CYTOPOINT® is an injection that controls itch for 4 to 8 weeks*
CYTOPOINT is a safe, effective, long-lasting treatment to help control itch due to atopic dermatitis. It is an injection that targets itch at its source.
CYTOPOINT works like your dog’s own immune system. It is specifically designed to target and neutralize one of the main proteins that send itch signals to your dog’s brain that triggers scratching, licking, and chewing. CYTOPOINT blocks signals that trigger environmental allergic itch, so the constant scratching can stop so the skin has a chance to heal. In fact, in a study, CYTOPOINT helped damaged skin begin to heal within 7 days.
In studies, after one injection, CYTOPOINT started controlling itch within 1 day and provided relief that lasts for 4 to 8 weeks. That means your dog may be able to go as long as 8 weeks1 between injections.
How does CYTOPOINT work?
CYTOPOINT is not like traditional pharmaceutical treatments for environmental allergic dog itch. This biological medication is a protein, not a drug, that works like your dog’s own immune system to block the main protein that sends signals that trigger itch.
How will you know when it’s time for another CYTOPOINT injection?
You should schedule a progress exam with your veterinarian 4 weeks after the initial injection. However, every dog is different, so monitoring your dog’s scratching behaviour is important. If you see that the itch is acting up before the progress exam, call your veterinarian—your dog’s injection schedule may need to be adjusted.
The CYTOPOINT Environmental Allergic Itch Tracker can help you keep track of your dog’s itch. It’s simple to use and downloadable. Remember to take the tracker to your progress exam, so you can discuss the information with your veterinarian.
CYTOPOINT is safe for dogs of all ages
CYTOPOINT is safe to use in dogs of any age. It can also be used in dogs on many other commonly used medications, or dogs with other diseases.6 In fact, a clinical study showed dogs receiving CYTOPOINT had no more side effects than dogs receiving placebo (injections without medication). And since CYTOPOINT is not a drug-based treatment, it does not put pressure on the liver and kidneys.
How long will my dog need CYTOPOINT treatment?
Some dogs have year-round disease and may need continuous treatment with CYTOPOINT, whereas other dogs may only need CYTOPOINT seasonally. You and your veterinarian should decide together what is best for your dog’s specific situation.