Study design. Treatment protocol for administration of free dexamethasone phosphate (DXM-P) and liposomal DXM-P. Blood samples for assessment of the side-effect profile were collected 2 and 7 days after last treatment. An additional blood sample was collected from mice treated with free DXM-P 2 days after start of the treatment. CFA, complete Freund's adjuvant; i.v., intravenous.