Zycortal Suspension (desoxycorticosterone pivalate injectable suspension) is used as a replacement therapy for mineralocorticoid deficiency in dogs with primary hypoadrenocorticism (Addison’s disease )
What is Addison's disease and why does my dog need treatment?
- Treats Addison's disease (hypoadrenocorticism) in dogs
- Subcutaneous injectable suspension for dogs only
- Requires a prescription from a licensed veterinarian to be purchased
Canine Addison's disease, also known as hydroadrenocorticism, is a disease which negatively impacts a dog's adrenal glands, causing them to not work properly. What this means is your dog's adrenal glands will experience difficulty producing the hormones and chemicals necessary to help regulate metabolism, blood pressure, and stress response in their bodies. If my dog has Addison's disease, what can this medication help prevent?
If untreated, Addison's disease in canines has the potential to produce life-threatening effects such as hypotensive shock and prerenal azotemia. Treatment with Zycortal Suspension helps lower the risk of your dog suffering from these potentially lethal conditions. Zycortal also helps build sodium absorption and potassium excretion as well as increasing extracellular fluid. This results in expanded blood volume and improved cardiac output.
Possible Side Effects
Adverse reactions can occur and may include polyuria, polydipsia, depression/lethargy, inappropriate urination, alopecia, decreased appetite/anorexia, panting, vomiting, diarrhea, and shaking/trembling.
The initial dose is 1 mg/lb body weight, administered by subcutaneous injection.
Store at controlled room temperature 77°F with excursions between 59°- 86°F permitted. Do not freeze.
Prescription items are NON-RETURNABLE and NON-REFUNDABLE.