Apoquel has been on the market for a little over a year and has been back ordered pretty much since a few weeks after it came out. The company that produces it has recently increased production of it so the back order is starting to ease. We are still waiting on our vet to get it ourselves. I have several friends that have been using it since day one and the results for them were crazy. Most of them stated that within 24 to 48 hours their pups stopped scratching and licking their paws. Basically it inhibits the itch sensors. Here are a few of the side affects. The list is not all inclusive and may contain more.
- In clinical studies, the most common side effects observed in dogs treated with APOQUEL were vomiting and diarrhea. Other reported side effects included: lethargy, decreased or lack of appetite, skin irritation or infection, and ear irritation or infection.
I can't really speak to Atopica as I have never used it nor do I personally know anyone that has.