Can APOQUEL cause stomach problems?

Most common side effects are vomiting and diarrhea. APOQUEL has been used safely with many common medications including parasiticides, antibiotics and vaccines.

What side effects does APOQUEL have on dogs?

Most commonly gastrointestinal effects (vomiting, diarrhea, anorexia), polydipsia (increased thirst) or lethargy have been noted but other potentially serious adverse effects, including susceptibility to infections (e.g., pneumonia, demodicosis), neoplasia, and skin disorders are possible.

What are the long term side effects of APOQUEL?

Are there any long-term effects of Apoquel® treatment? There are no known effects of Apoquel® on organs such as the kidneys and liver. Some dogs have been treated with Apoquel for more than five years without any problem, and we do not expect there will be long-term problems.

Why is APOQUEL bad for my dog?

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.

Can you abruptly stop Apoquel?

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.

What happens when you give your dog Apoquel?

When your dog’s immune system responds with a full-on inflammatory response that threatens to turn him into a bloody, itchy pulp, and that response continues into weeks and months and years, you’re seeing immune confusion. When your dog (cat, horse, child) reacts violently to everyday things like

Why did Zoetis stop making Apoquel for dogs?

Unfortunately for them, the usefulness of the drug is actually what forced them to stop using it, at least briefly. Shortly after Apoquel hit the market, the demand for the drug overtook Zoetis’ ability to produce it. Thousands of dogs were forced off the drug cold turkey.

How many dogs have been euthanized due to Apoquel?

Zoetis, Apoquel’s manufacturer, conducted a long-term (two year) study examining 247 dogs and the side effects of Apoquel they experienced. Of the 247 dogs studied, 26 were removed for unknown reasons and 18 were euthanized. At our animal rescue, Fire Flake Farm, we know the side effects all too well.

How long does Apoquel last for dogs with atopic dermatitis?

In long-term trial with dogs suffering from atopic dermatitis around two-thirds of them had a more than 50% improvement of their itching and dermatitis after three months. The owners of over 90% of the dogs reported that their pup’s quality of life had improved.

Are there long term side effects of Apoquel in dogs?

I recommend a veterinary dermatologist manage feline cases that need to use Apoquel. It doesn’t appear there are long term side effects of Apoquel use in dogs, at least no studies have shown any concerning issues so far. The product insert warns that Apoquel may exacerbate neoplastic conditions.

Why does my dog itch when I take Apoquel?

The same “animal health” giant that makes Apoquel. What Really Causes Itch? In Part One of this series, you saw a board certified veterinary dermatologist quoted, saying itchy dogs are caused by things like flea allergies and food allergies. That’s a bit like saying pus is caused by abscesses. Or high blood sugar is caused by diabetes.

What should I do if I Gave my Dog Apoquel?

Even if you accidentally gave your dog a double dose of Apoquel, nothing bad is likely to happen. Apoquel can cause stomach issues such as vomiting or diarrhea. However, it is very unlikely to cause any fatal issues. If your dog has overdosed on Apoquel, provide a bland diet consisting of foods such as white rice and lean boiled chicken.

How many dogs were withdrawn from the Apoquel study?

There was a “continuation phase” after the 7 day study period, from 8 to 30 days. The researchers report: “Six dogs (four oclacitinib and two placebo group) were withdrawn from the study during the continuation phase for abnormal health events.