Apoquel® (oclacitinib tablet) Dosing & Administration

How to dose Apoquel

mg-one mg-one mg-one

0.4-0.6 mg/kg

(0.18-0.27 mg/lb)

mg-two mg-two mg-two

Twice daily (BID) for up to 14 days

Continue therapy once daily (SID) thereafter for maintenance

mg-three mg-three mg-three

May be given with or without food

mg-four mg-four mg-four

May discontinue without tapering

Apoquel Dosing Guide

Weight Range(lb)
Number of Tablets to be Administered
Low - High
3.6 mg Tablets
5.4 mg Tablets
16 mg Tablets
6.6-9.9
0.5
-
-
10-14.9
-
0.5
-
15-19.9
1
-
-
20-29.9
-
1
-
30-44.9
-
-
0.5
45-53.9
0.5
-
0.5
54-59.9
-
0.5
0.5
60-89.9
-
-
1
90-129.9
-
-
1.5
130-175.9
-
-
2

Apoquel Tablets

thirtysix-mg thirtysix-mg thirtysix-mg

3.6 mg

fiftyfour-mg fiftyfour-mg fiftyfour-mg

5.4 mg

sixteen-mg sixteen-mg sixteen-mg

16 mg

Quartering tablets is extra-label use. Apoquel tablets are scored to be halved to ensure that the ingredients are equally distributed. We cannot be sure of accurate dosing when tablets are quartered, and thus this practice is not recommended.

Apoquel Dosing Guide

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Apoquel Indications

Control of pruritus associated with allergic dermatitis and control of atopic dermatitis in dogs at least 12 months of age.

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. Consider the risks and benefits of treatment in dogs with a history of recurrence of these conditions. New neoplastic conditions (benign and malignant) were observed in clinical studies and post-approval. Apoquel has not been tested in dogs receiving some medications including some commonly used to treat skin conditions such as corticosteroids and cyclosporines. Do not use in breeding, pregnant, or lactating dogs. Most common side effects are vomiting and diarrhea. Apoquel has been used safely with many common medications including parasiticides, antibiotics and vaccines.

For more information, please see the full Prescribing Information.

Apoquel Indications

Control of pruritus associated with allergic dermatitis and control of atopic dermatitis in dogs at least 12 months of age.

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. Consider the risks and benefits of treatment in dogs with a history of recurrence of these conditions. New neoplastic conditions (benign and malignant) were observed in clinical studies and post-approval. Apoquel has not been tested in dogs receiving some medications including some commonly used to treat skin conditions such as corticosteroids and cyclosporines. Do not use in breeding, pregnant, or lactating dogs. Most common side effects are vomiting and diarrhea. Apoquel has been used safely with many common medications including parasiticides, antibiotics and vaccines.

For more information, please see the full Prescribing Information.