Previcox is a non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) prescribed by your vet to treat your canine companion's pain and inflammation caused by osteoarthritis. It can also help control postoperative pain and inflammation often associated with soft-tissue and orthopedic surgery. This medication comes in a chewable tablet form, which means it can be easily crushed up and disguised in your pet's favorite food.
Previcox(firocoxib) Chewable Tablets are indicated for the control of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis and for the control of postoperative pain and inflammation associated with soft-tissue and orthopedic surgery in dogs.
This product cannot be accurately dosed in dogs less than 12.5 pounds in body weight. Do not use in dogs younger than 7 months. Not for use in humans. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children. Consult a physician in case of accidental ingestion by humans.
Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration consistent with individual response. The recommended dosage of Previcox (firocoxib) for oral administration in dogs is 2.27 mg/lb (5.0mg/kg) body weight once daily as needed for osteoarthritis and for 3 days as needed for postoperative pain and inflammation associated with soft-tissue and orthopedic surgery.
The dogs can be treated with Previcox approximately two hours before surgery. The tablets are scored, and dosage should be calculated in half-tablet increments. Previcox Chewable Tablets can be administered with or without food.
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Store at room temperature, between 59°–86° F (15°–30° C). Brief periods up to 104° F (40° C) are permitted. Keep out of reach of children.
Dogs with known hypersensitivity to firocoxib should not receive Previcox.
Adverse reactions may include vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite, dark or tarry stools, increased water consumption, increased urination, pale gums due to anemia, yellowing of gums, skin or white of the eye due to jaundice, lethargy, incoordination, seizure, or behavioral changes. Serious adverse reactions associated with this drug class can occur without warning and in rare situations result in death.
Owners should be advised to discontinue Previcox therapy and contact their veterinarian immediately if signs of intolerance are observed. The vast majority of patients with drug-related adverse reactions have recovered when the signs are recognized, the drug is withdrawn, and veterinary care, if appropriate, is initiated. Owners should be advised of the importance of periodic follow up for all dogs during administration of any NSAID.
Your dog should not be given Previcox if he/she: