• Atopica for Cats (Rx)

Atopica for Cats (Rx)

  • Cats
  • Allergy

Why our vets recommend it

Atopica for Cats is clinically proven to reduce itchy skin and lesions in cats with allergic dermatitis — providing long-term relief without steroids.

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Medication information

What is Atopica for Cats?

Atopica for Cats is a liquid oral medication used to treat cats with allergic (or atopic) dermatitis. This is a common skin condition in cats with environmental or food allergies that can cause itching, redness, sores, and hair loss.

What does Atopica for Cats treat?

Common symptoms that Atopica for Cats treats include:

  • Itching and scratching
  • Licking and chewing the skin
  • Red, scaly skin
  • Crusty bumps
  • Open sores or lesions
  • Hair loss

Conditions that Atopica for Cats treats include:

  • Allergic (or atopic) dermatitis

How is Atopica for Cats 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.

Who is Atopica for Cats for?

Cats 6 months of age or older, weighing 3 lbs or more

What are the active ingredients of Atopica for Cats?

Cyclosporine oral solution

What are the possible side effects of Atopica for Cats?

The most common side effects are vomiting, weight loss, diarrhea, and loss of appetite.

Do not use in cats with a history or suspicion of malignant disorders, feline leukemia virus (FeLV) or feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) infection, or hypersensitivity to cyclosporine. Atopica is a systemic immunosuppressant that may increase susceptibility to infection, development of neoplasia, and decrease response to vaccination. Persistent, progressive weight loss may result in hepatic lipidosis; monitoring of body weight is recommended. For use only in cats. Wash hands after administration. People with known hypersensitivity should avoid contact with Atopica. Do not use with other immunosuppressive agents. It is important for cats to avoid exposure to Toxoplasma gondii during treatment. Use with caution in cats with diabetes mellitus or renal insufficiency, and with drugs that affect the P-450 enzyme system.

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