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Atopica for Dogs

Atopica for Dogs
10 mg, 15 count - capsules -  for dogs 4 to 9 lbs
25 mg, 15 count - capsules - for dogs 9.1 to 16 lbs
50 mg, 15 count - capsules - for dogs 16.1 to 33 lbs
100 mg, 15 count - capsules - for dogs 33.1 - 64 lbs
SKU : 620910_-RX
Price: $39.94
Price: $39.94
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  • End the itching
  • Convenient daily dose
  • Directly targets cause of disease
  • High pet owner satisfaction
  • Available Sizes
    • 10 mg
    • 25 mg
    • 50 mg
    • 100 mg
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Description

Atopica for Dogs is used to control atopic dermatitis and its symptoms.

Uses and Benefits

  • Safe and effective non-steroidal option for long-term control of canine atopic (allergic) dermatitis. 
  • After six weeks of daily treatment with Atopica at 5mg/kg, itching was reduced on average by 45 percent and skin lesions by 67 percent.
  • Available in soft gelatin capsules

How It Works

Atopica targets the immune cells involved in the allergic reaction. You usually only administer one dose a day to control symptoms, but many dogs can be effectively controlled with every-other-day or twice-weekly dosing.

Active Ingredients


 Green for Dogs
4-9 lbs
Yellow for Dogs
9.1-16 lbs
Purple for Dogs
16.1-33 lbs
 Blue for Dogs
33.1-64 lbs
Cyclosporine
 10mg 25mg
 50mg  100mg

 

Dosage and Administration

The initial dose of ATOPICA is 5 mg/kg/day (3.3-6.7 mg/kg/day) as a single daily dose for 30 days. Following this initial daily treatment period, the dose of ATOPICA may be tapered by decreasing the frequency of dosing to every other day or twice weekly, until a minimum frequency is reached which will maintain the desired therapeutic effect. ATOPICA should be given at least one hour before or two hours after a meal. If a dose is missed, the next dose should be administered (without doubling) as soon as possible, but dosing should be no more frequent than once daily.

 

Dog body weight (lbs)

Dog body weight (kg)

Dose 5 mg/kg

4 - 6.5 lbs

2 - 2.9 kg

10 mg capsule

6.6 - 9 lbs

3 - 3.9 kg

2 x 10 mg capsules

9.1- 16 lbs

4 - 7.9 kg

25 mg capsule

16.1 - 33 lbs

8 - 14.9 kg

50 mg capsule

33.1 - 64 lbs

15 - 28.9 kg

100 mg capsule

64.1 - 79 lbs

29 - 35.9 kg

100 mg capsule + 50 mg capsule

79.1 - 121 lbs

36 -55.9 kg

2 x 100 mg capsules


Storage

Atopica should be stored and dispensed in the original unit-dose container at controlled room temperature 59°-77°F (15°-25°C). Keep away from children and pets.

Contraindications

Atopica is contraindicated for use in dogs with a history of neoplasia. Do not use in dogs with a hypersensitivity to cyclosporine.

Warnings

Atopica (cyclosporine) is a systemic immunosuppressant that may increase the susceptibility to infection and the development of neoplasia.

Cautions

There are many possible drug interactions. Be sure to tell your veterinarian what other medications your pet is currently using. Give Atopica at least one hour before food or 2 hours after food.

Possible Side Effects

If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving Atopica and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing, swelling of the lips, tongue or face, and hives). Other less serious side effects may occur. Continue giving Atopica and talk to your veterinarian if your pet develops vomiting, soft stools or diarrhea, muscle cramps, muscle weakness, loss of appetite, and change of hair coat. Other side effects may occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.

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