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Description & Usage
Atopica (Cyclosporine) is an FDA approved oral solution prescribed to treat common and chronic skin allergies in cats (allergic dermatitis). It helps relieve severe itching, red and scaly skin.
Precautions & Side Effects
Atopica is prescribed for cats 6 months old and older weighing at least 3 lbs. Do not clean or rinse the oral syringe in between uses. Cyclosporine is an immunosuppressant and can increase the risk of infection. Do not use in cats with a history of cancer, leukemia or feline immunodeficiency virus. Do not combine Atopica with other immunosuppressive treatments. Contact your veterinarian immediately if your cat experiences any of the following symptoms: Allergic reaction (difficulty breathing, swelling of the lips or tongue), vomitting, diarrhea, loss of appetite or muscle cramps.
Administer 3.2 mg per pound by mouth once a day for 4 to 6 weeks. Follow your veterinarian's instructions.
Store at room temperature between 59° and 77°F. Keep away from pets and children. Use contents within 2 months of opening for the 5 mL container and 11 weeks for the 17 mL container.
What is Atopica for Cats?
Atopica (Cyclosporine) is an oral solution for Cats to treat the symptoms of allergic dermatitis, a common feline allergic skin disease characterized by red, broken and scaly skin.
Is Atopica effective against skin allergies?
Yes, Atopica (Cyclosporine) is very effective in relieving symptoms of feline skin allergies such as itching and skin lesions.
How to properly administer Atopica?
Use the syringe to administer the solution into your cat's food or directly in its mouth. Do not rinse or clean the syringe after use.
How does Atopica work?
Atopica will quickly reduce your cat's symptoms. The oral solution is absorbed in the intestinal tract and blocks white red cells from responding to the infection.