Zoetis Apoquel for dogs, 5.4 mg
Apoquel for dogs from Zoetis Petcare is an anti itch or allergy medicine usually prescribed by veterinarians in cases of extreme skin itching like atopic dermatitis, atopy, skin allergies, food allergies, flea allergies etc. It is a novel and better approach at preventing itching unlike regular itch remedies like antihistamines, prednisolone and steroids(hydrocortisone) which usually show a lot of side effects. Side effects are 1 in 10,000(very less) for apoquel and works better as well.
Made in USA. FDA approved. Imported and marketed in India by Zoetis Inc. It is is the first medicine specifically designed to target canine allergic itch and inflammation. The oclacitinib in apoquel works by inhibiting enzymes involved in allergic itch and inflammation in dogs as it is a synthetic Janus Kinase (JAK) inhibitor.
Apoquel delivers fast relief that begins to control itch within 4 hours, comparable to oral steroids, in dogs with allergic dermatitis with least side effects. Nonsteroidal Apoquel targets specific cytokines that cause itch and inflammation, relieving symptoms of allergic skin disease with minimal impact on the immune system. Starts working within 4 hours of administration. Relieves itching within 4 hours and effectively controls itching within 24 hours of administration.
Suitable for short term as well as long term use. Can also be used in cases of flare ups. In case of long term use, it can be discontinued without tapering.
Ingredients: Each tablet of apoquel for dog contains active ingredient Oclacitinib Maleate 5.4mg or 16 mg as per dosage chosen.
Use under Vet guidance only, do not self-medicate just because your dog is itchy. Safe to use in dogs of minimum 12 months of age and older. Not for use in breeding/pregnant/lactating pets. Oral administration only. Can be given directly or mixed with food,
Dosage: Usual dosage is 0.4 to 0.6 mg/kg body weight in dogs(approx. 5-6mg for 10kg dog or approx. 16mg for 27kg dog). Apoquel should be given twice daily (BD) for up to 14 days of therapy and once daily thereafter for maintenance or as prescribed by vet. Dosage should be followed strictly as per veterinarian guidance.
Do not use apoquel in pregnant or lactating bitches as told earlier or dogs with recurrent infection or a history of tumors/ cancer and dogs suffering from demodex mange.
No. of tabs: 20. MRP is Rs130/tab for 5.4mg and Rs270/tab for 16mg.