Percorten-V is effective in replacing the mineralocorticoid deficit in dogs suffering from primary hypoadrenocorticism (Canine Addison's Disease).
Percorten-V is a corticosteroid used to treat conditions in which the body does not produce enough of its own steroids. Percorten-V also helps prevent electrolyte disturbances, shock, and build up of toxic substances in the blood in animals with hypoadrenocorticism. Percorten-V also increases the rate of absorption of sodium and water by the kidneys which helps maintain blood pressure.
desoxycorticosterone pivalate, methylcellulose, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, polysorbate 80 & sodium chloride
Make sure to tell your veterinarian what other medication or supplements you are giving your pet. Quite often your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, even if a drug interaction may be anticipated. In this case, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely. The safety of this medication has not been evaluated in pregnant, breeding, or nursing animals. Do not discontinue this medication abruptly without consulting your veterinarian. Allergic reactions to medications may occur. Be sure to inform VetSource and your veterinarian if your pet has any known drug sensitivities or allergies. If your pet displays symptoms of an allergic reaction, call your veterinarian immediately or go to a veterinary emergency clinic. Symptoms may include but are not limited to: swollen lips, tongue, face, airways; difficulty breathing; agitation; profuse salivation; vomiting; widespread hives and itching.
Possible side effects may include excessive thirst, excessive appetite, excessive urination, dull or dry haircoat, weight gain, panting, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach upset, muscle wasting, depression, lethargy, aggressiveness. If symptoms persist or become troublesome, contact your veterinarian. Since this medication suppresses your pet’s immune system, there may be an increase in risk of infection. Contact your veterinarian if your pet shows any signs of fever. Other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian. The safety of this medication has not been evaluated in pregnant, breeding, or nursing animals. Do not discontinue this medication abruptly without consulting your veterinarian.
Percorten-V should be injected as directed by your veterinarian. Typically this medication may be given intramuscularly or subcutaneously and dosage varies by patient.
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