Apoquel (Oclacitinib)

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Apoquel (Oclacitinib) Product Information

Apoquel is used to treat pruritus, or itchiness that won't go away due to allergies, parasites or infections found in dogs at least 1 year old.

We currently only carry the Brand product and it is available in 3 doses: Apoquel 3.6mg, Apoquel 5.4mg and Apoquel 16mg. All strengths are sourced from our licensed dispensing pharmacy in Australia, and manufactured by Zoetis, and is available in packs of 100 tablets. There is no generic product available.

Shipping from Australia to the US would take an estimated 10-18 business days in transit, and shipping would cost $9.95, or $15.00 if you wish to have it tracked. We are available to help you with the order process if you need assistance, and can be reached by phone on our toll free number 1-855-776-0079, or by chat which is available on our website.

What is Apoquel used for?

Dogs seem to scratch themselves a lot of the time and often there is a good reason for this. Itchiness, or to give it its medical term, pruritus, occurs due to a number of issues and could be as a result of allergies, infections or parasites.  The 4 types of allergies that dogs tend to suffer from are flea allergies, allergies to a specific type of food, contact allergies or inhalant allergies.

As dogs cannot be hidden away from the world, they cannot be totally protected from the allergies, but they can be treated once the symptoms start to show.

How is this medication given?

Once you have started to use Apoquel, there is no time limit to how long it could be used. It has to be administered twice a day regardless as to whether or not the condition is short term or what will be classed as chronic. After the first two weeks of treatment it is possible to reduce the treatment to one administration a day.

Apoquel (Oclacitinib) Medication Information

Uses

Control of pruritus associated with allergic dermatitis and control of atopic dermatitis in dogs at least 12 months of age.

Dosage

There are oral tablets available in several different strengths:

  • 3.6 mg
  • 5.4 mg
  • 16 mg

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Apoquel include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Anorexia
  • Lethargy
  • New cutaneous or subcutaneous lump

Speak with your veterinarian for a full list of side effects that applies to you.

Precautions

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.

Storage

Store at controlled room temperature (59º–86ºF) 

Pharmacist Tips

  • This is not to be used in pregnant or lactating dogs
  • This is not for human use
  • Wash hands immediately after handling tablets

Reference:

Apoquel {package insert}. Kalamazoo, MI: Zoetis Inc.; 2013. 

https://www.zoetisus.com/products/dogs/apoquel/downloads/final_apoquel_pi_030116.pdf

PharmD Medical Writer

Author: Dr. Larisa Roybal, PharmD

Dr. Roybal is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist who has practiced in both ambulatory and acute care settings. Her pharmacy interests include oncology and general inpatient pharmacy.

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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