Apoquel™ for Dogs Half-Life: Oclacitinib Half Life In Dogs

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Apoquel tablet is the trademark of Zoetis pharmaceuticals. It possesses an active ingredient "Oclacitinib maleate". This is one of the most prescribed veterinary medicine to treat severe skin conditions i.e. atopic dermatitis, pruritus, and allergic dermatitis (especially in canines i.e. dogs).

Dogs easily tolerate oclacitinib in their bodies. However, very rare side effects are reported by pet owners against Apoquel (oclacitinib) tablets.

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HALF-LIFE Of Oclacitinib

Apoquel's half-life in a dog's body is between 3.1 to 5.2 hours. A drug completely eliminates from a living body in four (minimum) to six (maximum) half-lives.

That's means if a dog has taken 5.4 milligrams of oclacitinib, after 3 to 5 hours (first half-life interval) the amount of oclacitinib in the dog's body will be reduced to 2.7 milligrams.

After the second half-life (i.e. 3 to 5 hours) of medicine, it reduces to 1.35 milligrams, (after 3-5 hours) (after 3-5 hours) 0.675, (after 3-5 hours) 0.3375, 0.1688, and so on.

After 4 to 6 half-life intervals, it's admitted by health professionals that more than 95% of the active drug is eliminated through the body.

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