Deramaxx

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$1.03 for the Deramaxx Deramaxx Chewable Tablets for Dogs.

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Deramaxx

Deramaxx is a chewable tablet that is used to relieve arthritis and post-surgical pain in dogs.

How to use

This medication is only available with a prescription from a veterinarian. The medication is given by mouth once a day. The pills are chewable and flavored like beef, so most dogs readily consume them. The medication should, if possible, be given immediately after the dog has eaten a full meal.

It is used to treat pain after orthopedic surgery and is given for up to a week for this purpose. For treating arthritis pain, the dog will need to take a daily dose for the rest of its life. The manufacturer recommends starting with a dose of 2 mg/kg and then gradually decreasing the dose to the lowest effective dose, which may be as low as 1 mg/kg. Metabolism of Deramaxx varies considerably among dogs, and thus the effective dose can only be determined by trial and error.

How it works

Deramaxx is the brand name for a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug called deracoxib. It acts to inhibit COX-2 but not COX-1. The overall effect is a reduction of the synthesis of prostaglandins and other molecules involved in promoting inflammation.

Deracoxib is quickly and efficiently absorbed from the digestive tract when it is taken orally and achieves a therapeutic dose within about 30 minutes of administration, relieving both pain and inflammation for many hours.

Cautions

Before starting on chronic deracoxib therapy, baseline laboratory blood and urine testing should be performed, and periodically the dog should be re-tested to ensure that the dog is not experiencing early signs of kidney or liver toxicity.

Some dogs will experience a gradual increase in BUN levels while being treated with deracoxib; this effect does not seem to be clinically relevant and isn't associated with any other signs of kidney toxicity.

Like all NSAIDs, deracoxib can cause gastrointestinal ulcers. Owners should watch for signs and symptoms of ulcers, such as anorexia, weight loss, vomiting, black stools, and lethargy. Contact your veterinarian immediately if you notice these types of symptoms because ulcers can become perforated and lead to peritonitis and sometimes death.

Other types of NSAIDs should not be administered to the dog while it is being treated with deracoxib. The medication can safely be used in conjunction with antibiotics, heartworm preventatives, dewormers, flea/tick medications, and thyroid medications.

Side effects

Some dogs will experience gastrointestinal upset after taking deracoxib, such as anorexia and vomiting, and occasional streaks of blood can appear in the stool. These effects can usually be eliminated by giving the medication only after the dog has eaten a full meal.

Less commonly, dogs can develop gastrointestinal ulcers, as discussed above.

Very rarely, some dogs will experience liver and kidney toxicity; if the dog is regularly monitored by laboratory testing, early signs of toxicity will be noted, and the medication can be discontinued before any permanent damage occurs.