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Previcox (firocoxib) is a new coxib nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) prescribed to manage pain and inflammation associated with canine arthritis and osteoarthritis. Previcox provides fast pain relief, and improves lameness with a convenient chewable tablet.

What is Previcox Chewable Tablets?

Previcox (firocoxib), is an anti-inflammatory (NSAID) produced by Merial. It is a flavored tablet prescribed to manage the pain associated with canine arthritis and osteoarthritis. Previcox provides fast pain relief, and improves lameness in dogs.

Who is Previcox Chewable Tablets for?

Previcox is for dogs suffering from stiffness or decreased joint mobility and flexibility. Previcox is also used to help dogs having difficulty performing normal activities, such as a reluctance to stand, climb stairs, jump, or run.

Why use Previcox Chewable Tablets?

Dogs treated with Previcox chewable tablets in dose confirmation studies showed improvement in lameness within three hours compared to untreated controls. The dogs returned to almost normal function after seven hours.

How does Previcox Chewable Tablets work?

Previcox blocks the COX-2 (cyclooxygenase-2) enzyme which generates the chemicals that are responsible for fever, pain and inflammation in the body.


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How is Previcox Chewable Tablets sold?

Previcox is sold in 57 mg and 227 mg strengths in counts of 1, 10, 30, 60 or 180 chewable tablets.

What are the side effects of Previcox Chewable Tablets?

The most common side effects associated with Previcox involve the digestive tract. These side effects include vomiting and decreased food consumption. Liver and kidney problems have also been reported with the use of NSAIDs.

What special precautions are there?

Do not give your dog Previcox with other NSAIDs (e.g, aspirin, carprofen, etodolac, deracoxib, meloxicam, or tepoxalin) or corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone, cortisone, dexamethasone, or triamcinolone). Tell your veterinarian about all medications that you have given your dog in the past, and any medications you are planning to give with Previcox tablets.

What to do if overdose?

In case of overdose, contact your veterinarian or nearest emergency animal clinic.

How can I store Previcox Chewable Tablets?

Store tablets at room temperature.

Helpful Tips:

Pharmacists are standing by to offer Pet Parent counseling regarding prescription medication purchased from Allivet before and after dispensing. Pharmacists on duty are available Monday-Friday, 9:30AM - 5:30PM EST and will be on call Saturday 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST for consultation.

Previcox is available in a once-a-day dose that provides therapeutic pain relief for 24 hours after treatment. Dosage varies according to your dogs weight as prescribed by your vet. 

Previcox contains the active ingredient firocoxib.

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