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Deramaxx My 3 year old Great Pyrenees could not get up, he is 200 lbs so I couldn't do much. The vet had me try Deramaxx. To start he took 2 100mg tablets but after a week we switched to 1 tablet. He can now go outside and move around! The only other option was not a good one! 04/03/2011
Deramaxx Big change in my 7 year old Westie, Mr. Benny. He's still skitish about jumping up on the couch or the bed - but he's jumping down without a hitch, and he's coming up the back stairs perfectly. Thank you Pet-meds! 03/16/2011
Deramaxx This close relative of the human arthritic drug celebrex, which has helped so many suffering human arthritis patients, has really shined in its veterinary use. All nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs on the market to varying degrees block enzymes in our pets bodies involved with pain and inflammation. The deramaxx difference and advantage is that unlike many competitor products, deramaxx does NOT block enzymes that are involved in blood clotting, protection of the stomach lining and kidney function, thus providing an increased balance of safety and efficacy over other products I have seen in practice. Deramaxx specifically targets the source of osteoarthritis inflammation and pain with ONE chewable tablet controlling inflammation for a full 24 hours. This FDA approved drug has been prescribed to over one million dogs over the past 2 years. One study with one of its major competitors, showed that lame dogs put more weight on the leg quicker and for longer periods than another drug of its class commonly prescribed. As with any individual drug of the nonsteroidal anti inflammatory class, there can be very rare reactions involving the digestive tract, kidneys or liver. I find that when we do complete blood and urine workups on pets before starting on this medication, that we are able to prescribe drugs like this more safely. For those pets who need deramaxx long term, blood work should be done every 4-6 months in my opinion. I often find that when using the wonderful neutraceuticals from 1800petmeds for arthritis like super joint enhancer, proanthozone, and super joint omega that I am able to use much lower doses of deramaxx in controlling chronic degenerative joint disease and arthritis in many of our aging dogs,, even only a dose or two a week in some cases, once the neutraceuticals take effect over several weeks. For some of the major orthopedic procedures done on dogs today, including fracture repair, joint reconstruction, and the ever increasing number of cruciate surgeries being done on dogs, that deramaxx offers superior relief and quicker return to function than some of the other competitor products. The main disadvantages I have found is the lack of an approved injectable medication for same day use in my surgery cases, as well as the lack of FDA labelled safety and approval for use in young puppies.6 weeks of age. Also it is so important for clients to review with their veterinarians any prior drug or antibiotic reactions, ot the use of any other over the counter drugs, other prescription medicines, as well as nutritional supplements that could interact with drugs of this class and potentially lead to increased complications. These issues should always be discussed with your vet on case by case basis, but by no means should discourage the use of this wonderful often life saving drug.. 06/13/2008
Double edged sword, approach with caution Deramaxx certainly has improved Happy's life by reducing his arthritis pain, as does Meloxicam. These are ANSAIDS and can cause internal bleeding. I give Happy a dose of Sucralose one hour before giving the one half pill of Deramaxx. I did experience dark, tarry stools on Meloxicam, so on advice of my Vet, switched to Deramaxx. I still am vigilant in checking his stools here too. I really want this to be a good solution as this has turned my 10 year old, arthritic Lab into a puppy again. Just be aware that you can't be cavalier about just giving Deramaxx alone. 01/24/2014
Great product I have seen great improvement with my dog after using this. He could not walk up the steps without help but now he can most of the time and has even been jumping up onto the couch. He has gone from taking a few steps and collapsing to walking and even sometimes running around the yard. 01/20/2014
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I am looking for Deramaxx for my dog and it is no longer for sale here but is the only thing my dg can tolerate.
Answer:¬†We are able to ship orders to Australia for Deramaxx if you and your pet have a valid relationship with your veterinarian. Deramaxx is a prescription item in the US and before it is shipped, it will require us to receive approval from your pet's veterinarian.
Could you tell me how many pills in each bottle??? Looks tome that info shouldbe there...ouldn't find it!
Answer:¬†Our Vet said to try every other day then, if that works,decrease by adding one more day. We give ours one 100 mg. Tablet every day and she requires that. We are unable to decrease as of yet.
Everyone that has used Deramaxx including myself has seen incredible improvement, however, what do we use now, since we cannot order this anymore. I have tried all that you say is compatible and nothing has helped.
Answer:¬†The other one a different vet wanted us to use was Rimadyl and it is supposed to be very effective as well. Talk to your Vet and see what they say for your animal.
My dog has had a bad reaction to Piroxicam (vomiting and diarrhea) and Deramaxx (loss of appetite - I quit before it could get any worse G-I-wise). These NSAIDs really helped with her mobility but she could not tolerate them. Which NSAIDs are considered the easiest on the G-I system? (She is being treated for bone cancer.)
Answer:¬†I am so sorry to hear your dog has bone cancer. Our dog seems to only take the Deramaxx if in cheese, but we give her at a separate time of the day Canine Flex Plus which is liver based for her joints and Hyla Flex 10 for large dogs which is a Hyaluronic Acid on a little dry food mixed with warm water. Also, when giving the Deramaxx I know the vet suggested we give her an Acid controller like Pepcid. I hope you find something that will alleviate your dogs pain. Good luck
Answer:¬†I am terribly sorry to hear about your dog's bone cancer. To answer your question I reached out to one of our staff pharmacist. He shared with me this answer: The Cox-2 non-steroidals like Deramaxx and Previcox are easier on the gastrointestinal tract than the older non-steroidals like Rimadyl.
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