- Safe to use every day
- Controls pain and inflammation associated with osteo arthriritis
- Controls post operative pain and inflammation asssociated with orthopedic surgery
- Flavored tablet
Possible Side Effects:
DERAMAXX tablets, like all other drugs, may cause some side effects in individual dogs. These are normally mild, but rare serious side effects have been reported in dogs taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including DERAMAXX. Serious side effects can, in rare situations, result in death.
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. If you have additional questions about possible side effects, talk with your veterinarian or call 1-800-332-2761.
Look for the following side effects that may indicate that your dog is having a problem with DERAMAXX tablets or may have another medical problem:
· Change in bowel movements such as diarrhea or change in stool color
· Change in drinking or urination
· Decrease in appetite
· Change in behavior, such as depression or restlessness
Possible Drug Interactions:
DERAMAXX tablets should not be given with other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or corticosteroids (for example, aspirin, carprofen, etodolac, prednisone).
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 compatibility.
If DERAMAXX tablets are not given according to your veterinarian’s directions, your dog’s pain may return.
Consult your veterinarian if your dog appears to be uncomfortable.
Do not give if your pet has had an allergic reaction to deracoxib, the active ingredient in DERAMAXX tablets
Do not give if your pet has had an allergic reaction (such as hives, facial swelling, or red or itchy skin) to aspirin or other NSAID
Do not give if your pet is presently taking aspirin, other NSAIDs, or corticosteroids (unless directed by your veterinarian)
Do not give if your pet has bloody stool or vomit
Do not give if your pet has a pre-existing kidney or liver condition
Do not give if your pet has any condition predisposing to dehydration
Do not give if your pet is anorexic (loss of appetite)
Not for use in humans. Keep this and all medications out of reach of children. Consult a physician in case of accidental ingestion by humans. For use in dogs only.
All dogs should undergo a thorough history and physical examination before the initiation of NSAID therapy. Appropriate laboratory tests to establish hematological and serum biochemical baseline data prior to, and periodically during, administration of any NSAID is recommended. Owners should be advised to observe for signs of potential drug toxicity (see Adverse Reactions), sensitivity to drug-associated adverse events varies with the individual patient.
As a class, NSAIDs may be associated with gastrointestinal, renal and hepatic toxicity. Patients at greatest risk for NSAID toxicity are those that are dehydrated, on
concomitant diuretic therapy, or those with existing renal, cardiovascular, and/or hepatic dysfunction. Since many NSAIDs possess the potential to produce gastrointestinal ulceration and/or perforation, concomitant use of DERAMAXX tablets with other anti-inflammatory drugs, such as NSAIDs or corticosteroids, should be avoided.
DERAMAXX tablets have been safely used during field studies in conjunction with other common medications, including heartworm preventatives, anthelmintics, anesthetics, pre-anesthetic medications, and antibiotics. If additional pain medication is needed after a daily dose of DERAMAXX tablets, a non-NSAID/non-corticosteroid class of analgesic may be necessary.