Dexa 0.2 Injection

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Dexa 0.2 Injection

The Synthetic Glucocorticoid with Rapid Therapeutic Action

Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate 2.64 g/L equalling Dexamethasone 2g/L


Dexamethasone sodium phosphate is a water soluble salt that produces rapid therapeutic effect. Being a very active synthetic glucocorticoid it has a neoglucogenic, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic and anti-phlogistic effect with minimal mineralocorticoid activity. Emergency cases respond well to this soluble form with its rapid action.


Relative contra-indications include diabetes, osteoporosis and fractures, heart and renal insufficiency, and pregnancy.

Dosage and Administration

Intravenous or intramuscular use;

Horses & cattle

5 -15 mI (10-30 mg dexanlethasone)

Foals & calves

1 -2.5 mI (2 -5 mg dexamethasone)

Sheep, goats & pigs

1 -2.5 mL (2 -5 mg dexanlethasone)


0.12 -1 ml (0.25 -2 mg dexamethasone)


0.12 -0.25 mL (0.25 -0.5 mg dexamethasone)

Intra- or peri-articular injection;

Large animals

1-10 ml (2 -20 mg dexamethasone)

Small animals

0.12 -2.5 ml (0.25 -5 mg dexanlethasone)

50 mL amber multi-dose vial.

Withholding time


Cows 24 hours (2 milkings). Sheep and Goats 48 hours (4 milkings)


Cattle 1 day, Sheep, Goats, Horses and Pigs 2 days

After long treatment therapy should be gradually withdrawn, and not stopped suddenly.

Side effects as with corticosteroid therapy long term use may produce atrophy of the adrenal cortex, and decreased natural adrenocorticoid hormone production.

Restricted Veterinary Medicine – Registered pursuant to the ACVM Act 1997 No. A5848.

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