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Atopica for Cats

Treatment of allergic dermatitis

Species: Cat
Prescription required
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Atopica for Cats

Treatment of allergic dermatitis

Species: Cat
Prescription required
Strength:
FREE shipping over $49
Ships Free!
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Product description

Atopica for cats is an clear, yellow to brownish oral solution for the treatment of allergic dermatitis in cats.

Active ingredients

Each Atopica for cats ml contains:

  • Active substance:

    • Ciclosporin 100 mg
  • List of excipients:

    • Corn oil-mono-di-triglycerides
    • Ethanol, anhydrous (E-1510)
    • Macrogolglycerol hydroxystearate
    • Propylene glycol (E-1520)
    • all-rac-α-Tocopherol (E-307)

Indications for use

  • Atopica for cats is indicated for the control of feline allergic dermatitis as manifested by excoriations (including facial and neck), miliary dermatitis, eosinophilic plaques, and self-induced alopecia in cats at least 6 months of age and at least 3 lbs (1.4 kg) in body weight.

Administration and dosage

  • The initial dose of Atopica for cats is 3.2 mg/lb/day (7 mg/kg/day) as a single daily dose for a minimum of 4 to 6 weeks or until resolution of clinical signs.
  • Following this initial daily treatment period, the dose of Atopica for cats may be tapered by decreasing the frequency of dosing to every other day or twice weekly to maintain the desired therapeutic effect.
  • Atopica for cats should be administered directly on a small amount of food or orally just after feeding. Whenever possible, the product should be administered on a consistent schedule with regard to meals and time of day. If a dose is missed, the next dose should be administered (without doubling) as soon as possible, but dosing should be no more frequent than once daily.
  • The dispensing system includes an oral dosing syringe graduated in 1 lb increments. To dose the cat, the syringe should be filled to the nearest 1 lb corresponding to the cat’s body weight (round down if 0.1 to 0.4 lb, round up if 0.5 to 0.9 lb). Each pound graduation on the syringe delivers a volume of 0.032 mL providing 3.2 mg/lb. Do not rinse or clean the oral dosing syringe between uses.

Assembling Atopica for cats Dispensing System:

  • The dispensing system consists of 4 parts:

    • A bottle containing the medicine, with rubber stopper and a screw cap to close the bottle after use.
    • A plastic adapter with dip tube that you will push into the neck of the bottle. The adapter must always remain in the bottle after first use.
    • An oral dosing syringe that fits into the top of the plastic adapter to withdraw the prescribed dose of medicine from the bottle.
    • A plastic vial containing the plastic adapter and oral dosing syringe. Save the plastic vial to store the oral dosing syringe between each use.
  • Fitting the Plastic Adapter into the New Bottle of Medicine:

    • Remove and save the screw cap.
    • Remove and dispose of the rubber stopper.
    • Hold the open bottle upright on a table and push the plastic adapter firmly into the neck of the bottle as far as you can, then close the bottle with the screw cap.
    • To provide a child-resistant closure, push down on the child-resistant screw cap as you turn it.
  • Preparing a Dose of Medicine:

    • Push and turn the child-resistant screw cap to open the bottle. Note: Always close the bottle with the child-resistant screw cap after use.
    • Check that the plunger of the oral dosing syringe is pushed all the way down.
    • Keep the bottle upright and insert the oral dosing syringe firmly into the plastic adapter.
    • Slowly pull the plunger up so that the oral dosing syringe fills with the medicine.
    • Expel any large bubbles by pushing and pulling the plunger a few times. The presence of a few tiny bubbles is not important for dosing accuracy.
    • Withdraw the dose of medicine prescribed by your veterinarian. The scale on the oral dosing syringe corresponds to the cat’s body weight.
    • If the prescribed dose is more than the maximum volume marked on the oral dosing syringe, you will need to reload the syringe to withdraw the full dose.
    • Remove the oral dosing syringe by gently twisting it out of the plastic adapter.
    • You can now place the oral dosing syringe over a small amount of food or introduce the syringe in the mouth of your cat and push the medicine out of the syringe. See Information for Cat Owners for complete administration instructions.
  • Do not rinse or clean the oral dosing syringe between uses. Store the oral dosing syringe in the plastic tube between each use.

Prescribing information

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