Apoquel for dogs is used to control severe itching associated with allergic dermatitis and control of atopic dermatitis. This medication can be used in dogs at least 12 months of age.
Disposal of Unused Prescription Medications
- Return unwanted or unused medications to Revival Animal Health in person, or visit www.disposemymeds.org to find a pharmacy near you.
- A secondary method of drug disposal is to remove the unwanted medication from any wrappers or containers and place it in a plastic bag with moist coffee grounds or cat litter. This can be disposed of in the regular garbage collection.
- Please do NOT dispose of unwanted meds down the drain or toilet, as this may eventually find its way into the human water supply.
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Disposal of Medical Sharps
- When you're finished with the syringe and needle, do not try to recap, remove, bend or break the needle. This is where most injuries occur.
- Dispose the syringe and needle immediately in a nearby sharps container. All sharps must be deposited in a puncture-proof container. Make sure your storage location is child and animal proof.
- As with all product handling, make sure you wash your hands after handling medical sharps.
Disposal of Sharps Container
- When your sharps container is half-full, sift dry Portland Cement throughout the sharps. Fill the container with water, and rotate until the cement is mixed and the sharps have been distributed throughout the cement mixture. Let cement dry for 24 hours.
- Seal the lid of the container tightly and use duct tape to seal. Label the container "Livestock Sharps" to properly identify the contents.
- Dispose of the containers in accordance with your state's regulations.
Our pharmacy hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. − 4:30 p.m. CST.
Possible Side Effects: The most common side effects are vomiting and diarrhea. Other possible side effects include anorexia and lethargy.
Precautions: Do not use in dogs less than 12 months of age. Do not use in dogs with serious infections. Dogs receiving Apoquel should be monitored for the development of infections, including demodicosis and neoplasia. Apoquel is not for use in breeding dogs, or pregnant or lactating bitches.
Make your veterinarian aware of any other medications or supplements your pet is taking, including glucocorticoids, cyclosporine or other systemic immunosuppressive agents. Notify your veterinarian if your pet has had any reactions to previous medications.
Warning: Overdoses can be very dangerous. Keep out of reach of children and animals. Not for human use.
Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you have difficulty giving the medication, contact your veterinarian.
If you miss a dose, give it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to the regular schedule. Do not give two doses at once.
This medication should only be given to the pet for whom it was prescribed.
Active Ingredients: Oclacitinib
Storage: Apoquel should be stored at controlled room temperature between 68° and 77°F. Apoquel can be briefly exposed to temperatures down to 59°F or as high as 104°F.