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Deramaxx (deracoxib) Chewable Tablets for Dogs


Why has my veterinarian prescribed Deracoxib?

Deracoxib is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication that is frequently prescribed to relieve pain and inflammation after orthopedic surgery in dogs. The medication is also indicated for treating chronic pain and lameness related to osteoarthritis in dogs.


How do I give Deracoxib?

  • Administer Deracoxib as directed by your veterinarian.
  • Deracoxib can be given with or without food.
  • Try to give this medication at the same time each day.
  • DO NOT give the pet more medicine than directed. 
  • DO NOT give your pet medicine more often than prescribed.
  • Try not to miss any doses.


If I miss a dose, what do I do?

If you miss a dose, give it to your pet as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, then continue with the regular dosing schedule. Do not give your pet two doses at once.


How do I store Deracoxib?

Keep this medicine out of reach of children.


Store this medicine at room temperature and in a cool, dry place. Keep this medicine out of the sunlight and away from heat.


Do not store this medicine in damp places, in the bathroom, or near the kitchen sink. This medication can break down when exposed to moisture or heat.


What are the potential side effects of Deracoxib?

Dogs usually tolerate Deracoxib well. The most common side effects include vomiting and diarrhea or soft stools. Your pet may also experience other side effects including: loss of appetite, dark stools, depression, and changes in drinking and urination.


Let your veterinarian know right away if any side effects develop and stop giving the medication


Other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.


What about possible drug interactions?

Be sure to tell your veterinarian about any other medications you are giving your pet.


Pets on concurrent diuretic therapy are at increased risk for NSAID toxicity, as are pets that are dehydrated, or those with existing kidney, liver, and/or heart dysfunction. Using Deracoxib in these patients is not advised.


It’s not uncommon for your veterinarian to prescribe two different medications, which may cause a drug interaction to occur. If this happens, your veterinarian may change the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely.


Veterinarians have little experience with using Deracoxib with other protein-bound medications. Therefore, your veterinarian will be careful when giving Deracoxib with other protein bound drugs because they may compete for binding. These other agents include cardiac, anticonvulsant, and behavioral medications. In this case, dose adjustments may be required.


Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.



You can find a Client Information Sheet which provides a summary of information about Deramaxx Tablets for Dogs by following the link below:


Dermaxx Client Information Sheet*


If you have questions or concerns about Deramaxx Tablets, or conditions related to its use, contact your pet's veterinarian or pharmacist.


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You can find a package insert which provides more detailed information on Deramaxx Chewable Tablets'indications, forms of administration, and side effects, along with other clinical information, by following the link below:


Deramaxx Package Insert*


Deramaxx's Package Insert does not take the place of instructions from your veterinarian. Talk to your veterinarian if you do not understand the information provided in this document or if you have any questions about Deramaxx Chewable NSAID pain reliever tablets for dogs.


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