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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Can be used long-term for maintenance therapy or short-term4,5 Can be used with many other medications4: Including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (such as carprofen), vaccines (such as rabies), and allergen-specific immunotherapy (allergy shots or drops) The use of APOQUEL has not been evaluated in combination with other systemic immunosuppressants, such as corticosteroids and cyclosporine Is not for use in dogs with serious infections, or for use in breeding, pregnant, or lactating dogs
APOQUEL is given twice daily for up to 14 days, and then given once daily for maintenance therapy APOQUEL can be given with or without food
Most common APOQUEL side effects In a short-term clinical study, the most common side effects were vomiting and diarrhea.