What are OstiMax Chewable Tablets for Dogs?
- OstiMax is the brand name product for deracoxib, which is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
- Deracoxib is used in dogs for pain and inflammation.
Why do dogs use OstiMax Chewable Tablets?
- Deracoxib is commonly used to relieve pain and inflammation in dogs diagnosed with osteoarthritis.
- It is also prescribed to control postoperative pain from orthopedic surgery or other conditions.
What else should I know about OstiMax Chewable Tablets?
- Periodic blood work is recommend while on this drug to check for liver and kidney side effects.
- OstiMax chewable tablets are chewable for easier doing.
- Store chewable tablets out of the reach of children and animals.
What problems could my dog have with OstiMax Chewable Tablets?
- OstiMax is not recommended or approved for use in cats.
- If your pet vomits or acts sick receiving the drug on an empty stomach, try giving next dose with food or small treat.
- Watch for decreased appetite; vomiting; changes in bowel movements; changes in behavior (eg aggression); yellowing of gums, skin, or whites of eyes (jaundice); changes in drinking habits (frequency, amount consumed) or urination habits (frequency, color, or smell).
- If your dog has bloody stools, bloody vomit, facial swelling, hives, or red or itchy skin, you should immediately report it to your pet's veterinarian. OstiMax is better given with food, and it is important for your dog to have access to water at all times. You should contact your dog's veterinarian before giving other medications or supplements to your pet, as they may not be compatible.
How do you use OstiMax Chewable Tablets?
- OstiMax can be given with or without food, but food may reduce the changes for stomach problems. Follow your veterinarian's recommendations.
What is in OstiMax Chewable Tablets?
- Deracoxib is a prescription nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) of the COX-2 inhibitor class.
- Deracoxib is believed to be a COX-2 selective inhibitor.
Will I get what I see in the picture?
- OstiMax is a brand name. You will receive the exact brand that you request.
Is it important for my dog to finish all of the OstiMax Chewable Tablets?
- Dogs may use OstiMax for different lengths of time. Please consult your veterinarian if you have any questions.
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