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Dexium (dexamethasone) Tablets: Anti-Inflammatory Medication for Pets


Why has my veterinarian prescribed Dexium® Tablets?

Dexamethasone is a cortisone-like medicine prescribed for treating inflammatory conditions that involve the joints and to treat nonspecific skin conditions. Your veterinarian may prescribe this medicine for other conditions.


How do I give Dexium® Tablets?

  • Give Dexamethasone to your pet as directed by your veterinarian.
  • Give this medication with food.
  • If Dexamethasone is prescribed as a liquid, shake the medicine well, then measure the dose carefully.
  • Try to give this medication at about the same time each day.
  • DO NOT give your pet more medicine than directed.
  • DO NOT give your pet medicine more often than prescribed.
  • DO NOT stop giving your pet Dexamethasone unless directed by your veterinarian. Plan ahead to ensure you have the refills you need.
  • Try not to miss giving any doses.



If I miss a dose, what do I do?

If you miss a dose, give it to your pet as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, then continue with the regular dosing schedule. Do not give your pet two doses at once. Contact your veterinarian if you miss giving doses two or more days in a row.


How do I store Dexium® Tablets?

Keep this medicine out of reach of children.


Store this medicine at room temperature in a dry, cool place. Keep this medicine away from heat and direct sunlight.


Do not store this medicine in damp places, in the bathroom, or near the kitchen sink. This medication can break down when exposed to moisture or heat.


What are the potential side effects of Dexium® Tablets?

Your pet may experience an upset stomach. To reduce this possibility, give this medicine to your pet with meals.


Other side effects may include: excessive thirst, urination, or ingestion of food, panting, drowsiness, weakness, hair loss, weight loss, lack of appetite, and diarrhea. If these effects continue and are troublesome, contact your veterinarian.


Other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.


What about possible drug interactions?

Be sure to tell your veterinarian about any other medications or supplements you are giving your pet.


It’s not uncommon for your veterinarian to prescribe two different medications, which may cause a drug interaction to occur. If this happens, your veterinarian may change the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely.


Dexamethasone may interact with: bacteriostatic antibiotics, amphotericin B, furosemide, thiazide diuretics, salicylates, phenytoin, phenobarbital, rifampin, insulin, cyclosporine, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, estrogens, and mitotane.


Animals that are receiving Dexamethasone should usually not be given live attenuated-virus vaccines.


Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.