Apoquel® was approved by the FDA and launched by Zoetis in January 2014 for the treatment of itch, most often caused by allergic dermatitis. Unfortunately, the demand quickly exceeded the manufacturing capacity and this led to limited availability and backorders. Remember this if you have asked your veterinarian about Apoquel® but were unable to try this medication for you're your own dog. In many cases, only veterinary dermatologists have increased access to this medication. Zoetis anticipates increased availability of the drug in the summer of 2015. The drug has a rapid onset of action with decreased itching often noted within a few days. This medication is typically given twice daily for 2 weeks, and then tapered to once daily. Because the drug has a short half-life, tapering to lower doses is typically not possible.
However, some patients suffer neurologic deficit; such as weakness, incontinence, or develop spinal instability. The cause of severe symptoms often determines the type of surgery needed. For example, it may be necessary to surgically remove bone spurs or disc tissue compressing spinal nerves or causing spinal cord compression. Depending on the extent of the surgery, spinal fusion to stabilize the spine may be necessary. Fortunately, newer minimally invasive spine surgical techniques greatly benefit patients. Minimally invasive spine surgery enables patients to return to normal activities sooner.
I have . meibomian gland dysfunction ( means when I blink my eyes don’t produce the oil to lubricate ) so my eyes are permanently bloodshot , also the skin around them looks dry, wrinkly, red sore , very ageing also they itch & burn then peel !!! like others posting only relief has been from hydrocortisone cream , a long term no no on face never mind around the eyes . This product is amazing used now for two days the difference is apparent and the skin around my eyes is nearly back to normal ,they will always be bloodshot but at least looking more normal . A must try !!