Percorten-V Injectable Suspension
What is Percorten-V Injectable Suspension used for?
Percorten V is used for treating dogs with primary adrenocortical insufficiency and who are mineralocorticoid deficient.
How should I use Percorten-V Injectable Suspension?
Percoten V contains 25mg/mL of desoxycorticosterone pivalate (DOCP) in each 4mL vial.
Percoten V is administered via an intramuscular injection by a veterinarian. Shake the vial prior to injection to ensure an even distribution.
Dog will usually be given a starting dosage of 1mg/lb every 25 days. After this, the vet will check on the dog's condition and adjust the dosage as required.
What are the side effects of Percorten-V Injectable Suspension?
Dogs may develop hypernatremia or hypokalemia when taking Percorten V. If the dosage of Percorten V is too high there may be development of polyuria, polydipsia, increased blood volume, edema or cardiac enlargement. This is also the case if Percorten V is taken for too long. Other side effects that Percorten V can cause include anorexia, skin and coat changes, diarrhea, vomiting, weakness, weight loss, incontinence, pain on injection and injection site abscess. Contact your vet if you notice any of these side effects in your dog, or if they appear unwell.
Dogs with congestive heart disease, edema or renal disease must be monitored if being treated with Percorten V.