Steroids for upper airway edema

In cases that involve pneumonia or other advanced respiratory disease, the attending veterinarian may recommend empirical antibiotic treatment while waiting for the results of culture and sensitivity on samples of upper respiratory tract secretions. The results of those tests will identify which pathogens are causing the dog’s illness, and will enable the veterinarian to select the best antibiotic or antiviral therapy. Empirical antibiotic therapy is a “let’s-take-our-best-guess” approach that often is successful and has few, if any, adverse side effects (except for possible gastrointestinal upset and contribution to antibiotic resistant strains of infectious bacteria). Dogs with bacterial pneumonia usually are treated with antibiotics for 1 to 4 weeks after the radiographic signs of pneumonia are resolved. A veterinarian is the best person to recommend an appropriate treatment protocol for a dog showing signs of upper respiratory tract disease.

  1. Male patients with carcinoma of the breast , or with known or suspected carcinoma of the prostate .
  2. Carcinoma of the breast in females with hypercalcemia ; androgenic anabolic steroids may stimulate osteolytic resorption of bone .
  3. Nephrosis or the nephrotic phase of nephritis .
  4. WINSTROL (anabolic steroids) can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman.
WINSTROL (anabolic steroids) is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant. If this drug is used during pregnancy , or if the patient becomes pregnant while taking this drug, the patient should be apprised of the potential hazard to the fetus .

Steroids for upper airway edema

steroids for upper airway edema


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