Betamethasone is a glucocorticoid steroid with anti-inflammatory properties typically used to treat inflammation of the joints, ear and eye conditions as well as skin conditions such as eczema.

I have heard that this drug can have side effects, how will this affect my pet?

All medicines have potential side effects, but this does not mean your pet has a high risk of experiencing them. Potential side effects include: excessive thirst, excessive urination, excessive ingestion of food, panting, drowsiness, weakness, hair loss, weight loss, lack of appetite and diarrhea. If these effects continue contact your vet immediately.

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