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What are the side effects of a 10 year old, 30 lb. canine

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What are the side effects of a 10 year old, 30 lb. canine Schnauzer taking 250 mg Mitotane 2 times per week?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Scarlett replied 11 months ago.

Dr. Scarlett :

Hi,

Dr. Scarlett :

Ideally, there should be no side effects, if that is the proper dose to control the Cushing's disease. Do you think Kurt is having issues? How long has he been taking the mitotane?

Customer :

Kurt has been taking mitotane 3 weeks

Customer :

rate ok

Customer :

thank you,

Dr. Scarlett :

Has your vet retested his adrenal glands with an ACTH stim test?

Dr. Scarlett :

Here is a really excellent website on Cushing's disease and treatments. Be sure to look on the RIGHT side for more links. http://www.VeterinaryPartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&A=1193

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