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PREVICOX® is a veterinary prescription non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to control pain and inflammation in dogs due to osteoarthritis (OA). This chewable tablet may be used to help control postoperative pain and inflammation following soft-tissue or orthopedic surgery. Your veterinarian may administer PREVICOX before the procedure and recommend that your dog be treated for a few days after going home. PREVICOX comes in easy-to-give barbecue flavored chewable tablets. With regular once daily administration for OA relief, most dogs show improvement within days. Talk to your veterinarian about including PREVICOX as part of your dog’s OA treatment plan, and help get him on his way to getting back to himself.

What is Previcox Chewable Tablets?

PREVICOX® is a veterinary prescription non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to control pain and inflammation in dogs due to osteoarthritis (OA). NSAIDs, such as PREVICOX, improve your dog's overall mobility by relieving joint pain and inflammation.

Who is Previcox Chewable Tablets for?

For use in dogs.

Why use Previcox Chewable Tablets?

Previcox studies showed lameness improvement within 3 hours when compared to unmedicated controls. After 7 hours, dogs returned to almost-normal function.

How does Previcox Chewable Tablets work?

Previcox works by blocking the COX-2 (cyclooxygenase-2) enzyme. This enzyme develops the chemicals responsible for inflammation, pain, and fever within the body.

Manufacturer:

Boehringer Ingelheim

Active ingredient(s):

Firocoxib

How is Previcox Chewable Tablets sold?

Chewable tablets are sold in counts of 1, 10, 30, 60, or 180 in strengths of 57mg or 227mg.

What are the side effects of Previcox Chewable Tablets?

The most frequently reported adverse reactions to Previcox are associated with the digestive tract. These reactions could be a decrease of food consumption or vomiting. NSAIDs are also associated with kidney and liver issues. Please call your veterinarian and refer to prescribing information.

What special precautions are there?

Keep away from children and animals. Consider appropriate washout times when switching from one NSAID to another or when switching from corticosteroid use to NSAID use. As a class, cyclooxygenase inhibitory NSAIDs may be associated with renal, gastrointestinal and hepatic toxicity. Sensitivity to drug-associated adverse events varies with the individual patient. Dogs that have experienced adverse reactions from one NSAID may experience adverse reactions from another NSAID. Patients at greatest risk for adverse events are those that are dehydrated, on concomitant diuretic therapy, or those with existing renal, cardiovascular, and/or hepatic dysfunction. Concurrent administration of potentially nephrotoxic drugs should be carefully approached and monitored. NSAIDs may inhibit the prostaglandins that maintain normal homeostatic function. Such anti-prostaglandin effects may result in clinically significant disease in patients with underlying or pre-existing disease that has not been previously diagnosed. Since NSAIDs possess the potential to produce gastrointestinal ulceration and/or gastrointestinal perforation, concomitant use of PREVICOX Chewable Tablets with other anti-inflammatory drugs, such as NSAIDs or corticosteroids, should be avoided. The concomitant use of protein-bound drugs with PREVICOX Chewable Tablets has not been studied in dogs. Commonly used protein-bound drugs include cardiac, anticonvulsant, and behavioral medications. The influence of concomitant drugs that may inhibit the metabolism of PREVICOX Chewable Tablets has not been evaluated. Drug compatibility should be monitored in patients requiring adjunctive therapy. If additional pain medication is needed after the daily dose of PREVICOX, a non-NSAID class of analgesic may be necessary. Appropriate monitoring procedures should be employed during all surgical procedures. Anesthetic drugs may affect renal perfusion, approach concomitant use of anesthetics and NSAIDs cautiously. The use of parenteral fluids during surgery should be considered to decrease potential renal complications when using NSAIDs perioperatively. The safe use of PREVICOX Chewable Tablets in pregnant, lactating or breeding dogs has not been evaluated.

What to do if overdose?

Contact your closest emergency pet hospital or vet,

How can I store Previcox Chewable Tablets?

Store at room temperature between 59° - 86°F. Brief periods up to 104°F are permitted.

Helpful Tips:

  • Consider appropriate washout times when switching from switching from corticosteroid use to NSAID use, or from one NSAID to another.
  • Administering with food delays drug absorption and decreases peak concentrations of this medication. However, at the recommended dose, food does not affect the overall oral bioavailability.


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Overview

Daily dosage varies according to your dogs weight as prescribed by your Veterinarian. Carefully consider the potential benefits and risks of PREVICOX and other treatment options before deciding to use PREVICOX. Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration consistent with individual response. The recommended dosage of PREVICOX (firocoxib) for oral administration in dogs is 2.27 mg/lb (5.0mg/kg) body weight once daily as needed for osteoarthritis and for 3 days as needed for postoperative pain and inflammation associated with soft-tissue and orthopedic surgery. The dogs can be treated with PREVICOX approximately two hours prior to surgery. The tablets are scored and dosage should be calculated in half tablet increments. PREVICOX Chewable Tablets can be administered with or without food.

Main Ingredients

Previcox contains the active ingredient firocoxib.

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