- Deramaxx is available by prescription only.
- Deramaxx is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs).
- Deramaxx is related to other drugs like Celebrex, ibuprofen, aspirin and naproxen.
- Deramaxx is used to treat..
- chronic joint pain and stiffness
- pain associated with surgeries
- Deramaxx suppresses inflammation and pain by blocking the production of prostaglandins.
- Prostaglandins are chemicals in the body that promote inflammation, pain, fever, and blood clotting.
- Deramaxx blocks the enzyme responsible for producing pain and inflammation without affecting the function of the kidneys, platelets, and stomach lining.
- Deramaxx is available in three different sizes of beef-flavored tablet:
- Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
- Do not use in dogs with known hypersensitivity to Deramaxx.
- Use with caution in dogs that are dehydrated.
- Use with caution in dogs suffering from...
- Do not use in dogs weighing less than 4 pounds.
- Deramaxx is for use in dogs only.
- Use with caution in pets that are pregnant or lactating.
- Let your veterinarian know if your dog is taking any medications before starting Deramaxx treatment.
- Store at room temperature.
- Store protected from light and moisture.
- Give as directed by your veterinarian.
- Follow the instructions printed 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, unless instructed otherwise by your veterinarian.
- Duration of administration depends on the condition being treated, the response to the medication, and the development of any adverse effects.
- Give with food to prevent upset stomach.
- Deramaxx is for use in dogs only.
- During treatment, allow your dog access to plenty of water.
- In the case of a missed dose of Deramaxx, give it as soon as you remember or 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
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 opiod medications. I wish that a drug as effective as Deramaxx was available for aging, arthritic veterinarians!
If you notice any behavioral or physiological changes in your pet during Deramaxx treatment, contact your veterinarian immediately.
Allergic Reactions and Serious Side Effects
- Allergic reactions and serious side effects are rare, but in the case of an allergic reaction or a serious side effect, you should seek immediate veterinary attention.
- Some common signs of allergic reactions and serious side effects are...
- abdominal pain and tenderness
- yellowing of skin, gums or skin (jaundice)