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Apoquel (Oclacitinib Maleate)

Apoquel is a powerful itch reliever because it blocks an important signal in the itching pathway in allergic dogs (Janus kinase), thus reducing the cause of itching at the cellular level. It can also reduce the effects of some inflammatory signals in the body. As a result, allergic dogs that take Apoquel experience fast relief from their itch (scratch less) and also see a reduction in their skin inflammation.


  • Effective relief of itching and inflammation: Apoquel is a fast-acting medication that can provide relief of itching and inflammation in dogs with allergic skin conditions within 24 hours.

  • Safe for long-term use: Unlike some other medications used to treat allergies in dogs, Apoquel is safe for long-term use, making it a good option for dogs with chronic allergic skin conditions.

  • Minimal side effects: Apoquel has been shown to have minimal side effects, making it a relatively safe option for most dogs.

Side Effects:

  • Increased risk of infections: Apoquel suppresses the immune system, which can increase the risk of infections in dogs. This includes both bacterial and fungal infections.

  • Digestive issues: Some dogs may experience digestive issues such as vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of appetite while taking Apoquel.

  • Increased risk of cancer: There have been reports of an increased risk of cancer in dogs that are taking Apoquel, although this is still being studied. Using the lowest effective dose of the medication needed to control the symptoms helps reduce this risk.

  • Other potential side effects: Other potential side effects of Apoquel include lethargy, increased thirst and urination, and changes in behavior.

Not suitable for:

  • Dogs under 1 year of age

  • Dogs with a history of cancer

  • Dogs who are pregnant or nursing

  • Dogs who have demodectic mange


  • This medication can be given with or without food

  • This medication should be protected from light and kept at room temperature