Atopica For Cats

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not so great Our Pepper was put on Atopica for her allergies, At first we thought she was doing really well, but after 2 months, the poor thing has lost a significant about of weight. If you read the packaging materials of side effect and adverse effect, you'd see our poor girls picture. Think twice about giving your pets this medication, you are their voice
Date published: 2018-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Miracle! At about the one year mark my cat started scratching his head and neck so badly he would make himself bleed. He licked almost all of the fur off his belly. It was red and ozzing. Vet did all kinds of tests and determined he had allergies. They told me they could run a test but it was very costly and would only narrow down to environmental or diet. I tried every hypoallergenic, sensitive stomach, limited ingredient foods i could find. Having 5 other cats who all are free fed made it quite costly. Many trips to different vets all proved to be useless. One of the visits the vet administered an antibiotic shot. Next day his eyes looked really weird. One pupil was really small and the other really big. That cleared up and then one of his eyes the inner eyelid wouldn't retract. Brought him back to the vet and they said they had no idea what could be causing it,that potentially it was neurological. Gave me eye drops (didn't help) eventually it went back on its own. After extensive research i came across this product and at that point was willing to try just about anything to get him relief. It was a bit of a struggle to get the medication into him as he soon learned to avoid me. After about a week we started to notice his sores were drying up and he wasn't scratching much. I am very pleased to report this medication worked so well for us.
Date published: 2018-04-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Made my cat stop eating After 1 month of use, my cat would not eat . The first dose she had of this medicine made her gag . It was a gradual decrease & I came home from work one day & she didn't eat the can of food I left for her in the morning . I brought her to the vet & she lost a little over a pound . We gave her an appetite stimulant & put her back on prednisolone . We didn't want her to take steroids again for her EGC & FAD but had no other alternative . We tried an allergy food & she wouldn't even eat it . I would not recommend Atopica because of the reaction my cat had from taking it .
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Atopica My hairless cat had a very bad skin rash that she continue to look for years and we finally found the perfect medicine called atopica now she no longer licks her skin and she has no rashes anywhere I am happy to say this medication is a dream come true she Musta had allergies and now she's 100% fine with no side effects
Date published: 2017-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great once you can get your cat to take it! This medicine works fantastically....once you can get your cat to take it! I struggled with forcing it down her throat, which led to her avoiding me every time I stood up...it was a real hassle and she hated it. We tried mixing it with tuna which worked okay, but she would only eat it half the time, if she was starving. My boyfriend saw how frustrated I was and went out to the store and bought 10 types of fishy wet cat food. Finally we found one!! She eats it up immediately with the meds in it every morning, without issue. The one that worked for us is Fancy Feast Medleys Ocean Whitefish & Tuna Florentine Pate! I know every cat is different, so I would highly suggest getting a bunch and trying them all to see what your cat likes best! I'm so thankful because she doesn't hate me anymore and isn't licking all of her fur off!
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far so good My cat has been in this medication for 2 weeks. He was in pretty bad shape. Sores, painful hot spots, no hair, rough dry scaley skin. I wish the vet had put him on this sooner. We had been trying to figure out his problem for almost a month with three different vets before this medication. After two weeks, all the sores are gone and only one small hot spot left on his bottom. He is only showing signs of a little discomfort now which is a big relief from just a week ago. He still looks horrible but we are going in the right direction. As far as the taste of this medicine, it is horrible. He would gag, drool and try his best to throw it back up. I would place the syringe as far back as I could in his throat hoping he would miss the taste. It never worked. After about a week of this, I bought empty gel capsules and put the meds in there. I can happily report all is good now. He swallows them like a champ with no gagging. He is 13 lbs so I use two #3 capsules and split the dose. I give him one right before he eats and the other right after he eats.
Date published: 2016-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FAntastic It completely worked. My Coco kitty no longer has any lesions and it was getting really bad for a while there. I administered it for 6 weeks and it is gone. Absolutely works!
Date published: 2016-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth every penny! My cat also had severe skin problems. She had no hair on her belly and for about 3 or 4 inches above and all around where her tail comes out from her body. The skin was blistered, red and oozing. The vet gave her a shot for the most common allergy rather than expensive tests. She responded very well and he wanted to put her on the Atopica in capsule form. I couldn't afford it for a few months and she got very bad again. When I finally bought it, she had dramatic results. Within 3 weeks she was about 50-60% better. Today, she has not a speck of any skin problems and her coat is soft and fluffy versus stiff and coarse. I mix about a half teaspoon of flax oil with 1/3 can wet food, then I bury the capsule in about a tablespoon of wet food in a small dish and she gobbles it right down. After she eats the small amount with the pill I give her the remaining amount. (She also eats dry food) This week starts the third month and going to every third day doses. This medication is worth every penny I've spent.
Date published: 2014-12-01
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I want to use a liquid/oral solution for my 11 lb Pomeranian. He cannot swallow the pills. Can this liquid be used for dogs? If not, why not?  What is different in the formula between this oral for cats and the pills for dogs?  

Asked by: Junebug
Thank you for your question. Yes, the liquid can be used for dogs. Your veterinarian would have to prescribe the medication and they would advise on how the medication should be administered.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2020-06-22

I currently use a cyclosporine gel applied to the inner ear (25 mg) for my cat with an auto immune rhinitis. Are you able to supply this med in gel form?

Asked by: JaspersMom
Thank you for your question! Unfortunately we do not carry this medication in gel form that can applied in the ear.
Answered by: Linda Pharmacy Intern
Date published: 2020-06-18

Does this come in 20 mg

Asked by: Minnie
This product, Atopica® for cats (cyclosporine) is an oral liquid. There are 2 available concentrations 100mg/5mL and 100mg/17mL. A dosing syringe is provided that is marked with weight bands for easy dosing. Cyclosporine capsules are also available, in the following strengths: 25mg, 50mg, 100mg. https://www.1800petmeds.com/Cyclosporine+%28Modified%29+Generic+To+Atopica-prod10466.html?Ntt=Cyclosporine+%28Modified%29+Generic+To+Atopica.Thank you.
Answered by: Joshua T
Date published: 2020-04-24

Is there something similar that does require a prescription??

Asked by: Jackie
This item is a prescription item. There are no similar non prescription items that will provide the same therapeutic effects.
Answered by: Lilli Rph
Date published: 2020-01-09

 The manufacture states this product should be shipped in the cold pack to keep it from going bad. Can you tell me do you ship it in the cold pack to keep it controlled environment for shipping .

Asked by: Paul5448
Thank you for your question. No this medication is not shipped with a cold pack. The medication should be stored at room temperature.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2018-08-27

I have heard some products from online pharmacies are from other countries who do not have the same strict regulations the United States has. Is Atoipca made in the United States?

Asked by: Beesker
Yes. Atopica is manufactured by Novartis and is made in the United States.
Answered by: Cherley Petmeds Pro
Date published: 2018-04-20

Given the impact on the immune system, can this be used on outdoor cats?

Asked by: Hevwalty
Thank you for your question. Yes, Atopica for cats can be used on outdoor cats.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2018-04-03

Do you accept written prescription from a vet outside of US?

Asked by: Catallergies
Thank you for your question. Yes, we do accept international prescription. However they must be written in English.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2018-01-29
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What is Atopica (cyclosporine oral solution) for Cats?

Atopica for Cats is an oral solution used to control feline allergic dermatitis (allergic skin disease) as seen as broken skin, including facial and neck (miliary dermatitis, eosinophilic plaques, and self-induced alopecia). Signs of allergic skin disease include itching, chewing, licking, skin lesions and hair loss. Some cats may develop lesions that may even appear on the face and neck. Atopica requires a prescription from your veterinarian. For atopic dermatitis in dogs, we recommend Atopica for Dogs.

For:

Cats (at least 6 months of age and weighing at least 3 pounds)

Benefits:

  • Controls feline allergic dermatitis
  • Significantly reduces itching and skin lesions
  • Comes in an easy-to-administer liquid formulation and includes oral syringe
  • Most cats find the taste acceptable, but can be mixed with food

How it works:

Atopica for Cats is an oral solution that works by calming and soothing allergic skin conditions such as feline allergic dermatitis. It contains cyclosporine which stops the itching by blocking white blood cells from organizing and responding to infection. The oral solution is usually very well tolerated by cats and becomes easily absorbed in the intestinal tract.

Cautions:

For use in cats only. Do not rinse or clean the oral dosing syringe between uses. Please see the directions inside the Atopica for Cats box to ensure proper technique. Do not give to cats that have a history of cancer, feline leukemia or feline immunodeficiency virus or that are sensitive to cyclosporine. It is an immunosuppressant that may increase susceptibility to infection, development or neoplasia, and decrease response to vaccination. Use with caution in cats with diabetes mellitus or renal insufficiency, and with drugs that affect the P-450 enzyme system. For complete safety information, see the product label.

Brand Name:

Atopica for Cats

Generic Name:

Cyclosporine Modified oral solution

What is Atopica for Cats:

Atopica for Cats (cyclosporine modified) is an immunosuppressant available by prescription. Atopica for Cats is FDA approved for use in the treatment of feline allergic dermatitis in cats at least 6 months of age and weighing at least 3 pounds. Atopica for Cats is available as 5ml and 17ml oral solutions and comes with an oral syringe. The usual dose of Atopica for Cats is 3.2 mg/lb (7 mg/kg) orally 1 time a day for 4-6 weeks. Following this, the dose may be tapered to every other day or twice weekly as needed to maintain the therapeutic effect. Dosing of the liquid formulation is accomplished by a syringe that is marked with weight bands for easy dosing.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Atopica for Cats:

Tell your veterinarian if your pet has liver disease, kidney disease, cancer, high blood pressure, a viral, bacterial or fungal infection, or any other serious or chronic condition. Tell your veterinarian if your cat is pregnant or lactating, and if you plan to breed your cat.

How should this medication be given:

Give Atopica for Cats exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand these directions, ask your veterinarian or pharmacist to explain them to you. Always give Atopica for Cats with food or following a meal. Allow plenty of water for your pet to drink. Store Atopica for Cats at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Wash hands after administration. People with known hypersensitivity should avoid contact with atopica.

What happens if I miss giving a dose:

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose you missed and give the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose unless otherwise directed by your veterinarian.

What happens if I overdose my pet:

Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment.

What should I avoid while giving Atopica for Cats to my pet:

The safe use in breeding, pregnant or lactating cats has not been determined. Do not use Atopica for Cats in cats with a known allergy to the medication. The drug should not be used in cats with kidney disease, stomach ulcers, and certain blood disorders. Prolonged use of Atopica for Cats can result in bacterial or fungal infection related to a decreased effect of the immune system. During treatment, cats should avoid exposure to toxoplasma gondii.

What are the possible side effects of Atopica for Cats:

If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving Atopica for Cats and seek emergency veterinary medical attention: an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing, swelling of the lips, tongue or face, and hives). Other less serious side effects may occur. Continue giving Atopica for Cats and talk to your veterinarian if your pet develops vomiting, soft stools or diarrhea, muscle cramps, muscle weakness, weight loss, loss of appetite, and change of hair coat. Persistent, progressive weight loss may result in hepatic lipidosis; monitoring of body weight is recommended. Other side effects may occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.

What other drugs will affect Atopica for Cats:

There are many drug/drug interactions that occur when taking Atopica for Cats. Tell your veterinarian what medications your pet is currently using and any new products, including herbal remedies you may start to give. Drug/drug interactions could cause a decrease in effectiveness or an increase in side effects of either Atopica for Cats or the other medication being given. Examples of medications that may cause drug/drug interactions are: SMZ-TMP (Bactrim, Septra), gentamicin, etodolac (EtoGesic), piroxicam (Feldene), ketoconazole (Nizoral), cimetidine (Tagamet), ranitidine (Zantac), itraconazole (Sporanox), methylprednisolone (Medrol), erythromycin, Allopurinol (Zyloprim), metoclopramide (Reglan), prednisolone, digoxin (Lanoxin), any type of vaccination.

Where can I get more information:

Your pharmacist has additional information about Atopica for Cats written for health professionals that you can read.

Atopica For Cats Dosage for Cats:

Cats:
WeightDosage
3 lbs & overGive 3.2 mg/lb (7 mg/kg) by mouth 1x a day for 4-6 weeks or until resolution of clinical signs. Following this, the dose may be tapered to every other day or twice weekly as needed to maintain the therapeutic effect. Dosing of the liquid formulation is accomplished by a syringe that is marked with weight bands for easy dosing.
Atopica For Cats Dosage for Dogs:
Dogs
Do not use!
Atopica For Cats Dosage for Horses:
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Should be stored at room temperature. Keep away from other pets and children.

Atopica for Cats Ingredients:

Atopica for Cats
Active Ingredient Amount
Cyclosporine oral solution100mg/ml

What is Atopica (cyclosporine oral solution) for Cats?

Atopica for Cats is an oral solution used to control feline allergic dermatitis (allergic skin disease) as seen as broken skin, including facial and neck (miliary dermatitis, eosinophilic plaques, and self-induced alopecia). Signs of allergic skin disease include itching, chewing, licking, skin lesions and hair loss. Some cats may develop lesions that may even appear on the face and neck. Atopica requires a prescription from your veterinarian. For atopic dermatitis in dogs, we recommend Atopica for Dogs.

For:

Cats (at least 6 months of age and weighing at least 3 pounds)

Benefits:

  • Controls feline allergic dermatitis
  • Significantly reduces itching and skin lesions
  • Comes in an easy-to-administer liquid formulation and includes oral syringe
  • Most cats find the taste acceptable, but can be mixed with food

How it works:

Atopica for Cats is an oral solution that works by calming and soothing allergic skin conditions such as feline allergic dermatitis. It contains cyclosporine which stops the itching by blocking white blood cells from organizing and responding to infection. The oral solution is usually very well tolerated by cats and becomes easily absorbed in the intestinal tract.

Cautions:

For use in cats only. Do not rinse or clean the oral dosing syringe between uses. Please see the directions inside the Atopica for Cats box to ensure proper technique. Do not give to cats that have a history of cancer, feline leukemia or feline immunodeficiency virus or that are sensitive to cyclosporine. It is an immunosuppressant that may increase susceptibility to infection, development or neoplasia, and decrease response to vaccination. Use with caution in cats with diabetes mellitus or renal insufficiency, and with drugs that affect the P-450 enzyme system. For complete safety information, see the product label.

Brand Name:

Atopica for Cats

Generic Name:

Cyclosporine Modified oral solution

What is Atopica for Cats:

Atopica for Cats (cyclosporine modified) is an immunosuppressant available by prescription. Atopica for Cats is FDA approved for use in the treatment of feline allergic dermatitis in cats at least 6 months of age and weighing at least 3 pounds. Atopica for Cats is available as 5ml and 17ml oral solutions and comes with an oral syringe. The usual dose of Atopica for Cats is 3.2 mg/lb (7 mg/kg) orally 1 time a day for 4-6 weeks. Following this, the dose may be tapered to every other day or twice weekly as needed to maintain the therapeutic effect. Dosing of the liquid formulation is accomplished by a syringe that is marked with weight bands for easy dosing.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Atopica for Cats:

Tell your veterinarian if your pet has liver disease, kidney disease, cancer, high blood pressure, a viral, bacterial or fungal infection, or any other serious or chronic condition. Tell your veterinarian if your cat is pregnant or lactating, and if you plan to breed your cat.

How should this medication be given:

Give Atopica for Cats exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand these directions, ask your veterinarian or pharmacist to explain them to you. Always give Atopica for Cats with food or following a meal. Allow plenty of water for your pet to drink. Store Atopica for Cats at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Wash hands after administration. People with known hypersensitivity should avoid contact with atopica.

What happens if I miss giving a dose:

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose you missed and give the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose unless otherwise directed by your veterinarian.

What happens if I overdose my pet:

Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment.

What should I avoid while giving Atopica for Cats to my pet:

The safe use in breeding, pregnant or lactating cats has not been determined. Do not use Atopica for Cats in cats with a known allergy to the medication. The drug should not be used in cats with kidney disease, stomach ulcers, and certain blood disorders. Prolonged use of Atopica for Cats can result in bacterial or fungal infection related to a decreased effect of the immune system. During treatment, cats should avoid exposure to toxoplasma gondii.

What are the possible side effects of Atopica for Cats:

If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving Atopica for Cats and seek emergency veterinary medical attention: an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing, swelling of the lips, tongue or face, and hives). Other less serious side effects may occur. Continue giving Atopica for Cats and talk to your veterinarian if your pet develops vomiting, soft stools or diarrhea, muscle cramps, muscle weakness, weight loss, loss of appetite, and change of hair coat. Persistent, progressive weight loss may result in hepatic lipidosis; monitoring of body weight is recommended. Other side effects may occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.

What other drugs will affect Atopica for Cats:

There are many drug/drug interactions that occur when taking Atopica for Cats. Tell your veterinarian what medications your pet is currently using and any new products, including herbal remedies you may start to give. Drug/drug interactions could cause a decrease in effectiveness or an increase in side effects of either Atopica for Cats or the other medication being given. Examples of medications that may cause drug/drug interactions are: SMZ-TMP (Bactrim, Septra), gentamicin, etodolac (EtoGesic), piroxicam (Feldene), ketoconazole (Nizoral), cimetidine (Tagamet), ranitidine (Zantac), itraconazole (Sporanox), methylprednisolone (Medrol), erythromycin, Allopurinol (Zyloprim), metoclopramide (Reglan), prednisolone, digoxin (Lanoxin), any type of vaccination.

Where can I get more information:

Your pharmacist has additional information about Atopica for Cats written for health professionals that you can read.

Atopica For Cats Dosage for Cats:

Cats:
WeightDosage
3 lbs & overGive 3.2 mg/lb (7 mg/kg) by mouth 1x a day for 4-6 weeks or until resolution of clinical signs. Following this, the dose may be tapered to every other day or twice weekly as needed to maintain the therapeutic effect. Dosing of the liquid formulation is accomplished by a syringe that is marked with weight bands for easy dosing.
Atopica For Cats Dosage for Dogs:
Dogs
Do not use!
Atopica For Cats Dosage for Horses:
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Should be stored at room temperature. Keep away from other pets and children.

Atopica for Cats Ingredients:

Atopica for Cats
Active Ingredient Amount
Cyclosporine oral solution100mg/ml