Date: 2009-09-19 01:15:20 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Diazoxide for ferrets with insolinoma instead of pred????
I have not found diazoxide useful, but have only tried it twice, and once may have been a carcinoma of the pancreas, not 'just' insulinoma.
I have read many posts about it and reviews seem to be mixed. Some ferrets respond well, others don't respond. One past post you might want to look up in the archives is by Dr. Bruce Williams, who basically says in that post that it rarely works.
I have currently had good success over a long period of time with Trinny by giving her Prednisolone twice daily, in relatively low amounts. She also has advanced adrenal disease. Her dosage has not had to increase, and in fact, since she's been on melatonin and Lupron for the adrenal disease, we've been able to decrease her prednisolone. In the past, with Neo, who had either rapidly advancing insulinoma, or a carcinoma, I found that giving him his Prednisolone 3 times daily, 8 hours apart, was much more effective than twice daily, 12 hours apart, for the same 'total' daily dosage.
In Memory of Neo and Mr. Parker
Caring for Trinny, Morphy, Baby Girl, Luna, Dozer, and Possum the Million Dollar Ferret
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