Atopica 25 mg, 15 Capsules (1010975)
Atopica 25 mg, 15 Capsules pet meds do not contain steroids and are safe for long-term treatment of chronic allergies. Atopica contains a modified, oral form of cyclosporine that treats certain allergies and atopic dermatitis caused by common allergens like pollen or dust mites.
- Not an antihistamine or corticosteroid
- Helps prevent potentially dangerous skin infections
- Safe for long-term use to control chronic allergies and dermatitis
- Treats itching, sores, and skin lesions
- Manufacturer information and usage
Atopica, So far-So good
Yes, Atopica is less expensive here at VetDepot than the Vet's office and it's the best price I have been able to find on the internet. My 5 year old Shi-Tzu has SUFFERED for many years after going through the standard food eliminations and years on steroids without much success. She developed sores all over her body after her skin would turn very dry and become very flaky. Apparently the sores were due to infection that typically develops over time due to allergic reactions. She takes 50mg a day now but we're almost through the first 3 months and getting ready to try half that dose every day. She still itches a bit and continues to lick her paws but not removing hair or chewing at her skin. I am suffering with allergy symptoms as well right now - it's May in Florida and many plants are in full bloom. I'm hoping that when the outdoor allergens go down so will her level of itchiness. My dog's case was extreme and it seems to be "in-check" at this point in time. Only time will tell just how effective the Atopica will be long term.
Awesome allergy relief
Have a dauchshund that is very allergy prone and Atopica works great for his allergy seasons,
I have him on twice a week and it maintains his allergies. I luv this and the only side affects are extra hair growth for him. Way better than predisone that has extremely adverse long term issues.
Cat stopped going bald
Used for about 9 mos. now on adult cat, 25mg every other day. Charlie was going bald from overgrooming and had red, raw patches of skin. Allergies showed up about 2 yrs ago, manifesting signs in dry, itchy skin. Vet urged trial of Atopica (off label use in cats) in lieu of constant prednisone shots. So far it is working beautifully, hair is back & skin has healed. No other side effects, to date. I feel Atopica is less harmful to liver, kidneys, etc. than prednisone.
Finally! - A Treatment That Works for My Doxie!
I am so glad that my vet and I decided to give Atopica a try. I have a two-year old female standard dachshund who has been afflicted with a skin condition since she was about 8 months old. To make a long story short, we first thought she had a food allergy as her skin's condition was symptomatic of one (red, bumpy, itchy skin; patches of thin hair/missing hair; black colored "armpits"; and a yeasty odor). After giving her a special diet (duck and potato) and sticking to it religiously for about a year, she still had no relief.
My vet and I then came to the conclusion that if her condition caused by a food allergy, it must be triggered by an external allergen (atopic dermatitis). Atopica is a drug to treat this skin disorder. In the past, I guess steroids would usually be prescribed, but they are not without SERIOUS side effects, so those were out of the question for me. Atopica is a bit pricey, but the price on VetDepot.com is substantially cheaper than at my vet's office. So we decided to give it a try.
Let me just say that I could not be happier with Chloe's reaction! Her skin began to clear up within 2 days of starting the Atopica. Her chin, her "worst" area (reddest, bumpiest, apparently itchiest) began to calm down immediately and within a week, her coat began to look much, much better. We've now been on Atopica for about 4 weeks (2 more weeks to go of the full dose - a daily pill) and she looks almost 100% better. I am so thankful for this drug!
If your dog has a bad skin condition -- and you've ruled everything else out: parasites, food allergy, etc. -- you must try Atopica. Oh, and my dog, despite having a very sensitive tummy, did not have a bad reaction to Atopica. Not saying your dog won't, but my dog IS sensitive and she did not! Good luck and may your pup live dermatitis-free!
This product is a lifesaver for my cat. She has severe allergies and after being on steroids for a long time, she was beginning to have serious side affects. We were making trips to the veterinarian about every other month. My vet suggested trying Atopica, even though it's not commercially recommended for cats. She takes it every other day and at certain times of year, every day. Her itching has drastically decreased. She doesn't lick until she bleeds anymore and quit pulling her fur out and she is steroid-free. The cat is comfortable and I'm not frustrated. Life is good! I received fast great service from VetDepot. Thank you!