Vetacortyl – 5ml


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Vetacortyl 5ml is an aqueous suspension of 40mg/ml methylprednisolone acetate for injection. 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.

Vetacortyl Indicactions:

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:

Horses / Camels: Arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis and other musculoskeletal inflammatory disorders.

Vetacortyl Dosage:

Vetacortyl is used for maintenance therapy, the initial dosage should be gradually reduced until the lowest effective dose is established.

Vetacortyl General Recommendations:

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 Intralesional Therapy:

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.

Vetacortyl Precautions:

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.

Vetacortyl Contraindications:

Do not use when active infection exists without suitable antibiotic cover, or in cases of diabetes mellitus, cushingoid syndrome, osteoporosis, gastric ulceration, pregnancy, etc.

Vetacortyl Presentation: 

Vial of 5 ml

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