Atopica for cats is a liquid used for the treatment of allergic dermatitis. Atopica targets immune cells that are involved in causing the allergic reaction and then inhibits production of inflammatory cytokines. In doing this, Atopica for cats can help stop itching and scratching. It is supplied in bottles of 5ml or 17ml of solution. Each bottle is provided with a dosing syringe. This product contains cyclosporine
ATOPICA® for Cats (cyclosporine oral solution) USP MODIFIED is indicated for the control of feline allergic dermatitis as manifested by excoriations (including facial and neck), miliary dermatitis, eosinophilic plaques, and self-induced alopecia in cats at least 6 months of age and at least 3 lbs in body weight.
ATOPICA® FOR CATS (cyclosporine oral solution) USP MODIFIED: Do not use in cats with a history or suspicion of malignant disorders, feline leukemia virus (FeLV) or feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) infection, or hypersensitivity to cyclosporine. Atopica is a systemic immunosuppressant that may increase susceptibility to infection, development of neoplasia, and decrease response to vaccination. Persistent, progressive weight loss may result in hepatic lipidosis; monitoring of body weight is recommended. For use only in cats. Wash hands after administration. People with known hypersensitivity should avoid contact with Atopica. Do not use with other immunosuppressive agents. It is important for cats to avoid exposure to Toxoplasma gondii during treatment. Use with caution in cats with diabetes mellitus or renal insufficiency, and with drugs that affect the P-450 enzyme system. The most common adverse events were vomiting, weight loss, diarrhea or loss of appetite. Please speak with your veterinarian for advice.
Features of Atopica For Cats
- Is clinically proven to reduce itchy skin and lesions.
- Provides long-term relief, without using steroids.
- Is easy to administer.
Cat:Allergic dermatitis in cats can have various manifestations, including eosinophilic plaques, head and neck excoriation, symmetrical alopecia and/or miliary dermatitis.The immune status of the cats to FeLV and FIV infections should be assessed before treatment.Cats that are seronegative for T. gondii may be at risk of developing clinical toxoplasmosis if they become infected while under treatment. In rare cases this can be fatal. Potential exposure of seronegative cats or cats suspected to be seronegative to Toxoplasma should therefore be minimised (e.g. keep indoors, avoid raw meat or scavenging). Ciclosporin was shown to not increase T. gondii oocyte shedding in a controlled laboratory study.
In cases of clinical toxoplasmosis or other serious systemic illness, stop treatment with ciclosporin and initiate appropriate therapy.Clinical studies in cats have shown that decreased appetite and weight loss may occur during ciclosporin treatment. Monitoring of body weight is recommended. Significant reduction in body weight may result in hepatic lipidosis. If persistent, progressive weight loss occurs during treatment it is recommended to discontinue treatment until the cause has been identified.The efficacy and safety of ciclosporin has neither been assessed in cats less than 6 months of age nor weighing less than 2.3 kg.
Atopica for Cats is indicated for the control of feline allergic dermatitis as manifested by excoriations (including facial and neck), military dermatitis, eosinophilic plaques, and self-induced alopecia in cats at least 6 months of age and at least 3 lbs in body weight.
Dosage and Administration
Always provide the Instructions for Assembling the Dispensing System and Preparing a Dose of ATOPICA for Cats and the Information for Cat Owners with prescription. The initial dose of ATOPICA for Cats is 3.2 mg/lb/day (7 mg/kg/day) as a single daily dose for a minimum of 4 to 6 weeks or until resolution of clinical signs. Following this initial daily treatment period, the dose of ATOPICA for Cats may be tapered by decreasing the frequency of dosing to every other day or twice weekly to maintain the desired therapeutic effect.
ATOPICA for Cats should be administered directly on a small amount of food or orally just after feeding. Whenever possible, ATOPICA for Cats should be administered on a consistent schedule with regard to meals and time of day. If a dose is missed, the next dose should be administered (without doubling) as soon as possible, but dosing should be no more frequent than once daily. The dispensing system includes an oral dosing syringe graduated in 1 lb increments. To dose the cat, the syringe should be filled to the nearest 1 lb corresponding to the cat’s body weight (round down if 0.1 to 0.4 lb, round up if 0.5 to 0.9 lb). Each pound graduation on the syringe delivers a volume of 0.032 mL providing 3.2 mg/lb.
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