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PERCORTEN®-V Q&A

1. What is Canine Addison’s Disease?

2. Is this a fatal disease?

3. What is PERCORTEN-V?

4. How does PERCORTEN-V work?

5. Where can I get PERCORTEN-V?

6. How effective is PERCORTEN-V?

7. When should my dog take PERCORTEN-V?

8. How soon will PERCORTEN-V start to work?

9. Is PERCORTEN-V safe?

10. Are there any side effects of PERCORTEN-V?

11. Can my cat receive PERCORTEN-V?

12. Is PERCORTEN-V recommended for pregnant dogs?

13. Is PERCORTEN-V recommended for dogs with heart disease or other conditions?

 

1. What is Canine Addison’s Disease?

Canine Addison’s Disease (hypoadrenocorticism) is a condition in which a dog’s adrenal glands aren’t working properly. Adrenal glands produce chemicals and hormones that help regulate many bodily functions such as metabolism, blood pressure and stress response.

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2. Is this a fatal disease?

Canine Addison’s Disease can be fatal if not treated. However, with proper medical management including PERCORTEN®-V (desoxycorticosterone pivalate) Injectable Suspension, your dog can have a normal life expectancy.

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3. What is PERCORTEN-V?

PERCORTEN®-V (desoxycorticosterone pivalate) Injectable Suspension is the only medication approved by the FDA* for the treatment of Canine Addison’s Disease.

*NADA #141-029, Approved by FDA.

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4. How does PERCORTEN-V work?

PERCORTEN®-V (desoxycorticosterone pivalate) Injectable Suspension is a corticoid supplement. It replaces hormones that your dog’s adrenal glands aren’t producing and helps your dog’s body regulate sodium and potassium levels, which are important for controlling blood pressure and function of the heart and nervous system.

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5. Where can I get PERCORTEN-V?

PERCORTEN®-V (desoxycorticosterone pivalate) Injectable Suspension is available only from your veterinarian. If you are unable to find a veterinarian in your area who is currently dispensing PERCORTEN-V, please call our Customer Service line at 1-800-332-2761 and we'll be happy to help you locate one.

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6. How effective is PERCORTEN-V?

PERCORTEN®-V (desoxycorticosterone pivalate) Injectable Suspension is very effective. In fact, one clinical study found PERCORTEN-V to be 100% effective in treating Canine Addison’s Disease; whereas another clinical study found PERCORTEN-V to be 97% effective.

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7. When should my dog take PERCORTEN-V?

Your veterinarian will give your dog PERCORTEN®-V (desoxycorticosterone pivalate) as an injection about every 25 days. In addition, PERCORTEN-V must be given in conjunction with oral steroid replacement therapy, under the direction of your veterinarian.

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8. How soon will PERCORTEN-V start to work?

The effects of PERCORTEN®-V (desoxycorticosterone pivalate) Injectable Suspension can usually be seen within 24-48 hours.

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9. Is PERCORTEN-V safe?

Yes. Rigorous clinical testing has proven how safe PERCORTEN®-V (desoxycorticosterone pivalate) Injectable Suspension is. In fact, it’s the only treatment approved by the FDA* for Canine Addison’s Disease.

*NADA #141-029, Approved by FDA.

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10. Are there any side effects of PERCORTEN-V?

It has been demonstrated that PERCORTEN®-V (desoxycorticosterone pivalate) Injectable Suspension is well tolerated with a low incidence of side effects. In a small percentage of treated dogs, depression, excessive thirst and urination, digestive, skin and coat changes, weakness, and injection site reactions (pain, abscesses) may occur. Some of these effects may resolve with adjustments in dose or interval of PERCORTEN-V or concomitant glucocorticoid administration. Do not use in pregnant dogs or in dogs that are suffering from congestive heart disease, severe renal disease, or edema. You should speak to your veterinarian for more information. For full product information, see product label.

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11. Can my cat receive PERCORTEN-V?

No. PERCORTEN®-V (desoxycorticosterone pivalate) Injectable Suspension is strictly for the treatment of Canine Addison’s Disease and should only be administered to dogs.

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12. Is PERCORTEN-V recommended for pregnant dogs?

Pregnant dogs should not use PERCORTEN®-V (desoxycorticosterone pivalate) Injectable Suspension. For full product information, see product label.

 

13. Is PERCORTEN-V recommended for dogs with heart disease or other conditions?

No. PERCORTEN®-V (desoxycorticosterone pivalate) Injectable Suspension should not be used on dogs suffering from congestive heart disease, severe renal disease or edema. Dogs with renal failure must be stabilized before receiving PERCORTEN-V. Click HERE for full product information.

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