Atopica® and Neoral® - a new approach
Atopica® and Neoral® represent a relatively new approach for Atopic pets. Novartis released these two drugs for treatment of atopy and other skin problems in pets. Claims of 80-90% cure rates for atopic dogs have been made.
Neoral® and Atopica® contain Cyclosporine- an anti-rejection drug used for heart, liver and kidney transplants.
Neoral® and Atopica® have become the treatment of choice for Atopic dogs and German Shepherds suffering from peri-anal fistulas.
You play a key role in your pet’s return to a happy, healthy life without the misery of allergies.
Atopica® provides advanced control of canine atopic dermatitis, an allergic skin disease in dogs. It has already helped thousands of dogs like yours enjoy life again. The following information will help you understand the importance of the prescribed treatment regimen. If you have any questions or concerns, please ask your veterinarian for more information.
Atopic dermatitis is a lifelong condition
Like in humans, atopic dermatitis results from a hypersensitivity to environmental allergens like pollen, house dust mites and mould. It’s a lifelong disease that can be controlled but not "cured," much like eczema in people.
Atopica provides advanced relief of skin allergies
Atopica® is the first oral non-steroidal prescription product specifically developed for control of canine atopic dermatitis
Effectively controls your dog’s atopic dermatitis providing relief from the itching and skin lesions
- Offers a wide margin of safety when used even over long periods
Compliance is essential
After the initial 30 days of therapy, your dog will probably start to look and act like himself again.
It may be tempting to stop administering Atopica® as your dog appears "cured" because the drug is working.
Because it is a chronic condition, atopic dermatitis requires constant, ongoing therapy. Stopping therapy when symptoms subside can trigger a relapse.
Continuing the prescribed regimen of Atopica® will help prevent setbacks and further suffering.
How to administer Atopica® to your dog
Administer the prescribed dosage of Atopica® once daily for 30 days
Your veterinarian will regularly re-check your dog and may adjust the dosage of Atopica®
Atopica® should be given at least two hours before or after a meal
If a dose is missed, the next dose should be administered (without doubling) as soon as possible, but you should not give more than one dose in a single day
If your dog initially experiences side effects such as vomiting or diarrhoea be sure to consult your veterinarian. These are transient side effects, and will generally pass without complication within a short period of time.
- Giving Atopica® at the same time each day can help make therapy a part of your daily routine and avoid missed dosages.
- It is helpful to closely monitor your dog’s condition so you can keep your veterinarian informed of progress or problems.