Message Number: YG3227 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-05-04 07:45:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: Adrenal and meds

Hi Glenn and Chuki,
Since surgery is not an option with Chuki
then you have to try to control his adrenal
gland disease and his prostate medically.
For an enlarged prostate, my choice would
be Lurpon depot AND finasteride (Propecia or Proscar).
Propecia is 1mg tablet, and Proscar is a 5mg tab.
Thus I would go with another Lupron injection in May
and start him on finasteride 1mg per day for the first 30
days then reduce it to 0.1 mg per day after the prostate
has reduced in size. Sometimes you have to use an
antibiotic (Baytril, TMPS, Clavamox) also to eliminate
a bacterila infection/abscess of the prostate.
Hope that helps,
Jerry Murray, DVM