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What is Deramaxx?

Deramaxx is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used in dogs to control pain and inflammation. It is particularly effective against osteoarthritis, a degenerative disease that affects your dog's joints. It is available as beef-flavored, scored, chewable tablets. Deramaxx works by reducing substances that cause pain, inflammation, and fever in the body. Deramaxx is also used to reduce pain associated with surgery or dental procedures. Deramaxx requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

For:

Dogs

Benefits:

  • Controls pain and inflammation
  • Reduces pain & inflammation associated with canine arthritis, specifically controlling chronic osteoarthritis
  • Nonsteroidal
  • Comes in a tasty beef-flavored chewable tablet, making administration easy

How does Deramaxx work?

Deramaxx is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that belongs to the COX-2 inhibitor class of medications. Deramaxx is different from other NSAIDs because at recommended doses it blocks the COX-2 enzyme, not the COX-1 enzyme. While the COX-1 enzyme is necessary for many normal body functions, COX-2 enzymes trigger inflammation and contribute to pain in arthritic joints.

Cautions:

Side effects involving the digestive system, kidneys, or liver may occur. Periodic blood tests may be required.

Brand Name:

Deramaxx (Elanco)

Generic Name:

Deracoxib (der-ah-cox'-ib)

What is the most important thing I should know about Deramaxx?

Deramaxx is a prescription medication that is FDA approved for use in dogs. Deramaxx is available as 12 mg, 25 mg, 75 mg, and 100 mg chewable, scored tablets. Contact your veterinarian if your 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 or experiences any of the following: abdominal pain, tenderness or discomfort, nausea, bloody, black, or tarry stools, water retention, fatigue or lethargy, a skin rash, itching, yellowing of the eyes, or 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.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Deramaxx 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, 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.

How should Deramaxx be given?

Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask your pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. The usual dose of Deramaxx in treating post-operative pain and inflammation is 1.4 - 1.8 mg/lb as a single daily dose. The usual dose of Deramaxx in the treatment of osteoarthritis pain and inflammation is 0.45 - 0.91 mg/lb as a single daily dose. Deramaxx can be given with or without food. Keep plenty of water available for your pet. Do not give Deramaxx to cats.

What are the potential side effects of Deramaxx?

Contact your veterinarian if your pet has abdominal pain, tenderness, or discomfort, bloody, black or tarry stools, blood in vomit, unexplained weight gain, water retention, fatigue or lethargy, skin rash, itching, yellowing of eyes, or unusual bruising or bleeding as these symptoms could indicate serious side effects. If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving Deramaxx and seek emergency veterinary medical attention: an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing, swelling of the lips, tongue or face, or hives). Other less serious side effects may occur. Continue giving Deramaxx 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 your pet.

What happens if I miss giving a dose of Deramaxx?

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

What happens if I overdose my pet on Deramaxx?

Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of Deramaxx overdose include drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, headache, blurred vision, little or no urine production, slow breathing, and coma.

What should I avoid while giving Deramaxx to my pet?

Many over-the-counter cough, cold, allergy, and pain medicines contain aspirin or other NSAIDs similar to Deramaxx. Before giving any prescription or over-the-counter medications talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist.

What other drugs will affect Deramaxx?

Tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given any of the following: 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 Deramaxx. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving your pet any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.

How to Use

Deramaxx Directions:

  • Deramaxx is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) belonging to the COX-2 inhibitor class of medications. Deramaxx is a prescription product, and is for dogs only.
  • Deramaxx is a beef-flavored chewable tablet and works by reducing substances that cause pain, inflammation, and fever in the body.
  • Deramaxx is used to treat pain associated with surgery or dental procedures. Deramaxx is also used for the treatment of inflammation and stiffness as a result of conditions such as arthritis or hip dysplasia.
Tip:

Deramaxx can be given with or without food. Keep plenty of water available for your pet to drink.

Deramaxx Dosage for Dogs: (to treat post-operative pain and inflammation)

Dogs: (to treat post-operative pain and inflammation)
WeightDosage
4+ lbs1.4 - 1.8 mg/lb as a single daily dose. Do not give for more than 7 days.
All weights0.45 - 0.91 mg/lb as a single daily dose.
Deramaxx Dosage for Cats:
Cats
Do not use!
Deramaxx Dosage for Horses:
Horses
Do not use!
Storage:

Store Deramaxx at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.

Ingredients

Deramaxx Ingredients:

Deramaxx 12 mg tablets:
Active IngredientsAmount
Deracoxib 12 mg
Deramaxx 25 mg tablets:
Active IngredientsAmount
Deracoxib25 mg
Deramaxx 75 mg tablets:
Active IngredientsAmount
Deracoxib75 mg
Deramaxx 100 mg tablets:
Active IngredientsAmount
Deracoxib100 mg
Customer Reviews
Deramaxx is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 349.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In Less Pain! I've been on Deramaxx for about a month now with a lab that was diagnosed with hip dysplasia at 2 years of age. We've tried everything to ease up the discomfort for her and Deramaxx is the best! She can handle stairs much better now and has more pep! She back to gently playing fetch the tennis ball, and that's saying a lot! I love this medication! And the vet is happy too!
Date published: 2018-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Less pain, more play My dog Sid has been taking Deramaxx for a few months now and the difference between before and now is amazing. He’s more active and appears to have brighter affect as well.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Now she wants to play Our Belgian Malinowski is about 11 or 12 years old. We are not sure because she is a rescue. She is now asking to play and is more active what she was before. Chuck Ritter
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cane Corso neuter Great pain relief with no adverse side effects at all!
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleased Fast shipping. Prices are much more reasonable than purchasing from the Vet. Very easy process.
Date published: 2017-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our dog loves it! We have tried other medications and it was horrible.She would not take it and would even spit it out with peanut butter, cheese or pill pockets. This pill, she will take whole without anything added and she never spits it out. Her appetite is back and she is starting to be more active.
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My 13 year old is a puppy again! So happy that my vet recommended Deramaxx to help Mya's pain with a bone spur in her knee. She is now playing and taking walks!
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome product My dog is 11 years old and she could hardly stand up and fell a lot. After starting deramaxx she runs again like a puppy. Amazing.
Date published: 2017-08-05
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Q&A

How long can a dog be on this medicine?

Asked by: Tammy
Thanks for your question. If your pet is using the medication for arthritis, it can be used indefinitely as long as your pet tolerates it. Notify your veterinarian immediately if your pet develops or experiences any of the following: abdominal pain, tenderness or discomfort, nausea, bloody, black, or tarry stools, water retention, fatigue or lethargy, a skin rash, itching, yellowing of the eyes, or 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.
Answered by: Adriane
Date published: 2017-12-27

What's the difference between Rimadyl and Deramaxx?

Asked by: Liba
Rimadyl and Deramaxx are both non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS). Carprofen is the active ingredient in Rimadyl which works by reducing hormones that cause pain and inflammation in the body. Deracoxib is the active ingredient in Deramaxx. It is different from other NSAIDs because at recommended doses it blocks the COX-2 enzyme, not the COX-1 enzyme. While the COX-1 enzyme is necessary for many normal body functions, COX-2 enzymes trigger inflammation and contribute to pain in arthritic joints.
Answered by: Lisa M
Date published: 2017-12-27

Would you recommend blood work for long term usage? And when? 

Asked by: winker
Thank you for your question. Deramaxx requires a prescription from your veterinarian, and periodic blood tests may be required that are specifically determined by your veterinarian.
Answered by: leanniejo
Date published: 2017-11-04

How long does it take Deramaxx to take effect?

Asked by: petdrugs
Thank you for your question. Time to full effect is 2 hours.
Answered by: leanniejo
Date published: 2017-11-04

Bet have me 50 mg. .as needed She's 60 lbs. It's expensive, would 25 mg be of any benefit to her ?

Asked by: Cyndi
Hello Cyndi, Deramaxx is dosed 0.45-0.91mg per pound as a single daily dose, which could technically mean that your dog may get some benefit. However, your veterinarian may have prescribed the larger dose to ensure that your pet isn't in pain. It would be best to consult with your veterinarian to discuss what's best for you and your dog's quality of life.
Answered by: Nemi Pharmacy Intern
Date published: 2017-09-06

How often can you give this to a 16 year old pug, at first my vet said everyday, then another vet in same office said no not every day, so I am a little confused as to how often is safe and how long

Asked by: Jadey
Every vet has their own views on the use of NSAIDs depending upon the breed and age of the pet and the condition being treated. My vet, on a 16 year old Pug, would most likely recommend the use of NSAIDs as needed to keep the pet comfortable in the case of arthritis or back pain and if that means once daily, so be it. You have to consider the benefits of quality of life versus the long-term affects of the medication. Our hospital has many dogs on NSAIDs long-term (many years) with minimal liver damage and our clients are very happy to simply have their beloved pets able to move around and still get some enjoyment in living rather than suffer and perhaps live a little longer with a healthier liver.
Answered by: SuzyCVT
Date published: 2017-12-17

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The current discount code is SAVE15, which saves you 15% off your total
Answered by: Roseanna Pharmacy Intern
Date published: 2017-05-12

Should a 22lb terrier take 25mg of deramaxx and 5mg of Benazepril after eating in the morning? Dog was being treated for high blood pressure and spinal discomforts.

Asked by: Lucy
Yes that should be fine to take together after eating.
Answered by: Ben B
Date published: 2017-11-04
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