Vetoryl capsules for dogs - Cushing's Disease treatment
Vetoryl is a drug that is used in the treatment of Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushings) which occurs when the body is producing an excess of the steroid hormone cortisol. Vetoryl contains the active ingredient, Trilostane. Vetoryl is manufactured Dechra Veterinary Products and comes in blister packs of 30 capsules. Vetoryl is available in four different sized capsules to ensure accurate dosing whatever the size of dog involved. The total daily dose will be determined by your vet and is given once daily, usually in the morning.
Vetoryl is used to treat Cushing’s disease in dogs. Cushings occurs when the adrenal glands produce too much of the steroid hormone cortisol. Cortisol is usually released at times of stress but a prolonged excess is detrimental. This excess can be either because of a mass secreting cortisol from the adrenal gland or because the brain is releasing an excess of the hormones that stimulate the adrenal glands. Trilostane blocks the pathway of reactions that make cortisol which reduces the amount of it in the bloodstream and so reduces the clinical signs associated with Cushings. These clinical signs include excessive thirst and urination and a pot bellied appearance. Close monitoring is essential to make sure that the Vetoryl is not suppressing the levels of cortisol too far as some cortisol is still needed by the body to respond to stressful situations.
- - Only use as directed by your vet.
- - Try and give at a similar time each day.
- - It should be given once daily, preferably in the morning.
- - If you suspect any side effects then contact your vet for advice.
- - If your pet has had an overdose then contact your vet immediately.
- - It comes as capsules of various sizes
- - Store in a dry place, out of reach of children, under 25oC
- - Weigh your pet regularly as the dose is based on your pet’s weight
- - It can have side effects, if you suspect these then call your vet for advice
- - Side effects can include lethargy, vomiting, diarrhoea and anorexia
- - Rarer side effects can include ataxia, hypersalivation, bloating and muscle tremors
- - You should not alter the dose of medication without consulting with the vet
- - These effects may also be due to an overdose causing abnormally low cortisol levels
- - These effects are generally reversible
- - Occasionally this can cause necrosis of the adrenal glands leading to irreversible side effects requiring other medication to control.
- - It should not be used in pregnant or lactating animals.
- - It should not be used in dogs weighing less than 3kg.
- - It should be used with care in animals with pre-existing kidney or liver disease.
- - The daily dose of is given once daily
- - The dose will be based on your pet’s weight
- - You should use as directed by your vet and not alter the dose without checking with the vet first
- - It is available in various sizes to ensure accurate dosing
- - There is a range of doses so the dose can be tailored to each animal
- - Your pet should be checked regularly in case the dose needs altering
- - It comes in blister packs of 30 capsules
- - Each capsule has the strength printed on the side for ease of identification
- - It comes in hard gelatine based capsules
- This is a POM-V (prescription only medicine - veterinarian) therefore it is only available on prescription from your vet
- Dogs must be under the care of the prescribing veterinary surgeon and must therefore have been seen sufficiently recently by your vet in order for
him/her to prescribe for your pet.
- Dog owners may purchase directly from the prescribing vet or they may request a written prescription that can be dispensed by a third party
- Vets cannot refuse to supply a written prescription if requested though they are entitled to charge a reasonable fee for doing so
- Since the majority of dogs prescribed are being treated for a longterm conditions such as congestive heart failure they will require this for the rest of
- You may purchase this quite legally from an online supplier such as petprescrition.co.uk
- What we supply is exactly the same as you would purchase from your vet though typically 40-60% cheaper
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Vetoryl Hard Capsules are a prescription only medicines (POM-V) that can only be supplied by www.petprescription.co.uk on receipt of a written prescription from a veterinary surgeon. For a veterinary surgeon to issue a written prescription for your pet it must be under his/her care
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