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- Product Details
Atopica is used to treat dogs who are suffering from atopic dermatitis - allergic skin disease. Ciclosporin exerts anti-inflammatory and antipruritic effects which can greatly improve your dog’s condition and quality of life.
Atopica 100mg are a blue-grey oblong soft capsule and are generally administered at a dose of one a day and can slowly be reduced depending on how positive results are.
Atopica 100mg Capsules for dogs contain 100mg of the active ingredient cyclosporine.
Atopica Liquid preparation is also available for cats suffering with itching and scratching.
Other causes of dermatitis such as ectoparasitic infestations, other allergies which cause dermatological signs (e.g. flea allergic dermatitis or food allergy) or bacterial and fungal infections should be ruled out before treatment is started.
Special Instructions & Dose
Preferably Atopica 100mg capsules are administered to dogs without food, 1 to 2 hours before meal time. Atopica is also available in 10mg, 25mg and 50mg capsules to suit different sizes and breeds of dog.
Dogs with atopic dermatitis may benefit from treatment with essential fatty acids (e.g. Viacutan) and medicated shampoos (e.g. Episoothe, Allermyl, Malaseb).
Special Warnings & Precautions for Atopica 100mg
Do not give 2 hours either side of feeding.
Administer directly into your dog’s mouth.
Not to be used in animals less than 6 months old or under 2kg in weight.
Do not store above 25oC
It is available in
- packs of 15 capsules.
Active IngredientCyclosporine A
The recommended dose is 5mg per kg bodyweight (detailed dosing shown below):
2-3kg - 1x 10mg
3-4kg - 2x 10mg
4-7.5kg - 1x 25mg
7.5-15kg - 1x 50mg
15-29kg - 1x 100mg
30-35kg - 3x 50mg
36-55kg - 2x 100mg
Initially, Atopica will be given daily until clinical improvements are seen. This normally happens within 4 weeks. Once the dermatitis has been satisfactory controlled, the dose can be dropped to every other day. In some cases, the dose can be dropped again to every 3/4 days.
Atopica should be given at least 2 hours before or after feeding. Insert the capsule directly into the dogs mouth.
Once the clinical signs of atopic dermatitis are satisfactorily controlled, Atopica can then be given every other day as a maintenance dose. In some cases where the clinical signs are controlled with every-other-day dosing, your vet can decide to give Atopica every 3 to 4 days.
Do not use in dogs less than 2kg in weight or less than 6 months of age.
Ordering prescription medication is easy
Follow these simple steps
- Get a prescription from your vet
- Place your order with us
- Add a prescription and tell us about your pet.
- Our vets will double check your order & your order is dispatched right away