Cytopoint injections in the US are usually priced based on the dosage of the vial, then any additional cost such as the consultation fee.
Cytopoint injection for dogs cost
A 10mg vial typically starts from $30-$35 but can cost up to $50. Vials of 20mg have an average cost of $60-$65 and 30mg are priced around $70. The largest vial measurement is 40mg which is priced at $85-$95.
The cost of the consultation also needs to be added to this, so the total cost could be anywhere between $80 and $200 for an injection requiring one vial.
You should also consider that larger dogs may require more than one vial. Some vet clinics may offer a reduction on the second vial where multiple are needed, but the cost is still going to be considerably higher.
In the UK, pricing for cytopoint is much more expensive, but they are typically sold as a pack of 2 vials. For example:
- 10mg (2 vials): £80 – £85
- 20mg (2 vials): £110 – £115
- 30mg (2 vials): £140 – £145
- 40mg (2 vials): £150 +
You will still need to submit your veterinarian’s signed prescription in order to purchase cytopoint from any UK based online medication store.
Can I buy Cytopoint for my dog?
It is possible to purchase cytopoint online, but you will need to upload or email a copy of your veterinary prescription before any order is accepted.
You will also need the permission of your vet and to be shown how to administer the injection correctly.
Cytopoint must be refrigerated until it is used and you must get an exact weight measurement for your dog in order to calculate the correct dosage for the injection.
What are the side effects of Cytopoint injection?
As with any medication, there is the chance that your dog may experience side effects. The most common side effect of cytopoint is lethargy, which typically lasts for 1-2 days after the initial injection.
Another common side effect is reduced appetite, but this too only lasts a day or two while the body begins to metabolize the medication.
Diarrhea and vomiting are also common side effects as the medication works its way through the body.
In rare cases, a dog may suffer other symptoms:
- Aches or pain
- Reluctance to toilet
- Difficulty settling
The severity of the side effects depends entirely on the immune response of each individual dog. Most will not show any side effects, or the side effects will be mild and short-lived.
If your dog experiencing side effects for more than 2 days following a cytopoint injection, you should make a new appointment with your veterinarian. it is possible that dogs can be allergic to this medication, as they can with any other drug.