Mitotane

DOSAGE FORMS

Capsule, Oral Suspension

GENERAL

Mitotane is used to treat Cushing’s disease by stopping the growth of cells in the adrenal gland. Ferrets may receive mitotane for Cushing’s disease or for certain tumors that do not respond to surgery.

PROPER USAGE

This medication should not be given to pregnant animals. It should not be handled by pregnant women or trying to get pregnant. It may alter the insulin requirements in diabetic animals. Mitotane should be used with caution in liver, kidney, or seizure dis

SIDE EFFECTS

Most common side effects are stomach upset, vomiting and diarrhea. Most animals will get more tired when mitotane is starting to work. Call your vet if the sedation is extreme. Mitotane decreases the body’s ability to handle stress, such as household guest

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