Many people struggle with eczema and have to use medications, such as Eucrisa, on a regular basis to control their symptoms. Eczema can be itchy and painful. Dogs may sometimes become curious about the medication you’re using. It’s entirely possible a dog could think he’s missing out on a snack! Or a bored dog may chew up just about anything, including a tube of Eucrisa. But what happens when a dog eats Eucrisa?
Has your dog eaten some Eucrisa? Are you worried the Eucrisa will make your dog sick? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We understand it can be scary when your dog eats something like this.
We’ve put together some information about Eucrisa and whether or not it can make a dog sick. Let’s get started!
What is Eucrisa?
Eucrisa is a nonsteroidal medication that’s used to treat eczema (atopic dermatitis), which is an inflammatory condition of the skin. The prescription medication works to block a substance in the body that triggers the inflammatory symptoms of eczema.
Eucrisa contains an active ingredient called crisaborole, along with white petrolatum, propylene glycol, mono- and di-glycerides, paraffin, butylated hydroxytoluene, and edetate calcium disodium.
While Eucrisa is safe for humans (when used as directed), what about dogs? Can Eucrisa make a dog sick?
Eucrisa & Dogs
The good news is when a dog eats a small amount of Eucrisa, he may only develop some diarrhea and vomiting. However, we couldn’t find out what happens if a dog eats larger amounts of this medication.
So, we recommend calling the vet if your fur baby has eaten Eucrisa. Be sure to let the vet know about how much of the medication your dog has eaten. They will provide you with information on how best to help your canine companion.
And if your dog has eaten the product packaging, please let the vet know. The packaging could cause intestinal blockage. This is a dangerous condition if not treated promptly.
It’s also necessary to watch for an allergic reaction in your dog. It’s possible, though rare, that a dog could be allergic to the ingredients in Eucrisa. If your dog has an allergic reaction to this medication, call the vet immediately.
Any medication that’s meant for humans, your dog, or other pets can make a dog sick. As always, we say prevention is the best medicine. Be sure to keep all medications out of your dog’s reach. You and your dog will be happier for it!
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