Percorten-V (desoxycorticosterone pivalate) Injectable Suspension is used to treat hormonal deficiencies in dogs (primary adrenocortical insufficiency), and is a substitute therapy for the mineralocorticoid deficit. Percorten-V is an FDA approved product used in the treatment of canine Addison’s Disease.
What is Percorten V 25mg/ml 4ml Vial?
Percorten-V is the only medication approved by the FDA for treating Canine Addison's Disease.
Who is Percorten V 25mg/ml 4ml Vial for?
Percorten is intended for the treatment of dogs with hormone deficiencies such as canine Addison's disease.
Why use Percorten V 25mg/ml 4ml Vial?
Percorten treats dogs with deficits in hormonal production, most commonly used to treat Addison’s disease in dogs.
How does Percorten V 25mg/ml 4ml Vial work?
Percorten (desoxycorticosterone pivalate) works by promoting the resorption of sodium that leads to the dangerous transfer of potassium from extracellular fluid into the renal tubes, thus supporting potassium excretion essential to preventing primary adrenocortical insufficiency. (e.g., Addison’s disease)
How is Percorten V 25mg/ml 4ml Vial sold?
4 ml Vial
What are the side effects of Percorten V 25mg/ml 4ml Vial?
Moderate side effects have been reported on the use of Percorten. Side effects may diminish with dosage adjustments, interval injections, or an attendant glucocorticoid. This drug is not intended for pregnant dogs or dogs with congestive heart disease, severe renal disease, or edema. In a few cases, the following has been reported:
- excessive thirst and urination
- digestive, skin, and coat changes
- injection site issues (pain, abscesses)
What special precautions are there?
Do not use Percorten in dogs that have previously had a hypersensitivity reaction to desoxycorticosterone pivalate.
CAUTIONS: Any dog presenting with severe hypovolemia, dehydration, pre-renal azotemia and inadequate tissue perfusion (“Addisonian crisis”) must be rehydrated with intravenous fluid (saline) therapy before starting treatment with Percorten. Avoid inadvertent intravenous injection which may have an adverse effect on the dog. The effectiveness of Percorten may be reduced if potassium-sparing diuretics, such as spironolactone, are administered concurrently. Use Percorten with caution in dogs with congestive heart disease, edema, severe renal disease or primary hepatic failure. Desoxycorticosterone pivalate may cause polyuria, polydipsia, increased blood volume, edema and cardiac enlargement. Excessive weight gain may indicate fluid retention secondary to sodium retention. The safety of desoxycorticosterone pivalate has not been established in breeding, pregnant and lactating dogs and dogs less than 6 months of age.
What to do if overdose?
Immediately contact your closest emergency animal hospital.
How can I store Percorten V 25mg/ml 4ml Vial?
Store in a dry and cool environment.
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