Apoquel (oclacitinib tablet) is an FDA-Approved medication 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.
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 administered once 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.
Apoquel is not for use in dogs less than 12 months of age (see Animal Safety).
Apoquel is not for use in dogs with serious infections.
Apoquel may increase susceptibility to infection, including demodicosis, and exacerbate neoplastic conditions.
This product is not for human use. Keep this and all drugs out of reach of children. For use in dogs only. 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.
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.
Diarrhea, anorexia, polydipsia, occasional vomiting and lethargy. Formation of new dermal, epidermal or subcutaneous lumps may occur when treating atopic dermatitis