Atopica treats chronic cases of atopic dermatitis (eczema). It is a new drug prescribed for the control of the most commonly experienced allergic skin disease in dogs.
What is Atopica for Dogs, 15 Capsules?
Atopica is used to treat atopic dermatitis in dogs and control skin allergy symptoms such as scratching, licking, gnawing, skin infections and hair loss. These symptoms cause your pet to live in discomfort. Atopica is easy to administer and treats the allergy at the source.
Who is Atopica for Dogs, 15 Capsules for?
For use in dogs 4 pounds and up.
Why use Atopica for Dogs, 15 Capsules?
Features of Atopica:
- Approved by the FDA
- Relieves rash and skin itch
- Reduces symptoms of skin allergies
- Treats without the use of steroids
- Targets the cause of the disease directly
How does Atopica for Dogs, 15 Capsules work?
Cyclosporine, which is Atopica's active ingredient, is an immune modulating agent. It is a cyclic polypeptide which consists of 11 different amino acids. It is produced by the Beauveria nivea species of fungi as a metabolite.
How is Atopica for Dogs, 15 Capsules sold?
Atopica comes in 15 unit-dose blister packs. Each capsule is imprinted with a red "S" and the corresponding mg.
- 10 mg: oval, white capsules
- 25 mg: oval, blue-gray capsules
- 50 mg: oval, white capsules
- 100 mg: oval, blue-gray capsules
What are the side effects of Atopica for Dogs, 15 Capsules?
The most commonly reported side effects, in rare cases, were diarrhea and vomiting.
Papillomas and gingival hyperplasia could also occur in the initial phase of dosing.
What special precautions are there?
Atopica is a strong systemic immunosuppressant. It could increase infection susceptibility and neoplasia development.
If your pet experiences any of the following side effects, immediately contact your veterinarian. These could be early symptoms of dangerous reactions.
- Fever (above 103°)
- Runny nose
- Painful urination
What to do if overdose?
Contact your closest emergency pet hospital.
How can I store Atopica for Dogs, 15 Capsules?
Store and dispense in the original unit-dose container at room temperature between 59° and 77°F (15-25°C).
For dogs treated with Atopica, killed vaccines are recommended. The effect of cyclosporine on live vaccine immune response is not known.
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