Cami-Cortyl 50ml Hydrocortisone is a corticosteroid-type hormone used to suppress or inhibit the immune system in horses in the treatment of allergies and other conditions.
Hydrocortisone is used as an anti-inflammatory drug in treating horses. Because the drug is able to enter the cell and alter functions associated with the inflammatory response, also is used to reduce swelling, inflammation, and to inhibit the immune response.
SUGGESTED RACING ADMINISTRATION AND USAGE
Horses: 5 ml every day for 5 or 6 days and stop 4 days before the race – IM / IV
Camels: 3 ml every day for 5 or 6 days and stop 4 days before the race – IM / IV
Consult a professional veterinarian before using Cami-cortyl
Precautions and Side Effects
While generally safe and effective when prescribed by a veterinarian, hydrocortisone can cause side effects in some animals.
Hydrocortisone should not be used in animals with known hypersensitivity or allergy to the drug.
Hydrocortisone may interact with other medications. Consult with your veterinarian to determine if other drugs your pet is receiving could interact with hydrocortisone. Drugs may include aspirin, cyclophosphamide, cyclosporine, insulin, phenobarbital, rifampin, vaccines, erythromycin, ephedrine, estrogens, mitotane, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and certain diuretics.
Due to effects on the stomach lining, hydrocortisone can result in stomach ulcers. Never use this drug with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
As with other glucocorticoids, hydrocortisone should be avoided in animals with fungus infections, liver or kidney impairment or stomach ulcers.
Other adverse effects are increased appetite, increased thirst, weight gain and dull hair coat.
Muscle weakness, liver damage and behavioral changes can also occur.
If hydrocortisone is administered for an extended period of time, it should not be abruptly withdrawn . Weaning over several weeks to months is crucial to avoid severe adverse effects, such as vomiting or profound weakness or insufficiency of the adrenal glands.