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  • bone
  • The long-term use of dexamethasone may result in thrush, bone loss, cataracts, easy bruising, or muscle weakness. (wikipedia.org)
  • Adverse effects, such as bone marrow suppression, are enhanced when dexamethasone is used with other immunosuppressants such as leflunomide ( Arava ) and tacrolimus ( Prograf ). (medicinenet.com)
  • However, pediatric patients are more likely to have slower growth and bone problems if dexamethasone is used for a long time. (mayoclinic.org)
  • prednisone
  • Oral hydrocortisone is prescribed for younger children, and prednisone or dexamethasone is prescribed for older children. (yourdictionary.com)
  • Before giving dexamethasone, tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given any other oral steroid medications such as prednisone, prednisOLOne, Methylprednisolone or others. (1800petmeds.com)