Anti-inflammatory drugs
Anti-inflammatory drugs


Dexamethasone: Used to reduce inflammatory component of myocarditis. ConDo not use during an active viral infection. Use only if rest is not successful or a rapid return to work is imperative after treatment. IV or P0 0.02-0.15 mg/kg in decreasing doses over the course of 2-4 weeks.

Prednisolone: An alternative to dexamethasone which may have fewer side-effects. PO or IM 0.02-1.0 mg/kg twice daily initially, gradually reducing the dose over the course of 2A weeks.


Flunixine meglamine: IV, IM or PO 0.25-1.Omg/kg once/twice/three times daily depending on dose (for a limited period).

Phenylbutazone: IV or PO 2.0-4.0 mg/kg once/twice daily depending on dose (for a limited period).