Vetadryl is an antihistamine recommended by veterinarians to treat a range of issues including allergies, motion sickness, travel anxiety – even insect bites that cause itching and pain. The active ingredient in Vetadryl is diphenhydramine. This chemical blocks the histamines that cause allergic reactions such as itching, watery eyes, runny noses and swelling. One side effect of the histamine blocking process is sleepiness, which is why this medication also works to calm pets and reduce motion sickness.
|2-4 mg/kg every 12 hours by mouth, or as directed by your veterinarian.|
|Vetadryl 10 - Number of tablets to give every 12 hours per body weight|
|5-10 lbs||1 tablet|
|10-15 lbs||1-2 tablets|
|15-20 lbs||2 tablets|
|20-25 lbs||2-3 tablets|
|25-30 lbs||3 tablets|
|Vetadryl 30 - Number of tablets to give every 12 hours per body weight|
|30-50 lbs||1 tablet|
|55-65 lbs||1-2 tablets|
|70-100 lbs||2 tablets|
|100-130 lbs||2-3 tablets|
Should not be used in pregnant or nursing animals. Do not use in combination with sinus or cold medicines in your pet.
Store at room temperature 59-86°F.
What are VETORYL Capsules? VETORYL Capsules contain an adrenosuppressant drug that is used to treat hyperadrenocorticism in dogs. VETORYL Capsules are a prescription drug for dogs.
Hyperadrenocorticism (also known as Cushing’s disease) is a condition in which excess levels of the hormone cortisol are produced. Cortisol is normally released from the adrenal gland into the bloodstream at times of stress. In dogs with hyperadrenocorticism, the level of cortisol produced is excessive and, if left untreated, becomes incapacitating.
Your dog may not necessarily display all of these signs.
What should I talk to my veterinarian about before giving VETORYL Capsules?
What are the possible side effects that may occur in my dog during therapy? VETORYL Capsules, like other drugs, may cause some side effects. Serious side effects have been reported in dogs taking VETORYL Capsules. Serious side effects can occur with or without warning and result in death.
Side effects generally involve an over suppression of the adrenal glands (hypoadrenocorticism, also known as Addison’s Disease). Look for the following side effects that may indicate your dog is having a problem with VETORYL Capsules or may have another medical problem:
It is important to stop therapy and contact your veterinarian immediately if you think your dog has a medical problem or side effect from VETORYL Capsule therapy. If you have additional questions about possible side effects, talk to your veterinarian.
As VETORYL Capsules control the hyperadrenocorticism, there should be a decrease in food and water consumption to normal levels. There should also be resolution of excess urination. If, however, there is a dramatic decrease in appetite or your dog stops drinking water, it could be an indication of a side effect requiring treatment.
What kind of results can I expect when my dog is on VETORYL Capsules? Although VETORYL Capsules ARE NOT A CURE for hyperadrenocorticism, the product can control the clinical signs:
Which dogs should not take VETORYL Capsules? Your dog should not be given VETORYL Capsules if he/she:
Tell your veterinarian about all medicines you have given your dog in the past, and any medicines that you are planning to give with VETORYL Capsules. This should include other medicines that you can get without a prescription. Your veterinarian may want to check that all of your dog's medicines can be given together.
What should I know about giving VETORYL Capsules to my dog?
What do I do in case my dog takes more than the prescribed amount of VETORYL Capsules? Contact your veterinarian immediately if your dog takes more than the prescribed amount of VETORYL Capsules.