Lysodren is an oral tablet prescription medication used to help those who suffer from pituitary-dependent Cushing’s disease. Plus, it can be used to treat some of the symptoms associated with adrenal gland tumors.
Lysodren is indicated for the treatment of pets with inoperable, functional or nonfunctional, adrenal cortical carcinoma.
Possible Side Effects
Lethargy, weakness, lack of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, incoordination, depression, and liver damage are possible. Your pet’s appetite, water intake, and urination should decrease when Lysodren starts to work. Some pets may be truly allergic to this medication. Call your veterinarian if your pet is acting ill while taking Lysodren.
Drug & Food Interactions
Talk to your vet about any other drugs your pet is taking before starting this medication.
Wear gloves when handling this medication. Adrenal crisis occurs in the setting of shock or severe trauma and response to shock is impaired, in pets taking this medication. If this occurs, administer hydrocortisone, monitor for escalating signs of shock, and discontinue until recovery.
This drug is FDA-approved for human use. However, it is common practice for veterinarians to prescribe such drugs for use in dogs and cats.
The recommended initial dose is 2 g to 6 g orally, in three or four divided doses per day. Your health care professional may ask you to increase doses incrementally or as tolerated.
Store at 77°F. Avoid exposure to extreme temperatures.
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