Previcox (Firocoxib) Chewable Tablets for Dogs (Sold Per Tablet)
This item requires prescription approval.
Prescription medications are currently limited to CA residents. More states coming soon!!
- Product Description
- Safety Information
- Side Effects
- Additional Information
PREVICOX is a type of veterinary-prescribed pain reliever called an NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug) that your veterinarian may prescribe for your dog to help treat the pain and inflammation associated with OA (osteoarthritis) or for the control of postoperative pain and inflammation associated with orthopedic surgery.
PREVICOX is designed just for dogs and acts fast to help relieve pain and inflammation associated with canine OA, which may help your dog get around more easily. Talk to your veterinarian about including PREVICOX as part of your dog’s OA treatment plan, and help get him on his way to getting back to himself.
- Treatment is once daily.
- Starts working within hours of the first dose.
- It works to control pain and inflammation at the source by inhibiting and enzyme that helps produce substances that are primarily responsible for inflammation and pain.
- Can give with or without food.
Consult with your veterinarian for proper dosage and course of treatment.
Pet owners should discontinue therapy and contact their veterinarian immediately if side effects occur.
Evaluation for pre existing conditions and regulatory monitoring are recommended for pets on any medication, including PREVICOX.
Use with other NSAIDs, corticosteroids or nephrotoxic medication should be avoided.
If changing NSAIDs due to lack of efficacy, consider a washout period between agents.
For the safety of your animal, periodic blood test are recommended.
PREVICOX should not be used in animals with hypersensitivity to it or other NSAIDs.
The drug should be used with caution and enhanced monitoring performed in patients with pre-existing renal, hepatic, or cardiovascular disfunction.
PREVICOX should not be used in dogs that weigh less than 12.5lbs (5.7kg) as the tablets cannot be accurately dosed for these animals. Compounded forms of this drug are available.
Food and Drug Interactions
The following drug interactions have either been reported or are theoretical in animals receiving PREVICOX and may be of significance in veterinary patients. Unless otherwise noted, use together is not necessarily contraindicated, but weigh the potential risks and perform additional monitoring when appropriate.
- ACE INHIBITORS - Some NSAIDs can reduce the effect on blood pressure.
- ASPIRIN - May increase the risks for GI toxicity.
- CORTICOSTEROIDS - May increase the risks for GI toxicity.
- DIGOXIN - NSAIDs may increase serum levels.
- FLUCONAZOLE - Administration has increased plasma levels of celecoxib in humans and potentially could also effect PREVICOX in dogs.
- FUROSEMIDE - NSAIDs may reduce the saluretic and diuretic effects.
- HIGHLY PROTEIN BOUND DRUGS - Because PREVICOX is highly bound to plasma proteins (greater than 95%), it could theoretically displace other highly bound drugs; a temporary increase in serum levels may occure. These interactions have not been shown to be of clinical concern.
- METHOTREXATE - Serious toxicity has occurred when NSAIDs have been used concomitantly with methotrexate; use together with extreme caution.
- NEPHROTOXIC DRUGS - May inhance the risk for nephrotoxicity development.
- NONSTEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS - May increase the risks for GI toxicity.
This drug is not for human use.
There are no specific precautions required when handling this medcation unless you are allergic to it.
Wash your hands after handling any medication.
Store chewable tablets well out of reach of animals and children.
Possible Side Effects
PREVICOX is tolerated well in the vast majority of dogs.
Rarely serious side effects such as stomach ulcers, liver or kidney problems, and sometimes death have been reported.
Decrease in appetite, weight loss, vomiting, changes in bowel movements.
Changes in behavior or activity level, incoordination, seizures, aggression.
Yellowing of gums, skin, or whites of eyes (jaundice)
Changes in drinking or urination habits
Changes in skin.
Contact your veterinarian if you believe your pet is experiencing side effects.
BBQ flavored chewable tablet
Store this medication in the original prescription bottle or an approved dosage reminder container at room temperature.