Atopica for Cats


Atopica is used to treat skin conditions such as allergic dermatitis and hair loss due to scratching.

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Atopica for Cats Basics

Atopica for Cats is an immunosuppressant drug used in cats and dogs. It treats animals suffering from autoimmune disorders, including atopic dermatitis, immune mediated hemolytic anemia, perineal fistula, and rejections after organ transplants. This medication affects calcium-ion uptake in lymphocytes. Lymphocytes are the white blood cells responsible for the body’s immune system response.

Atopica for Cats requires a prescription from your veterinarian. It is available in two different bottle sizes: 5mL and 17mL.

Atopica for Cats Directions

Use as directed by your veterinarian, and follow all instructions printed on the prescription label.  Complete the prescription unless instructed otherwise by your veterinarian. Administer this medication two (2) hours before or after feeding. In addition, ensure that your pet has access to plenty of water throughout treatment.

Store at room temperature, protected from light and moisture.

Atopica for Cats Warnings

Keep out of the reach of children and pets. This medication should not be used in cats less than 6 months of age and weighing less than 3 pounds. Do not give this medication to pets suffering from a known hypersensitivity to cyclosporine, certain blood disorders, kidney damage, or stomach ulcers. Use with caution in pregnant animals. Atopica may interact with some other medications. Therefore, inform your your veterinarian if your pet is taking any other medications. Prolonged use of cyclosporines can result in bacterial or fungal infections. Long-term use can also promote the development of cancers. Finally, if you notice any behavioral or physiological changes in your pet while giving Atopica, contact your veterinarian immediately.

Adverse Reactions and Serious Side Effects

Adverse reactions and serious side effects are rare, however, they can occur. In the case of a more serious side effect, seek immediate veterinary attention. Common signs of adverse reactions are hives, breathing difficulty, facial swelling, fever, painful urination, or runny nose.

If you have any additional questions regarding this product, please contact us at (877)220-6337. A member of our pharmacy staff will be happy to assist you!

Additional information

Prescription Strength

100mg/1mL 17 mL Bottle, 100mg/1mL 5 mL Bottle