PREVICOX - Pain Relief for Your Dog
Designed to alleviate the pain and inflammation of osteoarthritis in dogs, PREVICOX (firocoxib) provides highly effective relief. Owners are likely to notice improvement in their dogs’ OA signs. In a study, 96% of owners saw improvement in their dogs after using PREVICOX for 30 days, and 60% of pet owners reported their dogs as greatly improved.
PREVICOX is a type of veterinary-prescribed pain reliever called an NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug) that your veterinarian may prescribe for your dog to help treat the pain and inflammation associated with Osteoarthritis. PREVICOX is designed just for dogs and acts fast to help relieve pain and inflammation associated with canine Osteoarthritis, which may help your dog get around more easily. Talk to your veterinarian about including PREVICOX as part of your dog’s Osteoarthritis treatment plan, and help get him on his way to getting back to himself. Learn about Osteoarthritis
As a class, cyclooxygenase inhibitory NSAIDs may be associated with gastrointestinal, kidney or liver side effects. These are usually mild, but may be serious. Pet owners should discontinue therapy and contact their veterinarian immediately if side effects occur. Evaluation for pre-existing conditions and regular monitoring are recommended for pets on any medication, including PREVICOX. Use with other NSAIDs, corticosteroids or nephrotoxic medication should be avoided. Refer to the prescribing information for complete details.
How PREVICOX (firocoxib) Works
PREVICOX starts working against the pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis in your dog within hours of the first dose3. It works to control pain and inflammation at the source – by inhibiting an enzyme called COX-2 (cyclooxygenase-2) that helps produce substances that are primarily responsible for inflammation and pain.
How to use PREVICOX (firocoxib)
PREVICOX is convenient and easy to administer. It comes in a BBQ-flavored chewable tablet that dogs like and can be given with or without food. PREVICOX is available in two sizes. Your veterinarian will prescribe the correct dosage based on your dog’s weight. Make sure to always follow your veterinarian’s recommendation precisely.
Results With PREVICOX (firocoxib)
While PREVICOX is not a cure for osteoarthritis in dogs, it can control the pain and inflammation associated with the disease, which may help improve your dog’s mobility4,5 and help bring him back to the best friend you know and love.
While response can vary from dog to dog, improvement can be seen within days in most dogs.
It’s important to periodically discuss your dog’s response to PREVICOX tablets and keep giving PREVICOX as directed by your veterinarian, even when you start to notice signs of improvement in your dog. Your veterinarian will determine if your dog is responding as expected, and if your dog should continue receiving PREVICOX tablets to control his or her pain.
PREVICOX Dosage and Administration
Previcox is a chewable tablet to be given orally. The recommended dosage is 2.27 mg per pound body weight, given once daily. It may be given with or without food. Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions, ask the veterinarian or pharmacist to explain them to you.
If you miss a dose: Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and give the regular dose as directed. Do not double dose.
Previcox should not be used in: Do not use Previcox in dogs weighing less than 12.5 pounds because it cannot be accurately dosed due to tablet sizes and scoring. The use of Previcox in dogs less than 7 months of age has been associated with serious reactions, including death.
Possible side effects: The use of NSAIDs may cause stomach upset, with the potential to product gastric ulcers. Adverse reactions may include vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite, dark or tarry stools, excessive thirst, increased urination, pale gums due to anemia, yellowing of gums, skin or white of the eye due to jaundice, lethargy, incoordination, seizure or behavioral changes. If you observe any of these side effects, contact your veterinarian as soon as possible.
Contraindications: Dogs with known hypersensitivity to firocoxib should not receive PREVICOX.
Warnings: Not for use in humans. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children. Consult a physician in case of accidental ingestion by humans.
For oral use in dogs only. Use of this product at doses above the recommended 2.27 mg/lb (5.0 mg/kg) in puppies less than seven months of age has been associated with serious adverse reactions, including death (see Animal Safety). Due to tablet sizes and scoring, dogs weighing less than 12.5 lb (5.7 kg) cannot be accurately dosed.
All dogs should undergo a thorough history and physical examination before the initiation of NSAID therapy. Appropriate laboratory testing to establish hematological and serum baseline data is recommended prior to and periodically during administration of any NSAID. Owners should be advised to observe for signs of potential drug toxicity (see Adverse Reactions and Animal Safety) and be given a Client Information Sheet about PREVICOX Chewable Tablets.
PREVICOX is Fast-Acting
PREVICOX begins to act against the pain and inflammation of OA within hours of the first dose.
PREVICOX is Easy to Give
PREVICOX chewable tablets are easy and convenient to give on a daily basis. With a barbeque flavor dogs like, they can be given with or without a meal
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