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From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-06-15 13:02:00 UTC
Subject: Re: How long for medications to kick in

I've seen hair regrowth begin within three weeks of the first Lupron
injection, but I don't know how quickly (or even if) it will cause
prostate shrinkage.

I've also noticed that several vets here often recommend Proscar or
Propecia specifically for prostate enlargement, so perhaps that would
be the way to go for that problem.

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Stephanie" <steph@t...> wrote:
> I would love any help with this. First off, Icabod was doing pretty
> after his surgery and then started going back to the way he was
> surgery. He then got his staples out, last weekend, and got a Lupron
> injection and started on the Prednisone. Since both he doesn't seem
> better. He still cries and strains when he urinates and he is still
> lethargic and has hind end weakness. How long before the
medications kick
> in? Should I talk to the vet right away to modify doses or does it
take a
> little while for the medication to build up and help him. I just
> hearing about how, at least at the beginning, people say the pred
gets back
> the fuzzy almost to normal. I just keep hoping that tomorrow he
will gain
> more strength and he won't cry when he pees. I'm also feeding him
often and
> made a large batch of a modified duck soup. I used chicken baby
food and
> Iams wet kitten food at 50/50 and then added his ferret food and
> tone. He has this about every 4-6 hours.
> Any insight would be very welcome.
> Stephanie
> with Maggie, Bullwinkle, Shasta, Emeline and Icabod