Hidden Valley Animal Clinic

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McMurray, PA 15317

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Atopica


HELPFUL TIPS TO HELP GIVE YOUR DOG MORE COMFORT:
  
Following the prescribed treatment regimen is the best way you can help your dog.
If you have any questions or concerns, please ask your veterinarian. 
ATOPICA should be given at least one hour before or two hours after a meal. 
COMPLIANCE IS CRUCIAL 
• After the first 30 days of therapy, your dog may start looking and feeling normal.
• It may be tempting to stop administering ATOPICA® (Cyclosporine capsules, USP) as your dog appears “cured.”
• Stopping therapy can trigger a relapse because atopic dermatitis is a chronic condition that requires ongoing treatment.
• To prevent setbacks, continue on your veterinarian’s prescribed dosing of ATOPICA.  
HOW TO ADMINISTER
• Administer the prescribed dosage of ATOPICA once daily for 30 days.
• After the initial phase, your veterinarian will determine if your dog’s atopic dermatitis   can be controlled with a tapered dosage.
ATOPICA should be given at least one hour before or two hours after a meal.
• If a dose is missed, the next dose should be administered (without doubling) as soon as possible, but you should never give more than one dose per day.  
SIDE EFFECTS
Like with many medications, some pets may experience gastrointestinal side effects for a short period of time while their system adjusts to a new drug. Generally, these side effects pass in a few days without complication. Talk to your veterinarian if you have questions.
As with all drugs, side effects may occur. In a field study, the most common side effects were gastrointestinal signs. Gingival hyperplasia and papillomas may also occur during the initial
dosing phase. ATOPICA is a systemic immunosuppressant that may increase the susceptibility to infection. ATOPICA is not for use in reproducing dogs or dogs with a history of neoplasia. 
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