Deramaxx® Chewable Tablets are indicated for the control of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis in dogs. Deramaxx® (deracoxib) is a non-narcotic, non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) of the coxib class. These chewable tablets are formulated with beef flavoring for easy dosing. Deramaxx® is also used for the control of postoperative pain and inflammation associated with orthopedic surgery and dental surgery. Demonstrated to be safe and effective for use in dogs over four months of age. Do not use in cats. Made in USA.
Dogs with known hypersensitivity to deracoxib should not receive Deramaxx®.
Active ingredients: Deracoxib
Store at room temperature between 59° and 86°F (15-30°C).
Well tolerated at the recommended dosage levels, but not free from adverse reactions. Owners should be advised of the potential side effects.
Vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite, dark or tarry stools, increased water consumption, increased urination, anemia, jaundice, lethargy, incoordination, seizures or behavioral changes.
Do not give to dogs with hypersensitivity to deracoxib and other NSAIDs. Do not use in conjunction with other anti-inflammatory drugs such as NSAIDs or corticosteroids. Do not use in cats.
Dogs needing a dose of less than 12.5 mg can only be accurately dosed through use of the 12 mg tablet, which can be broken in half to provide 6 mg. Do not attempt to accurately dose smaller dogs through the use of breaking larger tablets. Inaccurate dosing may result in adverse drug events.
Serious adverse reactions associated with this drug class can occur without warning and in some cases result in death. Owners should be advised to discontinue Deramaxx® therapy and contact their veterinarian immediately if signs of intolerance are observed. The vast majority of patients with drug related adverse reactions have recovered when the signs are recognized, the drug is withdrawn, and veterinary care, if appropriate, is initiated. Owners should be advised of the importance of periodic follow up for all dogs during administration of any NSAID.
Safety not established in dogs younger than 4 months or in breeding, pregnant or lactating dogs.
Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.
Keep out of the reach of children
Disposal of unused prescription medications:
- Revival Animal Health participates in the Take Away Environmental Return System which provides an environmentally safe destruction program.
- The preferred method of drug disposal is to return the unwanted product to a pharmacy that participates in the Take Away Environmental Return System. Seek a local pharmacy that participates in this program for safe disposal.
- A secondary method of drug disposal is to remove the unwanted medication from any wrappers or containers and place it in a plastic bag with moist coffee grounds or cat litter. This can be disposed of in the regular garbage collection.
- Please do NOT dispose of unwanted meds down the drain or toilet, as this may eventually find its way into the human water supply.
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Disposal of medical sharps:
- When you're finished with the syringe and needle, do not try to recap, remove, bend or break the needle. This is where most injuries occur.
- Dispose the syringe and needle immediately in a nearby sharps container. All sharps must be deposited in a puncture-proof container. Make sure your storage location is child and animal proof.
- As with all product handling, make sure you wash your hands after handling medical sharps.
Disposal of sharps container:
- When your sharps container is half-full, sift dry Portland Cement throughout the sharps. Fill the container with water, and rotate until the cement is mixed and the sharps have been distributed throughout the cement mixture. Let cement dry for 24 hours.
- Seal the lid of the container tightly and use duct tape to seal. Label the container "Livestock Sharps" to properly identify the contents.
- Dispose of the containers in accordance with your state's regulations.
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