How much Percorten does my dog need?
**The initial starting dose of Percorten-V is 1 mg/lb intramuscular injection every 25 days. For most dogs, a dose range of 0.75 mg/lb to 1.0 mg/lb (1.65 mg/kg to 2.2 mg/kg) given every 21 to 30 days is effective.
What is Percorten-V used for?
PERCORTEN-V prevents the life threatening hypotensive shock and pre-renal azotemia observed in animals suffering from hypoadrenocorticism. The effects of PERCORTEN-V on electrolytes and extracellular fluid volume are dependent on a functioning kidney.
Can Percorten be given subcutaneously?
Percorten-V is labeled for intramuscular injection but is often given subcutaneously in clinical practice.
Is there a generic for Percorten-V?
Percorten-V is not available in a generic formulation and is sold by Elanco only to veterinarians or veterinary pharmacies with a veterinarian on staff.
Can Addison’s disease in dogs go away?
There is no cure for Addison’s Disease in dogs, however, the condition can be managed with ongoing hormone replacement therapy and regular blood tests to check hormone and electrolyte levels so that adjustments to medications can be made as necessary.
How do I administer Percorten?
How do you use Percorten-V?
- Shake well before use.
- Percorten-V is given under the skin (subcutaneously) or into the muscle (intramuscularly) every 20 to 30 days. Follow your veterinarian’s directions.
What are the side effects of prednisone in dogs?
Canine Prednisone, Prednisolone, And Dexamethasone Side Effects
- Increased thirst and appetite.
- Frequent urination.
- Development or worsening of infections (especially bacterial skin infections)
- Vomiting or nausea7
Is Percorten IM or SQ?
Percorten-V is a slow-release suspension and is administered by IM (intramuscular) or SubQ (subcutaneous) injection every 25 – 31 days. Florinef and the generic equivalent, fludrocortisone acetate must be given daily since it has a half-life of 18 – 36 hours.
How do you inject a Percorten dog?
What is Percorten V for dogs?
Percorten-V is the only medication approved by the FDA for treating Canine Addison’s Disease. Who is Percorten V for Dogs, 25 mg/ml 4ml Vial for?
How many milligrams of Percorten-V are in a vial?
Percorten-V is available as a 4 ml multi-dose vial containing 25 mg/ml. Percorten-V should not be stopped suddenly. Irritation at the injection site may occur.
Percorten-V is a corticosteroid used to treat conditions, such as Addison’s disease, in which the body does not produce enough of its own steroids. Percorten-V is available as a 4 ml multi-dose vial containing 25 mg/ml and is administered IM (intramuscularly).
What is Percorten-V (desoxycorticosterone pivalate injectible suspension)?
What is Percorten-V (desoxycorticosterone pivalate injectible suspension)? Percorten-V (desoxycorticosterone pivalate) is the only medication approved by the FDA for treating Canine Addison’s Disease (hypoadrenocorticism).