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Dexamethasone Syrup Syrup is a potent corticosteroid and immunosuppressant which is prescribed to animals for the treatment of infection. This medication is beneficial in normal protein, carbohydrate and fat metabolism. With the help of this medication both the small and the large animals are given relief. The use of this injection is mostly in emergency situations for animals such as dogs and cats. This medication also provides relief to horses. But this medication should be given after the advice of the veterinary doctor.

Uses of Dexamethasone Syrup

This medication is used to treat inflammatory conditions and the other conditions in cats, dogs, and other small mammals, including the large animals. Adrenal gland disorder is treated with the help of this medication. Eye problems, breathing problems are also treated with this medication. It is mostly used in emergency situations of anaphylactic reactions, spinal cord trauma, or shock in cats and dogs.

Directions For Use

In other words Dexamethasone Syrup is a corticosteroid which is known as glucocorticoid. This medication should be given to the animals under the advice of the veterinary doctors. The doctor gives the infection to the animal in the clinic The liquid formulations of the injection is to be measured carefully before giving. It will take approximately 1 to 2 hours for the medication to take effect The medication should not be stopped without advise of the doctor.

Possible Side Effects of Dexamethasone Syrup

Unlike other medications this medication also has some common side effects. Even though the medication is recommended by the doctor still some of the common side effects could occur. The side effects will disappear gradually but still if the side effects persist or makes the animal uncomfortable then the person should take the animal to the veterinary doctor immediately. Some of the common side effects which may occur after taking this medication are as follows :

  • Increased drinking
  • Urination
  • Appetite
  • Muscle weakness
  • Vomiting
  • Fever


  • If this medication is used inappropriately then the life threatening hormonal and metabolic changes can be caused in animals
  • When the medication is given in the higher dose for the longer term then the adverse effects in animals could occur. The animals who are receiving the dosage for the long duration The dosage given to animals for a longer term should be withdrawn slowly and the time between the doses should be increased. But it should be done after the advice of the veterinary doctor.
  • The person should consult the veterinary doctor if he sees Polyuria, Polydipsia and muscle wasting in the animals with the prolonged use of this medication.
  • If the animal feels the gastric ulcer while taking this medication then the doctor should be consulted immediately
  • The veterinary doctor should be consulted before giving this medicine to the young animals as their immune system is not that strong and there is the risk of GI ulcers.
  • Before giving this medication to the animals the veterinary doctor should be aware of if the animal is pregnant. The person should clearly understand the risks and benefits of this medication before giving it to the animals.
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Brand Name



DEXAMETHASONE (4mg/ml)-10ml


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