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Please note this product requires a written prescription.
Apoquel is available as a 16mg, 5.4mg and 3.6mg tablet to suit different sizes and breeds of dog.
Apoquel 16mg tablets are used in the treatment of allergic dermatitis (skin allergies) in dogs.
Apoquel is available to order as single tablets or packs of 100. These tablets contain 16mg of the active ingredient oclacitinib, this ingredient helps to control allergic dermatitis and improve many of the signs associated with skin disease caused by fleas, contact, food allergies and other allergies. Symptoms which you may see in your dog include pruritis (itching), skin redness, skin irritation and hair loss.
Apoquel 16mg tablets help to reduce the itch-scratch cycle associated with skin disease; improving your dog’s skin and making them feel much more comfortable. Usually these tablets will start to work rapidly, so in many cases you should see an improvement in your dog’s clinical signs within 1-2 days.
Apoquel tablets are small and easy to give; they can be given with or without food.
It is often recommended to use skin supplements and soothing shampoos alongside Apoquel. All of these products can be found in the ‘Skin Supplement and Shampoo’ section of our website.
Special Instructions & Dose
Please see below for the recommended dose based on weight. Please note that this dose may vary depending on the animal’s condition and medical history.
6.6-9.9lbs – ½ x 3.6mg tablet
10-14-9lbs – ½ x 5.4mg tablet
15-19.9lbs – 1 x 3.6mg tablet
20-29.9lbs – 1 x 5.4mg tablet
30-44.9lbs – ½ x 16mg tablet
45-53.9lbs – ½ x 3.6mg tablet + ½ x 16mg tablet
54-59.9lbs – ½ x 5.4mg tablet + ½ x 16mg tablet
60-89.9lbs – 1 x 16mg tablet
90-129.9lbs – 1 ½ x 16mg tablet
130-1759lbs – 2 x 16mg tablet
Side effects may include diarrhoea and vomiting. Stop medication and contact your vet if this occurs.
Apoquel tablets can be used alongside some other medications to help improve the skin, such as shampoos and Piriton.
Do not use in dogs less than 12 months of age or under 3kg bodyweight.
If you see the "prescription required" sign next to an item you’d like to order, it means the item can only be issued with a prescription. While you can add these items to your shopping cart and pay for them along with other non-prescription products, we can’t dispatch them until we’ve received a prescription.
For orders over £39 postage is free. For orders under £39 we charge £2.99.
For Light items (under 2kg) our standard method is Royal Mail First Class (there are a few exceptions, so if in doubt check our Delivery page).
To get it faster you can upgrade Light items to a Guaranteed Next Day Courier service, Saturday Courier or even before 12 noon services. There's a small fee, but if you're in a hurry they are worth considering. To qualify for next working day delivery, orders must be placed before 12 Noon Monday to Thursday. There is no standard Saturday courier delivery.
Heavy items weighing 2kg and more are sent via courier. If ordered before noon Monday to Thursday, Heavy items will be delivered next working day. Heavy items ordered after 12 Noon Friday, or anytime Saturday and Sunday will dispatched on Monday for a Tuesday delivery.
All exceptions to these guidelines are noted in the product description.
For more information, view our Delivery page.
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