Can I use Benadryl instead of Apoquel? To recap: Apoquel may work better for long-term solutions to pruritus, but Benadryl will be fine in a pinch until you can get something better.
Is there an over the counter for Apoquel? Apoquel is not available over the counter. You cannot buy Apoquel without presenting a valid prescription from your vet.
Is there a generic version of Apoquel for dogs? When owners realize they may be paying this inflated price for the rest of their dog’s life, they often ask: Is there a generic for Apoquel? The short answer is a resounding no.
What can I use in place of Apoquel? Alternatives to Apoquel include Cytopoint® injections, Atopica® pills, Temaril-P® pills, prednisone and other corticosteroids. Immunotherapy injections, allergen avoidance and frequent bathing are effective non-drug alternatives. An upgraded diet, fish oil and lifestyle modification to decrease stress can also help.