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My 14 yr old cat has had a stroke while on Baytrill for kidney

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My 14 yr old cat has had a stroke while on Baytrill for kidney infection Vet is treating her with Dexphosphate, not sure of spelling, what are the side effects of this med?

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There are very few side effects of this medication. It will decrease the immune system a little bit however the drug is so short acting that few if any significant effects are seen. Dexamethasone in general can cause increased thirst, increased agitation, increased urination and possibly a little aggression but again it's in the system and out again in just a few hours so side effects are minimal if non-existent. It is an excellent choice for stroke.

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