DirectionsDosage & Administration:
Give Atopica for Cats exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand these directions, ask your veterinarian or pharmacist to explain them to you. Always give Atopica for Cats with food or following a meal. Allow plenty of water for your pet to drink. Store Atopica for Cats at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Atopica for Cats (cyclosporine modified) is a prescription medication that comes in a liquid form with an oral syringe for easy application.
Atopica for Cats can be used for cats at least 6 months of age that weigh at least 3 lbs.
Atopica for Cats should be administered on a consistent schedule in regards to meals and time of day.
If a dose is missed, the next dose should be administered without doubling as soon as possible. (Never give your cat more than one dose per day.)
Atopica for Cats can be administered on food or orally to your cat right after his or her feeding time.
What happens if I miss a dose:
Storage: Should be stored at room temperature. Keep away from other pets and children.
||3 lbs & over
||Give 3.2 mg/lb (7 mg/kg) by mouth 1x a day for 4-6 weeks or until resolution of clinical signs. Following this, the dose may be tapered to every other day or twice weekly as needed to maintain the therapeutic effect. Dosing of the liquid formulation is accomplished by a syringe that is marked with weight bands for easy dosing.
Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose you missed and give the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose unless otherwise directed by your veterinarian.
What happens if I overdose the pet:
Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment.
What should I avoid while using Atopica for Cats:
The safe use in breeding, pregnant or lactating cats has not been determined. Do not use Atopica for Cats in cats with a known allergy to the medication. The drug should not be used in cats with kidney disease, stomach ulcers, and certain blood disorders. Prolonged use of Atopica for Cats can result in bacterial or fungal infection related to a decreased effect of the immune system.
Possible side effects of Atopica for Cats:
If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving Atopica for Cats and seek emergency veterinary medical attention: an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing, swelling of the lips, tongue or face, and hives). Other less serious side effects may occur. Continue giving Atopica for Cats and talk to your veterinarian if your pet develops vomiting, soft stools or diarrhea, muscle cramps, muscle weakness, loss of appetite, and change of hair coat. Other side effects may occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.
What other drugs will affect Atopica for Cats:
There are many drug/drug interactions that occur when taking Atopica for Cats. Tell your veterinarian what medications your pet is currently using and any new products, including herbal remedies you may start to give. Drug/drug interactions could cause a decrease in effectiveness or an increase in side effects of either Atopica for Cats or the other medication being given. Examples of medications that may cause drug/drug interactions are: SMZ-TMP (Bactrim, Septra), gentamicin, etodolac (EtoGesic), piroxicam (Feldene), ketoconazole (Nizoral), cimetidine (Tagamet), ranitidine (Zantac), itraconoazole (Sporanox), methylprednisolone (Medrol), erythromycin, Allopurinol (Zyloprim), metoclopramide (Reglan), prednisOLOne, digoxin (Lanoxin), any type of vaccination.
What should I discuss with my veterinarian before using Atopica for Cats:
Tell your veterinarian if your pet has liver disease, kidney disease, cancer, high blood pressure, a viral, bacterial or fungal infection, or any other serious or chronic condition. Tell your veterinarian if your cat is pregnant or lactating, and if you plan to breed your cat.
Do not rinse or clean the oral dosing syringe between uses. Please see the directions inside the Atopica for Cats box to ensure proper technique. Do not give to cats that have a history of cancer, feline leukemia or feline immunodeficiency virus or that are sensitive to cyclosporine.
100% Recommend this product (2 of 2 responses)
By Susan Schneider
December 21, 2017
Great price for great product
I have to shop carefully, have several dogs that takes multiple meds. My Vet prescribes this with ketoconazole instead of canine Atopica. Works wonders!!
By Lenora dingus
October 28, 2017
Great product - great price - great company
Quick, easy, helpful. Will use again.
Merchant Response:Thank you for your kind words Lenora! Glad we could be of service!