Apoquel tablets are indicated for the treatment of pruritus associated with allergic dermatitis in dogs, and of clinical manifestations of atopic dermatitis in dogs.
Apoquel tablets do not have the side effects that come with corticosteroids and anti-histamines (e.g. weight gain, hair loss, immunosuppression)
Contraindications include animals with known hypersensitivity to oclacitinib, or in dogs with evidence of immune suppression, such as hyperadrenocorticism, or with evidence of progressive malignant neoplasia, as the active substance has not been evaluated in these cases.
The most frequently reported abnormal side effects of Apoquel are pyoderma, diarrhoea, emesis,
dermatitis, otitis, anorexia and lethargy. Others include non-specified dermal
lumps, pododermatitis, lymphadenopathy, aggression, and the development of papillomas. Late side effects
included histiocytoma, cystitis, dermatomycosis, lipoma (palpable mass), urinary incontinence, urinary tract
infection and hypothyroidism.