starting dose (per Novartis)
is 1mg (0.04ml) to .75mg (0.03ml) per pound (lb) of
vial of Percorten-V (DOCP) is equal to 100mg or 4.0ml.
(Based on 1mg or .04ml per pound)
mg or ml
(Based on .75mg or .03ml per pound)
Enter current dosage and percentage you wish to reduce by.
Current Dosage reduced %
"Dosage requirements are variable and must be individualized on
the basis of the response of the patient to therapy. Begin treatment with
Percorten-V at a dose of 1mg per pound of body weight every 25 days. In
some patients the dose may be reduced. Serum sodium and potassium levels
should be monitored to assure the animal is properly compensated. Most
patients are well controlled with a dosage range of .75mg to 1mg per pound of
body weight, given every 21 to 30 days.
The well controlled patient will have normal
electrolytes at 14 days after administration or may exhibit slight hyponatremia
and hyperkalemia. This needs no additional therapy as long as the patient
is active and eating normally. Watch closely for depression, lethargy,
vomiting or diarrhea which can indicate a probable glucocorticoid
(US site) or http://www.ah.novartis.com
1-800-637-0281 (Canada) 1-800-387-6325
website on Percorten-V (DOCP)