Vetacortyl

Vetacortyl

Vetacortyl

This page contains information on Vetacortyl for veterinary use.
The information provided typically includes the following:

  • Vetacorty Indications
  • Warnings and cautions for Vetacortyl
  • Direction and dosage information for Vetacortyl

This treatment applies to the following species:

  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Horses

Manufacturer: VétoquinolSterile Suspension of Methylprednisolone Acetate, USP

VETERINARY USE ONLY

DIN 02011689

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: per mL

Methylprednisolone acetate 40 mg

PRESERVATIVES: per mL

Methylparaben 1.20 mg
Propylparaben 0.20 mg

PRESENTATION: Vial of 5 mL.

Properties

Methylprednisolone, an anti-inflammatory steroid, is the 6-methyl derivative of prednisolone. Exceeding prednisolone in anti-inflammatory potency and having less tendency than prednisolone to induce sodium and water retention, methylprednisolone offers the advantage over older corticosteroids of affording equally satisfactory anti-inflammatory effect with the use of lower doses and with an enhanced split between anti-inflammatory and mineralocorticoid activities.

The low water solubility of the molecule induces a long acting effect. Its duration of action is of about three weeks. In blood, methylprednisolone acetate is hydrolysed with release of the active fraction: methylprednisolone (MPS). MPS is characterized by its glucocorticoid action:

– Anti-inflammatory activity, involution of the lymphoid organs five times more important than the cortisol or hydrocortisone.

 

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