Deramaxx 100mg (30 tablets) CHEWABLE

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Description

Deramaxx (Deracoxib) is used in dogs to control pain and inflammation. Its particularly effective against osteoarthritis, a degenerative disease that affects your dogs joints. Deramaxx requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

Benefits:
  • Controls pain and inflammation
  • Effective treatment for canine arthritis, specifically controlling chronic osteoarthritis
  • Non-steroidal
  • Comes in a tasty beef-flavored chewable tablet, making administration easy

  • How it works: Deramaxx is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that belongs to the COX-2 inhibitor class of medications. Deramaxx is different from other NSAIDs because at recommended doses it blocks the COX-2 enzyme, not the COX-1 enzyme. While the COX-1 enzyme is necessary for many normal body functions, COX-2 enzymes trigger inflammation and contribute to pain in arthritic joints.

    Prescription Required

    Directions

    Dosage and Administration: Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask your pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. The usual dose of Deramaxx in treating post-operative pain and inflammation is 1.4-1.8mg/pound as a single daily dose. The usual dose of Deramaxx in the treatment of osteoarthritis pain and inflammation is 0.45-0.91mg/pound as a single daily dose. Deramaxx can be given with or without food. Keep plenty of water available for your pet. Store Deramaxx at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets. Do not give Deramaxx to cats.

    What happens if I miss giving a dose: Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. 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.

    What happens if I overdose the pet: Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of Deramaxx overdose include drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, headache, blurred vision, little or no urine production, slow breathing, and coma.

    What should I avoid while giving Deramaxx to my pet: Many over-the-counter cough, cold, allergy, and pain medicines contain aspirin or other NSAIDs similar to Deramaxx. Before giving any prescription or over-the-counter medications talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist.

    What are the possible side effects of Deramaxx: Contact your veterinarian if your pet has abdominal pain, tenderness, or discomfort, bloody, black or tarry stools, blood in vomit, unexplained weight gain, water retention, fatigue or lethargy, skin rash, itching, yellowing of eyes, or unusual bruising or bleeding as these symptoms could indicate serious side effects. If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving Deramaxx and seek emergency veterinary medical attention: an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing, swelling of the lips, tongue or face, or hives). Other less serious side effects may occur. Continue giving Deramaxx and talk to your veterinarian if your pet experiences flatulence or diarrhea, dizziness, headache, or insomnia. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.

    Cautions: Side effects involving the digestive system, kidneys, or liver may occur. Periodic blood tests may be required.

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    100% Recommend this product (3 of 3 responses)
    By Debi
    Marietta, GA
    June 4, 2015
    Great price for this medicine
    Not sure how to review a prescribed drug but this has helped both of my dogs that are on it. They are older dogs dealing with some arthritis and one with hip dysplasia. Both get up and moving with much more ease after stating this. Entirely Pets Pharmacy does in fact contact your vet to be sure this is actually prescribed for your pet and they do it very quickly. And since my dogs will be on this forever finding a better price than my vet can provide me was imperative and EP came up with the best price.
    By Karen
    Ohio
    December 31, 2016
    Medicine works, price not so much now
    This medicine has been a lifesaver for my dog, but the price just went up and I don't know how much longer I can do this.
    By Donna
    Talala, OK
    October 28, 2016
    Good medicine, best service!
    My 13 yr old Rottie has to have this medication on a daily basis. It's not cheap, but it cost way more from our vet. I was so,pleased to find it thru Entirely Pets pharmacy at such a good price. The service from contacting the vet to filling the script & getting it to me has been flawless. I am very pleased! Thank yo!