Percorten-V is an injectable prescription medication formulated to help dogs manage canine Addison’s disease. This complex disease affects the adrenal glands and can happen to dogs of any age. Percorten-V has a history of proven success and by monitoring your pet and administering regular injections, it can help your dog get back on track and back to his daily duties.
Percorten-V is indicated as replacement therapy for the mineralocorticoid deficit in dogs with primary adrenocortical insufficiency.
Possible Side Effects
Possible side effects that have been reported include depression/lethargy, vomiting, anorexia, polydipsia, and polyuria. Some of these effects may resolve with adjustments in dose or interval of Percorten-V or concomitant glucocorticoid administration.
Drug & Food Interactions
Talk to your veterinarian about any other drugs the pet is taking before starting this medication.
Do not use in pregnant dogs or in dogs suffering from congestive heart failure, severe renal disease, or edema. Reduce dosage in dogs showing signs of hypernatremia or hypokalemia. Like other adrenocortical hormones, Percorten-V may cause severe side effects if dosage is too high or prolonged.
25mg desoxycorticosterone pivalate, 10.5mg methylcellulose, 3mg sodium carboxymethylcellulose, 1mg polysorbate 80 and 8mg sodium chloride with 0.002% thimerosal as preservative in water for injection.
Give this medication according to your veterinarian’s instructions.
Store at controlled room temperature of 77°F with excursions between 59-86°F permitted. Protect from light. Protect from freezing.