Setback Atopica

2012, Dec, 16 | MANUEL - SA & more | 9 comments

Severe reaction

Today we changed our routines a bit regarding the Atopica-medication (Cyclosporine). Previously we have given him the pills in the afternoon after the walk, then been waiting for at least two hours (according to directions) then giving him food. Four hours after the pills we have noticed he:

  • is warm
  • is nauseous
  • has diarrhea

In pain

Today we gave him the pills, and then went for a walk, and then two hours after that we gave him food. Obviously this hurried up the process, so only three hours after the pills he came begging for help, wailing and wanting to be close to us.  cry  These pills causes gastric catarrh if not the routine is right. Obviously this way of handling it wasn’t the best for our Manuel. We will go back to the old routines – or even try to get him to eat two hours before the pills to see if that helps. If not, we will consider terminating this course.

Now I have been out for a short panic-walk with him and it seems like he isn’t in pain any more but still not feeling 100% OK, lying in a corner where he usually does not spend time (trying to find a den that will protect him when he isn’t feeling well).

Do not leave a dog on Atopica alone!!!

strongly recommend you do not leave your dog alone when starting medication with Atopica. You need to see how it reacts.

Charlotte Steneloo

Charlotte Steneloo

Akita owner from Sweden working for openness regarding health issues. One of the founders of Akita-Unleashed. I consider "experience" to be good, that is - if you have opened your mind for change and actually have learnt something, otherwise claiming you are "experienced" means nothing to me... I dare you.

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  1. Charlotte Steneloo

    I will call the vet tomorrow to see if we can distribute the medicine to two occasions per day. It will be a LOT of more planning for us (as there must be two hours between food an medicine) but that IS possible for us.

  2. Monica

    Hei, vi gir Iwi kapselen 2 timer eller mer etter maten på kvelden, hun fikk også litt diare i begynnelsen. Men dette har blitt mye bedre, hun har ikke diare nå. Men hun får bare en kapsel pr gang, vi har begynt å trappe litt ned på antall kapseler i uken.

    • Charlotte Steneloo

      Hej Monica. Ja maten vet vi om. Vi ger Manuel 200mg (två kapslar) just nu. Nu hoppas vi att vi kan ge en kapsel på morgonen och en på kvällen för att lindra besvären. Veterinären har inte ringt ännu. Vi skall börja trappa ned om 1,5 månad (om inget oförutsett händer).

  3. Lina Johansson

    Vad är det för verksam substans? Hur påverkar det en medicinerad hund? Finns det några biverkningar?

  4. Johanna

    Ger ni honom någon för magen eller är det bara mat och atopica???

    • Charlotte Steneloo

      Vi kan inte ge något för att “hjälpa” magen då hela idén är att atopican skall frigöras i tarmen utan att blandas med mat.

      Ger vi kol eller något annat som skyddar tarmen får det ingen effekt.
      Maten får inte ges i samband med medicinen, det måste vara MINST två timmar emellan.

      Idag fungerade dock allt bra, när vi planerade in motionen FÖRE intag av tabletterna.

  5. Charlotte Steneloo

    So the vet called. Yes we could give one pill in the morning and one in the evening OR give closer to food than recommended.Good to know for those who are using it. I can also recommend that if problems, do not exercise immediately after given (speeds up the process)


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