50mg Atopica Capsules. Atopica is used for the treatment of chronic manifestations of atopic dermatitis in dogs. VET PRESCRIPTION REQUIRED
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Availability date: 2013-06-07
|Target Animal:||Dog (Canine)|
|Related Condition:||Treatment of chronic manifestations of atopic dermatitis in dogs|
|Pet Prescription Required?:||Yes (For UK Orders)|
|Active Ingredient:||Cyclosporine A|
|Product Name:||50mg Atopica Capsule - per Capsule|
|Pack Size:||Sold Individually|
Atopica may only be supplied with a valid veterinary prescription issued by your vet. You should only purchase Atopica if you have or are in the process of arranging such a prescription. See information bar for further details.
50mg Atopica are soft capsules containing 50mg cyclosporine A. The capsules bear the imprint 'NVR' and are labelled with the amount of active ingredient in milligrams.
Atopica Capsules are coloured as follows:
Atopica 10 mg: yellow-white oval capsule
Atopica 25 mg: blue-grey oval capsule
Atopica 50 mg: yellow-white oblong capsule
Atopica 100 mg: blue-grey oblong capsule
Atopica is used for the treatment of chronic manifestations of atopic dermatitis in dogs.
The mean recommended dose of cyclosporine is 5 mg/kg body weight according to the tabulated dosage scheme.
Atopica dosage scheme: Body weight of dog Number of capsules given to obtain recommended dose Atopica 10mg Atopica 25mg Atopica 50mg Atopica 100mg 2 to < 3 kg 1 capsule 3 to < 4 kg 2 capsules 4 to < 7.5 kg 1 capsule 7.5 to < 15 kg 1 capsule 15 to < 29 kg 1 capsule 29 to < 36 kg 3 capsules 36 to 55 kg 2 capsules Atopica will initially be given daily until a satisfactory clinical improvement is seen. This will generally be the case within 4 weeks. If no response is obtained within the first 8 weeks the treatment should be stopped. Once the clinical signs of atopic dermatitis are satisfactorily controlled the preparation can then be given every other day as a maintenance dose. The veterinary surgeon should perform a clinical assessment at regular intervals and adjust the frequency of administration to the clinical response obtained.
In some cases where the clinical signs are controlled with every-other-day dosing the veterinary surgeon can decide to give Atopica every 3 to 4 days. Adjunct treatment (e.g. medicated shampoos fatty acids) may be considered before reducing the dosing interval. Treatment may be stopped when the clinical signs are controlled. Upon recurrence of clinical signs treatment should be resumed at daily dosing and in certain cases repeated treatment courses may be required.
Atopica should be given at least 2 hours before or after feeding. Insert the capsule directly into the dog's mouth.
50mg Atopica is a POM-V (Prescription only Medicine) A pet prescription is required before we can dispense Atopica