Dexamethasone 4 Mg Tablet 100 Count

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Dexamethasone 4 Mg Tablet 100 Count

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Product Summary:

Prescription items are NON-RETURNABLE and NON REFUNDABLE

What is Dexamethasone?
Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid that reduces inflammation and is also used to suppress the actions of the immune system. It is used in the treatment of autoimmune diseases such as lupus or pemphigus, autoimmune hemolytic anemias, allergic bronchitis, some spinal cord diseases, brain swelling and other diseases.


Who is it for?
Dexamethasone is for dogs and cats.


What are the benefits?


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Used to treat inflammation and autoimmune diseases

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Long-lasting

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Oral dosage regimen can be effectively individualized for your pet by your veterinarian


How does Dexamethasone work?
Dexamethasone has an effect on virtually every organ system in the body. Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid that blocks the production of substances that trigger allergic and inflammatory actions. Dexamethasone is used to modify the body's immune response. At lower doses it helps to reduce inflammation by decreasing the activity of certain cells and chemicals produced by the body that cause inflammation. At higher doses, it can suppress the immune system by decreasing the number of cells necessary for a proper immune response.


Is there a generic equivalent available?
This medication is a generic medication.


How is it given?
Dexamethasone is an oral tablet, given by mouth. It may be given with food to avoid stomach upset. Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you have difficulties giving the medication, contact your veterinarian. Dosage depends on the product used. Your veterinarian may recommend starting at a higher dose and then reducing the dose every few days to a week. If on long-term therapy, do not discontinue the drug abruptly. The dose needs to be tapered off over several days to weeks to allow the body to start making its own cortisol again. This medication should only be given to the pet for which it was prescribed.


Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you have difficulty giving the medication, contact your veterinarian.


This medication should only be given to the pet for whom it was prescribed.


What results can I expect?
When used to treat inflammatory conditions, the success rate is very good and improvements can be seen in several days. If the Dexamethasone is stopped, signs of the disease may reappear. Autoimmune diseases and cancers are more difficult to treat and the success rate will depend on the type and severity of the condition.


What form(s) does it come in?
This medication comes in tablet form.


Brand Name
Azium, Decadron


Pronunciation
dex-a-METH-a-sone


Common Drug Name
Dexamethasone


What should I discuss with my veterinarian while considering Dexamethasone?
Ask your veterinarian what dose will provide the most benefit while minimizing any side effects. Also discuss how long the treatment period will be and what type of outcome is expected. You and your veterinarian should talk about any other treatment options that are recommended for your pet.


Tell your veterinarian if your pet has diabetes; stomach ulcers; Cushing's disease; a bacterial, viral or fungal infection; heart, liver or kidney disease; may be pregnant or is nursing, or if you intend to breed your pet.


Notify your veterinarian of any other medications or supplements your pet is taking. Also if your pet has had any reactions to previous medications.


What should I do if I miss a dose?
Since dosage regimens differ greatly, if you miss a dose, contact your veterinarian to determine when to give the next dose.


What is the most important information I should know?
Side effects can be minimized by tailoring the treatment regimen for your pet's specific condition. You will need to work closely with your veterinarian to determine the proper dose. If used long-term, this medication should not be stopped abruptly. The dose needs to be tapered over a course of time as determined by your veterinarian.


Who should not take it?
Not for use in animals with systemic fungal infections, some types of mange (mites), stomach ulcers, Cushing's disease, high blood pressure, kidney disease, or congestive heart failure. Do not use in pregnant animals. It may cause premature birth.


What side effects may be seen when taking Dexamethasone?
Side effects are usually dose dependent. If side effects occur, contact your veterinarian, who may decrease the dosage, frequency, or type of corticosteroid. The most common side effects are increased appetite, drinking, and urination. Your pet may have more "accidents" and need to go outside or use the litter box more often.


Less common side effects include weight gain, panting, diarrhea, vomiting, and behavior changes.


Side effects of long-term use include muscle loss, weakness, and the development of diabetes or hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing's disease). The typical signs of these diseases are increased thirst, urination, and appetite. Animals with Cushing's disease may also develop thin skin, a poor hair coat, and a "pot-belly."


Side effects may also include activation or worsening of hypothyroidism or pancreatitis.


Immune system suppression may occur, especially on higher doses, making a pet more susceptible to infection. Contact your veterinarian if your pet has a fever (over 103° F), painful urination (a sign of urinary tract infection), tiredness, sneezing, coughing, or runny eyes.


How is it stored?
Store at room temperature, in tight, light-resistant, childproof container. Keep out of reach of children and pets.


What should I do if I know of or suspect there has been an overdose?
An acute overdose is unlikely to cause problems. A chronic overdose is likely to cause signs of Cushing's disease or diabetes mellitus; both diseases commonly cause increased urinating, drinking, and eating. Abruptly stopping long-term treatment may cause signs of Addison's disease, including vomiting, weakness, collapse and sudden death. If you know or suspect your pet has had an overdose, or if you observe any of these signs in your pet, contact your veterinarian immediately.


What should I avoid when giving my pet Dexamethasone?
Consult your veterinarian before using corticosteroids with vitamins and supplements, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin, carprofen (Novox or Rimadyl), deracoxib (Deramaxx), etodolac (EtoGesic), meloxicam (Metacam),firocoxib (Previcox), tepoxalin (Zubrin); insulin, modified live vaccines, phenytoin, phenobarbital, rifampin, cyclosporine, estrogens, erythromycin, or mitotane, amphotericin B, furosemide, or thiazide, since interactions may occur.


Item Number Model Number UPC
PX101059 012PDD-4MG-100 300544184250
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Please Note: 

This prescription product or therapeutic food is fulfilled by Pet’s Choice Pharmacy, Inc. A licensed pharmacy in all states, excluding North Carolina. Pet’s Choice is working with North Carolina Board of Pharmacy to be licensed to fill prescriptions in the future. We can only ship to US states. 

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

 

How do you fill my pet’s prescription order?

We understand how important your pet’s health is to you. That’s why we partnered with Pet’s Choice Pharmacy, a fully accredited Vet-VIPPS national pharmacy. Located in Belleville, Kansas, Pet’s Choice Pharmacy is a trusted partner that is fully licensed to distribute pharmaceutical products in all states, excluding North Carolina. This licensing ensures that they adhere to the proper standards for handling and dispensing pet medications directly to you, at a significant savings.

 

How does the prescription process happen?

Pet’s Choice Pharmacy will contact your veterinarian directly to obtain the necessary information and approval to dispense the medications ordered. It is helpful to have veterinarian’s name, phone number, and fax number when you place your order so we can speed up contact process with veterinarian. After prescription is verified, your medication will be safely dispensed and shipped directly to you. If you veterinarian does not participate or support online sales, you can mail your script to us directly.

 

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Are we a licensed pharmacy?

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) has approved us as an Internet Advertiser of prescription drug-related services through its e-Advertiser Approval program. We are not a licensed pharmacy; however, we are permitted to display pet medications on our site and have prescription orders fulfilled and delivered through our trusted partner, Pet’s Choice Pharmacy, a full Vet-VIPPS accredited pharmacy. This gives you a trusted and affordable alternative to purchase the medications your beloved pets need to maintain quality of life and overall health.

 

If you have any medical questions about your pet, we suggest you speak with your veterinarian before administering any medication.  If you would like to speak with our pharmacy support team about your order, you can contact us directly Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm EST at (877) 574-2267. If you veterinarian needs to fax your prescription, our fax number is (866) 787-1177.

 

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