Vetoryl Capsules are used to treat dogs with hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing's Disease).
How it works: Vetoryl contains a drug that controls the adrenal gland's excess production of cortisol, a hormone released into the bloodstream during times of stress.
Dosage & Administration: Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Give this medication with food. Do not open capsules and do not attempt to split or divide capsules. Wash your hands after use. Do not handle the capsules if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Store Vetoryl at controlled room temperature (77°F) with excursions to 86° F allowed. Keep this medication away from children and other pets.
Tips: Do not open capsules and do not attempt to split or divide capsule.
What happens if I miss a dose: Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one as directed. Do not give a double dose of the medication.
What happens if I overdose the pet: Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of Vetoryl overdose may include lethargy, weakness, vomiting, or collapse.
What should I avoid while using Vetoryl: Do not give Vetoryl to dogs with kidney or liver disease. Do not give to pregnant or nursing dogs or dogs intended for breeding. Do not touch Vetoryl capsules if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant.
Possible side effects of Vetoryl: If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving Vetoryl and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips, tongue or face; hives), severe depression, bloody diarrhea, collapse, or other severe reactions. Other less serious side effects such as unexpected decrease in appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy may occur. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.
What other drugs will affect Vetoryl: Before giving Vetoryl tell your veterinarian if your pet is also taking ACE inhibitors such as enalapril, potassium sparing diuretics such as spironolactone, ketoconazole, or potassium supplements. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over the counter medicines or nutritional supplements.
What should I discuss with my veterinarian before using Vetoryl: Tell your veterinarian if your pet has kidney or liver disease. Tell your veterinarian about any other medical problems or allergies your dog has now or has had in the past. Tell your veterinarian about any medications your dog is taking including over the counter products and nutritional supplements. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant, nursing, or if you plan to breed your dog.
Cautions: Do not give this medication to dogs with kidney or liver disease. Vetoryl capsules should not be given to dogs taking certain medications or dogs that are pregnant. Speak with your veterinarian about all medications your dog is taking, including over-the-counter medicines.