Dexamethasone Ophthalmic Pet Medication
- Dog or Cat
- Availability: Prescription
- Active Ingredient(s):
- What is Dexamethasone Ophthalmic used for?
Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid used to treat various inflammatory conditions in the eye
- How Dexamethasone Ophthalmic should be used?
Not all forms of dexamethasone are FDA approved for use in veterinary medicine; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to use this medication in dogs and cats. Consult your veterinarian or veterinary ophthalmologist.
- What are the side effects?
Side effects when using dexamethasone ophthalmic may include stinging of the eyes when the medication is applied. Using the sterile ophthalmic ointment causes blurred vision for a few minutes.
- What special precautions are there?
Dexamethasone should not be used in animals allergic to it. Do not allow the tip of the bottle or tube to touch the pet’s eye or owner’s hand as this will contaminate the medication. Use with caution in animals with glaucoma, ophthalmic infections, and corneal abrasions. Do not use in the presence of infections caused by herpes virus.
- In the event of overdose?
Overdose to ophthalmic preparations is rare. If an overdose is suspected contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room.
- How should I store Dexamethasone Ophthalmic?
Store this medication at room temperature, away from excess heat and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Disclaimer: The information on this site is for educational purposes only and should NOT be considered veterinary advice. Any veterinary questions should be referred to your veterinarian. This information is NOT to be used for diagnosis or treatment of your pet. Please make your own inquiries with your veterinarian for the suitability of a product for your pet.