About Atopica: Atopica (Cyclosporin) is an oral immunosuppressant prescribed to treat large dogs suffering from atopic dermatitis. It operates by preventing immune responses that cause irritation, pain, or sores associated with some allergens. This action helps to prevent symptoms associated with this condition including dry flaky skin, redness, scaly skin, or itchiness.
How to use Atopica
Atopica (Cyclosporin) is an oral immunosuppressant prescribed to treat large dogs suffering from atopic dermatitis. It operates by preventing immune responses that cause irritation, pain, or sores associated with some allergens. This action helps to prevent symptoms associated with this condition including dry flaky skin, redness, scaly skin, or itchiness. It is normally prescribed for long-term use as it may take up to one month of treatment until the desired effects occur. It may be prescribed to be used along with other medications or to treat other unlisted conditions.
Always follow the directions of your veterinarian for using Atopica (Cyclosporin) to ensure the safest and most effective results. It is usually administered once each day at the indicated dosage, but the dog`s best regimen will be based on its health condition, symptoms, and response to similar treatments.Â Do not self-medicate or determine these instructions on your own as this may lead to serious or unexpected health problems.
The daily doses should be administered to your dog every day lasting for a cycle lasting thirty days. After the first month of treatment, you may be instructed to reduce the frequency to one dose every other day for a period of time after which it is further reduced to two doses every week. It is important to find the minimum amount of medicine required to prevent symptoms from returning. The capsules should be given to your dog on an empty stomach one hour before or two hours after eating. Administer the doses at the same time each day to get the most effective results by keeping a constant level of medicine in the animal`s system at all times.
Bring your dog in for regular consultations with the veterinarian to make sure it is getting the correct results from treatment. This will allow its progress and response to medication to be observed so that the correct adjustments can be made to the regimen. These may include reducing its dosage or frequency of administration until the best results occur. If you have any questions about the medicine, ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to ensure the correct usage.
Atopica Side Effects
The use of Atopica (Cyclosporin) may cause side effects in some dogs. These will not occur in all dogs and can be mild or severe. If you witness any unusual symptoms, inform the veterinarian immediately to make sure the correct response is taken. This may include reducing the dosage or frequency of administration to prevent further complications. Emergency medical attention may also be required in more serious cases.
Side effects that may occur during treatment include:
Vomiting or diarrhea
Weakness or fatigue
Muscle cramps or stiff movements
Loss of appetite
Change in the color of the dog`s coat
Do not use Atopica (Cyclosporin) in dogs that are lactating, pregnant, breeding, or that have stomach ulcers, blood disorders, or kidney disease.
It is suggested to bring the dog in for a check-up prior to use to make sure it does not have any other conditions that may cause complications with treatment. These can require reduced dosages or other adjustments to the regimen to prevent these potential problems from occurring.