Can Apoquel Cause Diarrhea In Dogs

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Should I stop APOQUEL if my dog has diarrhea?

Apoquel remains in a patient’s body for only a short time after it is administered. If we suspect that a dog has a symptom like loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, or increased thirst due to Apoquel, discontinuing the medication should bring about a rapid resolution of the problem.

Can I just stop giving my dog APOQUEL?

Unlike steroids, (that patients must be weaned off slowly over a number of weeks), Apoquel can be stopped suddenly then restarted again at a lower dose.

How long should a dog stay on APOQUEL?

Your veterinarian will recommend the appropriate dosage for your dog based on her body weight and medical history. Apoquel should be given orally to your dog as a pill twice daily for the first 14 days, then reduced to once daily for maintenance.

Which is safer Apoquel or Cytopoint?

In general, Cytopoint® has fewer potential for side effects than Apoquel®, and that is often a reason to select it as a first choice therapy. However, neither Cytopoint® nor Apoquel® are effective in every dog.

Should I give Apoquel with food?

Apoquel® can be given with or without food. For some dogs, we prescribe it twice daily (morning and night) for a short period of time, then reduce to once per day. For others, we start at once per day. If given once daily, it can be given either morning OR night, depending on when your dog seems most itchy.

Does Apoquel cause stomach upset?

APOQUEL has not been tested in dogs receiving some medications including some commonly used to treat skin conditions such as corticosteroids and cyclosporine. Do not use in breeding, pregnant, or lactating dogs. Most common side effects are vomiting and diarrhea.

What is a natural alternative to Apoquel?

Yucca and quercetin are also great natural alternatives to Apoquel. Yucca has an effect similar to steroid drugs without the harmful side effects. Quercetin is a plant derivative that acts as a natural antihistamine and is a great option for dogs whose itching is reduced by Benadryl.

How safe is Apoquel?

• Important Safety Information 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.

Which is better Apoquel or Benadryl?

Not only is it safe, but it also doesn’t need a hefty dosage to be effective. Essentially your dog can use it and stop it without any withdrawal symptoms. If your furry friend has any long-standing allergies that affect them occasionally or throughout the year, then Apoquel is by far the better option.

Can you mix benadryl with Apoquel for dogs?

Common antihistamines like Benadryl and Apoquel are safe to be used together.