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Deramaxx (Deracoxib)and/or alternatives
General Information on Deramaxx
Deramaxx is a veterinarian medication given as part of the post-operative treatment of pain and inflammation in dogs after an orthopedic surgery is completed. The generic name for this drug is deracoxib, which is a coxib class non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
Deramaxx inhibits the action of certain chemicals in the dog’s body that causes the pain and inflammation. This medication is also given for the treatment and control of inflammations and pain in dogs caused by osteoarthritis.
You must buy Deramaxx for your dog only if it has been prescribed by the veterinarian. The potential risks and benefits of Deramaxx must be weighed and other treatment options considered before this medication is prescribed. The lowest effective dosage should be given to the dog as per its response.
Side effects of Deramaxx
Deramaxx is not to be given to humans, and must be kept away from children to prevent accidental consumption of this medicine. If you suspect that someone has accidently ingested this medication, you must get immediate medical assistance.
Before you buy Deramaxx, your veterinarian must perform a thorough physical and medical history examination on the dog. Certain lab tests may be required in order to establish if your dog can undergo treatment with Deramaxx without causing any side effects.
NSAIDs are known to cause a certain amount of toxicity in the liver, kidneys and digestive system. The sensitivity to such problems differs with each dog. The most common side effects observed in dogs given Deramaxx include the following:
- Lesions on or around the site of surgical incision
- Lesions not limited to the incision site, such as dermatitis or pyoderma
- Otitis externa
- Positive joint culture
Dosage of Deramaxx
Deramaxx needs to be given only with the veterinarian’s advice. This medicine is available as a biconvex, round chewable tablet. The dosage of Deramaxx is dependent on the body weight of the dog.
Dogs with a weight of or over 4 pounds can be given this medication if Deramaxx is being given for post-operative treatment of orthopedic inflammations and pain. In such cases, the recommended daily dosage of this medicine is 1.4mg to 1.8mg per pound of body weight in a single dose. You must not give this drug for more than 7 days to the dog.
For dogs being treated for osteoporosis, the daily recommended dosage of Deramaxx ranges from 0.45mg to 0.91mg per pound of body weight in a single dose. The efficacy of Deramaxx is greatest when it is given along with food, although this medicine is known to be effective in fasting as well as fed conditions. If required, you may need to give this medicine when your dog is in fasting condition. Dosage is usually calculated as per half tablet increments, and your veterinarian may monitor your dog’s condition in order to adjust the dosage to the minimum effective level.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.