Apoquel® prevents the action of an enzyme called JAK1. This leads to a decrease in the production of inflammatory cells that cause itching.
We use Apoquel® in dogs to eliminate itching caused by allergies.
Unless otherwise directed by the veterinarian, this product should not be administered to dogs less than one year of age, those with severe infections, those used for breeding, nor to pregnant or nursing females.
Apoquel® is a very safe drug. Side effects are very rare. These include mainly vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, lethargy and increased water intake.
Store at room temperature.
Communicate immediately with a veterinarian if the animal becomes feverish or has trouble breathing.