For Use In: Dogs weighing
at least 4 lbs for uses related to medical procedures. Dogs of any weight
for arthritis treatment.
Only give Deramaxx to dogs. Do not
give to cats or other animals. Not for human consumption.
Keep out of reach of children. Do not
permit children to administer or otherwise handle Deramaxx. Read directions
and precautionary statements before use.
Follow the specifications of your veterinarian's
prescription. Dosages are calculated in half-tablet increments.
Typical dosage for treatment of joint
pain and inflammation is 0.45-0.91 mg per lb. of body weight. Typical
dosage for treatment of surgery-related pain and inflammation is 1.4-1.8
mg per lb. of body weight.
- Give Deramaxx before medical
or dental procedures.
- Remove only one chewable
tablet at a time and return remaining product to its safe location.
- Offer Deramaxx chewable
tablets by hand, or add them to food.
- Administer medication with
or without food, but preferably with to increase bioavailability of
medication. Provide plenty of water for your dog.
- Watch your dog eat the medication
to ensure the full dose is taken.
Frequency of Use:
Give Deramaxx as prescribed. Use as
infrequently, and at as low a dose, as possible. Do not use Deramaxx
for more than 7 consecutive days.
Administer a missed dose when you remember
it, unless the next dose is almost due. Do not give double doses to
make up for missed doses.
Store in original container and out
of reach of children and animals.
Store at room temperature, between
59 and 86 degrees F. Protect from moisture and heat.
It is a violation of Federal Law
to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.
Deramaxx delivers deracoxib in the
form of chewable beef-flavored tablets. These tablets come in 25 mg,
50 mg, 75 mg and 100 mg doses. Tablets are scored for easy halving.
They are round and brownish in color. Available bottles contain 7, 30,
or 90 chewable tablets.
The deracoxib content of Deramaxx is
a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, otherwise known as an NSAID.
It is used to treat pain and inflammation, particularly when resulting
from arthritis, hip dysplasia, orthopedic surgery, soft-tissue surgery,
or dental procedures. Deramaxx is in the class of NSAIDs that inhibits
the cyclooxygenase (COX-2) enzymes that prompt inflammation and contribute
to joint pain.
Keep this product out of reach of children
and animals. Do not use or store in or near open flame or heat.
Deramaxx is intended for dogs only.
When used to treat pain and inflammation associated with soft-tissue
or orthopedic surgery or dental procedures, Deramaxx is indicated for
dogs weighing at least 4 lbs. For treatment of pain an inflammation
associated with joint problems, this weight restriction is not applicable.
Use only as prescribed by your veterinarian.
Have a medical history and physical
examination completed by a veterinarian before starting therapy with
Deramaxx or any NSAID.
CAUTION: Not for use in dogs
with hypersensitivity to deracoxib. Dogs with allergies or sensitivities
to other NSAIDs may experience similar problems when taking Deramaxx.
Swelling on or around the face, hives, and difficulty breathing are
common signs of an allergic reaction.
Tell your veterinarian if your dog
is pregnant, lactating, or used for breeding. Also, make sure your veterinarian
is aware of any ulcers, bleeding disorders, congestive heart failure,
hypertension, liver or kidney disease, or edema. Tell your veterinarian
if your dog is taking steroids, other NSAIDS, or any other medications
Stomach upset is the most common side
effect of Deramaxx. Other more serious side effects can include loss
of appetite, anemia, vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite, mysterious
weight gain, bloody, black, or tarry stools, itching, atypical behavior,
increased drinking and urine output, water retention, rash, jaundice,
lethargy, incoordination, unusual bruising or bleeding, and seizures.
These can indicate serious complications; call for prompt communication
with your veterinarian.
Talk to your veterinarian before giving
your dog other supplements or medications. Many over-the-counter medications
contain NSAIDs and when used in combination with Deramaxx can lead to
Signs of an overdose include stomachache,
headache, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, vision problems, little or no
urination, decelerated breathing, and coma. Seek emergency veterinary
care if you suspect or know of an overdose.
In case of human ingestion, call your
physician or a poison control center immediately for treatment instructions.
Have product label on hand when calling or seeking treatment.
Warranty and Manufacturer Information:
NADA # 141-203, Approved by FDA
© 2008 Novartis Animal Health US,
NAC No.: 11310127