Recommended dosages only. Always follow the directions for dosing and administration from your veterinarian.
In treating canine hypoadrenocorticism, PERCORTEN-V replaces the mineralocorticoid hormones only. Glucocorticoid replacement must be supplied by small daily doses of glucocorticoid hormones (e.g., prednisone or prednisolone) (0.2 - 0.4 mg/kg/day).
Dosage requirements are variable and must be individualized on the basis of the response of the patient to therapy. Begin treatment with PERCORTEN-V at a dose of 1.0 mg per pound of body weight every 25 days. In some patients the dose may be reduced. Serum sodium and potassium levels should be monitored to assure the animal is properly compensated. Most patients are well controlled with a dose range of 0.75 to 1.0 mg per pound of body weight, given every 21 to 30 days.
Before injection, shake the vial thoroughly to mix the microcrystals with the suspension vehicle. PERCORTEN-V suspension is to be injected intramuscularly. Care should be used to prevent inadvertent intravenous injection, which may cause acute collapse and shock. Such animals should receive immediate therapy for shock with intravenous fluids and glucocorticoids.Once vial is broached, product should be used within 4 months.
Storage Conditions: Store at room temperature, preferably between 15 and 30°C (59 and 86°F). Protect from light. Protect from freezing.