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Oral tablets indicated for the control of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis in dogs; and for the control of postoperative pain and inflammation associated with orthopedic surgery in dogs greater than or equal to four pounds (1.8 kg).
Description and Composition
Oral, beef flavored tablets of 3 strengths are available:
DERAMAXX 25, 75 and 100 contain 25.00 mg, 75.00 mg 100.00 mg deracoxib, respectively. (Approved strengths vary by country)
Deracoxib, the active ingredient of DERAMAXX, is a coxib class non-narcotic, non-steroidal, cyclooxygenase-inhibiting anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). DERAMAXX tablets do not inhibit COX-1 based on in vitro studies using cloned canine cylcooxygenase at label doses. The clinical relevance of this in vitro data has not been shown.
DERAMAXX Chewable Tablets are indicated for the control of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis in dogs; and for the control of postoperative pain and inflammation associated with orthopedic surgery in dogs greater than or equal to four pounds (1.8 kg).
Dosage and Administration
DERAMAXX is administered orally at a dose of 1 - 2 mg/kg as a single daily dose for the indication of control of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis in dogs. DERAMAXX is administered at a dose of 3-4 mg/kg as a single daily dose for the indication of control of postoperative pain and inflammation associated with orthopedic surgery in dogs greater than or equal to four pounds (1.8 kg), not to exceed 7 days.
Since DERAMAXX tablet bioavailability is greatest when taken with food, postprandial administration is preferable. However, DERAMAXX tablets have been shown to be effective under both fed and fasted conditions; therefore, they may be administered in the fasted state if necessary.
Special Precautions and Warnings
All dogs should undergo a thorough history and physical examination before the initiation of NSAID therapy. Appropriate laboratory tests to establish hematological and serum biochemical baseline data prior to, and periodically during, administration of any NSAID is recommended.
The use of DERAMAXX tablets with other anti-inflammatory drugs, such as NSAIDS or corticosteroids, should be avoided.
Formulations and Packages
DERAMAXX tablets are available as 25 mg, 75 mg and 100 mg round, brownish, half-scored tablets in 30 and 90 count bottles.
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