Atopic dermatitis is one of the most common skin problems in dogs, which causes immense discomfort to dogs.
Now, you can reduce symptoms of allergies in dogs related to atopic dermatitis with ATOPICA dog Capsules.
ATOPICA (cyclosporine capsules USP) MODIFIED is an oral form of cyclosporine that immediately forms a micro emulsion in an aqueous environment. Cyclosporine, the active ingredient in ATOPICA, is a cyclic polypeptide, immune modulating agent consisting of 11 amino acids. It is produced as a metabolite by the fungal species Beauveria nivea.
ATOPICA Capsules contain cyclosporine formulated together with inactive ingredients. This medicine for dog skin problems is available in 10, 25, 50, and 100 mg capsule strengths in color-coded packaging for oral administration to dogs.
Atopica pet medicine should be given at least 2 hours before or after feeding. Insert the capsule directly into the dog’s mouth.
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It is developed for dogs that are at least 6 months of age and weighing at least 4 lbs.
- Steroid-free skin allergy treatment
- Significantly reduces itching and skin lesions and other dog skin allergies symptoms
- Treats atopic dermatitis in dogs
- Effective in most dogs
- Safe to use over long periods without side effects associated with steroids for skin problems in dogs
Federal (USA) Law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. Keep this prescription drugs for pets out of reach of children.
ATOPICA is indicated for the control of atopic dermatitis in dogs weighing at least 4 lbs body weight.
Dosage and Administration:
The initial daily dose of ATOPICA for treating atopic dermatitis in dogs is 5 mg/kg/day (3.3-6.7 mg/kg/day) as a single daily dose for 30 days.
Following this initial daily treatment period, the dose of ATOPICA used for treatment of atopic dermatitis in dogs can be reduced to every other day or two times a week, until a minimum frequency is reached to maintain the desired therapeutic effect.
ATOPICA dog medicine should be given at least one hour before or two hours after a meal. If a dose is missed, the next dose should be administered (without doubling) as soon as possible, but dosing should be no more frequent than once daily.
|Dog body weight (lbs)||Dog body weight (kg)||Dose 5 mg/kg|
|4 – 6.5 lbs||2 – 2.9 kg||10 mg capsule|
|6.6 – 9 lbs||3 – 3.9 kg||2 x 10 mg capsules|
|9.1- 16 lbs||4 – 7.9 kg||25 mg capsule|
|16.1 – 33 lbs||8 – 14.9 kg||50 mg capsule|
|33.1 – 64 lbs||15 – 28.9 kg||100 mg capsule|
|64.1 – 79 lbs||29 – 35.9 kg||100 mg capsule + 50 mg capsule|
|79.1 – 121 lbs||36 – 55.9 kg||2 x 100 mg capsules|
ATOPICA is contraindicated for use in dogs with a history of neoplasia.
ATOPICA (cyclosporine) is a potent systemic immunosuppressant that may increase the susceptibility to infection and the development of neoplasia.
Not for human use. Keep this and all drugs out of reach of children.
For use only in dogs.
- Gastrointestinal problems and gingival hyperplasia may occur after administering the initial recommended dose.
- This veterinary medicine should be used with caution with drugs that affect the P-450 enzyme system. Else, it may lead to increased plasma levels of cyclosporine.
- The safety and effectiveness of ATOPICA has not been established in dogs less than 6 months of age or less than 4 lbs body weight.
- Breeding dogs, pregnant or lactating bitches should not be given this dog medicine.
- Since the effect of cyclosporine use on dogs with compromised renal function has not been studied, ATOPICA should be used with caution in dogs with renal insufficiency.
- There have been reports of convulsions in human adult and pediatric patients receiving cyclosporine, particularly in combination with high dose methylprednisolone.
- Killed vaccines are recommended for dogs receiving ATOPICA due to the impact of cyclosporine on the immune response to modified live vaccines is unknown.
- As with any immunomodulation regimen, exacerbation of sub-clinical neoplastic conditions may occur.
Side effects of Atopica:
Vomiting and diarrhea were the most common adverse reactions that may occur after the administration of this pet medicine.
Other side effects related to this veterinary medicine may also occur, which includes- an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing, swelling of the lips, tongue or face, and hives), muscle cramps, muscle weakness, loss of appetite, and change of hair coat.
If any of the above mentioned side effects occur, stop giving Atopica to your pet and seek emergency veterinary medical attention:
This prescription drug for pets should be stored as well as dispensed in the original unit-dose container at controlled room temperature between 59 and 77°F (15-25°C).
ATOPICA soft gelatin dog capsules (cyclosporine capsules USP) MODIFIED are supplied in packages of 15 unit-dose blisters.
10 mg: oval, white capsules imprinted with red “NVR 10”.
25 mg: oval, blue-gray capsules imprinted with red “NVR 25mg”.
50 mg: oval, white capsules imprinted with red “NVR 50mg”.
100 mg: oval, blue-gray capsules imprinted with red “NVR 100mg”.