Deramaxx tablets are a prescription non-steroidal non narcotic anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) of the coxib class proven safe enough to use every day.
Deramaxx is for the control of postoperative pain and inflammation associated with orthopedic (bone) surgery in dogs and for the control of pain and inflammation (soreness) associated with osteoarthritis in dogs.
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Dosage and Administration:
Please follow your Veterinarians orders for dosage and administration of Deramaxx. Your veterinarian will tell you what amount of DERAMAXX tablets is right for your dog and for how long they should be given. Do not change the way you give DERAMAXX tablets to your dog without first speaking with your veterinarian. DERAMAXX tablets should should be given by mouth and may be given with or without food, although with food is preferable.
What are the possible side effects that may occur in my dog during therapy with DERAMAXX tablets?
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.
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
Can DERAMAXX tablets be given with other medications?
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.
What can I do in case my dog eats more than the prescribed amount of DERAMAXX tablets?
Contact your veterinarian immediately if your dog eats more than the prescribed amount of DERAMAXX tablets.
· Control of pain and inflammation may vary from dog to dog.
· 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.
What results can you expect from Deramaxx when used for Osteo arthritis pain and inflammation?:
Osteoarthritis is a painful condition caused by damage to cartilage and other parts of the joint that may result in the following changes or signs in your dog:
· Limping or lameness
· Decreased activity or exercise (reluctance to stand, climb stairs, jump or run, or
difficulty in performing these activities)
· Stiffness or decreased movement of joints
While DERAMAXX is not a cure for osteoarthritis, it can control the pain and inflammation
of osteoarthritis and improve your dog’s mobility. Response may vary from dog to dog but
can be quite dramatic.
· Has had an allergic reaction to deracoxib, the active ingredient in DERAMAXX tablets
· 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 (unless directed by your
· Has bloody stool or vomit
· Has a pre-existing kidney or liver condition
· Has any condition predisposing to dehydration
· Is anorexic (loss of appetite)
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.
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.
What to discuss with your veterinarian before giving DERAMAXX tablets.
Tell your veterinarian about:
· Any side effects your dog has experienced from DERAMAXX tablets or other NSAIDs
· Any digestive upset (vomiting or diarrhea) your dog has had
· Any kidney disease your dog has had
· Any other medical problems or allergies that your dog has now or has had in the past
· All medications that you are giving your dog or plan to give your dog, including
those you can get without prescription and any dietary supplements
· If you plan to breed your dog, or if your dog is pregnant or nursing
Talk to your veterinarian about:
· The orthopedic surgery your dog will undergo
· What tests might be done before surgery is performed or DERAMAXX tablets are
· The signs of pain or inflammation that may occur after surgery
· Normal events that can be expected after your dog undergoes surgery
· The proper amount of exercise after surgery to aid recovery
· The signs of osteoarthritis you have observed (for example, limping or stiffness)
· The importance of weight control, physical therapy and exercise in the management
· How often your dog may need to be examined by your veterinarian
· The risks and benefits of using DERAMAXX tablets
*As with all prescribed medications, DERAMAXX tablets should only be given to the dog for which they are prescribed. They should be given to your dog only for the condition for which they were prescribed, at the prescribed dose, as directed by your veterinarian.
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