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Desoxycorticosterone Pivalate (Percorten®-V)
Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith
Hormones - Endocrine - Reproduction
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Desoxycorticosterone pivalate (DOCP) is a mineralocorticoid, a hormone that helps to regulate the concentration of sodium and potassium in the body. It is used to treat Addison's disease (adrenocortical insufficiency, hypoadrenocorticism). This condition generally requires life time treatment. Dosage is adjusted based upon blood levels of electrolytes. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences increased thirst and urination, fluid accumulation in the limbs, weakness, or weight gain while being treated with DOCP.


Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.


If you think your pet has been poisoned...

Contact your veterinarian or one of the Animal Poison Hotlines (listed below) if you think your pet may have accidentally received or been given an overdose of the medication.

**ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center - 24-hour service available throughout North America.
www.aspca.org/apcc

1-888-4ANI-HELP (1-888-426-4435). $65.00 per case, billed to caller's credit card.

Follow-up calls can be made for no additional charge by dialing 888-299-2973.

There is no charge when the call involves a product covered by the Animal Product Safety Service.

**Pet Poison Helpline - 24-hour service available throughout North America for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet.

1-800-213-6680 ($59.00 per incident). Staffed 24-hours a day.

Updated 6/20/17


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