Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Firocoxib

Synonym(s): Previcox

Contributor(s): Jo Murrell, Vetstream Ltd

Introduction

Name

  • Firocoxib.

Class of drug

  • A selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibiting (coxib) inhibiting non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID).

Description

Chemical name

  • 3-(cyclopropylmethoxy)-4-(4-(methylsulfonyl)phenyl)5,5-dimethylfuranone.

Molecular formula

  • C17H20O5S

Molecular weight

  • 336.4

Physical properties

  • White crystalline compound.

Storage requirements

  • Store at room temperature, between 15°30°C (59°86°F ). Brief periods up to 40°C (104°F) are permitted.

Uses

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Indications

  • For the control of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis Arthritis: osteoarthritis and for the control of post operative pain Pain: management and inflammation associated with soft-tissue surgery in dogs.

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

  • Do not use concomitantly with corticosteroids or other NSAIDs.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Murrell J (2009) Firocoxib. UK Vet: Companion Animal 14 (3), 47-49 VetMedResource.
  • Steagall P V, Mantovani F B, Ferreira T H et al (2007) Evaluation of the adverse effects of oral firocoxib in healthy dogs. J Vet Pharm Ther 30 (3), 218-223 PubMed.
  • Ryan W G, Moldave K, Carithers D (2006) Clinical effectiveness and safety of a new NSAID, firocoxib: a 1, 000 dog study. Vet Ther (2), 119-126 PubMed.

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