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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 4.477832512315271 out of 5 by 203.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing results Myah is a10-year-old "mostly Siberian Husky." About a year ago she began to limp, spend most of her time in bed, and whine when she had to get up. A trip to the vet confirmed the most likely diagnosis of arthritis in her hips. Dr. Mark prescribed Previcox, just a half tablet per day. Within a week she was a changed dog! She runs, jumps, plays, and loves to go for walks again! I can't recommend this product enough. It may seem expensive, but it is absolutely worth it.
Date published: 2016-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from TINY HAS BEEN ON PREVICOX FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS NOW. WE THINK SHE IS ABOUT 12 YEARS OLD AND SHE IS STILL DANCING AROUND. STILL VERY ACTIVE WITH THE OTHER DOGS AND CAN JUMP UP ON THE COUCH AND BED BY HER SELF TINY IS ABOUT THE SIZE OF A CARINE TERRIER.
Date published: 2016-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This has really helped This has really helped my 16 yr old Cairn Terrier. He is walking with me and the other dogs everyday and seems to be in little or no discomfort. No side effects that I know of but we are watching liver and other levels by testing every few months.
Date published: 2015-11-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, but pricey My dog is large and suffers from occasional stiffness/lameness and arthritic pain. His vet prescribed Previcox 227 gram tabs and they seem to help. However, the prescribed dosage (1 a day) is impossibly expensive -- more than $100 a month. Where is the cheaper generic version?
Date published: 2015-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helps immensely Eva has the beginning stages of hip problems. The Vet put her on this med, but it is expensive. We asked about giving her fish oil everyday and this med every other day. He said try it. It works great. No more limping. She runs and jumps like a puppy.
Date published: 2015-08-30
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Q&A

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

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
No
Answered by: Lilli Pharmacist
Date published: 2015-07-18

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

Previcox and corisone

My Great Dane just got a corisone shot today at the vet. The doctor took him off his previcox medication just one day before giving the shot. How long should I wait before starting back his previcox medication. He takes two a day and he weights 190 lbs.
Asked by: Pam
Please ask your vet to answer that question since there is short acting and long acting steroids and only they may know what type was used.
Answered by: Linda M 1800petmeds pharmacist
Date published: 2014-09-24

CAN PREVICOX BE TAKEN WITH GABAPENTIN?

Asked by: DONNALMC
It is ok to use these 2 medications together as long as they are both prescribed by a veterinarian and the pet is being monitored.
Answered by: Kelly P
Date published: 2014-06-05

CAN YOUR PET TAKE PREVICOX AND PROZAC TOGETHER?

CAN YOUR PET TAKE PROZAC AND PREVICOX TOGETHER?
Asked by: BUDDMAXX
These can be used together if a veterinarian has determined they are both beneficial for your pet's individual needs and safe after taking into account your pet's medical history. Of course, your vet will be monitoring usage and performing any necessary blood work such as liver function.
Answered by: Linda M 1800petmeds pharmacist
Date published: 2014-03-19

Can give heartworm during previcox medication?

My dog is having previcox for just 2 weeks. And I have give it heartworm in the begin of new month. After few days, it appears with this swollen skin together with blood. Totally 5 wounds around the body. Other than that are swollen but yet turns to wound.
Asked by: plustwo
Yes there are no drug interactions with these 2 medications; However I would consult a veterinarian about the possible cause of the skin irritation.
Answered by: Pharmacist
Date published: 2014-02-17

side effect of previcox

does it cause skin problem? Example wound or swollen on skin part.
Asked by: plustwo
That is not a common side effect of this drug, please check with your veterinarian to see if there is another possible cause of the skin irritation.
Answered by: Pharmacist
Date published: 2014-02-12
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