Vetacortyl 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 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.
Horses / Camels: Arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis and other musculoskeletal inflammatory disorders.
Vetacortyl is used for maintenance therapy, the initial dosage should be gradually reduced until the lowest effective dose is established.
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 may be mixed 1:2 with local anaesthetic and injected intradermally, 0.1ml per site at a number of sites, depending on the lesion.
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.
Do not use when active infection exists without suitable antibiotic cover, or in cases of diabetes mellitus, cushingoid syndrome, osteoporosis, gastric ulceration, pregnancy, etc.
Vial of 5 ml