Atopica (cyclosporine capsules,USP) MODIFIED is used for the treatment of atopic dermatitis in dogs. Atopic dermatitis is the most common allergic skin disease in dogs. Like human allergies, it’s brought on by seasonal pollen and other airborne allergens and is incurable.|
Dosage and Administration ATOPICA will initially be given daily until signs of improvement is seen. This will generally take about 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, ATOPICA can then be given every other day as a maintenance dose. In some cases where the clinical signs are controlled with every-other-day dosing, ATOPICA may be given every 3 to 4 days. Dose adjustment should only be carried out in consultation with your veterinarian.
Your veterinarian will perform a clinical assessment at regular intervals and adjust the frequency of administration up or down according to the clinical response obtained. 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, if advised to do so by your veterinarian. Upon recurrence of clinical signs, treatment should be resumed at daily dosing, and, as atopic dermatitis is a chronic disease, repeated treatment courses may be required.
ATOPICA should be given at least 2 hours before or after feeding as bioavailability is better in fasted animals.
Insert the capsule directly into the dog’s mouth.
Storage Conditions: ATOPICA should be stored and dispensed in the original unit-dose container at controlled room temperature between 59 and 77°F (15- 25°C).
WARNINGS: ATOPICA (cyclosporine) is a potent systemic immunosuppressant that may increase the susceptibility to infection and the development of neoplasia.