What is Zycortal used for in dogs? What is Zycortal and what is it used for? Zycortal is a veterinary medicine used to treat dogs with Addison’s disease. Addison’s disease is a condition, known as hypoadrenocorticism, where the adrenal glands (located above the kidneys) do not produce enough of two steroid hormones, called cortisol and aldosterone.
What are the side effects of Zycortal in dogs? In field studies the most common side effects reported were polyuria, polydipsia, depression/lethargy, inappropriate urination, alopecia, decreased appetite/anorexia, panting, vomiting, diarrhea, shaking/trembling, polyphagia, urinary tract infection, urinary tract incontinence and restlessness.
Is there a generic for Zycortal for dogs? Zycortal suspension is an injectable replacement therapy for dogs with Addison’s disease. Zycortal is given subcutaneously in dogs with mineralocorticoid deficiency with primary hypoadrenocorticism. Generic to Percorten V. For subcutaneous use in dogs only.
How often should Zycortal be given? Both Percorten-V and Zycortal are labeled for a starting dose of 2.2 mg DOCP/kg body weight, administered once every 25 days.