dogs which received corticosteroids during pregnancy.

What special precautions are there?

Keep away from children and animals. Do not use in viral infections. Except when used for emergency therapy, dexamethasone sodium phosphate is contraindicated in animals with tuberculosis and chronic nephritis. Existence of congestive heart failure, osteoporosis and diabetes are relative contraindications. In the presence of infection appropriate antibacterial agents should also be administered and should be continued for at least 3 days after discontinuance of the hormone and disappearance of all signs of infection.

What to do if overdose?

Contact your nearest emergency animal hospital.

How can I store Dexamethasone-SP (Sodium Phosphate) Injection 4 mg/ml, 100 ml?

Store between 15°C and 30°C (59°F-86°F). Do not freeze.

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Dexamethasone-SP Dosage And Administration

For Intravenous Use Only.

Horses: The usual intravenous dosage is 2.5 to 5 mg (based on 3 mg per mL of dexamethasone content).

If permanent corticosteroid effect is required, oral therapy with dexamethasone may be substituted. When therapy is to be withdrawn after prolonged corticosteroid administration, the daily dose should be reduced gradually over a number of days, in stepwise fashion.

Dexamethasone-SP (Sodium Phosphate) 4 mg/ml (equivalent to 3 mg/mL dexamethasone)

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