Deramaxx Chewable Tablets
Pain Control For Dogs
Deramaxx [deracoxib] Chewable Tablets - Novartis are a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) of the coxib class. They are
indicated for the control of postoperative pain and inflammation associated with
orthopedic surgery in dogs. The tablets are flavored to make
administration more convenient.
Osteoarthritis is a painful,
degenerative disease that affects a
dog's joints. It is the most
common cause of chronic pain in
dogs affecting one out of five
Dogs at risk for osteoarthritis:
Deramaxx tablets allow dogs to
recover more comfortably by controlling pain and inflammation that follow
orthopedic surgery. Control of pain and inflammation may vary from dog to dog. If Deramaxx tablets are not given according to your veterinarian's directions,
your dog's pain may return.
- Are over the age of five
- Are inactive or overweight
- Are large or giant breed dogs
- Have suffered joint injuries
- Are predisposed to developmental
orthopedic disorders such as hip or
Consult your veterinarian if your dog appears to be uncomfortable.
Avoid giving Deramax to dogs that has had an allergic reaction to deracoxib, the active ingredient in Deramaxx
tablets. Also avoid giving Deramaxx to dogs allergic to aspirin or other NSAIDs [hives, facial swelling, red or itchy skin], and those presently taking aspirin, other NSAIDs, or corticosteroids (unless directed
by your veterinarian).
Deramaxx tablets, like all other drugs,
may cause some side effects in individual dogs. Serious but rare side
effects have been reported in dogs taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
(NSAIDs). It is important to stop the medication and contact your veterinarian
immediately if you think your dog may have a medical problem or side effect
while on Deramaxx tablets. Side effects include:
- Change in bowel movements such as diarrhea or change in stool color
- Change in drinking or urination
- Decrease in appetite
Deramaxx tablets should not be given
with other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or corticosteroids
(for example, aspirin, carprofen,
Etodolac, Prednisone), unless directed by your
veterinarian. Tell your veterinarian about all medications that you have given your dog in the
past, and any medications that you are planning to give with Deramaxx
tablets. This should include any medications that you can get without a
prescription and any dietary supplements. Your veterinarian may want to
evaluate the potential for any drug interactions and to assure drug
Signs of pain from Canine Osteoarthritis:
is no cure for Osteoarthritis. But
early detection and careful management can
reduce your pet's pain and improve his
quality of life.
- Reluctance to climb stairs
- Stiffness after strenuous exercise or
after the rest period following exercise
- Difficulty rising, sitting or squatting
to defecate or urinate
- Changes in behavior
- Loss of appetite
can improve the quality of life for you
and your dog.
Dosage and Administration
- Effectively controls pain and inflammation
dogs may be more active and less likely to
- Controls the pain of Osteoarthritis
associated with walking, climbing,
standing, and sitting.
- Makes your pet more comfortable, ensuring
more refreshing rest and sleep.
Deramaxx is a tasty beefy-flavored chewable tablet
that dogs readily accept.
The daily dose of Deramaxx tablets for
postoperative orthopedic pain is 3 to 4 mg/kg/day (1.4 - 1.8 mg/lb/day) as a
single daily dose, as needed for 7 days. Since Deramaxx tablet
bioavailability is greatest when taken with food, administration after a meal is
preferable. However, Deramaxx tablets have been shown to be effective
under both fed and fasted conditions; therefore, they may be administered in the
fasted state if necessary. Administer Deramaxx tablets prior to a surgical procedure. Tablets are scored and dosage should be calculated in
half-tablet increments. In clinical practice it is recommended to adjust
the individual patient dose while continuing to monitor the dog's status until a
minimum effective dose has been reached.
Availability: 25 mg, 75 mg and 100 mg
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