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DERAMAXX® (deracoxib)

Reducing the pain and improving the mobility of dogs with osteoarthritis

Canine osteoarthritis is the most common cause of chronic pain in dogs.1 Joints become inflamed and swell. It is a progressive disease that can affect both young and old dogs.

The signs to look for include2

  • Slowing down
  • Reluctance to walk, run, climb stairs, jump or play
  • Lagging behind on walks
  • Soreness
  • Aggressive or withdrawn behavior

There are also factors that put a dog at higher risk for developing osteoarthritis2

  • Overweight
  • Older than 5 years of age
  • Large or giant breed
  • Breed with inherited traits, such as hip dysplasia
  • Very active over long periods of time
  • Has history of joint trauma

DERAMAXX is the chewable tablet that

  • Provides 24-hour control in a single daily dose
  • Is easy to dose due to the flexible dosing range
  • Is a great value, making daily pain management affordable
  • Is tasty—dogs love the beefy flavored chewable tablets

Important Safety Information As with all drugs in this class, side effects involving the digestive system, kidneys or liver may occur. These are normally mild, but may be serious. Pet owners should discontinue therapy and contact their veterinarian immediately if side effects occur. All dogs should undergo a thorough history and physical examination before the initiation of NSAID therapy. Regular monitoring is recommended. Use with other NSAIDs or corticosteroids should be avoided. Please see product insert for full prescribing information.

DERAMAXX® (deracoxib) is indicated for the control of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis (OA), and for the control of postoperative pain and inflammation associated with orthopedic and dental surgeries in dogs.

1.“Chronic pain.” Aug. 2013. The Merck Veterinary Manual. Accessed 06/18/15.

2. “Arthritis (Osteoarthritis).” 2011. In: Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult. pp. 110–111. Ames, IA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.