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Folder  Florinef (fludrocortisone acetate), daily oral mineralocorticoid

Product insert, purchasing options - prescription required!



Folder  Glucocorticoids

Prednisone, Prednisolone, Hydrocortisone, etc



Folder  Percorten-v (also known as "DOCP"), monthly injectable mineralocorticoid

Product insert, purchasing options - prescription required!



Characteristics of the Corticosteroids

*Relative comparison, setting the mineralocorticoid and glucocorticoid properties of hydrocortisone as "1" (The South African Medicines Formulary: Table: Characteristics of the Corticosteroids")




PetEducation: Drs. Foster & Smith (Steroids, Adrenocorticosteroids, Adrenocortical Hormones)



Drug-Herbal Interactions

Pages with charts of herbals and drug interactions.



Glucocorticoids - Cortisol

Colorado State: the function of glucocorticoids



Medication options

Discount Pet Medications: "best prices" for Florinef, Percorten-v, Prednisone, Prednisolone, Hydrocortisone, Dexamethasone



Mineralocorticoids - Aldosterone

Colorado State: the function of mineralocorticoids



Rimadyl (and other NSAIDS) should not be given to any dog that's being treated for Addison's Disease!

The title of this page is "Rimadyl" -but the warnings and precautions apply to the use of any/all NSAIDS if a dog is receiving medications for the treatment of Addison's Disease (corticosteroids, prednisone, etc.)



Switching from Percorten-v to Florinef -and from Florinef to Percorten-v

Use of Florinef (fludrocortisone acetate) for the off-label Treatment of Canine Addison's Disease ...extracted from "Essentials of Small Animal Internal Medicine" -edited by Susan E. Bunch, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, North Carolina State University



Too much or too little?

What are the signs of too much or too little prednisone, Florinef or DOCP?



Pros and Cons of Percorten and Florinef
Comparison of medication options used to maintain electrolyte balance in the treatment of Primary/Typical Canine Addison's Disease



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