Apoquel (Oclacitinib)

It is used to control atopic dermatitis and pruritus associated with allergic dermatitis in dogs. Apoquel (Oclacitinib) is an anti-itch, anti-inflammatory drug that works in a novel way. Administer it twice daily (morning and night) for a short length of time for certain dogs, then reduce it to once daily. Cortisone-type medications and Atopica should not be given at the same time as Apoquel without first consulting your veterinarian.

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Reviewed by : Dr. Shruthi Shridhar

M.D. Physician, MSc. DFSM, CNCC

Therapeutic Class: Allergic.

Active Ingredient: Benadryl (Diphenhydramine).

Drug Information: Apoquel is labeled for the control of pruritus associated with allergic dermatitis and the control of atopic dermatitis in dogs at least 12 months of age.

What is Apoquel?

Apoquel is used to treat skin diseases in dogs. It contains oclacitinib. It helps manage itching in dogs along with allergic dermatitis and atopy in dogs who are 12 months of age.

What are the uses of Apoquel?

Apoquel helps control itching or pruritis in dogs. It is used in the management of allergic dermatitis and atopic dermatitis in dogs.

How to use Apoquel?

  • Give it orally to your dog.

  • The medicine needs to be given into the mouth of your dog twice a day for 14 days.

  • Consult your veterinarian for the correct dosage. (See Apoquel dosing chart).


Weight of Dog Amount to be given
6.6 to 9lbs Half 3.6mg tablet
10 to 14.9lbs Half 5.4mg tablet
15 to 19.9lbs One 6.6mg tablet
20 to 29.9lbs One 5.4mg tablet
30 to 44.9lbs Half 16mg tablet
45 to 59.9lbs Two 5.4mg tablet
60 to 89.9lbs One 16mg tablet
90 to 129.9lbs One & Half 16mg tablet
130 to 175.9lbs Two 16mg tablet

What are the side effects of Apoquel?

Apoquel has been known to show the following Apoquel for dogs side effects-

  • Dermal masses

  • Decreased appetite

  • Diarrhoea

  • Lethargy

  • Vomiting

  • Decreased leucocytes

  • Reduced globulins

  • Increased cholesterol and lipases

The lesser common side effects of Apoquel include -

  • Urinary tract infections

  • Skin infections

  • Ear infections

  • Respiratory infections

  • Pneumonia

  • Neoplasia

  • Bloody diarrhoea

  • Histiocytomas

  • Demodicosis

  • Increased proneness to infections

Consult your veterinarian if your dog develops any of the above symptoms or if your dog suffers from a fever, shortness of breath and any other signs of infection.

What are the safety/warnings for Apoquel?

Do not use this medicine for your dog if:

  • Your dog is pregnant or nursing her puppies

  • Your dog has a history of cancer

  • Your dog is to be considered for breeding

  • Your dog has had a recent attack of demodectic mange or is prone to red and itchy skin

  • Your dog suffers from cancerous or neoplastic conditions

  • Your dog is hypersensitive to oclacitinib

  • Your dog is less than 12 months of age

  • Your dog is less than 3 kg bodyweight

  • Your dog has a history of immune suppression like hyperadrenocorticism or a history of progressive malignant neoplasia.

  • Your dog is on corticosteroids

How does Apoquel work?

Oclacitinib works by inhibiting the enzymes that cause itchiness and inflammation. You can notice the relief in your dog within about 12-24 hours after giving the first dose.

What to do if you miss a dose of Apoquel?

  • If you miss giving your dog the usual dose, give the dose as soon as you remember.

  • If it is time for the next dose, avoid giving the missed dose and stick to the regular schedule.

  • Do not give a double dose.

Is it safe to buy Apoquel (Oclacitinib) from a Online Pharmacy?

If you are looking to buy Apoquel or any prescription drugs from an Online Pharmacy in USA then you can order from a safe and accredited International pharmacy like MedsEngage, which contracts with Canadian Pharmacy and pharmacy in India. you requires a valid prescription for your prescription drugs.

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What is the mode of buying Apoquel (Oclacitinib) online?

It is now easy to buy Apoquel (Oclacitinib) by placing an order at MedsEngage Pharmacy. People can directly place the order at medsengage.com or can chat with our customer care representatives. For more information, people can visit the How to Order page on medsengage.com.

How can patients get Apoquel (Oclacitinib) Online?

Yes, licensed doctors advise Apoquel (Oclacitinib) online after a medical evaluation. Patients can speak to their online physicians to get more knowledge about the disease. Physicians give a prescription to their patients and after patients can share the prescription for Apoquel (Oclacitinib) with us via email, fax or upload over the website.

Is a prescription required for Apoquel (Oclacitinib)?

As we are a Certified Canadian pharmacy online so we required a prescription for Apoquel (Oclacitinib) that can only be bought with a prescription provided by doctor. While processing the order for Apoquel (Oclacitinib), it is better to get a valid prescription from the concerned healthcare provider. The copy of the prescription can be scanned, emailed, or uploaded directly at MedsEngage.

What is the maximum quantity of Apoquel (Oclacitinib) that can be ordered?

90-days supply is the maximum amount of Apoquel (Oclacitinib) that can be ordered online from MedsEngage at a time. The quantity is based upon the directions and amount stated in the provided medical prescription. Refilling of medication is also there for future conditions.

How about the safety of ordering Apoquel (Oclacitinib) online from MedsEngage?

As a certified Canadian Pharmacy, MedsEngage is a totally safe and secure online way to order Apoquel (Oclacitinib). It works similarly just like any conventional pharmacy. MedsEngage Pharmacy serves safe and reasonable prescription medications to individuals. You just only need to have your prescription of Apoquel (Oclacitinib) from a licensed doctor.

Is there any option for delivering medicines to the United States?

Yes. MedsEngage Pharmacy ships medications all around the United States of America. Once the medicine has been dispatched, the customer receives an email notification on their registered email id.

Does MedsEngage Pharmacy have an option of express shipping?

An express shipping option is present with MedsEngage Pharmacy for Apoquel (Oclacitinib). The expedited delivery time to ship medicines is seven to twelve business days. People can check this option at the checkout page while processing their order of Apoquel (Oclacitinib).

What is the procedure for refilling a prescription?

It is easy and time-saving to get a refill of Apoquel (Oclacitinib) with MedsEngage. By just going to the reorder section of MY Account Tab, customers can simply put a refill for their medicine. Also for ordering a refill, you can call us or chat with customer support.

Does MedsEngage Pharmacy have an auto-refilling option for prescriptions?

MedsEngage Pharmacy does not automatically refill prescriptions for Apoquel (Oclacitinib). As it can be the case where a person no longer requires similar medication or the concerned doctor might go for dose adjustments or other factors. Yet, there is a refill reminder service available with us.

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