Atopica® for Cats Oral Solution is a non-steroidal treatment for control of feline allergic dermatitis. Allergic dermatitis is caused by sensitivity to allergens in the environment, such as dust mites, pollen or mold spores. Diet can also affect the condition. Atopica® for Cats affects the immune cells responsible for itchy allergic reactions to a variety of different substances and relieves itching and skin lesions.
Side effects may include loss of appetite, vomiting, and diarrhea. Do not give this medication if your pet has cancer, history of cancer or is hypersensitive to cyclosporine.
Other side effects may occur. Contact your veterinarian if signs of serious infection or illness are observed and/or persistent progressive weight loss.
Cats (at least 6 months of age and weighing at least 3 lbs)
Atopica® is used to treat itchy skin and lesions from dermatitis, provides long term relief without using steroids, easy to administer.
Atopica® should be given orally as directed by your veterinarian.
Atopica® for Cats is not for use in breeding, pregnant or lactating cats. Do not use in cats infected with feline leukemia virus (FeLV) or feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV).
Make sure to tell your veterinarian what other medication you are giving to your pet. Many drugs can potentially interact with cyclosporine, including: acetazolamide, allopurinol, amlodipine, antibiotics, carvedilol, cimetidine, ciprofloxacin/enrofloxacin, corticosteroids, digoxin, erythromycin, gentamicin, ketoconazole, methotrexate, metoclopramide, metronidazole, omeprazole, phenobarbital, and phenytoin. Quite often your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, even if a drug interaction may occur. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.
Allergic reactions to medications may occur. Be sure to inform VetSource and your veterinarian if your pet has any known drug sensitivities or allergies. If your pet displays symptoms of an allergic reaction, call your veterinarian immediately or go to a veterinary emergency clinic. Symptoms may include but are not limited to: swollen lips, tongue, face, airways; difficulty breathing; agitation; profuse salivation; vomiting; widespread hives and itching.