VETACORTYL – 5ML is an aqueous suspension of 40mg/ml methylprednisolone acetate for injection. 5ml multidose vial.Actionof VETACORTYL – 5ML :Methylprednisolone is a potent anti-inflammatory synthetic corticosteroid with prolonged systemic and local effects. It has marked gluconeogenic effects. The tendency to promote sodium/water retention is very weak.
Indications for VETACORTYL – 5ML :
Vetacortyl is indicated for the management of chronic inflammatory conditions, including arthritis, chronic dermatitis, and other inflammatory or allergic conditions, where a long-acting effect is required.
Specific Indications for VETACORTYL – 5ML :
CATS: For the management of chronic stomatitis (trenchmouth), the eosinophilic granuloma complex, (rodent ulcer, eosinophilic plaque, granulomatous stomatitis, linear granuloma) allergic dermatitis and milliary eczema.
DOGS: Arthritis, chronic allergic dermatitis, bronchial asthma.
HORSES: Arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis and other musculoskeletal inflammatory disorders.
Here Vetacortyl is used for maintenance therapy, the initial dosage should be gradually reduced until the lowest effective dose is established.
CATS: 10-20mg s/c or i/m (2-4mg/kg), repeated as necessary. (The antipruritic effects usually last 2-6 weeks depending on the underlying condition.)
DOGS: 1mg/kg (average dose 20mg) s/c or i/m. Repeat with caution weekly, or as necessary. Intra-articular. Approximately 20mg, depending on the size of the joint.
HORSES: 200mg i/m, repeated as necessary with decreasing dosages until maintenance is achieved. Intra-articular/Intrasynovial: 40-240mg depending on the joint space.
Vetacortyl may be mixed 1:2 with local anaesthetic and injected intradermally, 0.1ml per site at a number of sites, depending on the lesion.
Precautions for VETACORTYL – 5ML :
Prolonged corticosteroid therapy, excessive dosage, or too frequent administration, may suppress the hypothalamic-adrenal axis and induce a cushingoid syndrome. For this reason, methylprednisolone acetate injection should be used with caution, especially in the dog.
Cats are considered more resistant to glucocorticoid side effects than dogs. Methylprednisolone may be more active and clinically effective in cats than dogs.
Contraindications for VETACORTYL – 5ML:
Do not use when active infection exists without suitable antibiotic cover, or in cases of diabetes mellitus, cushingoid syndrome, osteoporosis, gastric ulceration, pregnancy, etc.
Comment for VETACORTYL – 5ML:
In the treatment of certain chronic inflammatory and pruritic conditions in cats, eg, milliary eczema, methylprednisolone acetate may be more appropriate than progestogens.
With long term treatment, progestogens may be diabetogenic and may induce other potential adverse effects in cats.
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Vetacortyl – For Animal Treatment Only
Methylprednisolone acetate 40 mg/ml
Indications for VETACORTYL – 5ML
– Musculoskeletal conditions: It has been used successfully to treat rheumatoid arthritis, traumatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, periostitis, synovitis, tenosynovitis, bursitis and myositis of horses; traumatic arthritis, osteoarthritis and generalized arthritic conditions of dogs.
– Allergic conditions: This preparation is especially beneficial in relieving pruritus and inflammation associated with allergic dermatitis, acute moist dermatitis, dry eczema, urticaria, bronchial asthma, pollen sensitivities and otitis externa in dogs: allergic dermatitis and moist and dry eczema in cats.
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