I hereby decline the blood work my veterinarian has recommended every 6 months in order to maintain my animal on prescription medication. I understand the medication my animal is taking may have harmful side effects after prolonged use. I understand the blood work recommended would alert me to any of those harmful side effects before the medication did any permanent damage.
Medication(s): Trilostane (Vetoryl)
Wellness testing recommended: ACTH STIMULATION TEST and SERUM ELECTROLYTES
Recommended after starting treatment and after dosage adjustments.
Risks associated with medication: hyponatremia, hyperkalemia, and adrenal suppression.
Contraindications/Precautions: The above medication should be used with caution on patients with kidney or liver impairment.
Discernable adverse effects: vomiting, diarrhea, anorexia and lethargy.
I am aware of the consequences by not performing this blood work. My veterinarian or representative has spoken with me at length about these risks and has answered al of my questions regarding my pet’s condition and the medication. I will make my veterinarian aware if any of these adverse effects occur and understand that blood work may need to be done at that time.