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.
Dogs over 12 months in age and weighing more than 6.6 lbs.
- 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
How it works:
Apoquel is a selective janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor, which targets
pruritogenic (itch creating) cytokines. It effectively controls itching
due to food allergies, flea allergies, contact dermatitis, and atopic
dermatitis. Apoquel works to control pruritus for fast-acting relief,
and provides significant short-term and long-term reduction of itching
This product is not for human use. Keep this and all drugs out of the
reach of children. For use in dogs only. Do not give to dogs younger
than 12 months or those with serious infections. Apoquel is not for use
in breeding dogs, or pregnant or lactating bitches. Wash hands
immediately after handling the tablets. In case of accidental eye
contact, flush immediately with water or saline for at least 15 minutes
and then seek medical attention. In case of accidental ingestion, seek
medical attention immediately.
What is this medication used for:
Apoquel is used to relieve itching and inflammation caused by a
variety of diagnoses, including allergic dermatitis and
Apoquel is a prescription medication available as 3.6 mg, 5.4 mg, or 16 mg tablets.
How this medicine should be used:
The dose of Apoquel tablets is 0.18 to 0.27 mg/lb of body weight.
Therefore, 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 table
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.
What are the side effects:
Apoquel may increase susceptibility to infection, including demodicosis.
It may also exacerbate neoplastic conditions. Adverse reactions
reported in a masked field study included diarrhea, vomiting, anorexia,
new cutaneous or subcutaneous lumps, and lethargy. In most cases,
diarrhea, vomiting, anorexia, and lethargy spontaneously resolved with
What special precautions are there:
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.
In the event of an overdose:
Contact your veterinarian immediately.
How should I store this medication:
Store at controlled room temperature between 68°-77° F, with excursions between 59°-104°.