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Apoquel Tablets for Dogs

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Description

Apoquel is an oral tablet that works differently than other allergy medications. It goes straight to the source to help relieve itch and inflammation at its core—addressing the underlying cause of irritation and soothing allergic reactions. It starts to relieve those unpleasant symptoms within 4 hours, and effectively controls itching within 24. Apoquel is ideal for both short or long-term treatment and can help to offer relief without many of the side effects associated with steroids.

Uses

Apoquel is indicated for the relief of itching and inflammation caused by allergic skin disease (atopy, atopic dermatitis) in dogs 12 months of age or older.

Possible Side Effects

The most common side effects were vomiting and diarrhea and similar to those seen with placebo (sugar pills). These side effects occurred in only a small percentage of dogs treated with Apoquel and typically stopped on their own.

Drug & Food Interactions

Apoquel has not been tested in dogs receiving medications commonly used to treat skin conditions such as glucocorticoids, cyclosporines, and other systemic immunosuppressive agents. 

Precautions

Do not use Apoquel in dogs less than 12 months of age or those with serious infections. APOQUEL may increase the chances of developing serious infections and may cause existing parasitic skin infestations or pre-existing cancers to get worse. APOQUEL has not been tested in dogs receiving some medications including some commonly used to treat skin conditions such as corticosteroids and cyclosporine. Apoquel is not for use in breeding dogs or pregnant or lactating females. Dogs taking Apoquel should be monitored for the development of infections.

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  1. Prescribing Information

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  • Item Number
    146204
  • Common Brand Name(s)
    Apoquel
  • Generic Name
    Oclacitinib
  • For Use With
    Dogs
  • Administration Form
    Oral
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Product Form
    Tablet
  • Health Condition
    Allergies, Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Drug Type
    Inhibitor/Blocker
Ingredients
Ingredients

Oclacitinib.

Instructions
Recommended Dosage

Follow the dosage instructions given by your veterinarian. This medication may be taken with or without food.

Storage Instructions

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

FAQ

Why is my dog itching so much?

Occasional itching is a fact of life for dogs. However, allergies, fleas, infection, mites, and other diseases may cause more frequent or constant itching, indicating a more serious condition. If your dog’s itching seems out of control, and the scratching persists, or causes skin or coat changes, make an appointment to visit your veterinarian.

Does my dog need medical treatment?

If your dog’s itching persists or you notice any of the following signs, you should make an appointment with your veterinarian to find out if the itching is caused by a medical condition:

  • Excessive licking, chewing, biting, or scratching
  • Excessive rolling, rubbing or scooting
  • Hair loss
  • Foot chewing
  • Recurrent ear problems
  • Changes in the skin, such as sores or darkened color
  • Redness of the skin
  • Body odor
  • Head shaking

What is Apoquel (Oclacitinib Tablet) used for?

Apoquel is an allergy medicine for dogs, prescribed by veterinarians for dogs older than 1 year of age to help lessen itch and inflammation due to allergic dermatitis.

Is Apoquel a steroid?

Apoquel is not a steroid, antihistamine, or cyclosporine (a type of drug that reduces immune system activity). Apoquel is in a different category of medications, which blocks allergic itch at the source.

Can I use Apoquel for a short time to treat a flare-up?

Yes, you can use Apoquel for short periods. Apoquel begins relieving the itch within 4 hours and controls it within 24 hours.

How long can my dog use Apoquel?

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not placed any time restrictions on the use of Apoquel. You can continue to treat your dog with Apoquel for as long as your veterinarian recommends.

Can Apoquel be given with food?

Yes, Apoquel can be given to your dog with or without food.

How fast will Apoquel start working?

Apoquel starts relieving itch within 4 hours of giving the treatment to your dog.

About Apoquel Tablets for Dogs

Relief for Your Itchy Dog

For dogs with allergic itch, relief can’t come soon enough. Apoquel (oclacitinib tablet) provides fast, safe relief from itching—so you and your dog can get back to doing what you love.

Fast Working

Fast Acting

If your dog is scratching, licking or chewing like crazy, you want to provide relief that starts acting quickly. Apoquel starts relieving allergic dog itch within 4 hours and helps control itch within 24 hrs.

Targets Itch at the Source

Apoquel goes right to the source of allergic itch, to help stop itching and relieve associated inflammation in affected canines.

9 Million Dogs and Counting

You can have peace of mind knowing that your dog is in good company—9 million dogs (and counting) have already had their allergic itch treated with Apoquel. Your dog could be next!

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Do not use Apoquel in dogs less than 12 months of age or those with serious infections. Apoquel may increase the chances of developing serious infections, and may cause existing parasitic skin infestations or pre-existing cancers to get worse. Consider the risks and benefits of treatment in dogs with a history of recurrence of these conditions. New neoplastic conditions (benign and malignant) were observed in clinical studies and post-approval. Apoquel has not been tested in dogs receiving some medications including some commonly used to treat skin conditions such as corticosteroids and cyclosporines. Do not use in breeding, pregnant, or lactating dogs. Most common side effects are vomiting and diarrhea. Apoquel has been used safely with many common medications including parasiticides, antibiotics and vaccines. See full Prescribing Information.

INDICATIONS

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

REFERENCES

Gadeyne C, Little P, King VL, Edwards N, Davis K, Stegemann MR. Efficacy of oclacitinib (Apoquel®) compared with prednisolone for the control of pruritus and clinical signs associated with allergic dermatitis in client-owned dogs in Australia. Vet Dermatol. 2014;25(6):512-518, e86. doi: 10.1111/vde.12166.

Cosgrove SB, Wren JA, Cleaver DM, et al. Efficacy and safety of oclacitinib for the control of pruritus and associated skin lesions in dogs with canine allergic dermatitis. Vet Dermatol. 2013;24(5):479-e114. doi: 10.1111/vde.12047.)

Cosgrove SB, Cleaver DM, King VL, et al. Long-term compassionate use of oclacitinib in dogs with atopic and allergic skin disease: safety, efficacy and quality of life. Vet Dermatol. 2015;26(3):171-179, e35.5

Cosgrove SB, Wren JA, Cleaver DM, et al. A blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled trial of the efficacy and safety of the Janus kinase inhibitor oclacitinib (Apoquel®) in client-owned dogs with atopic dermatitis. Vet Dermatol. 2013;24(6):587-e142.

Data on file, Unique Patient Count from Launch, 2020, Zoetis Inc.

About Apoquel

Apoquel is a revolutionary medicine for allergic itch in dogs. It targets the issue at its source, to help relieve itch and inflammation in dogs 12 months and older. Apoquel begins providing relief in 4 hours and helps control the itch within 24 hours. It can be used for long-term maintenance therapy or short-term relief and has been used on over 9 million dogs. For itch relief worth barking about, try Apoquel, your allergic dog’s new best friend!

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