Apoquel (oclacitinib tablet) is an FDA-Approved solution that treats acute and chronic pruritus in dogs and provides fast-acting relief from its symptoms. Though pruritus can be caused by skin disease, cancer, and other conditions- this treatment is specifically formulated to fight pruritus associated with skin allergies. It can also be taken in conjunction with other medications meant to treat your dog’s seasonal allergies as directed by your veterinarian.
Apoquel starts working within 4 hours of administering the first dose and controls itching within 24 hours. To ensure that it’s easy to administer the proper dosage to your dog, this treatment comes in three different dosages, each of which is sold individually, in packs of 100.
Apoquel is not for use in breeding dogs, or pregnant or lactating dogs. It is not for use in dogs less than 12 months of age or dogs with serious infections. Apoquel may increase susceptibility to infection, including demodicosis, and exacerbate neoplastic conditions.
The dose of Apoquel (oclacitinib maleate) tablets is 0.18 to 0.27 mg oclacitinib/lb(0.4 to 0.6 mg oclacitinib/kg) body weight, administered orally, twice daily for up to 14 days, and then administeredonce daily for maintenance therapy. Apoquel may be administered with or without food.
|Weight Range (lb)||Tablets Administered|
|6.6 - 9.9||0.5 Tablets (3.6 mg)|
|10.0 - 14.9||0.5 Tablets (5.4 mg)|
|15.0 - 19.9||1 Tablet (3.6 mg)|
|20.0 - 29.9||1 Tablet (5.4 mg)|
|30.0 - 44.9||0.5 Tablets (16 mg)|
|45.0 - 59.9||2 Tablets (5.4 mg)|
|60.0 - 89.9||1 Tablet (16 mg)|
|90.0 - 129.9||1.5 Tablets (16 mg)|
|130.0 - 175.9||2 Tablets (16 mg)|
Apoquel should be stored at controlled room temperature between 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F) with excursions between 15° to 40°C (59° to 104°F). Keep away from children and animals.
Diarrhea, anorexia, polydipsia, occasional vomiting and lethargy. Formation of new dermal, epidermal or subcutaneous lumps may occur when treating atopic dermatitis