APOQUEL Can Help
Apoquel is a revolutionary prescription medicine that stops allergic dog itch—right at the source
APOQUEL (oclacitinib tablet) works differently than other treatments for allergic dog itch. APOQUEL goes right to the source to stop the underlying cause of allergic itch in dogs 12 months and older—targeting specific cytokines (small proteins) involved in dog allergies that cause itch and inflammation. So you and your dog can get back to the life you love—without all that scratching, licking, and chewing!
Veterinarians turn to APOQUEL time after time. In fact, it’s the #1 prescribed medicine for allergic dog itch.1
APOQUEL IS FAST
APOQUEL starts relieving allergic dog itch within 4 hours—and controls it within
24 hours.2,3 So your dog can get back to feeling better soon and you and your family can get back to doing the things you love.
APOQUEL IS EFFECTIVE
APOQUEL works right at the source to stop itching and relieve inflammation in dogs. APOQUEL is a prescription dog allergy medicine used for the control of itch associated with allergic dermatitis and control of atopic dermatitis in dogs
12 months and older. APOQUEL reduces dog itch, and also decreases inflammation, redness, or swelling of the skin—so your dog feels better as quickly as possible.
APOQUEL IS SAFE
APOQUEL is safe to use in dogs 12 months of age or older.
- Can be used long-term for maintenance therapy4
- Is not for use in dogs with serious infections, or for use in breeding, pregnant or, lactating dogs
PRESCRIBED MEDICINE FOR ALLERGIC DOG ITCH!1
Improvement in quality of life worth barking about
Dog owners feel APOQUEL improved quality of life for their dogs—and for themselves!5
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT APOQUEL
MOST COMMON APOQUEL SIDE EFFECTS
In a short-term clinical study, the most common side effects were vomiting and diarrhea. These occurred in only a small percentage of dogs treated with APOQUEL. These side effects typically stopped on their own.3,6
APOQUEL IS NOT A STEROID
With APOQUEL, your dog is less likely to suffer from the kinds of side effects often seen with steroids. These include excessive drinking, urinating, and weight gain.6
POSSIBLE IMMEDIATE EFFECTS OF STEROIDS
Understandably, weighing the side effects and the need for itch relief can feel like you are on an emotional roller coaster. But, knowing the facts will help you and your dog's veterinarian make the best choice for relief.
APOQUEL MAY BE USED TOGETHER WITH COMMONLY USED MEDICINES4
In fact, APOQUEL can be used with so many medications, including:
- •Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (eg, carprofen)
- •Vaccines (eg, rabies)
- •Allergy shots and drops (eg, allergen-specific immunotherapy)
The use of APOQUEL has not been evaluated in combination with other systemic immunosuppressants, such as corticosteroids and cyclosporine.
APOQUEL is available only by prescription from your veterinarian. So ask about APOQUEL today.
- APOQUEL (oclacitinib tablet) is administered twice daily for up to 14 days. Thereafter, APOQUEL is administered once daily
- APOQUEL can be administered with or without food
Control of pruritus (itching) associated with allergic dermatitis and control of atopic dermatitis in dogs at least 12 months of age.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
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 cyclosporine. Do not use in breeding, pregnant, or lactating dogs. Most common side effects are vomiting and diarrhea. APOQUEL has been used safely with many common medications including parasiticides, antibiotics and vaccines.
For more information, please see the full Prescribing Information.
References: 1. Data on file, Zoetis 2019. Zoetis Services LLC. 2. Gladwyne C, Little P, King VL, Edwards N, Davis K, Stegemann MR. Efficacy of oclacitinib (Apoquel®) compared with prednisolone for the control of pruritus and clinical signs associated with allergic dermatitis in client-owned dogs in Australia. Vet Dermatol. 2014;25(6):512-518, e86. doi: 10.1111/vde.12166. 3. Cosgrove SB, Wren JA, Cleaver DM, et al. Efficacy and safety of oclacitinib for the control of pruritus and associated skin lesions in dogs with canine allergic dermatitis. Vet Dermatol. 2013;24(5):479-e114. doi: 10.1111/vde.12047. 4. Cosgrove SB, Cleaver DM, King VL, et al. Long-term compassionate use of oclacitinib in dogs with atopic and allergic skin disease: safety, efficacy and quality of life. Vet Dermatol. 2015;26(3):171–179, e35. 5. Data on file. Pet Owner Survey Aggregate Report 4-10-14. 6. Sousa CA. Glucocorticoids in veterinary dermatology. In: Bonagura JD, Twedt DC, eds. Kirk’s Current Veterinary Therapy. 14th ed. St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:400-404.