Rated 5 out of 5 by Texasgirl Good Product for Allergies
This is a god product for a pet that has allergies. It would be great if they did not need it, but some have allergies severe enough they have to have medicine to function.
October 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Marla35 atpoica - good stuff
I like the product. My vet prescribed the medication for my dog's irritable bowl syndrome.
September 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DrEstherMD Expeditious service, help available by phone, web site still needs some tweaking and mobile device "friendliness".
The reason I would not recommend this product is because it requires not only a prescription, but also very competent medical evaluation and specific indications for use, and cannot/should not be used without a veterinary thorough consideration. This product amounts to aggressive immunosuppression that cannot be taken lightly, less than sure success, has a well established profile of unpleasant side effects, some serious risks, and should not be subject of recommendation by non-professionals.
September 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ItchyDog EXPENSIVE BUT GOOD!
I have an 8 1/2 yr old 72 LB Border Collie/Lab mix who was a rescue and has itched since she was 2 years old (at least that when it was truly noticed). The visit to the specialized Dermotoligst revealed the solution was Atopica. Now keep in mind my dog has had (2) TPLO surgeries and also needs (100 mg) + (50 mg) of Atopica each day. Atopica works for the itching and to see my dog comfortable has been worth the expense. For those who not aware, Atopica offers a rebate for every 2 box purchase. This year, due to cost I am trying generic!
January 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Atopica
As retirees with a much-loved little poodle, the price of Atopica is taking its toll on our budget! She is doing well on the medication, so we chisel out the $$$ somehow. Please consider the economy and revisit the outrageous cost of this medication...for the sake of our pets!
October 23, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 Another Atopica positive review
I turned to Atopica when my bichon's allergies were so bad he was constantly chasing himself in circles rubbing against everything he could find; I didn't want any more steroids which had worked for only limited periods anyway. The Atopica stopsthe itching except during the terrible months of September and October (when I also keep a hood on him) and even then it is only low-moderate, not intolerable for him or me. I only give him 25 mg/day. 50 seems to work better, but the diarrhea and "accidents" in the house are impossible. He doesn't have those problems on 25 mg, so it's a compromise. I expect in the winter he'll be fine on 25 mg every other day or even every 3rd day. Also, these are the first pills he has not shied away from taking. Don't know why, but that helps. They are cheaper from the online pharmacy my vet's website links to.
September 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 Miracle??? Maybe!!!
Although I hate giving my pups any medication, sometimes it's not an option when they are suffering. I went to both a regular vet and a holistic vet and both approved Atopica as safe. This stuff seems to be miracle cure for my pups! They too (as other reviews mentioned) had horrible and constant itching which caused lesions and sore spots all over their little bodies. You can play around with it to see if you can give it to them daily and then maybe go to every other day - whatever works best for your pup. But it is the only drug that seems to work 100% and not have the BAD side affects of steroid, prednazone (sp? HORRIBLE stuff!!), etc. on their organs.
August 2, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 Finally something that wroks
My girl Jetta has been apart of my life for now 11yrs. At about 10yrs old she started with this horrible itching over her whole body. It was so bad she would make herself raw and would give herself skin infections. Thankfully the doctor told us about Atopica. It's amazing to see my baby girl feel and look so much better. Too bad its so expensive....I hope these Doctor read these comments and realize they need to do something about the price, especially for all these pets that are on it for life. I gave 4 paws just b/c of the price of it. I don't even think humans pay that much for a month supply of allergy meds!!
September 3, 2011