Percorten-V 4mL

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PERCORTEN-V (desoxycorticosterone pivalate) Injectable Suspension is the only medication approved by the FDA* for the treatment of Canine Addison's Disease (hypoadrenocorticism). Percorten-V is a corticosteroid used to treat conditions in which the body does not produce enough of its own steroids, such as Addison's disease. It may also be used for purposes other than those listed here.
Each ml contains 25 mg of desoxycorticosterone pivalate.

For:

Dogs

How it works

Canine Addison's Disease is a condition where a dog's adrenal glands don't work properly. Normal adrenal glands produce mineralocorticoids that help regulate many bodily functions such as metabolism, blood pressure, and stress response. Percorten-V is a replacement therapy for the mineralocorticoid deficiency in dogs with Addison's disease.

Storage:

  • Store at room temperature, preferably between 59 and 86°F (15 and 30°C).
  • Protect from light.
  • Protect from freezing.

You will need a syringe to use Percorten-V, but it is not included in the package.


Weight range (lbs) Dosage
All weights Shake well before using. Give 1 mg/lb of body weight by IM (intramuscular) injection every 25 days

Cautions

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.

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.