Zycortal Suspension (Desoxycorticosterone Pivalate) is an injectable liquid mineralocorticoid deficit replacement medication for dogs with Addison's disease.
Who is Zycortal Suspension for Dogs, 25 mg/ml, 4 ml Vial for?
Why use Zycortal Suspension for Dogs, 25 mg/ml, 4 ml Vial?
Zycortal is a highly efficient medication for hypoadrenocorticism in dogs, a condition often referred to as Addison's disease. Desoxycorticosterone Pivalate is the active ingredient in this medicine.
How does Zycortal Suspension for Dogs, 25 mg/ml, 4 ml Vial work?
This corticosteroid medicine has three mechanisms of action. It has basic mineralocorticoid function, for starters. Second, it enhances sodium, chloride, and iron retention in the kidneys by increasing potassium and hydrogen ion elimination and promoting water absorption osmotic gradient in the renal tubules. Finally, by increasing extracellular fluid, it improves blood volume and cardiac output in the heart.
How is Zycortal Suspension for Dogs, 25 mg/ml, 4 ml Vial sold?
25 mg/ml, 4 ml vial
What are the side effects of Zycortal Suspension for Dogs, 25 mg/ml, 4 ml Vial?
Zycortal has been demonstrated to be well-tolerated, with only a few reports of side effects. Injection site responses such as abscesses or soreness, weakness, coat or skin changes, changes in digestion, excessive urine or thirst, depression, heart enlargement, swelling (edema), and increased blood volume may occur in a low percentage of dogs. Many of these adverse effects can be alleviated by adjusting the interval or dose, or by taking a glucocorticoid at the same time.
What special precautions are there?
Avoid using desoxycorticosterone pivalate if the animal is hypersensitive to it. Rehydrate the animal if it has severe hypovolemia, dehydration, or prerenal azotemia before using it. If the animal's tissue perfusion is low, rehydrate it before using it. If given intravenously, adverse responses may occur. Use intravenous injections sparingly. When this medicine is used with potassium-sparing diuretics, its effectiveness may be reduced. Use with care if the animal has congestive heart failure, edema, severe renal illness, or primary hepatic failure. Fluid retention combined with salt retention can lead to excessive weight gain. Not proven safe for use in animals under 6 months old, lactating animals, pregnant animals, or breeding animals. 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 Zycortal Suspension for Dogs, 25 mg/ml, 4 ml Vial?
Once it has been opened for 4 months, discard any remaining product. Temperatures should be kept between 15 and 30 degrees Celsius (59 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit).
Please keep in mind that Addison's disease is difficult to identify and diagnose. Once symptoms are suspected, an ACTH test is the best option. Owners should be aware of the symptoms and indicators in order to assist the veterinarian in making a more accurate diagnosis. They should also keep a careful eye on the animal.
Use as prescribed by your veterinarian.