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Previcox for Dogs

Dog Arthritis and Pain Reliever Medication

Previcox is a fast acting non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for dogs used to relieve pain associated with osteoarthritis as well as pain and inflammation caused by orthopedic surgery. Previcox pet meds are chewable and flavored to allow for easy administration. Increased mobility and quality of life for arthritic dogs are some of the benefits of Previcox. Previcox is available in 57 mg and 227 mg in quantities of 10, 30, 60, and 120 tablets. Previcox is also available in surgery pain kits for both 57 mg and 227 mg, which consist of 10 3-dose packs.

Previcox helps reduce the pain and inflammation that accompany osteoarthritis. Additionally, the medication works to control postoperative pain resulting from orthopedic and soft-tissue surgery in dogs. Previcox is also useful against fever.

Benefits of Previcox:

  • Fast-acting relief of pain and inflammation
  • Reduces postoperative pain when given 2 hours prior to surgery
  • Palatable chewable tablets for easy administration
  • Improves mobility in animals with arthritic conditions
  • Helps prevent obesity and other complications of arthritis and decreased mobility
  • Effectively treats fever

The recommended dose of Previcox in dogs is 2.27 mg per pound of body weight. Administer Previcox once per day, for as long as needed, for osteoarthritis. Administer the medication, as needed, for up to 3 days for relief of postoperative pain and swelling.

It is not possible to accurately dose this medication for dogs weighing less than 12.5 lbs.

Directions:

  1. Give a dose of Previcox to your dog about two hours prior to surgery to reduce postoperative pain.
  2. Calculate dosage in half tablet increments.
  3. Administer Previcox with or without food.
  4. Offer your pet plenty of water during treatment with Previcox.

Frequency of Use:

Always use the Previcox at the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible duration to minimize adverse effects.

Storage:

Store Previcox at room temperature in its original packaging.

It is a violation of Federal Law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.

Previcox is a non-narcotic, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication that works by inhibiting the COX-2 enzyme to reduce inflammation and ease pain. Previcox is available in two strengths, containing 57 mg or 227 mg firocoxib. Each tablet strength is supplied in 3-count, 10-count and 30-count blister packages and 60-count bottles.

Warnings:

Keep this product out of reach of children and animals. Do not use or store in or near open flame or heat.

Dogs beginning treatment with Previcox should undergo a thorough veterinary history and physical examination.

This product is intended for use in dogs only. Do not give this product to cats or other animals.

CAUTION: Consider washout times when changing from one non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication to another or when changing from corticosteroid use to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug use.

Animals at greatest risk for adverse events include those that are taking diuretics, are dehydrated, or have existing cardiovascular, renal, and/or hepatic dysfunction. Previcox may inhibit prostaglandins and concurrent use of potentially nephrotoxic drugs should be monitored.

Previcox and other NSAIDs can potentially cause gastrointestinal ulcers and/or perforation. Side effects of Previcox may include vomiting, decreased appetite, diarrhea, lethargy, somnolence, pain, and hyperactivity. Swollen paw, ataxia, aggression, tremor, weakness, weight loss, polydipsia, polyuria, hematuria, bruising at the surgical site, respiratory arrest, incision swelling, urticaria, fever, itching, pyrexia, and oozing incision are other possible side effects. Other side effects are possible. Consult a veterinarian for advice if any of these effects develop.

Less commonly, Previcox can cause severe adverse reactions and even death. Seek emergency attention if your dog develops jaundice, severe lethargy, increased urination, pale gums, tarry stools, increased water consumption, incoordination, behavioral changes, seizures, or other severe symptoms.

It is not know how Previcox affects pregnant, lactating, or breeding dogs. Let your veterinarian know of any other medications or supplements your dog is taking before beginning treatment with this medication.

Symptoms of overdose include headache, blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, stomach pain, reduce urine output, slowed breathing, and coma. Seek emergency attention for a known or suspected overdose. Also, seek emergency attention for symptoms of allergic reaction, including breathing difficulties, hives, or swelling of the face or mouth.

Tell your veterinarian if your dog is currently being treated with aspirin, another non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, warfarin, an ACE inhibitor, insulin, steroids, furosemide, or another medication.

WARNING: Using Previcox at higher than recommended doses in puppies less than 7 months old has been linked to serious adverse reactions, including death.

For technical assistance or to report suspected adverse events, call 1-877-217-3543.

Warranty and Manufacturer Information:

Made in Canada

Marketed by: Merial LLC, Duluth, GA 30096-4640, USA.

1-877-217-3543

U.S. Patent Nos. 5,981,576; 6,541,646; and 6,677,373

NADA 141-230, Approved by FDA

© 2009 Merial. All Rights Reserved.

®PREVICOX is a registered trademark of Merial.

1050-1727-07

Rev. 03-2009

NAC No.: 11111092

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