This is a prescription product. Relieves itchy skin caused by allergies. •Starts to relieve itching within 4 hours. •Effectively controls itching within 24 hours. •Short-term or long-term treatment without many of the side effects associated with steroids. Apoquel is used to relieve itching and inflammation caused by allergic skin disease (atopy, atopic dermatitis) in dogs. The active ingredient is oclacitinib. It is labeled for dogs a least 12 months of age. It is not a steroid and starts to relieve itching within 4 hours. Within 24 hours symptoms are gone.
Dosage of Apoquel tablets are 0.18 to 0.27 mg/lb of body weight. 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 tablet 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.
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.