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From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-05-02 23:09:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Correct Lupron dosage

I'm not sure what 0.4cc's of Lupron equates to in terms of
micrograms. Mine gets 150mcg, and the amount in the 1cc syringe is
so small it's almost not measurable. It's such a small amount, my
vet draws some saline solution into the syringe to make sure all the
Lupron is injected.

That said, dosages are usually in the range of 100-500mcg. I don't
believe there's any set dosage, since it's off-label usage for
ferrets. When 150mcg didn't result in any reduction in symptoms in
one of my ferrets, we went to 300mcg. After a few months of that and
when the symptoms subsided, we went back to 150mcg (just last month)
hoping that's all that will be needed to maintain him.


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., lchez1965@y... wrote:
> Hi ~
> We have two ferrets on Lupron shots for adrenals. One had surgery
> about a year ago. He currently weighs about 2 lbs and gets a .4 cc
> shot once a month. Additionally, one of our girls was just
> and, instead of surgery, the vet suggested the shots. She weighs
> just under 2 pounds. Should she get the same dosage as our first?
> How is dosage determined?
> Thanks.