Deramaxx (deracoxib) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that can help control the pain and inflammation associated with Osteoarthritis a degenerative joints disease, so your dog can enjoy playing again. Deramaxx requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
Keep this medication away from children and pets. Do not give Deramaxx to cats. Tell your veterinarian if your pet has an allergy to aspirin or any other NSAID. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is taking a steroid medication. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating.
Give the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and give the next one as directed. Do not give a double dose of the medication.
Contact your veterinarian in case of serious side effects of bloody, black, or tarry stools, or blood in vomit. If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving Deramaxx and seek emergency veterinary care: an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips, tongue or face; hives), muscle cramps, open sores in the mouth, rapid weight gain due to fluid retention, seizures, or abdominal cramping. You can continue with the medication if your pet experiences any of the following less serious side effects, however, talk to your veterinarian about it: headache, dizziness, nausea, diarrhea or constipation, depression, fatigue or weakness, or dry mouth.
Store this product at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Give this medication as directed by your veterinarian. Deramaxx can be given with or without food. Keep plenty of water available for your pet.
|Dogs: (to treat post-operative pain and inflammation)||4 lbs and over||1.4-1.8mg per pound as a single daily dose. Do not give for more than 7 days|
|Dogs: (to treat osteoarthritis pain and inflammation)||All weights||0.45-0.91mg per pound as a single daily dose|