Compounded Trilostane (Vetoryl) For Dogs and Cats
Trilostane is to reduce the amount of stress hormones released by the adrenal gland associated with hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing’s disease) or other disorders related to excess adrenal gland hormones. It is important to note that Trilostane is not a cure but instead helps to minimize effects associated with the animal’s disease such as excessive thirst, excessive urination, painting, thinning coat, and distended belly. It is important to remember that even though the medication takes effect within as little as 1-2 hours after being given, the true benefits of the medication to your animals health cannot be seen outwardly. Your veterinarian will require routine tests in order to monitor the level of Trilostane’s effectiveness. Trilostane does require a prescription from your veterinarian in order to be dispensed. You and your veterinarian should discuss if this is the best option for your pet.
Trilostane is given orally and can be compounded into the desired strength and flavor that best suits your pet. We compound this medication into suspensions, capsules, and chewable treats. This medication is best given in the morning with food. Trilostane should be given as instructed on your prescription. If you miss a dose do not double up on the medication. Wait until the next dose is due and follow the normal dosing schedule as directed. Do not handle the medication if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant.
If your animal stops drinking or eating or acts sick ( diarrhea, vomiting, tiredness or low energy level) please contact your veterinarian immediately as these may be signs of a more serious side effect.
Overdoses of this medication can be serious. If you suspect an overdose, contact your veterinarian or poison control.