Apoquel ORIGINAL tablets 16 mg (sold per tablet) | Prescription Required
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 .
* Prescription Animal Remedy (PAR) Class 1. For use under the authority or prescription of a veterinarian. Registered pursuant to the ACVM Act 1997..
- 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 .
Registered Vet. Medicine No.A10963.
The active substance in Apoquel, oclacitinib, is an immunomodulator (a medicine that changes the activity of the immune system) that works by blocking the action of enzymes known as Janus kinases.
These enzymes play an important role in the processes of inflammation and itchiness including those involved in allergic dermatitis and atopic dermatitis in dogs.
By blocking the enzymes, Apoquel reduces the inflammation and itchiness associated with the disease.
Precautions Apoquel is not for use in breeding dogs, or pregnant or lactating females.
Dogs taking Apoquel should be monitored for the development of infections.
Pets that itch and scratch and have ear and/or skin disease, are some of the most challenging cases for vets to deal with.
Ear canals are covered with skin all the way down, so ear disease really is skin disease, and has all the same causes. Potential causes can include one or several of
: Food allergies. To one or more components of their diet.
Environmental allergens (eg pollens, house dust mites). This is called Atopic Dermatitis.
Parasites – fleas and mites are common (especially demodex mites in our area). Flea bite allergies are common.
Mosquito bite dermatitis
Contact allergies – from the skin directly contacting allergens, such as textiles, grasses and various plants (wandering jew is a common problem)
Autoimmune disorders – where the animal’s immune system starts attacking its own skin
Various different types of skin cancers (including some which may have spread to the skin from elsewhere).
Fungal infections (eg ringworm)
Internal disease can manifest as skin problems also, so your skin consultation will involve a full checkover