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Deramaxx
Meloxicam
Reduces Pain and Inflammation associated with Arthritis? checkmark checkmark
Reduces Fever? checkmark checkmark
Reduces Joint Stiffness? checkmark checkmark
Controls Symptoms of Osteoarthritis checkmark checkmark
Additional Benefits Can also reduce pain associated with surgery or dental procedures Generic equilavent to MetaCam
What Makes it Different? Blocks COX-2 enzymes trigger inflammation and contribute to pain in arthritic joints Comes in tablet form rather than oral suspension
Recommended For? Dogs Dogs
Product Type Chewable Tablet Tablet
Usage Deramaxx Usage Meloxicam Usage
RX Required checkmark checkmark
How Long does it Take to Work? Within Hours of Dose Within Hours of Dose
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Ingredients Deracoxib Meloxicam
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 Repeated dose studies showed characteristic changes reported with other NSAIDs (gastrointestinal ulceration and erosion). Long term studies showed renal papillary necrosis.
Cautions 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. Contact the veterinarian if the pet has bloody, black or tarry stools, blood in vomit, or swelling or rapid weight gain due to fluid retention. Do not us on cats.
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. My 10-year-old Maltese ruptured a disk five years ago and has been unable to walk well and generally never felt well. She pretty much just sat in my lap and slept all the time.
What are Customers saying Cons ...his liver values came up and now his kidneys are in failure. N/A
Vet Recommendations 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... Meloxicam is another excellent and effective prescription nonsteroidal anti inflammatory medication that has been around for several years. It is especially helpful in that middle size to larger dogs, and comes in an easy to administer tablet.  With regular use, this product can help reduce pain, inflammation and stiffness. It is important to have blood work done before using this product, as well as periodically if used long term to monitor for toxic reactions.  The most common side effects seen in sensitive pets are vomiting and/or diarrhea, and in rarer exceptions liver or kidney complications may occur; thus the importance of the blood work. I give this product an overall ranking of 4 out of 5.
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