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What is Previcox?

Previcox is a Cox-2 non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication used in dogs for the relief of pain and inflammation. Previcox requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

For:

Dogs (7 weeks of age or older)

Benefits:
  • A flavored chewable tablet makes administering medication easier
  • Can be given with or without food
  • Is fast acting
How it Works:

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

Cautions:

Before giving your dog any other prescription or over-the-counter medications talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist.

Brand Name:

Previcox

Generic Name:

Firocoxib (fie-roe-cox'-ib)

What is Previcox:

Previcox (firocoxib) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Previcox works by reducing substances that cause pain, inflammation, and fever in the body. Previcox is used for the treatment of pain and inflammation as a result of osteoarthritis. Previcox may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this guide.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Previcox to my pet:

Tell your veterinarian if your pet has an allergy to aspirin or any other NSAID; an ulcer or bleeding in the stomach; has liver, or kidney disease; congestive heart failure; fluid retention; bleeding disorders; heart disease or high blood pressure. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is taking a steroid medication such as prednisone, methylprednisolone or Prednisolone.

What is the most important information I should know about Previcox:

Previcox is a prescription medication that is FDA approved for use in dogs 7 weeks of age or older. Previcox is available as 57mg and 227mg Chewable, scored tablets. Contact the veterinarian if the pet has hives; or an allergic reaction after taking sulfa-based medications such as SMZ/TMP, aspirin or another NSAID such as Rimadyl. Notify your veterinarian immediately if your pet develops abdominal pain; tenderness or discomfort; nausea; bloody, black or tarry stools; water retention; fatigue or lethargy; skin rash; itching; yellowing of the eyes; unusual bruising or bleeding as these symptoms could be early signs of dangerous side effects. Before giving your pet any prescription or over the counter medications check with your veterinarian or pharmacist.

How should this medication be given:

Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. The usual dose of Previcox in the treatment of osteoarthritis pain and inflammation is 2.27mg/pound as a single daily dose. Previcox can be given with or without food. Keep plenty of water available for your pet. Store Previcox at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets. Do not give Previcox to cats.

What happens if I miss giving a dose:

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one as directed. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

What should I avoid while giving Previcox to my pet:

Many over the counter cough, cold, allergy and pain medicines contain aspirin or other NSAID's similar to Previcox. Before taking any prescription or over the counter medications talk to the veterinarian or pharmacist.

What are the possible side effects of Previcox:

Contact the veterinarian if the pet has abdominal pain, tenderness, or discomfort; bloody, black or tarry stools or blood in vomit; unexplained weight gain; water retention; fatigue or lethargy; skin rash; itching; yellowing of eyes; unusual bruising or bleeding as these symptoms could indicate serious side effects. If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving Previcox and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips; tongue or face; hives). Other less serious side effects may occur. Continue giving Previcox and talk to your veterinarian if your pet experiences flatulence or diarrhea; dizziness; headache; or insomnia. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.

What other drugs will affect Previcox:

Tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given aspirin; another NSAID such as etodolac, carprofen or piroxicam; an over the counter cough, cold, allergy or pain medication; warfarin; furosemide; an ACE inhibitor such as enalapril, a steroid such as prednisone, insulin; or probenecid. Drugs other than those listed may also interact with Previcox. Talk to your veterinarian before giving your pet any prescription or over the counter medicines.

How to Use
Directions:
  • Previcox is a prescription medication.
  • Previcox is given once a day.
  • Previcox can be given with or without food.
  • Previcox is for dogs only. Do not give to cats.
Tip:

Keep plenty of water available for your pet to drink.

Dosage:
Dogs/Puppies: (7 weeks of age and older)
Weight
Dosage
All weights
2.27mg/lb of dog's weight once a day for osteoarthritis pain and inflammation
Cats:
Do not use!
Horses:
Do not use!
Storage:

Should be stored at room temperature.

Ingredients
Previcox:
Previcox 57 mg Tablets:
Active Ingredient (per chewable tablet)
Amount
Firocoxib
57 mg
Previcox 227 mg Tablets:
Active Ingredient (per chewable tablet)
Amount
Firocoxib
227 mg
Customer Reviews
Previcox is rated 4.4904 out of 5 by 208.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great! My Coton de Tulear is 6 years old and had been on a low dose of Previcox for 4 years. She had signs of arthritis at 2 years old. She is doing great and is as playful as a puppy. She has no side effects. I give it to her with wet food at night.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy dog again... Ever since my dog was put on Previcox she has become more active and defintiley seems less stressed. It's great to see her being herself again.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick improvement! Our Abby 9yr Great Dane was having rough days. Within a few days she was her old self again and within a week charging up and down stairs again!!
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very effective Lilly had started to have minor signs indicating that her range of motion in her right fore-leg was becoming a bit limited right after resting. She would get up with a slight limp and not be happy going on walks as she usually was. We had tried a few other remedies to no avail. One of our horse vets in Eastern Oregon saw Lilly and prescribed Previcox. It was a complete and immediate turn-around. Two days after first giving Lilly her Previcox we went on a three day back packing trip. We went 18 miles over those three days, with major elevation gain; and Lilly was her old self. No problems at all. Subsequently, over the last month and one-half, she seems totally normal. No movement restrictions what so ever.
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big Turnaround! Eva our 12 yr old German Shepard was struggling to get up and stay up for any length of time. Prior to this she was very active and very healthy. She seemed to go down hill fast. Our vet examined her and suggested starting Previcox. She has totally regained her old self in a two to three week span with zero side effects from this med. Highly recommend trying this if you haven't already. We are still amazed at her turnaround. She was really in a bad way before hand.
Date published: 2016-10-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stop Gap Measure Chip will be 18 years old in Sept2016. Previcox gave Chip new life when he started taking it (with his joint supplements and vitamins). He has been taking Previcox for a couple years now. He isn't experiencing any of the possible side effects but it has been giving diminishing returns lately, more than likely due to the worsening condition of his back trauma (pinched nerve or something of that nature) which I can't afford to diagnose or risk surgery at his age. Previcox has been an excellent and affordable alternative to the other competing medications (Novoxx, Rimadyl etc).
Date published: 2016-05-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from After my dog that is only 18 months old he had to have surgery due to a grooming issue and the vet prescribed preivcox for pain well it don't work
Date published: 2016-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only med that works! My vet told me that my 12 yo Australian Shepherd has some of the worst arthritis she's ever seen. We've tried Rimadyl, Tramadol, and a couple of others (even a mix of two or more) and nothing has worked as well as Previcox. I give my dog the med with her evening meal, and it really makes a difference in her ability to walk and stand up from a laying position. She can even run sometimes! It has never upset her stomach and seems to get in her system pretty fast. I highly recommend this medicine.
Date published: 2016-04-01
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Q&A

How much is the generic brand and how do I let you know the vet gives them to him but they are 60.00/15 pills

Asked by: Johndeb2
There is no generic available for Previcox. The medication price varies based on strength and package size. For the 57 mg tablets, 10 pills costs $19.79 and 60 pills costs $94.45. For the 227 gm tablets, 10 pills costs $38.69 and 60 pills costs $187.15. At checkout, we will ask you for your veterinarians information so we can contact them to get authorization to fill this medication for your pet. *Prices listed are after using coupon code "TOPTEN" at checkout.
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2016-10-18

How long does it take to work as I gave my boxer dog half tablet last night and she seems to be much better this morning thanks

Asked by: rowley25
Previcox can take anywhere from 1-5 hours to begin having an effect on your pet. Glad to see its working for your furry friend!
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2016-10-12

OK someone please answer is question my dog that is a toy poodle had surgery doe to a cut from the groomer and the vet prescribed previcox 57 for pain it does nothing for him

Asked by: Cburns2008
If Previcox isn't working for your poodle, let your veterinarian know. They may be able to prescribe something else to relieve your dogs pain.
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2016-10-12

Can my dog be taken off Previcox immediately or do I have to do it gradually.

Asked by: Gypsy
Yes, your dog can be taken off Previcox. There is no need to taper this medication.
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2016-10-12

Can tramadol be given to dogs on previcox?

Asked by: Dev47
Yes, Tramadol and Previcox can be given together. This may not be necessary, however, since they can both help to treat pain. Your vet, who knows your pets medical history, will be able to give you the best answer as to whether or not your dog needs both medications for their pain. They both require a prescription from your veterinarian.
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2016-10-11

Unflavored Previcox?

My dog responded well to Previcox and we'd like to keep using it but she has allergies and is no longer allowed to have the flavored, chewable tablets. Is Previcox available in unflavored pills/capsules?
Asked by: jfj
Lilli yes they are. My dog uses them
Answered by: CAV1
Date published: 2016-08-28

Someone asked if Previcox was made in the U.S. No one answered yes or no. Is it or not?

Asked by: Susan
Hi there, per their website this product is made by Merial Limited, in Duluth, GA.
Answered by: James PetMeds Pro
Date published: 2015-10-01

Is there a generic form of this medication that might be cheaper?

Asked by: Karin
There is not a generic for Previcox at this time. You could discuss the use of other drugs that also help decrease pain and inflammation with your veterinarian to see if there may be a more economical choice.
Answered by: Kelly P
Date published: 2015-06-02
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