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asked in category: General Last Updated: 3rd March, 2020

Can I stop giving my dog Apoquel?

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After the 14-day mark, your veterinarian will likely tell you to reduce the dose to once a day. We want to note that Apoquel is not FDA approved for administration longer than 14 days. It is not approved for long-term use because it suppresses the immune system.

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Similarly, how long can a dog take Apoquel?

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not placed any time restrictions on the use of APOQUEL. You can continue to treat your dog with APOQUEL for as long as your veterinarian recommends. In studies, dogs were treated with APOQUEL for more than 2 years.

One may also ask, is Apoquel safe for dogs? • Important Safety Information Do not use APOQUEL in dogs less than 12 months of age or those with serious infections. APOQUEL may increase the chances of developing serious infections, and may cause existing parasitic skin infestations or pre- existing cancers to get worse.

Hereof, can I stop giving my dog Apoquel cold turkey?

Antihistamines, shampoos and fish oil can be given one day and stopped the next without any ill effects. Newer drugs such as Apoquel can be safely stopped, but if itching reoccurs, the medication may need to be started over again at a higher dose.

Does Apoquel suppress immune system?

Apoquel and Cytopoint decrease itch, while Atopica inhibits the immune reaction to allergen stimulants. Atopica treats the immune system cause of the itch, so is more effective at preventing skin infections, ear infections, and itch; Apoquel and Cytopoint only suppress the itch and do not address the underlying cause.

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