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|Reduces Pain and Inflammation associated with Arthritis?
|Reduces Joint Stiffness?
|Controls Symptoms of Osteoarthritis
|Can also reduce pain associated with surgery or dental procedures
|Remedies swelling and itchy skin caused by allergies
|What Makes it Different?
|Blocks COX-2 enzymes trigger inflammation and contribute to pain in arthritic joints
|Only comes in a 5mg tablet
|Dogs & Cats
|How Long does it Take to Work?
|Within Hours of Dose
|Does it have long-term side effects?
|Danger of serious damage to healthy by prolonged exposure if swallowed. May possibly affect kidneys, gastrointestinal tract, development and/or reproduction
|Cushing's Syndrome in dogs has been reported in association of prolonged or repeated steroid therapy
|Do not use with 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.
|Without first talking to your veterinarian, dp not give your pet any over-the-counter or other prescription medications while giving prednisone. There are possible side effects, including insomnia, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, and fatigue.
|What are Customers saying Pros
|Betty is an 8 year old Rotty with the typical old Rotty joint and movement issues. Deramaxx makes such a difference in her pain management and happiness level. She is able to jump and bound like a 5 year old Rotty again. Deramaxx will be with us until the end.
|... a small price to pay for the rest of her skin to be doing so good.
|What are Customers saying Cons
|...his liver values came up and now his kidneys are in failure.
|...it started to have a negative effect on kitty.
|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...
|Prednisolone is a drug I will usually only reach for joint pain and/or stiffness if other prescribed nonsteroidal anti inflammatory have failed to work. While cortisone like drugs such as prednisolone can work to reduce inflammation and pain quite quickly, I do worry about the weakening effect on the ligaments and bone when used long term. I will usually use prednisolone over prednisone in geriatric pets or pets with preexisting liver disease. When used long term, it is important to monitor blood work to check for organ toxicity. The biggest side effects seen are usually increased thirst/urination/appetite, and occasionally diarrhea and vomiting. It is also important to monitor for blood loss as well. I give this product an overall ranking of 3.5 out of 5.