Percorten-V (desoxycorticosterone pivalate) Injectable Suspension is a mineralocorticoid deficit replacement medication for Addison's Disease and hormonal deficiencies. It is a canine drug that has been authorized by the FDA.
Who is Percorten V for Dogs, 25 mg/ml 4ml Vial for?
Why use Percorten V for Dogs, 25 mg/ml 4ml Vial?
Percorten is most commonly used for the treatment of Addison's disease in dogs, but it can also be used to address other hormone production problems.
How does Percorten V for Dogs, 25 mg/ml 4ml Vial work?
The addition of this medicine promotes potassium excretion, which is critical for the treatment of primary adrenocortical insufficiency. This is accomplished by increasing sodium reabsorption, which is linked to the potentially dangerous transfer of potassium into the renal tubes from the extracellular fluid.
How is Percorten V for Dogs, 25 mg/ml 4ml Vial sold?
4 ml Vial
What are the side effects of Percorten V for Dogs, 25 mg/ml 4ml Vial?
Do not administer to dogs with congestive heart disease, severe renal disease, or edema. Do not administer to pregnant dogs. A low percentage of treated dogs could experience depression, excessive thirst and urination, and injection site reactions (such as pain and abscesses). Some of these responses may responsive with adjustments in dosage or interval, or with concomitant glucocorticoid treatment. This medication is well-tolerated and has a low number of adverse reaction reports.
What special precautions are there?
The safety this product in dogs that are breeding, pregnant, or under the age of six months is unclear. If your pet gains a noticeable amount of weight, they could be experiencing sodium retention. This medicine may induce or worsen heart enlargement, edema, increased blood volume, polydipsia, and polyuria, among other side effects. Do not use if the animal is suffering from primary hepatic failure, severe renal illness, edema, or congestive heart failure. When taking a potassium-sparing diuretic, the medication's efficacy may be harmed. If the dog has insufficient tissue perfusion, pre-renal azotemia, is dehydrated, or is hypovolemic, rehydrate the dog before delivering the medication. Never give desoxycorticosterone pivalate to a dog that is allergic to it. Keep out of the reach of children.
If overdose occurs, please contact your local pet hospital or emergency pet clinic immediately.
How can I store Percorten V for Dogs, 25 mg/ml 4ml Vial?
Keep at room temperature between 68-77° F
If your pet has Addison's disease, close monitoring will be needed to determine whether or not changes are required in dose and whether or not long-term treatment is prudent.
Use as prescribed by your veterinarian.