Zycortal Suspension Rx
25 mg/ml, 4mL Vial

Zycortal Suspension Rx

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  • Usually ships the same weekday before 3pm CT with veterinary approval.

  • Requires veterinary authorization.

  • Your pet's veterinarian will provide directions for use.

What is Zycortal Suspension for Dogs?

  • Zycortal is a prescription injectable corticosteroid that helps replace your dog's deficient mineralcorticoids.
  • Your dog’s adrenal gland helps regulate many key levels in the body including potassium, sodium, and electrolytes.
  • When the adrenal gland stops producing the steroid your dog needs to manage those levels effectively, your dog can develop hypoadrenocorticism, commonly called Canine Addison’s Disease.
  • Zycortal, containing the hormone replacement Desoxycorticosterone Pivalate, replaces some of the missing stress hormones your dog needs.

Why do dogs use Zycortal?

  • If your dog has Addison’s Disease, or hypoadrenocorticism, your veterinarian may prescribe Zycortal.

What else should I know about Zycortal?

  • Treats Addison’s Disease in dogs and cats.
  • Discard vial within 120 days after first puncture.
  • For dosing, needles and syringes without needle (to use with any needle) are sold separately. Consult your veterinarian for the appropriate sizes.
  • Looking for Percorten-V? Percorten-V and Zycortal Suspension have the same active ingredient desoxycorticosterone pivalate, but are not interchangeable drugs.

What problems could my dog have with Zycortal?

  • Contact your veterinarian immediately if you notice greater thirst or need to urinate, swelling of the limbs, weakness, lack of energy, shaking, collapse, loss of appetite, weight loss, vomiting, or diarrhea.

How do you use Zycortal?

  • Shake well before use. 
  • Zycortal is given under the skin (subcutaneously) or into the muscle (intramuscularly) every 20 to 30 days. Follow your veterinarian's directions.

What is in Zycortal?

  • The drug in Zycortal is Desoxycorticosterone Pivalate (DOCP).
  • DOCP is a mineralocorticoid hormone replacement.

Will I get what I see in the picture?

  • Zycortal is a brand name. You will receive the exact brand that you request.

Is it important for my dog or cat to finish all of the Zycortal?

  • Dogs may use Zycortal for different lengths of time. Please consult your veterinarian if you have any questions.

Who makes Zycortal?

  • Zycortal is made by the manufacturer Dechra.