PREVICOX is a veterinary-prescription, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to control pain and inflammation due to dog arthritis—what veterinarians call "canine osteoarthritis." Canine osteoarthritis is a painful condition caused by age, injury, "wear-and-tear" and developmental abnormalities and may result in the following changes or signs in your dog:
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- Limping or lameness.
- Decreased activity or exercise (reluctance to stand, climb stairs, jump or run, or difficulty in performing normal activities).
- Stiffness or decreased mobility and flexibility of joints.
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* PREVICOX provides highly effective relief
* Formulated especially to alleviate the pain and inflammation of arthritis in dogs
* PREVICOX begins to act against the pain and inflammation of dog arthritis within hours of the first treatment.
How does Previcox work?:
PREVICOX inhibits COX-2 (cyclooxygenase-2), which helps generate chemicals that are responsible for pain and inflammation, while sparing COX-1 (cyclooxygenase-1), which is believed to help maintain normal bodily functions.
Previcox is not a cure for your dog's arthritis. It can help alleviate the pain and inflammation and may help improve your dog's mobility.
Factors that affect whether Previcox is right for your pet:
Your dog should not be given PREVICOX if he/she:
- Has had an allergic reaction to firocoxib, the active ingredient in PREVICOX.
- Has had an allergic reaction (such as hives, facial swelling, or red or itchy skin) to aspirin or other NSAIDs.
- Is presently taking aspirin, other NSAIDs, or corticosteroids.
- Is under 12.5 pounds in body weight.
What your veterinarian should know:
- Any other medical problems or allergies that your dog has now, or has had in the past.
- All medicines that you are giving or plan to give to your dog, including those you can get without a prescription, and any dietary supplements.
- Whether your dog is pregnant or nursing, or if you plan to breed your dog.
How do I give PREVICOX to my dog?
PREVICOX should be given according to your veterinarian's instructions. Your veterinarian will tell you what amount of PREVICOX is right for your dog and for how long it should be given.
It will be important to follow the prescription dosage and administrtion instructions exactly.
Most dogs will take PREVICOX Chewable Tablets from your hand, but you can also place the tablet directly into your dog's mouth.
PREVICOX may be given with or without food.
If PREVICOX is discontinued or is not given as directed, your dog's pain and inflammation may return
Possible side effects:
The most common side effects associated with treatment for dog arthritis with PREVICOX involve the digestive tract (vomiting and decreased food consumption). Liver and kidney problems have also been reported with the use of NSAIDs. Look for the following side effects that may indicate your dog is having a problem with PREVICOX, or may have another medical problem in addition to dog arthritis:
- Decrease or increase in appetite.
- Change in bowel movements (such as diarrhea, or black, tarry or bloody stools).
- Change in behavior (such as decreased or increased activity level, lack of coordination, seizure, or aggression).
- Yellowing of gums, skin, or whites of the eyes (jaundice).
- Change in drinking habits (frequency or amount consumed).
- Change in urination habits (frequency, color, or smell).
- Change in skin (redness, scabs, or scratching).
- Unexpected weight loss.
It is important to stop treatment and contact your veterinarian immediately if you think your dog has a medical problem or side effect while taking PREVICOX tablets. If you have additional questions about possible side effects, talk with your veterinarian or call 1-877-217-3543.
Can PREVICOX be given with other medications?
PREVICOX should not be given with other NSAIDs (for example, aspirin, carprofen, etodolac, deracoxib, meloxicam, or tepoxalin) or corticosteroids (for example, prednisone, cortisone, dexamethasone, or triamcinolone). Tell your veterinarian about all medications that you have given your dog in the past, and any medications you are planning to give with PREVICOX tablets. This should include other medicines that you can get without a prescription or any dietary supplements. Your veterinarian may want to check that all of your dog's medicines can be given together.
PREVICOX is manufactured by and is a registered trademark of Merial. The information provided on this website is for educational purposes only and is intended to be a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise and professional judgment of your veterinarian. We reference Merial as the source for our information, you may research this product further at the Merial webpage: http://previcox.us.merial.com/. You should always consult your own veterinarian for specific advice concerning the diagnosis, and treatment of your pet. As stated the information provided is for educational purposes to aid you in purchasing your pet's medication, it is not a substitute for a veterinary exam, nor does this information suggest that this medication will be tolerated by your pet or that your pet will not experience side effects.
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