Aglepristone

medicationWhy has my veterinarian prescribed this medicine?

Aglepristone is used for pregnancy termination (abortion) in female dogs. It can be given up to 45 days after mating.

A partial abortion may occur in 5% of dogs. Your veterinarian may need to see your pet 10 days after treatment and about a month after mating to check that the medication has worked and that pregnancy has been terminated.

Continual hormonal control of pregnancy and seasons may cause side effects in your pet. If your dog is not intended for breeding, think about having her spayed (sterilised).

How does this medicine work?

Aglepristone blocks the action of the hormone progesterone, which is needed for pregnancy to continue.

How do I give this medication?

- Your veterinarian will administer this medicine to your pet by injection

- Two injections are given at an interval of 24 hours

Potential side effects

- Side effects include temporary pain and swelling at the injection site.

- In dogs treated after 20 days of pregnancy, signs of parturition such as loss of appetite, fœtal expulsion, and swelling of the mammary glands may be seen at the time of abortion.

- This medicine does not cause abortion in a small percentage of dogs.

- After this medication your pet may come into season (heat) one to three months earlier than usual.

-Other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.

Possible drug interactions

- Make sure to tell your veterinarian what other medication you are giving to your pet.

- Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.

This client information sheet is based on material written by: Yolande Bishop, BVMS, BSc, LLB, MRCVS

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