Cortavance (Hydrocortisone Aceponate)
What is Cortavance (Hydrocortisone Aceponate) used for?
Cortavance (Hydrocortisone Aceponate) is a topical steroid spray used to treat inflammation and pruritic skin conditions affecting dogs. It operates by preventing the actions of enzymes in the body that cause the irritation, swelling, and pain associated with injury to reduce irritation. Your veterinarian may also recommend its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Cortavance (Hydrocortisone Aceponate)?
Always use Cortavance (Hydrocortisone Aceponate) according to your veterinarian`s instructions and those included with the packaging to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One or two spray are normally applied to the affected area. To administer the medicine, gently part the hair over the area of skin and spray the solution onto the skin. There is no need to massage the solution into the skin as it will be absorbed naturally. Keep the medication away from the eyes or other mucous membranes of the dog as this may cause irritation or further complications. Ask your veterinarian any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Cortavance (Hydrocortisone Aceponate)?
The use of Cortavance (Hydrocortisone Aceponate) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor immediately if you witness any severe side effects affecting your dog such as lethargy, loss of appetite, nausea, diarrhoea, or signs of an allergic reaction including hives, severe rashes, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require reduced frequency of administration or immediate medical attention in serious or life threatening cases to prevent any further complications.
Cortavance (Hydrocortisone Aceponate) is only meant to treat dogs and should not be administered to other types of animals including humans. Do not apply the solution to skin that is broken or severely damaged. You are also recommended to bring your dog in for a medical check up before beginning its use to make sure it does not have any other underlying health conditions that may cause complications during treatment.
Strictly use Cortavance (Hydrocortisone Aceponate) on your animal as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by the vet. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the animal`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating it for.
Cortavance (Hydrocortisone Aceponate) may not be safe or suitable for all animals. Always ensure the vet is informed if your animal is used for breeding and is pregnant, being given any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if it has any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing conditions.
Seek immediate veterinary attention or proceed to your nearest vet if your animal suffers a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include abnormal breathing, diarrhoea, swelling, hives or skin rashes.