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CORTAMETHASONE (VETOQUINOL) – 50ML It´s a Vetoquinol Dexa, 1mg / ml, excellent product for race, acts on many systems of the animal and the result is a remarkable increase in the performance.
Dexamethasone 1 mg
Benzyl alcohol (E1519) …. 10 mg
Excipient QSP 1 ml
Pharmaceutical Form
Injectable solution.
Clinical Information
Target species: Equine, Camel, cattle, goats, pigs, dogs and cats.
Indications for use, specifying the target species
In horses, cattle, goats, pigs, dogs and cats:
– Treatment of inflammatory, allergic or shock conditions.
In cattle and goats:
– Treatment of primary ketosis (acetoneemia, pregnancy toxemia).
– Induction of parturition.
In the equine:
– Treatment of osteoarticular inflammatory states.
Don´t use in animals suffering from diabetes mellitus, hyperadrenocorticism, renal insufficiency and heart failure or suffering from peptic ulcers.<br />
Don´t use in animals with infectious disease, unless appropriate anti-infectious therapy is administered at the same time.
Special warnings for each target species
In horses and Camel, dexamethasone should only be used at the beginning of the disease during laminitis.
See section “Use in the event of pregnancy, lactation or laying”.
Special precautions for use
I) Special precautions for use in animals
Administration of corticosteroids at the end of pregnancy may result in premature delivery or abortion in ruminants.
Except in the indications of acetonaemia and induction of parturition, the function of corticosteroids is to improve rather than cure. Therefore, it´s advisable to diagnose and treat the underlying disease. When used to treat shock, intravenous fluids should be administered to maintain circulation; An acid-base assessment must be carried out.
Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals
In case of accidental self-injection, seek medical advice immediately and show the package leaflet.
Persons with known hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients should avoid contact with the veterinary medicinal product.<br />
Pregnant women should not handle this veterinary drug.
Undesirable effects (frequency and severity)
In prolonged use, corticosteroids such as dexamethasone may cause iatrogenic hypercorticism, polyuropolydipsia (PUPD), immunosuppression, bulimia and redistribution of the body’s lipid reserves.
The use of corticosteroids in lactating cattle and goats may lead to a temporary decline in milk production.
Induction of parturition with corticosteroids may be associated with reduced progeny viability and increased incidence of placental retention.</p>
Use in pregnancy, lactation or laying
Studies in laboratory animals have demonstrated embryotoxic effects.
The use of corticosteroids in pregnant females is not recommended except in ruminants to induce parturition during the last third of gestation.</p>
Drug Interactions and Other Forms of Interaction
Acts on several systems of the animal and the result is a remarkable increase in the performance
Because corticosteroids can reduce the immune response to vaccination, dexamethasone should not be given at the same time as vaccines.<br />
Concomitant use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may increase the risk of ulceration of the gastrointestinal tract.
Dosage and route of administration all species
Intravenous or intramuscular use.
Equine, Camel, cattle, goats, pigs 0.04 to 0.10 mg / kg (4 to 10 ml / 100 kg)
Dogs, cats 0.05 to 0.10 mg / kg (0.5 to 1 ml / 10 kg)


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