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Atopica For Cats rx


What is Atopica for Cats?

Atopica for Cats (cyclosporine oral solution) is indicated for the control of feline allergic dermatitis as manifested by excoriations (including facial and neck), military dermatitis, eosinophilic plaques, and self-induced alopecia in cats at least 6 months of age and at least 3 lbs in body weight. Atopica requires a prescription from your veterinarian.


Cats (at least 6 months of age and weighing at least 3 pounds)


  • Controls feline allergic dermatitis
  • Effective in reducing itching and skin lesions
  • Easy-to-administer because comes in liquid formulation with oral syringe
  • Can be mixed in food


Do not give this medication to your cat if she/he has a history of cancer or may possibly have cancer currently, have been diagnosed with feline immunodeficiency virus or is hypersensitive to cyclosporine. Tell your veterinarian about any digestive upset your cat has had, any history of lack of appetite and/or weight loss, any other medical or serious health condition or any allergies your cat has now or in the past. Talk to your veterinarian if your cat is pregnant or nursing or if you are planning to breed.

Brand Name

Atopica for Cats

Generic Name

Cyclosporine Modified oral solution

How should this medication be given:

Give Atopica for Cats exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand these directions, ask your veterinarian or pharmacist to explain them to you. Always give Atopica for Cats with food or following a meal. Allow plenty of water for your pet to drink. Store Atopica for Cats at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss giving a dose:

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose you missed and give the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose unless otherwise directed by your veterinarian.

Possible side effects of Atopica for Cats:

If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving Atopica for Cats and seek emergency veterinary care: an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing, swelling of the lips, tongue or face, and hives). Continue giving Atopica for Cats and talk to your veterinarian if your pet develops vomiting, soft stools or diarrhea, muscle cramps, muscle weakness, loss of appetite, and change of hair coat.


Should be stored at room temperature. Keep away from other pets and children.


Do not rinse or clean the oral dosing syringe between uses. Store the oral dosing syringe in the plastic tube between each use. Please see the directions inside the Atopica for Cats box to ensure proper technique. Atopica for Cats can be administered on food or orally directly through mouth to your cat right after his or her feeding time.


Cats:3 lbs & overGive 3.2 mg/lb (7 mg/kg) by mouth 1x a day for 4-6 weeks or until resolution of clinical signs. Following this, the dose may be tapered to every other day or twice weekly as needed to maintain the therapeutic effect. Dosing of the liquid formulation is accomplished by a syringe that is marked with weight bands for easy dosing.

Atopica for Cats:

Active IngredientsAmount
Cyclosporine oral solution100mg/ml
  • Controls feline allergic dermatitis
  • Effective in reducing itching and skin lesions
  • Easy-to-administer because comes in liquid formulation with oral syringe
  • Can be mixed in food



Only thing that works!

We've been dealing with itchy skin and ears for 2 years now. Iggy scratches himself to the point of huge legions on his head and ears, we've done countless testing, food trials and medication trials. Atopica is the only thing that has worked for him. He's now been on it for over a year.

  • 2 out of 2 people found this review useful.

Max the Cat ????

Max has been displaying over licking, nibbling and scratching for the last two years. He’s done steroid shots about every six months and they lasted for about three weeks.

Max has been on Atopica for 11 days now. On the sixth day he began to show incredible improvement. It took another two days for complete awesome ???? turn around. My vet found the magic bullet and I’m very grateful ????. I would definitely recommend this medication.

  • 2 out of 2 people found this review useful.

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