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What is Percorten-V?

Percorten-V (desoxycorticosterone pivalate) is the only medication approved by the FDA for treating Canine Addison's Disease (hypoadrenocorticism). Percorten-V is a corticosteroid used to treat conditions in which the body does not produce enough of its own steroids, such as Addison's disease. It may also be used for purposes other than those listed here. Percorten-V requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

You will need a syringe to use Percorten-V, but it is not included in the package. Please see 3cc (3ml) luer slip syringe with 3/4" 25 g Needle.

For:

Dogs

Benefits:

  • Well tolerated
  • Low incidence of side effects

How does Percorten-V work?

Canine Addison's Disease is a condition where a dog's adrenal glands don't work properly. Normal adrenal glands produce mineralocorticoids that help regulate many bodily functions such as metabolism, blood pressure, and stress response. Percorten-V is a replacement therapy for the mineralocorticoid deficiency in dogs with Addison's disease.

Cautions:

Do not use any preventative vaccines such as Percorten-V without checking with your veterinarian. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effects that seem unusual or bothersome to your pet. Percorten-V should not be stopped suddenly. Percorten-V should not be given to pregnant dogs, or dogs suffering from congestive heart disease, severe renal disease or edema.

Brand Name:

Percorten-V (Novartis)

Generic Name:

Desoxycorticosterone pivalate (DOCP)

What is the most important thing I should know about Percorten-V?

Percorten-V is a prescription medication that is commonly used by veterinarians in dogs for the treatment of Addison's disease. Percorten-V is available as a 4 ml multi-dose vial containing 25 mg/ml. Percorten-V should not be stopped suddenly. Irritation at the injection site may occur. Percorten-V is administered IM (intramuscularly). Do not administer IV (intravenously). Contact the veterinarian if the pet develops behavior changes, swelling, or unusual weight gain.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Percorten-V to my pet?

Do not give Percorten-V to your pet if the pet has a serious bacterial, viral or fungal infection. Percorten-V weakens the pet's immune response and its ability to fight infections. Tell your veterinarian if your pet has kidney or liver disease, heart disease, stomach ulcers, hypothyroidism, diabetes mellitus or any other medical conditions. Also tell your veterinarian if the pet is pregnant or lactating.

How should Percorten-V be given?

Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Do not give more or less than is prescribed by the veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. The usual dose of Percorten-V in dogs is 1mg/pound given by IM injection every 25 days. Store Percorten-V at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.

What are the potential side effects of Percorten-V?

If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving Percorten-V and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips, tongue or face; hives), increased blood pressure or sudden weight gain. Other less serious side effects may occur. Continue giving Percorten-V and talk to your veterinarian if your pet experiences insomnia, nausea, vomiting or stomach upset, fatigue, muscle weakness or joint pain, problems with diabetes control or increased hunger or thirst. Other side effects that occur rarely, usually with high doses of Percorten-V include thinning of the skin, cataracts, glaucoma, behavior changes. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.

What happens if I miss giving a dose of Percorten-V?

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it almost time for the next dose, skip the dose missed and give only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose of this medication.

What happens if I overdose my pet on Percorten-V?

Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of overdose may include swelling or water retention, high blood pressure, weight gain, low levels of potassium in the blood, and Cushing's disease.

What should I avoid while giving Percorten-V to my pet?

Avoid sources of infection. Do not use any preventative vaccines without checking with the veterinarian.

What other drugs will affect Percorten-V?

Do not give any other over the counter or prescription medications, including herbal products, during treatment with Percorten-V without first talking to the veterinarian. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is taking Phenobarbital, furosemide, insulin or glipizide, phenytoin, digoxin, warfarin, or aspirin. Drugs other than those listed may interact with Percorten-V resulting in side effects or altered effectiveness.

How to Use

Percorten-V Directions:

  • Percorten-V is a prescription medication that is commonly used by veterinarians in dogs for the treatment of Addison's disease.
  • Percorten-V is a corticosteroid used to treat conditions, such as Addison's disease, in which the body does not produce enough of its own steroids.
  • Percorten-V is available as a 4 ml multi-dose vial containing 25 mg/ml and is administered IM (intramuscularly). Do not administer IV (intravenously).
Tip:

Percorten-V should not be stopped suddenly. Irritation at the injection site may occur.

Percorten-V Dosage for Dogs:

Dogs:
WeightDosage
All weightsShake well before using. Give 1 mg/lb of body weight by IM (intramuscular) injection every 25 days
Percorten-V Dosage for Cats:
Cats
Do not use!
Percorten-V Dosage for Horses:
Horses
Do not use!
Storage:

Store this product at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.

Ingredients

Percorten-V Ingredients:

Percorten-V
Active Ingredients (per ml)Amount
Desoxycorticosterone Pivalate25 mg
Methylcellulose10.5 mg
Sodium Carboxymethylcellulose3 mg
Polysorbate 801 mg
Sodium Chloride8 mg
Thimerosal (a preservative)0.002%
Customer Reviews
Percorten-V is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 41.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Percorten-V My girl has had Addison's disease for over 5 years and has been doing very well on the Percorten-V. We thought we were going to lose her but thanks to her monthly injection and oral prednisone she is living a normal happy life.
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Chloe has been using her pecorten-v monthly and she is again a happy healthy dog!
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Percorten-V Gold Standard Tx for A-dogs My dog was diagnosed 28 months ago after being in critical condition. When I heard about Percorten-V I told the Vet I wanted to switch and I would give the injection myself, along with a daily small replacement dose of Prednisone. It was definitely the BEST move we made with her treatment, and by far the most cost effective on the "Low Dose Protocol". She will be 4 years old next month and her electrolytes are perfect. She's 100% normal and living a healthy, happy life!
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Percorten Chloe my chihuahua mix rescue was diagnosed with Addisons recently. I called 1800petmeds to ask questions before I purchased. The young lady was so helpful & answered all my questions. The medication arrived promptly.....actually a day before the scheduled time. Chloe's condition has improved drastically since her 1st injection. I couldn't t be happier with this medication & 1800petmeds. I will definitely keep ordering from y'all.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Every time I order from 800petmeds(I order once a month) ...they are always polite/helpful/quick to get my med's to me... I highly recommend them! While I order several things... the percorten is of great importance for my dogs survival...the med is high quality and works perfect!
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Percorten V I bought this product for my Westie due to her having Addison's Disease. My Vet is over a half hour away from my home and it was more expensive to buy it from my Vet then to get the great discount I received from Pet Meds and it was delivered right to my door. Thank you Pet Meds!!
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product My pomeranian/dashaund dog piglet has addison disease and i could not see myself putting him to sleep so i asked our vet if there was something i could give him and he said percortenv and ever since i gave him his injections every month he has been alot better thankyou 1800petmeds for keeping my dog alive
Date published: 2016-02-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product keeps my dog alive! My Boston Terrier dog has Addison's Disease, and he would not be alive if not for monthly Percorten-V injections! At 1-800-PetMeds, I can get this for about a hundred dollar less then at my Vet's office!
Date published: 2015-05-01
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Q&A

Does this drug stimulate hair growth?

Percorten-V Since our dog has received this medication she is doing much better. The question I have is does it cause hair growth? She has grown hair on her belly that she has never had before and other places. Thank you.
Asked by: Gregoreee
My vwt says Hair loss is a sign of addison disease, so now that the disease is being treated growing hair back makes sense
Answered by: Sharon
Date published: 2018-01-07

What is the expiration date on the Percorten-V. Or how many days does it last once we receive it in the mail.

Asked by: Lorraine
Thank you for your question. The current expiration date of the product based on what we have in stock as of 12/5/2017 is 06/2018. How long the medication will last depends on the dose prescribed by the veterinarian.
Answered by: Crystal PetMed Pro
Date published: 2017-12-05

What implications are there if a dog received too much Percorten?

Asked by: Anne
Thank you for your question. If you believe your dog received too much of the medication please seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of overdose may include swelling or water retention, high blood pressure, weight gain, low levels of potassium in the blood, and Cushing's disease.
Answered by: Crystal PetMed Pro
Date published: 2017-10-16

 I left our per court shot in the heat is it still OK to give to my dog 

Asked by: Trudy
Thank you for your question. Percorten-V should be stored at room temperature and away from moisture/heat as this can alter the drug. Would recommend acquiring another prescription for a new one.
Answered by: leanniejo
Date published: 2017-07-31

Can per item be shipped to Republic of KOREA ?

Asked by: hodoo
Thank you for your question. Unfortunately we do not ship to Korea at this time.
Answered by: Crystal PetMed Pro
Date published: 2017-06-27

have a 10% dsct coupon, but can see when it expires .. pls advise

Asked by: sara
Please contact our sales department for pricing information.
Answered by: S Duesler PharmD MBA
Date published: 2016-11-17

Can per item be shipped to Canada

Asked by: Pete
Yes. There is a $14.99 shipping charge to ship to Canada.
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2017-06-24

If you accidentally give your dog their shot a week apart will they get sick?

Asked by: Diane
Overdosing your pet may cause polyuria (frequent urination), polydipsia (increased thirst), high sodium levels, high blood pressure, edema (swelling due to fluid retention), and low potassium. Excessive weight gain may be indicative of fluid retention secondary to sodium retention. If your dog is acting different or seems sick or lethargic call your vet; electrolytes may be off and may need to be monitored.
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2016-09-28
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