VetOne Dexamethasone Sterile Injection is indicated for the treatment of primary bovine ketosis and as an anti-inflammatory agent in the bovine and equine. As supportive therapy, Dexamethasone may be used in the management of various rheumatic, allergic, dermatologic, and other diseases known to be responsive to anti-inflammatory corticosteroids. Dexamethasone may be used intravenously as supportive therapy when an immediate hormonal response is required.
Therapy with Dexamethasone Injection 2 mg/mL, as with any other potent corticosteroid, should be individualized according to the severity of the condition being treated, anticipated duration of steroid therapy, and the animal’s threshold or tolerance for steroid excess.
Bovine - Dexamethasone Injection 2 mg/mL - 5 to 20 mg intravenously or intramuscularly.
Equine - Dexamethasone Injection 2 mg/mL - 2.5 to 5 mg intravenously or intramuscularly.
Dexamethasone Powder may be administered or the parenteral dose repeated as needed.
Except for in emergency therapy, do not use in animals with chronic nephritis and hypercorticalism (Cushing’s Syndrome). Existence of congestive heart failure, diabetes, and osteoporosis are relative contraindications. Do not use in viral infections during the viremic stage.
Animals receiving Dexamethasone Injection 2 mg/mL should be under close observation. Because of the anti-inflammatory action of corticosteroids, signs of infection may be masked and it may be necessary to stop treatment until a further diagnosis is made. Over dosage of some glucocorticoids may result in sodium retention, fluid retention, potassium loss and weight gain.
For animal use only. Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. A withdrawal period has not been established for this product in pre-ruminating calves. Do not use in calves to be processed for veal.
Store at 20° to 25°C (68° and 77°F), excursions permitted between 15°C and 30°C (59°F and 86°F). Protect from freezing.