- - Use as directed by your veterinarian
- - Follow the instructions on the prescription label
- - Store DERAMAXX at room temperature
- - Be sure to complete the prescription to ensure a full recovery, even if your pet seems to be improving or
- unless you consult with your veterinarian
- - Duration of administration depends on the condition being treated, the response to the medication and
- development of any adverse effects
- - Should be given with food to prevent upset stomach
- - Allow your dog access to plenty of water
Dosage for DOGS
- - 1 to 2 mg / pound of body weight
- - Given by mouth once a day
In the case of a missed dose of DERAMAXX, give it as soon as you remember or just wait until it is time to give the next dose. DO NOT GIVE A DOUBLE DOSE OF DERAMAXX.
In the case of an overdose of DERAMAXX, seek attention from your veterinarian. The following symptoms could be signs of an overdose...
- decreased urine production
From Our Vets
DERAMAXX (deracoxib) is an anti-inflammatory drug called a COX-2 inhibitor. When this drug and carprofen (RIMADYL) were introduced, they radically changed the quality of life for our aging and arthritic patients. We use both DERAMAXX and RIMADYL in our practice, and I absolutely believe they are fantastic drugs. When dosed appropriately, they have been used to improve mobility, help relieve post-operative pain, work as adjunctive treatment for certain types of cancer, and generally make our pets feel better.
Your veterinarian will explain the pros and cons of chronic anti-inflammatory therapies that he or she feels comfortable suggesting. In my experience, dogs really benefit from this group of drugs. Even terminally ill patients seem to respond positively to the usage of these COX-2 inhibitors when used with the opiod medications. I wish that a drug as effective as DERAMAXX was available for aging, arthritic veterinarians!