What does Vetoryl do for dogs with Cushing’s disease? Vetoryl®, which is the only licensed treatment for use in dogs, contains the active ingredient trilostane, a drug that rapidly reduces the production of cortisol by the adrenal glands.
What is Vetoryl used for in dogs? Trilostane (brand names: Vetoryl®, Desopan®, Modrastane®, or Modrenal®) is used for the treatment of hyperadrenocorticism in dogs (Cushing’s disease) and cats and Alopecia X in dogs.
What are the side effects of Vetoryl? The most common adverse reactions reported are poor/reduced appetite, vomiting, lethargy/dullness, diarrhea, and weakness. Occasionally, more serious reactions, including severe depression, hemorrhagic diarrhea, collapse, hypoadrenocortical crisis or adrenal necrosis/rupture may occur, and may result in death.
How long does it take for Vetoryl to work in dogs? For most dogs the effects of Vetoryl are seen quite quickly. It is usually the case that the signs of increased drinking and urinating improve quickly – within a couple of weeks on therapy.