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Description

What is Apoquel?

Apoquel is used to treat and control itching and inflammation in dogs resulting from a variety of causes, including flea allergy, food allergy, contact allergy and atopic dermatitis. Apoquel delivers onset of relief within 4 hours. It effectively controls itching within 24 hours. Apoquel requires a prescription from your veterinarian, and is sold per tablet.

For:

Dogs over 12 months in age and weighing more than 6.6 lbs.

Benefits:
  • Provides onset of relief within 4 hours
  • Effectively controls itch within 24 hours
  • Safe for short term and long term usage
  • Can be used along with many other common medications, including parasiticides, antibiotics, and vaccines
  • Uniquely targeted to stop the itch with minimal negative impact on immune function
  • Controls pruritus associated with allergic dermatitis and controls atopic dermatitis
  • Sold per tablet
How it works:

Apoquel is a selective janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor, which targets pruritogenic (itch creating) cytokines. It effectively controls itching due to food allergies, flea allergies, contact dermatitis, and atopic dermatitis. Apoquel works to control pruritus for fast-acting relief, and provides significant short-term and long-term reduction of itching and inflammation.

Cautions:

This product is not for human use. Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children. For use in dogs only. Do not give to dogs younger than 12 months or those with serious infections. Apoquel is not for use in breeding dogs, or pregnant or lactating bitches. Wash hands immediately after handling the tablets. In case of accidental eye contact, flush immediately with water or saline for at least 15 minutes and then seek medical attention. In case of accidental ingestion, seek medical attention immediately.

Brand Name

Apoquel

Generic Name

oclacitinib (ah-clas-eh-tee-nib)

Manufacturer:

Zoetis

What is this medication used for:

Apoquel is used to relieve itching and inflammation caused by a variety of diagnoses, including allergic dermatitis and atopic dermatitis.

Availability:

Apoquel is a prescription medication available as 3.6 mg, 5.4 mg, or 16 mg tablets.

How this medicine should be used:

The dose of Apoquel tablets is 0.18 to 0.27 mg/lb of body weight. Therefore, the recommended initial dosage for dogs 6.6-9.9 lbs is ½ of a 3.6 mg tablet twice daily. The dosage for dogs 10-14.9 lbs is ½ of a 5.4 mg tablet twice daily. The dosage for dogs 15-19.9 lbs is one 3.6 mg tablet twice daily. The dosage for dogs 20-29.9 lbs is one 5.4 mg tablet twice daily. The dosage for dogs 30-44.9 lbs is ½ of a 16 mg tablet twice daily. The dosage for dogs 45-59.9 lbs is two 5.4 mg tablets twice daily. The dosage dogs 60-89.9 lbs is one 16 mg table twice daily. The dosage dogs 90-129.9 lbs is 1½ 16 mg tablets twice daily. The dosage for dogs 130-175.9 lbs is two 16 mg tablets daily.

What are the side effects:

Apoquel may increase susceptibility to infection, including demodicosis. It may also exacerbate neoplastic conditions. Adverse reactions reported in a masked field study included diarrhea, vomiting, anorexia, new cutaneous or subcutaneous lumps, and lethargy. In most cases, diarrhea, vomiting, anorexia, and lethargy spontaneously resolved with continued dosing.

What special precautions are there:

Apoquel should not be given to dogs younger than 12 months or those with serious infections. Apoquel is not for use in breeding dogs, or pregnant or lactating bitches. The use of Apoquel has not been evaluated in combination with glucocorticoids, cyclosporine, or other systemic immunosuppressive agents. Dogs receiving Apoquel should be monitored for the development of infections, including demodicosis and neoplasia.

In the event of an overdose:

Contact your veterinarian immediately.

How should I store this medication:

Store at controlled room temperature between 68°-77° F, with excursions between 59°-104°.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 2 × 1 × 1 in
Dose

3.6 mg, 5.4 mg, 16 mg

Count

30 Tablets, 60 Tablets

How to Use

Directions:
  • Administer to your dog orally twice daily for up to 14 days according to the weight chart below, then administer once daily for maintenance dose.
Tip:

Apoquel may be administered with or without food.

Initial Dosage:
Dogs:
(over 12 months of age)
Weight:
Amount:
6.6-9.9 lbs
½ of a 3.6 mg tablet twice daily for up to 14 days
10-14.9 lbs
½ of a 5.4 mg tablet twice daily for up to 14 days
15-19.9 lbs
One 3.6 mg tablet twice daily for up to 14 days
20-29.9 lbs
One 5.4 mg tablet twice daily for up to 14 days
30-44.9 lbs
½ of a 16 mg tablet twice daily for up to 14 days
45-59.9 lbs
Two 5.4 mg tablets twice daily for up to 14 days
60-89.9 lbs
One 16 mg table twice daily for up to 14 days
90-129.9 lbs
1½ 16 mg tablets twice daily for up to 14 days
130-175.9 lbs
Two 16 mg twice daily for up to 14 days
Maintenance Dosage:
Dogs:
(over 12 months of age)
Weight:
Amount:
6.6-9.9 lbs
½ of a 3.6 mg tablet once daily
10-14.9 lbs
½ of a 5.4 mg tablet once daily
15-19.9 lbs
One 3.6 mg tablet once daily
20-29.9 lbs
One 5.4 mg tablet once daily
30-44.9 lbs
½ of a 16 mg tablet once daily
45-59.9 lbs
Two 5.4 mg tablets once daily
60-89.9 lbs
One 16 mg table once daily
90-129.9 lbs
1½ 16 mg tablets once daily
130-175.9 lbs
Two 16 mg once daily

Ingredients

Apoquel 3.6 mg
Active Ingredient:
Amount:
Oclacitinib maleate
3.6 mg
Apoquel 5.4 mg
Active Ingredient:
Amount:
Oclacitinib maleate
5.4 mg
Apoquel 16 mg
Active Ingredient:
Amount:
Oclacitinib maleate
16 mg

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