PERCORTEN Ressources

Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 005151/001.

Names and composition

"PERCORTEN" is the commercial name of a drug composed of DESOXYCORTICOSTERONE ACETATE.

Answered questions

Where can i purchase percorten for my dog inexpensively? ?
He has addison,s. With a prescription of course. could we get this overseas or across the border somewhere? please help.. it,s costing us a lot,and putting my dog to sleep is out of the question he is quite healthy with his shots. Asked by Ardath Preissner 3 months ago.

There is a Yahoo group called Addison_Dogs that has recommendations on pharmacies and such. I would join that group and search the archives or ask. It is a wonderful list and a great resource. Sadly, I do not think that there is any such thing as cheap Percorten, but you may be able to find it for less. Answered by Charisse Sachse 3 months ago.

I don't know but the company omaha vaccine sells fairly inexpensive dog everything. Look them up online. Answered by Willa Narrow 3 months ago.


My dog is supposed to take prednisone tabs and percorten v per cc shots?
I dunno lol thats what it says on his records. anyways i guess its because hes had too much sodium or something. but he has to take prednisone every other day for the rest of his life and the shot once a month. And feeding him treats or table scraps isn't allowed. I guess what my question is, is does anybody... Asked by Kendal Panelli 3 months ago.

I dunno lol thats what it says on his records. anyways i guess its because hes had too much sodium or something. but he has to take prednisone every other day for the rest of his life and the shot once a month. And feeding him treats or table scraps isn't allowed. I guess what my question is, is does anybody else have this problem with their dog? i talked to alot of different people and they said they've never heard of a dog getting almost fatally ill from table scraps. Answered by Maude Naji 3 months ago.

Sounds like your dog has Addison's disease. Addison's means that the adrenal gland is not producing enough steroids to maintain the body's function. Addisons also causes electrolytes imbalances that can be deadly. This is why treats or table food should not be given. The excess salt can screw up the electrolytes casuing a crisis. Answered by Jolene Rinehimer 3 months ago.


Does anybody know how I can sell an unopened bottle of Percorten V for dogs?
We purchased it for our dog per the vet's rexommendation but she died. Now we have no use for it but maybe somebody does. Asked by Lorna Lemucchi 3 months ago.

I don't know what this drug is for but if it is a prescription medication and you try to sell it, you may find yourself living in a small room with bars on the windows. Call your vet and ask what to do with it. Answered by Bennie Domanski 3 months ago.


Is pet meds n' more legit?
and if yes is the percorten quality good? Asked by Marsha Konetchy 3 months ago.

Well, it is good, and pets are like people, so it is legit. Answered by Cecil Pharis 3 months ago.


What to do when you can't afford to go to the vet anymore?
Hi all, I'm stuck between a rock and a hard spot. I understand the "don't have a pet unless you can afford it" statement, because believe me, I was the one that would be telling that to other people, until now. I have a five year old Cairn Terrier who was just diagnosed with Addisons' Disease... Asked by Shela Feck 3 months ago.

Hi all, I'm stuck between a rock and a hard spot. I understand the "don't have a pet unless you can afford it" statement, because believe me, I was the one that would be telling that to other people, until now. I have a five year old Cairn Terrier who was just diagnosed with Addisons' Disease in late August. From August until now he has been on Florinef (0.1mg) and Predisone (5mg). For the first month it was half a tablet of Florinef and Prednisone every 12 hours. After the first month, we only had to give him a quarter of Prednisone, and now he only gets the quarter when he goes into an exciting or stressful event/environment (while still keeping the same dose of Florinef). We just had his blood tested and the vet told us it wasn't enough, and to increase his dose of 1 full tablet of Florinef (0.1mg) in the morning, and half a tablet at night. We did this for another week and just had his blood re tested. Again, it wasn't enough. Due to these meds, he constantly has to pee. I leave at about 8:30am, so I try getting home around 12:30pm to let him out and somedays it just isn't enough, and he'll pee all over the kitchen. Now because of this, I crated him, which seemed to help, until we increased his dose. He's peed twice in his crate, which is very, very, unusual for him, and that's when you know he HAS to go. He is so embarrassed sometimes and puts himself into an episode and it's just absolutely heart breaking. The vet suggested percorten, which is a shot once a month. To start him on this new med will cost approx. $600. This is about 6-7 months worth of inoculations. We still have to provide the syringe and get the vet to do it. After this, if it works, it cost approx $1200 a year for this drug, again, not including taxes and price of syringes. If it doesn't work, I will have wasted $1200, plus another 2-3 hundred to euthanize him. I love my boy so much and it makes me cry to type this, but what can I do? I can't afford these bills. Over the summer just to get him diagnosed it was about $1400. I'm a single wage earner and I have another pet who also gets vetted. I need to find someone that is home all the time that will let him out every hour, that will take him for his walks, that will cuddle with him and love him as much as I try... It's very expensive to keep this little guy, and I don't know any other options than to have him euthanized, which I can't stand the bear the thought of. It absolutely crushes my heart to be asking this... Can anyone please give me any advice? Answered by Lonnie Mulder 3 months ago.

It sounds like you're a great owner who cares deeply for her pets. That aside, you've done all you can do. Try calling up a rescue and see if they can help you out, but if you can't find anyone who can take him, you may have to make some tough decisions. Do whatever you think will be right, and it will be. Peace to you in your difficult situation, if it comes down to putting him to sleep, he had a great 5 years with a loving owner. Answered by Mirian Midyett 3 months ago.

Don't have a pet if you can't afford it. Either have it put down or surrender it to a rescue so they will put it down since it can't be adopted. You can afford the net so you can afford a vet. Answered by Leigha Olp 3 months ago.

Why can't you google 'help with vet bills' and add your state's name in the list of words? Answered by Johnetta Garret 3 months ago.

If you cant afford to continue treatment, the kindest thing to do would be to euthanize him. You coukd try to rehome him, but reality is, no one is going to take on a dog that constantly needs expensive medication. Answered by Veola Salvato 3 months ago.


Help with Addisons Dog?
I do have Nutri-cal I have been giving her some every few hours Asked by Winfred Bouwman 3 months ago.

Hi my dog has has low blood sugar and low sodium on her Blood work they just did a test for addisons this morning the results will be in within a few days. She was on IV fluids Saturday night but she is not eating or drinking well again. Would diluted Gatorade help replenish her sodium (electrolytes) just until she gets her results in and they start with the percorten v. She is on prednisolone right now. She is 5 pounds Answered by Gretta Haifa 3 months ago.

Gatorade would be fine. It will help keep her electrolytes (including Na) up and will assist a little with glucose. But small amounts at a time, it can give some dogs diarrhea in high doses. If blood glucose drops too low it can cause seizures. If she is not eating anything (and they didnt send you with suppliment.. Neutracal/supplical/ect..) you can offer a tiny amout (a few licks or a finger full) of syrup every few hours or if you think she is acting wierd or weak. If she doesn't start eating soon, call the vet, they can give her fluids in the subqutanious layer which will last for a while and keep her hydrated. It's a quick visit, she may not even need to see the vet, but she will have a hunch back for several hours. Answered by Un Weddel 3 months ago.


My 2 year old female Rottie has addison's disease and the cost of treatment is sky high...?
I'm a college student and my female rottie was recently diagnosed with addison's disease. I brought her into the vet becuase she was acting extremely lathargic, not eating, vomitting, etc. 4 days and $1400 later I had her home. My parents helped me out a great deal, but the monthly cost to treat her is... Asked by Ami Zapico 3 months ago.

I'm a college student and my female rottie was recently diagnosed with addison's disease. I brought her into the vet becuase she was acting extremely lathargic, not eating, vomitting, etc. 4 days and $1400 later I had her home. My parents helped me out a great deal, but the monthly cost to treat her is over $200 a month for the rest of her life. Roughly $2400 a year. I can't stand the thought of "giving her away" (I'm her second home as it is - I've had her for a year) and "putting her down" makes makes me want to cry. I can't afford the treatments, my parents have already done more then they should have, and if she goes off the monthly injection of Percorten-V ($180 a month) she will die a very slow and cruel death. I've already looked online for the drug, but I can't find it any lower then $130. Can anybody give me any suggestions? I really don't want to put her to sleep, but I can't let her suffer either... Please help. Answered by Audry Rigotti 3 months ago.

Wow, I know exactly what you are going through. We lost a 7 year old lab cross to Addisons. It was my daughters dog and he got sick a few days before her 7th birthday. There was no way her dog was going to die that day so off to the vet we went. More than a grand later we got him back, things went well for about 3 weeks then he relapsed. There was no guarantee, as you know that the meds are going to cure Addison or even painlessly cotrol it. So when Tude relapsed we made the difficult choice of saying good bye. Just thought I'd share our story. Below is a poem written from the sick dogs point of view, read it alone. It still puts tears in my eyes. I wish the author could be found. If It Should Be If it be I grow frail and weak, And pain should wake me from my sleep, Then you must do what must be done, For this last battle can’t be won. You will be sad, I’ll understand, Don’t let your grief then stay your hand, For this day more than all the rest, Your love and friendship stand the test. We’ve had so many happy years, What is to come will hold no fears, You’ll not want me to suffer, so, When the time comes, please let me go. I know in time, you too will see, It is a kindness you do me, Although my tail its last has waved, From pain and suffering, I’ve been saved. Do not grieve that it should be you, Who has to decide this thing to do We’ve been so close, we two, these years, Don’t let your heart hold any tears. Author Unknown Answered by Shelli Gladish 3 months ago.

ST has a good suggestion. Giving her to someone that can deal with the disease and the cost (I know nothing about this illness) may be the best option. Giving her up may be difficult but if you can not afford her anymore it is better than the alternative. Just make sure the new owner knows what they are getting into or they may put her to sleep. Answered by Jacquelyne Apadaca 3 months ago.

ROTTIE OWNER; Being you are already a college student be in touch with agricultural schools like U of Penn. and Cornell in NY they have animal science curriculums. I know they have helped people to help their research efforts. I don't know that they will help but you could ask if they make generic drugs for animals? Do the research of schools within your driving distance. I would think she is great protection for a young college gurl(haha) Answered by Lucila Mcdermond 3 months ago.

Perhaps you could work out an arrangement with the vet clinic to volunteer there in return for reduced costs for her care? Good luck..I hope it works out. Answered by Kellee Ayres 3 months ago.


Our daschund rash/fungal infection?
like selsun blue? Asked by Maynard Shunk 3 months ago.

Three recurring skin infections within a month of each other brings endocrine dysfunction and/or skin atopy (allergy) to the rule out list for a vet. If your vet hasn't discussed such endocrine abnormality as hypothroidism, addison's and cushing's disease, or atopy, then refer to another vet. The pictures depict collarettes, which are round, moist yet crusty areas of local bacterial colonies. Once healed/dried, they do darken and then exfoliate. If your vet diagnosed a fungal infection of the skin, which is usually malassezia overgrowth, but he/she did not prescribe ketoconazole oral medication or other antifungal med, call tomorrow and inquire why they decided it was antifungal, what diagnostic test they used (an impression slide with or without double sided tape, for ex.) and why they didn't prescribe antifungals. What shampoo was prescribed? Oatmeal colloidal over the counter shampoo? Medicated shampoo, with chlorhexidine and MICONAZOLE (or topical ketoconazole)? Medicated shampoos should be used every 3 days during infection, set for 10 minutes each time, and thoroughly rinsed. Best to apply a leave in moisturizing shampoo afterward, to replenish sebaceous oils, fatty acids, vitamin E, and other healthy skin components. Dry skin is unhealthy skin. Dry skin cannot effectively protect the body from invasive antigens. The skin barrier is compromised when not moist, elastic, and healthy. Do NOT use any dandruff shampoo such as Selsun Blue, T-Gel, Head and Shoulders, etc. Do go to a veterinary dermatologist if you cannot find a vet that is experienced and savvy enough to consider endocrine disease or allergy related chronic skin disease such as atopy. Atopy is treated every day with an expensive ($3-4 per capsule) cyclosporine, Atopica, that is ultimately more cost effective and beneficial to his health/comfort than the repetitive antibiotics, baths, and vet exams of the past for skin infections. Some dogs eventually can taper down to every other day use, but only after 6-8 weeks of daily administration at first. Hypothyroidism is treated by an inexpensive daily to twice daily medication, levothyroxine, at a dose determined by the severity of underproduction of the thyroid, checking the level in the blood until therapeutic dosing is effectively reached. Addison's and Cushing's disease are abnormal cortisol related diseases. Usually the adrenal glands have a tumor affecting release of cortisol, or the pituitary gland has a mass affecting the hormones that trigger the release of cortisol from the adrenal glands. Multiple blood tests are performed to diagnose these diseases, prior to starting injectable or oral prescription medication. Addisonian dogs benefit from pulse corticosteroid therapy when their Percorten-V injections fail to regulate their cortisol release effectively (occassional bouts of lethargy, anxiety, thirst, etc result which the steroid treats as needed). Cushingoid dogs benefit from oral Lysodren, trilostane (Vetoryl) or other regulating meds, given daily for a week, then 3-4 days apart, to suppress excess secretion of cortisol from the adrenal glands. UTIs, pendulous, pot-bellied appearance, skin infections, increased appetite, lethargy, and hair loss are all symptoms of Cushing's. These disorders are only concerning for a 6-7 year old dog or older. If your dog is younger, atopy is the primary concern. The Atopica really must be tried to see if the infections stop while this medication is administered. To treat his symptoms of either endocrine or allergy origin, he may need another prescription antibioitic (14 days minimum) and a couple baths in the next 7 days, using a shampoo such as Virbac's KetoChlor, Pharmaseb, and formerly, DVM's Malaseb. If his skin is very itchy and inflamed, he may need prednisone or prednisolone, oral corticosteroids, to quiet the irritated, allergic skin. Good luck in seeking better answers and/or another vet! Answered by Glenda Odwyer 3 months ago.

One of my dachshunds had a fungal infection, cure was miconysol (same product used for vaginal infections - over the counter med), and a very good dandruff shampoo. Shampoo twice a week first week, apply miconysol twice a day, then cut shampoo to twice a week until rash is gone. Fungal is same as yeast, so that's why the vaginal yeast infection product works. This is what our vet told us to do, we didn't make it up. I have since put my dachshunds on a good, no corn meal, wheat gluten or artifical preservatives, kibble - Canidae Chicken and Rice, and no more fungal infections or ear infections. Try the combination of dandruff shampoo (good brand, not head and shoulders), myconisol product and kibble with meat as first ingredient, no corn meal. Worked for our dachsie. Note: Yes, Selsun Blue or an even stronger one. Answered by Roxana Shreckengost 3 months ago.

It's weird that that they appear to be localized to certain areas of his skin. I can't offer any shared experience, only to say when you move try to go to a specialised vet who is credited in work with skin conditions (like a dermatologist doctor for humans). Hope you get to the bottom of it. Answered by Gretta Heinbaugh 3 months ago.


My dog is dehydrated because he was throwing up from the med prednisone?
Oliver is 8 1/2 year old Boston Terrier. I give him Pecid AC what my vet told me to get for him to take 10 mg cut in half twice daily.1st time gave it to him on a full stomach and was ineffective. It works wonder on an empty stomach.The nutri cal is too thick to swallow right so I will just give him Karo and water... Asked by Margeret Degrand 3 months ago.

wich irritated his stomach.He got dehydrated and the vet said to put him on a chicken and rice diet.I did that and was giving him nutr ical for electrolytes.Hates the pedialyte ice cubes I made him half water half pedialyte.Throw up when I gave him the nutri cal and then ate the throw up.If he eats his own throw up(did it twice in 2 days) will it keep him hydrated? Answered by Erick Rold 3 months ago.

He has hypoglycemia and they think he might have Addisons disease.I give him plain chicken and rice he eats it and hes fine,I give him water a little later or he throws it up.He had a seizure from Hypoglycemia and i have to feed him every four hours.I give him Karo syrup 1/2 teaspoon 4 x daily to keep his glucose up and seizure free.He needs electrolytes and nutri cal was making him sick.So now I have to find another electrolyte solution for him. Answered by Velma Schlitzer 3 months ago.

Oliver is 8 1/2 year old Boston Terrier. I give him Pecid AC what my vet told me to get for him to take 10 mg cut in half twice daily.1st time gave it to him on a full stomach and was ineffective. It works wonder on an empty stomach.The nutri cal is too thick to swallow right so I will just give him Karo and water for now.He's 20 lb small Boston Answered by Corrie Mcmikle 3 months ago.

My dog has Addison's disease, he's also on Prednisone. Don't give your dog Pedialyte.. it's full of junk they don't need. Just the boiled diced chicken, cook some white rice from scratch... dont buy packets of salted, chemical nonsense, and give your poor guy more water than he can drink. Also a lot of patience because the medical emergency that got him there and the rehydration they probably had to do will leave him a little tinkly. It will take him a while to get his outdoor tinkle legs back. No sugary, high-fructose corn syrup, Red dye #3, random modified yuckity-yuck potions they try to make us feed to our children. Just water as a drink. Just for now, you can probably leave out the Nutrical and see if that is what's making him sick. That poor guy. You don't say what exactly your dog is being treated for by my dog was around 4 when he suddenly had Addison's. A lot of vomiting, moodiness, sleepiness, loose bowel movements all within a couple weeks. The vet couldn't diagnose, I didn't know. I was having to feed him bites of white bead with Pepto on them. Which he actually loved. Finally, his adrenal gland completely shut down and I rushed him to an emergency vet on the verge of death. He couldn't even stand up or grump at the nurses. He usually loves both standing and grumping at vet nurses. They finally had a Dr that ran a test for Addison's. Now my minpin has the same disease John F Kennedy apparently had. Who knew, right? By the way, yes Pepto is safe for doggies. Dosage guidlines can be found online but check with your vet first for your personal dog's allergy and safety whatever. My guy was 25 lbs and I gave him 1 teaspoon of Pepto on a piece of bread to help with his water bowel situation. Oh wow, that hypoglycemia will be a trick. You are amazing for puzzling this out with him. They have my Addison's dog also on Percorten. He gets 1/4 of a pill; every day and a shot every month and he's managed. Not too bad. The Percorten will probably finally also help your guy. Aww, your guy sounds like a sweet little angel. And it sounds like you love him a lot. Answered by Josephina Kimberling 3 months ago.

Prednison is a steriod that should help with your dogs skin issues. My dog was on Prednisone for a long-term, fatal illness, for over a year. It's a pretty strong drug, but I wouldn't think it would cause vomitting. Perhaps your dog had eaten something that same day, or it could have been a reaction to other drugs your Vet prescribed. Most effects of Prednisone are excessive drinking, urination, and then long term, loss of muscle, hair loss, etc. It's a tricky drug to work with. Speak with your Vet if you are concerned about the vomitting and see if they can prescribe something else. If he is vomitting everytime he takes it, it's not doing any good for the skin problem. A phone call to your vet is free, and if they have already seen the dog for this problem, chances are you won't have to pay for a second exam to try a different drug. Answered by Odelia Craigwell 3 months ago.

Did your vet test for Addisons or is he/she just guessing? I had a dog with Addisons and it is terribly difficult to treat and also expensive. Overdoing the Preds can cause a reversal into the reverse disease (Cushings)so monitoring it is imperative. If the diagnosis becomes a positive for Addisons, please join yahoogroups.com (membership if free), and in the search bar type in CanineCushings-AutoimmuneCare for the website group that is discussing Addisons and how to care for it. There are vets on there as well as a Pharmacist that compounds the expensive medication for a much cheaper cost and the archives will give you tons of information that can help you manage the condition well. Good luck Answered by Shanon Balon 3 months ago.

Is he drinking water, if not force water with a syrige, and call the vet in the am. Answered by Cheryl Hitzeman 3 months ago.


Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
005151/001 PERCORTEN DESOXYCORTICOSTERONE ACETATE PELLET/IMPLANTATION 125MG
008822/001 PERCORTEN DESOXYCORTICOSTERONE PIVALATE INJECTABLE/INJECTION 25MG per ML

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ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
001104/001 DOCA DESOXYCORTICOSTERONE ACETATE INJECTABLE/INJECTION 5MG per ML
005151/001 PERCORTEN DESOXYCORTICOSTERONE ACETATE PELLET/IMPLANTATION 125MG

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