EQUIOXX [firocoxib 2%] injectable solution is indicated for the control of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis in horsesAdd this item to your cart:
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Dosage and Administration:
It is important to follow your Veterinarian's prescription instructions for your pet.
The recommended dosage of EQUIOXX Injection for intravenous administration in horses is 0.04 mg/lb 0.09 mg/kg of body weight once daily for up to 5 days. If further treatment is needed, EQUIOXX firocoxib Oral Paste for horses can be used at a dosage of 0.045 mg/lb 0.1 mg/kg body weight for up to an additional 9 days of treatment. The overall duration of treatment with EQUIOXX Injection and EQUIOXX Oral Paste will be dependent on the response observed, but should not exceed 14 days. EQUIOXX Injection is a non-aqueous solution, and therefore should not be added to an aqueous solution such as intravenous infusion lines.
Horses with hypersensitivity to firocoxib should not receive EQUIOXX Injection.
For intravenous use in horses only. Do not use in horses intended for human consumption.
EQUIOXX, like other NSAIDS, may cause some side effects.
Serious side effects associated with NSAID therapy in horses can occur with or without warning. The most common side effects associated with EQUIOXX therapy involve the tongue, lips and skin of the mouth and face erosions and ulcers of the mucosa and skin and the kidney. Gastrointestinal, kidney and liver problems have also been reported with other NSAIDs. Look for the following side effects that may indicate your horse is having a problem with EQUIOXX or may have another medical problem: Sores or ulcers on the tongue and inside of mouth. Sores, scabs, redness, or rubbing of the facial skin, particularly around the mouth. Change in eating or drinking habits frequency or amount consumed. Change in urination habits frequency or color. Yellowing of gums, skin, or whites of the eyes jaundice. Unexpected weight loss. Change in behavior such as increased or decreased activity level. It is important to stop therapy and contact your veterinarian if you think your horse has a medical problem or side effect while taking EQUIOXX. If you have additional questions about possible side effects, talk with your veterinarian or call 1-877-217-3543.
Can EQUIOXX be given with other medications?
EQUIOXX should not be given with other NSAIDs for example, aspirin, phenylbutazone, diclofenac, ketoprofen or flunixin or systemic corticosteroids for example, prednisone, cortisone, dexamethasone, or triamcinolone. Tell your veterinarian about all medications that you have given your horse in the past, and any medications you are planning to give with EQUIOXX. 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 horse's medicines can be given together.
Not for use in humans. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children. Consult a physician in case of accidental human exposure.
For technical assistance or to report suspected adverse events, call 1-877-217-3543.
Horses should undergo a thorough history and physical examination before initiation of NSAID therapy. Appropriate laboratory tests should be conducted to establish hematological and serum biochemical baseline data before and periodically during administration of any NSAID. C
Manufactured for: Merial Limited, Duluth, GA 30096-4640, U.S.A. 1-877-217-3543 Made in Germany