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Oclacitinib (the generic name of “Apoquel tablets“) can be used against a broad range of severe and chronic allergic reactions in pets, including dogs, cats, and other small animals by the recommendation of a registered veterinarian.

However, it may show some side effects and adverse reactions in a few consumers.

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Adverse reactions include abdominal problems, that are vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps & pain, bloating, diarrhea, gas, increased thirst, elevated urination, sleepiness, change in normal behavior, tiredness, lack of appetite, weakness, drooling (too much), barking (more than usual), and dizziness, etc.

Apoquel is the trademark of Zoetis pharmaceuticals, a well-known company that is providing effective medicines to treat all kinds of infections in animals.

It claims that only 0.0001 to 0.001 pets were suffered side effects and felt adverse reactions when taken Apoquel medication. That’s means only 1-10 were badly impacted out of 10,000 users.

The ratio of unwanted consequences may increases if a pet possesses other damages i.e, cancer, viral or bacterial infection, or taking any kinds of medication, including corticosteroids, cyclosporin, immunosuppressants, etc.


Why Choose Time Released Tablets Instead Film-Coated Tablets?

Apoquel is available in film-coated tablet form. It doesn’t come in extended-release (slow or time-release) tablet form.

Film-Coated Tablets

A thin polymer layer is applied on tablets which protects them from light, air, and humidity, etc. Also, provide a shield against the bitter taste of medicine. However, it dissolves more quickly than extended-release tablets.

The thin layer is approximately 20-100 micrometers wide.

Extended-Release Tablets

These tablets are specially formulated, which delays the process of dissolving. It’s a very effective way of providing medication in a controlled and specified dose.

It helps to decrease the occurrence of side effects of medication that is going to be used for a long time.

Your dog’s vet may better decide which kind of medication is beneficial for your pet.

Although, Apoquel® tablets are film-coated tablets. These dissolve quickly than extended releases, time releases, enteric-coated, modified releases, sustained-release, or slow-release tablets.

I would be pleased to answer more of your queries regarding this topic. Feel free to contact me or comment below the article.

Doctor Xeeshan

Doctor Xeeshan

I am Doctor Xeeshan, located in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. In this blog, I am providing authentic information about dog breeds, diseases, medications, etc.


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