Message Number: YG3232 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-05-04 12:20:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Adrenal and meds

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., AFERRETVET@c... wrote:
> 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

propecia? um...pardon my ignorance, but the only time i've heard of
this drug was for hair loss, wasn't it? ;)~ could you explain how
it works in this kind of situation? thx!