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Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) is an organosulfur compound that has both anti-inflammatory and skin-penetrating abilities and is used topically for a variety of superficial and joint diseases in the dog.

Indications for use include:

With chronic superficial keratitis, treatment with ocular drops containing 0.02% tacrolimus and 50% DMSO, administered to the ocular surface three times a day, have shown to be efficacious[4].


  1. Kuan SY et al (2007) Flexor carpi ulnaris tendonopathy in a Weimaraner. Aust Vet J 85(10):401-404
  2. Chen D et al (2003) Effect of dimethyl sulfoxide on bladder tissue penetration of intravesical paclitaxel. Clin Cancer Res 9(1):363-369
  3. Venable RO et al (2012) Dexrazoxane treatment of doxorubicin extravasation injury in four dogs. J Am Vet Med Assoc 240(3):304-307
  4. Balicki I (2012) Clinical study on the application of tacrolimus and DMSO in the treatment of chronic superficial keratitis in dogs. Pol J Vet Sci 15(4):667-676