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Dermacorten Comprimidos 20 mg
Dermacorten Comprimidos 20 mg

Corticosteroid of choice for the feline species.


Brazilian product
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Formula
Each pill contains:
Prednisolone.....................................................................20.00 mg
Excipient q.s...................................................................200.00 mg

Indications
DERMACORTEN PILLS 20 mg is a potent, anti-inflammatory steroid prednisolone. Prednisolone is a glucocorticoid with greater anti-inflammatory power (3 to 5 times more potent than cortisol) and less mineralocorticoid effect (50% less mineralocorticoid activity than cortisol), which results in less sodium and water retention by the animal organism, minimizing the risk of side effects, like edema and hypertension, common in therapies with steroids.
DERMACORTEN PILLS 20 mg is indicated for several pathologies, of inflammatory nature or not, that benefit from the metabolic action of prednisolone, which affect dogs.

Dosage
- Replacement of glucocorticoids: Dogs and cats - 0.25 mg/kg of body weight/day or 1 pill for each 80 kg of body weight/day.
- Anti-inflammatory and antiallergic treatments: Dogs - 0.5 to 1.0 mg/kg of body weight for each 12 or 24 hours; or 1 pill for each 20 to 40 kg of body weight each 12 or 24 hours
- Immunosuppression and antineoplastic chemotherapy: Dogs - 2.2 to 6.6 mg/kg of body weight each 24 hours or 1 pill for each 3 to 9 kg of body weight/day.
- Reduction of cerebro-spinal edema: Dogs - 15 mg/kg of body weight as required or 1 pill for each 1.5 kg of body weight.
Therapy with DERMACORTEN PILLS 20 mg must start with a higher dose that is maintained until the desired therapeutic response is obtained, which usually occurs in a period of 2 to 7 days in most pathologies. As soon as a satisfactory clinical response is obtained, the daily dose must be reduced gradually to conclude the treatment, in the cases of acute diseases. In cases of chronic diseases, the initial dose is gradually reduced up to a minimum effective maintenance dose. In such cases, administration of DERMACORTEN PILLS 20 mg is recommended on alternate days because this administration regime allows recovery of the Hypothalamus-hypophysis-adrenal axis, minimizing the appearance of side effects.
The maintenance dose must be adjusted periodically according to fluctuations of the disease's activity and general state of the animal.
The interval between doses, as well as the treatment duration, varies according to the pathology to be treated.

Administration
Administer orally.

Withdrawal Period
Not applicable.

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