Deramaxx Pet Medication
- Availability: Prescription
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- What is Deramaxx used for?
Deramaxx is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) belonging to the COX-2 inhibitor class. This medication is similar to the human medications Celebrex and Bextra. It is FDA approved for use in dogs for the control of pain and inflammation associated with orthopedic surgery.
- How Deramaxx should be used?
The usual dose of Deramaxx in dogs for the treatment of postoperative orthopedic pain and inflammation is 1.4-1.8mg/pound as a single daily dose. The usual dose of Deramaxx in dogs for the treatment of osteoarthritis pain and inflammation is 0.45-0.91mg/pound as a single daily dose.
- What are the side effects?
Side effects of Deramaxx in dogs may include vomiting, diarrhea, bloody stools and drainage or oozing at the surgical site.
- What special precautions are there?
Do not use Deramaxx in animals allergic to it. Deramaxx should not be used with other NSAIDS such as aspirin, Rimadyl or etodolac. Do not use this medication in breeding, pregnant or lactating dogs. Do not use in dogs that are dehydrated, on diuretic therapy, or have a preexisting kidney, liver or cardiovascular dysfunction. Use with caution in dogs allergic to sulfonamides. This medication is for use in dogs only. Always tell your veterinarian and pharmacist what other medications your pet is taking.
- In the event of overdose?
Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room. Symptoms of overdose may include vomiting, diarrhea and bloody stool.
- How should I store Deramaxx?
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store tablets at room temperature, away from excess heat, light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Keep medication out of the reach of children and pets.
Disclaimer: The information on this site is for educational purposes only and should NOT be considered veterinary advice. Any veterinary questions should be referred to your veterinarian. This information is NOT to be used for diagnosis or treatment of your pet. Please make your own inquiries with your veterinarian for the suitability of a product for your pet.