Previcox® Chewable Tablets
Previcox® is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for pain management associated with canine osteoarthritis.
Dogs (weighing at least 12.5 lbs)
Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Agent (NSAID), COX-2 Inhibitor
Previcox® Chewable Tablets are BBQ flavored.
Product Description & Form
Previcox® 57 mg Tablets 30 ct, 60 ct: 10 mm, brown (tan/beige), round tablet, scored in half, imprinted with M;57. (NDC 00010-9150-02, 00010-9150-03)
Previcox® 227 mg Tablets 1ct, 30 ct, 60 ct: 15 mm, BBQ flavored, brown (tan/beige), round tablet, scored in half, imprinted with M;227. (NDC 00010-9140-02, 00010-9140-03)
- Formulated especially to alleviate the pain and inflammation of arthritis in dogs
- Inhibits COX-2 (cyclooxygenase-2), which helps generate chemicals that are responsible for pain and inflammation, while sparing COX-1 (cyclooxygenase-1), which helps maintain normal bodily functions
- Offers fast pain relief in a convenient, once-a-day BBQ flavored tablet
- Can be given with or without food
- Provides pain relief for osteoarthritis with fewer gastrointestinal problems
Previcox® should be given orally as directed by your veterinarian. Routine laboratory monitoring is recommended prior to use and periodically while on this medication.
Give the dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give 2 doses at once.
Possible side effects may include mild stomach upset, vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite, and/or drowsiness. Notify your veterinarian if side effects appear and remain troublesome.
Other side effects may occur, if you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.
Drug & Food Interactions
The following drugs can potentially interact with firocoxib: nsaids, aspirin, ACE inhibitors, corticosteroids, digoxin, fluconazole, furosemide, sulfonamides, oral anticoagulants, and methotrexate. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.
Make sure to tell your veterinarian what other medication you are giving to your pet. Quite often your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, even if a drug interaction may occur. In this case, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely.
Keep out of reach of children and pets. Not for human use. Do not use in dogs with a known hypersensitivity to firocoxib.
Allergic reactions to medications may occur. Be sure to inform VetSource and your veterinarian if your pet has any known drug sensitivities or allergies. If your pet displays symptoms of an allergic reaction, call your veterinarian immediately or go to a veterinary emergency clinic. Symptoms may include but are not limited to: swollen lips, tongue, face, airways; difficulty breathing; agitation; profuse salivation; vomiting; widespread hives and itching.
If you are concerned that your pet has experienced an adverse reaction to this medication, please contact the manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim at 888-637-4251 or Vetsource customer service at 877-738-4443.
Store at 59°F to 86°F in controlled room temperature. Brief periods up to 104°F are permitted. Keep this medicine out of reach of children. Store in a childproof container. Store this medicine in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Store away from heat and direct sunlight. Do not store this medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink or in damp places. The medicine may break down if exposed to heat or moisture.
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