Zycortal Injectable Suspension for Dogs, 4-mL

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Description

Zycortal Suspension is an injectable medication used as replacement therapy in dogs with primary hypoadrenocorticism (Addison's disease). Zycortal Suspension replaces mineralocorticoids which are deficient in dogs with Addison's.

Uses

For use as replacement therapy for mineralocorticoid deficiency in dogs with primary hypoadrenocorticism (Addison's disease).

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.

Drug & Food Interactions

The effectiveness of Zycortal Suspension may be reduced if potassium-sparing diuretics, such as spironolactone, are administered concurrently.

Precautions

Any dog presenting with severe hypovolemia, dehydration, pre-renal azotemia and inadequate tissue perfusion must be rehydrated with intravenous fluid (saline) therapy before starting treatment with Zycortal Suspension.

  1. Prescribing Information

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  • Item Number
    181780
  • Generic Name
    Desoxycorticosterone pivalate injectable suspension
  • For Use With
    Dogs
  • Common Brand Name(s)
    Zycortal
  • Administration Form
    Injection
  • Brand
    Dechra
  • Product Form
    Solution
  • Health Condition
    Addison's Disease
  • Drug Type
    Adrenergic Agent
Ingredients
Ingredients

Desoxycorticosterone pivalate.

Instructions
Recommended Dosage

The initial dose is 1 mg/lb body weight, administered by subcutaneous injection.

Storage Instructions

Store at controlled room temperature 77°F with excursions between 59°- 86°F permitted. Do not freeze.

FAQ

What is Zycortal?

Zycortal is an injectable suspsension used as a replacement therapy for mineralocorticoid deficiency in dogs with primary hypoadrenocorticism (Addison's disease).

How long until I will know if this medication is working, and how long will the effects of this medication last?

This medication should start having effects within 1 to 2 days; however, you will not see the effects of this medication outwardly. Your veterinarian will need to run further tests to determine if the medication is working appropriately. The effects of this medication are long-lived, meaning they may last for multiple (ie, 4 to 6) weeks, although they may be prolonged if your animal has decreased kidney and/or liver function.

Can handling this medication be hazardous to me, my family, or other animals?

There are no specific precautions required when handling this medication unless you are allergic to it. Wash your hands after handling any medication.

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    Zycortal for Dogs

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    Always in stock, great price and fast shipping so much cheaper than having to get it from the vets especially since we use it once a month for our Great Dane.

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    Speedy Delivery when it counts

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    In these trying times I am amazed at how quickly this extremely important medication got to us. My Adison's Disease pug thanks you. You prices are terrific. Thank you.

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    This is a Good Deal

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    My boy needs a monthly injection, and the Vet now allows me to bring in the medication. Chewy offers the Zycortal at a competitive price, which is much appreciated.

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    Needed for 2 dogs

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    ZYCORTAL Suspension is given subcutaneously as replacement therapy for mineralocorticoid deficiency in dogs with primary hypoadrenocorticism (Addison’s disease) Active(s)/Ingredient(s): Desoxycorticosterone pivalate. One of two medications, Zycortal is less expensive than the other medicine.

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    My dog needs this monthly and my vet isn’t open due to covid...very excited I no longer have to worry about reordering

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