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