Oral soft capsule for the treatment of chronic manifestations of atopic dermatitis in dogs.
ATOPICA contains Cyclosporine A (ATCvet code QL04A A01) a selective immunosuppressor. It is a cyclic polypeptide consisting of 11 amino acids with a molecular weight of 1203 Daltons which acts specifically and reversibly on T-lymphocytes. Cyclosporine has anti-inflammatory and anti-pruritic activities in atopic dermatitis. Cyclosporine acts specifically and reversibly on T-lymphocytes and inhibits the antigen-triggered release of lymphokines by activated T-cells. It also inhibits eosinophil recruitment and activation, keratinocyte cytokine production, Langerhans' cell functions, degranulation of mastocytes and therefore release of histamine and pro inflammatory cytokines. Cyclosporine does not depress hemopoiesis and has no effect on the function of phagocytic cells.
Available in packs of 15 tablets with 10 mg, 25 mg or 50 mg
(100mg also available )
Cyclosporine A per capsule.
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How does Atopica work?
Atopica suppresses the immune system and is used to treat immune-mediated diseases, especially those involving the skin.
Atopica targets the immune cells involved in the allergic reaction.
How is it given?
Give this medication without food.
If side effects related to the digestive system are observed, contact your veterinarian, who may direct you to give the medication with a small amount of food. Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian.
If you have difficulty giving the medication, contact your veterinarian.
Atopica (Cyclosporine) is bitter.
Do not open the capsules and attempt to give the contents by sprinkling on the food.
If you miss a dose, give it as soon as you remember.
Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian.
Your veterinarian may decrease the dose of Atopica after several weeks of treatment.
This medication should only be given to the pet for whom it was prescribed.
What results can I expect?
It may take several weeks to achieve the maximum effect of Atopica.
Signs of atopy should decrease.
If allergies are seasonal, it is recommended to start Atopica 1-2 months prior to when the allergies usually start.
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