• Atopica for Dogs

Treatment simplified: Taking the complexity out of atopic dermatitis

When presented with an itchy pet you'll want to :

  1. Stop the itch - If necessary, relieve the immediate symptoms.
    - Corticosteroids - Are useful for short-term itch relief
    - Shampoos - Clean and soothe the skin and reduce environmental allergens
  2. Control the disease
    - Atopica targets the immune cells involved in the allergic response and concentrates in the skin following oral administration1

A guide to comfort for the itchy pet.

TREATMENT GOALS


MONTH 1 *
  • Provide immediate relief.
  • Initiate long-term treatment.
  • Treat secondary infections, as needed.
  • Set appropriate client expectations.
  • Take “before” picture to track progress.
MONTH 2 *
  • Taper ATOPICA dose if possible.
  • Discontinue antimicrobials if no significant findings on cytology.
  • Discontinue or taper corticosteroids once pruritus is at a tolerable level.
  • Celebrate the improvement.
  • Document progress with a photo.
MONTH 3 AND BEYOND*
  • Continue ATOPICA therapy, customizing dose to match patient’s need.
  • Educate the client about handling occasional flare-ups.
  • Document progress with a photo.

*The timing of progress may vary from case to case.

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Demonstrated in the canine: Steffan J, Maurer M and Rohlfs A.Proceedings of the 18th Congress of European Society of Veterinary Dermatology/European College of Veterinary Dermatology. Nice: European Society of Veterinary Dermatology/European College of Veterinary Dermatology (2002) 222.