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Percorten® -V

Percorten-V <sup>®</sup> (Brand)
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What is Percorten-V?
Percorten-V is used to treat Addison's disease (adrenocortical insufficiency) in dogs and cats.

Who is it for?
It is labeled for use in dogs but may be prescribed for off-label use in cats.

What are the benefits?

* Improves life quality & expectancy in dogs & cats with Addison's Disease
* Helps prevent electrolyte disturbances
* Long-acting injection

How does Percorten-V work?
Addison's disease in dogs is also known as hypoadrenocorticism. It is a disease that results from the reduction in steroid secretion by the adrenal gland. Percorten-V is used as replacement therapy for the mineralocorticoid deficit in pets with Addison's disease. Mineralocorticoids are steroids that help balance the sodium, potassium, and other electrolyte levels in the body.

Percorten-V also prevents the life-threatening shock and build up of potentially toxic substances in the blood in animals with Addison's disease.

The most important effect of Percorten-V is to increase the rate of absorption of sodium and water by the kidney. The increased absorption of water into the blood stream helps maintain blood pressure. Another important effect of Percorten-V is increased excretion of potassium by the kidney into the urine.

Is there a generic equivalent available?
No generic products are available.

How is it given?
Percorten-V is an injectable medication. Shake the vial vigorously before each use, and follow your veterinarian's directions on how to give the injection. Do NOT give Percorten-V intravenously (IV, into the vein). Injections are usually given every 21-30 days, but follow your veterinarian's directions exactly.

Dosage varies per patient and is adjusted based upon blood electrolyte (e.g., sodium and potassium) levels.

Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you have difficulty giving the medication, contact your veterinarian.

What results can I expect?
Percorten-V will not cure Addison's disease, but it will help decrease some of the symptoms associated with the disease. The dosage will be determined by your veterinarian depending upon your pet's response to treatment. Treatment of Addison's disease must continue for the life of the animal. Other medications will also be necessary in the treatment of this disease.

What form(s) does it come in?
Injectable Suspension

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25mg/ml 4ml
PHY-50339 $189.99 each  
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