Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

DOCP

Synonym(s): Desoxycortone pivalate; Zycortal

Contributor(s): Emma Roberts, Vetstream Ltd

Introduction

Name

  • DOCP (Desoxycortone pivalate) (25 mg/ml).
  • This particular formulation of DOCP also contains the excipients chlorocresol 1 mg/ml, methylcellulose, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, polysorbate 60, sodium chloride and water for injection.

Class of drug

  • Mineralocorticoid hormone.

Description

Molecular formula

  • C26 H38 O4

Molecular weight

  • 414.57 g/mol.

Physical properties

  • Opaque white suspension.

Storage requirements

  • Store at room temperature and do not store above 30°C.
  • Protect from freezing.
  • Do not use after the expiry date.
  • Shelf life after first opening the container: 120 days.

Uses

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Indications

  • Adrenocortical insufficiency (Addison's disease) Hypoadrenocorticism.
    It is essential to accurately diagnose primary canine adrenocortical insufficiency before administration.

Administration

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Pharmocokinetics

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Precautions

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Interactions

With other drugs

  • Should be used with caution when administering this drug concurrently with other drugs that may either affect serum sodium and potassium concentrations or the cellular transportation of sodium or potassium, eg digoxin, insulin, amphotericin B, potassium-depleting diuretics (furosemide, thiazides) or trimethoprim.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Sieber-Ruckstuhl NS, Reusch CE, Hofer-Inteeworn N, Kuemmerle-Fraune C, Müller C, Hofmann-Lehmann R, Boretti FS (2019) Evaluation of a low-dose desoxycorticosterone pivalate treatment protocol for long-term management of dogs with primary hypoadrenocorticism. JVIM 33(3), 1266-1271 PubMed Article.

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