Cyclosporine (generic Atopica) is a selective immunomodulator that treats atopic dermatitis (eczema).
What is Cyclosporine (modified) 30 Capsules?
Cyclosporine capsules (generic to 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. Cyclosporine treats the allergy at the source and targets cells in the immune system that cause the allergic reactions in your pet.
Who is Cyclosporine (modified) 30 Capsules for?
For use in dogs over the age of 6 months.
Why use Cyclosporine (modified) 30 Capsules?
- Immune-medicated hemolytic anemia (IMHA)
- Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eye)
- Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
How does Cyclosporine (modified) 30 Capsules work?
Cyclosporine interferes with the production of helper T-lymphocyte interleukin. Other immune suppressing medications kill immune system cells, but Cyclosporine works differently.
Teva, Apotex or other generic brand
Cyclosporine USP 25 mg
How is Cyclosporine (modified) 30 Capsules sold?
- Sold in strengths of 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg
- 30 soft gelatin capsules
What are the side effects of Cyclosporine (modified) 30 Capsules?
The most frequently experienced reaction to Cyclosporine is stomach upset, which may include diarrhea, vomiting, and/or loss of appetite.
What special precautions are there?
Cyclosporine is a powerful systemic immunosuppressant, which can increase susceptibility to neoplasia development and infection. If your pet exhibits any of the following symptoms, immediately contact your veterinarian.
- Runny nose
- Painful urination
- Fever (over 103°)
- These could be early indicators of serious side effects.
What to do if overdose?
In case of overdose, contact your closest emergency pet hospital.
Cyclosporine is not FDA-approved for use in cats, but it is frequently prescribed for the treatment of cats.
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