Cortavance spray contains the steroid hydrocortisone aceponate. This spray is to be applied topically to treat inflamed and itchy skin conditions in dogs. It is a prescription only medication that must be used as advised by your veterinary surgeon.
Cortavance is typically given once a day for 7 days. It is sprayed on the affected area, avoiding the eyes. The pump delivers in two sprays enough medicine to treat an area of about 100 cm2. If no improvement is seen after 7 days, the treatment should be re-evaluated by a veterinarian.
The active substance in Cortavance, hydrocortisone aceponate, is a steroid which is a type of substance that helps to reduce inflammation. The steroid is in a special chemical form (a diester) that makes it effective at low doses in skin conditions as the medicine is able to get
into and remain longer in the outer layer of the skin.
Link to the product overview document for Cortavance Spray