Apoquel is an oral tablet that works differently than other allergy medications. It goes straight to the source to help relieve itch and inflammation at its core—addressing the underlying cause of irritation and soothing allergic reactions. It starts to relieve those unpleasant symptoms within 4 hours, and effectively controls itching within 24. Apoquel is ideal for both short or long-term treatment and can help to offer relief without many of the side effects associated with steroids.
Apoquel is indicated for the relief of itching and inflammation caused by allergic skin disease (atopy, atopic dermatitis) in dogs 12 months of age or older.
Possible Side Effects
The most common side effects were vomiting and diarrhea and similar to those seen with placebo (sugar pills). These side effects occurred in only a small percentage of dogs treated with Apoquel and typically stopped on their own.
Drug & Food Interactions
Apoquel has not been tested in dogs receiving medications commonly used to treat skin conditions such as glucocorticoids, cyclosporines, and other systemic immunosuppressive agents.
Do not use Apoquel in dogs less than 12 months of age or those with serious infections. APOQUEL may increase the chances of developing serious infections and may cause existing parasitic skin infestations or pre-existing cancers to get worse. APOQUEL has not been tested in dogs receiving some medications including some commonly used to treat skin conditions such as corticosteroids and cyclosporyne. Apoquel is not for use in breeding dogs or pregnant or lactating females. Dogs taking Apoquel should be monitored for the development of infections.