Deramaxx is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used in dogs to control pain and inflammation. It is particularly effective against osteoarthritis, a degenerative disease that affects your dog's joints. It is available as beef-flavored, scored, chewable tablets. Deramaxx works by reducing substances that cause pain, inflammation, and fever in the body. Deramaxx is also used to reduce pain associated with surgery or dental procedures. Deramaxx requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
- Effectively controls pain and inflammation
- Pain-free dogs may be more active and less likely to become overweight
- Controls the pain of Osteoarthritis associated with walking, climbing, standing, and sitting.
- Makes your pet more comfortable, ensuring more refreshing rest and sleep.
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.
Always provide "Information for Dog Owners" Sheet with prescription. Carefully consider the potential benefits and risk of Deramaxx and other treatment options before deciding to use Deramaxx. Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration consistent with individual response.