PERCORTEN®-V (desoxycorticosterone pivalate) Injectable Suspension is the only medication approved by the FDA* for the treatment of Canine Addison's Disease (hypoadrenocorticism).
Canine Addison's Disease can be fatal if not treated. However, with proper medical management, including PERCORTEN-V, a dog suffering from Canine Addison's Disease can have a normal life expectancy.
Ingredients: Each ml contains 25 mg of desoxycorticosterone pivalate. Inactive ingredients are water for
injection, methylcellulose, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, polysorbate
80, sodium chloride, and thimerosal.
Side Effects: It has been demonstrated that PERCORTEN-V is well tolerated with a low incidence of side effects. In a small percentage of treated dogs, depression, excessive thirst and urination, digestive, skin and coat changes, weakness, and injection site reactions (pain, abscesses) may occur. Some of these effects may resolve with adjustments in dose or interval of PERCORTEN-V or concomitant glucocorticoid adminstration. Do not use in pregnant dogs or in dogs that are suffering from congestive heart disease, severe renal disease, or edema.
Store at room temperature, preferably between 15° and 30°C (59° and
86°F). Protect from light. Protect from freezing
Do not use this drug in pregnant dogs. Do not use in dogs suffering
from congestive heart disease, severe renal disease or edema.
Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children. In case of human
consumption, contact a physician or Poison Control Center immediately.