It is an antibody that neutralizes interleukin-31, a molecule found in the skin of dogs affected by environmental allergies and which causes itching.
Cytopoint® is used in allergic dogs to reduce the intensity of their itching. It is effective in about 24 to 48 hours.
These are rare and very light.
No drug interactions are reported for this medication.
Cytopoint® is available as an injectable liquid.
It must be kept in the refrigerator.
Cytopoint® might be less effective in the presence of a bacterial infection.
Its effect lasts on average for about 1 month.