Deramaxx is given to dogs to control pain and inflammation. It is primarily made to fight against one of the most common degenerative diseases, osteoarthritis. This nonsteroidal medicine is available as beef-flavored, scored, chewable tablets. It is helpful to relieve canine arthritis, specifically controlling chronic osteoarthritis. It is used to control pain associated with surgery or dental procedures. It is also used for the treatment of inflammation and stiffness as a result of health conditions such as hip dysplasia or arthritis. To avail Deramaxx, one needs to have a prescription from the veterinarian.
How it works:
Deramaxx is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), which belongs to the COX-2 inhibitor class of medications. It is different from other NSAIDs, because on the application of the recommended doses, it blocks the COX-2 enzyme, instead of the COX-1 enzyme. COX-2 enzymes trigger inflammation and further contributes to the increase of pain in arthritic joints. On the other hand, COX-1 enzyme is useful for many normal functions of the body.
Things you should know before administering Deramaxx
It is an FDA approved drug for dogs. Deramaxx is available as 25mg, 75mg and 100mg chewable, scored tablets. You should consult your vet if your dog has hives or an allergic reaction after taking medicines such as aspirin, SMZ/TMP or Rimadyl. In case your dog develops any of the following symptoms such as tenderness or discomfort, abdominal pain, bloody, nausea, black, or tarry stools, water retention, fatigue or lethargy, itching, a skin rash, yellowing of the eyes, or unusual bruising or bleeding, you should consult your vet without any delay.
Do not forget to share the status of your dog’s pregnancy, lactating state, bleeding disorders and heart disease with your vet. Tell your vet if your pet is under any sort of medications. Give this medicine to your dog exactly as directed by the veterinarian.