Zycortal Suspension for Dogs
What is Zycortal Suspension used for? Used as replacement therapy for the mineralocorticoid deficit in dogs with primary adrenocortical insufficiency (Canine Addison’s Disease). Canine Addison's Disease (hypoadrenocorticism) is a condition in which a dog's adrenal glands aren't working properly.
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How it works:
Canine Addison's Disease (hypoadrenocorticism) is a condition in which a dog's adrenal glands aren't working properly. Adrenal glands produce chemicals and hormones that help regulate many bodily functions such as metabolism, blood pressure, and stress response. Zycortal Suspension is used as replacement therapy for the mineralocorticoid deficit in dogs with primary adrenocortical insufficiency (Canine Addison’s Disease).
What you should know:
Zycortal Suspension will not cure Addison’s disease, but it will help decrease some symptoms associated with the disease. In treating canine hypoadrenocorticism, it is also necessary to replace glucocorticoids with small daily doses of glucocorticoid hormones (e.g. prednisone or prednisolone). Failure to administer glucocorticoids is the most common reason for treatment failure. Therapy with Zycortal Suspension and glucorticoids will be necessary for the animal’s lifetime.
How to give this medication:
Zycortal Suspension is administered by IM (intramuscular) injection. The beginning dose may be recommended at 1 mg per pound of body weight every 25 days. Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions, ask the veterinarian or pharmacist to explain them to you.
If you miss a dose:
If you miss a dose, contact your veterinarian.
Zycortal Suspension should not be used in:
Do not use in pregnant dogs or in dogs suffering from congestive heart disease, severe renal disease, or edema.
Possible side effects:
Some patients are more sensitive to the actions of Zycortal Suspension and may exhibit side effects in an exaggerated degree. Signs of over dosage may include increased drinking and urination, fluid retention, and weight gain. Other side effects may include depression, diarrhea, vomiting, weakness, weight loss, incontinence, pain on injection, and injection site abscess. If you observe any of these side effects, contact your veterinarian as soon as possible.
desoxycorticosterone pivalate (DOCP)
Is a generic equivalent available?
Zycortal Suspension is the generic equivalent to Percorten-V (783RX)
Store at room temperature. Protect from light.
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Percorten-V's package insert does not take the place of instructions from your veterinarian. Talk to your pet’s veterinarian or pharmacist if you do not understand the information provided in this document or if you have any questions about Percorten-V Injectable Suspension for Dogs.
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Your dog’s adrenal gland helps regulate many key levels in the body including potassium, sodium, and electrolytes. When the adrenal gland stops producing the steroid your dog needs to manage those levels effectively, she can develop hypoadrenocorticism, commonly called Canine Addison’s Disease. Prescription Percorten-V is a long-acting injectable corticosteroid that helps replace the mineralocorticoid your dog needs for a healthier system. This medication is shown to have few side effects. Percorten-V only needs to be administered every several weeks according to your veterinarian’s instructions.
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