Cortamethasone is a powerful anti-inflammatory containing dexamethasone. In horses, cattle, goats, pigs, dogs and cats: to treat inflammation, allergies or shock
In cattle and goats: to treat primary ketosis (acetonaemia) nad to induce parturition
In horses: to treat osteoarticular inflammation. It´s a Vetoquinol Dexa, 1mg / ml, excellent product for racing events, 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
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 Cortamethasone in animals suffering from diabetes mellitus, hyperadrenocorticism, renal insufficiency and heart failure or suffering from peptic ulcers.
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, Cortamethasone 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.
Pregnant women should not handle this veterinary drug.
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.
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)
Dosification & Administration for Race :
For professional application not detected, read the article about dexa for race:
For safe application not detected pre-race: 5 ml for 5 days, suspend 2 days before the race
Overdose (symptoms, emergency management, antidotes), if necessary
High doses of corticosteroids may cause somnolence and lethargy in equines.
Meat and offal: 6 days.
Milk: 3 days.
Pharmacotherapeutic group: corticosteroids for systemic use, glucocorticoid.
ATC-vet code: QH02AB02.
Cortamethasone is a potent synthetic glucocorticoid with low mineralocorticoid activity. Dexamethasone has ten to twenty times the anti-inflammatory activity of prednisolone at an equivalent molar dose. Corticosteroids may decrease the immune response. Indeed, they inhibit capillary dilation, leukocyte migration and phagocytosis. Glucocorticoids have an effect on metabolism by increasing gluconeogenesis. Cortamethasone induces parturition in ruminants if the fetus is alive.
After administration of the product intramuscularly, dexamethasone is absorbed rapidly, resulting in a rapid and short-acting response. T max in cattle, goats, horses, pigs, dogs and cats is reached within 30 minutes after intramuscular administration. The T½ (half-life time) varies depending on the species between 5 and 20 hours. The bioavailability after intramuscular administration is approximately 100%.
Bottle of 50 ml