Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Robenacoxib

Synonym(s): Onsior®

Contributor(s): Jo Murrell

Introduction

Name

  • Robenacoxib.

Class of drug

  • COX-2 selective NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug).

Description

Chemical name

  • 2-[5-ethyl-2-(2,3,5,6-tetrafluoroanilino)phenyl]acetic acid.

Molecular formula

  • C16H13F4NO2

Molecular weight

  • 327.27

Storage requirements

  • Store injectable preparation in a refrigerator (2-8°C).

Uses

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Indications

  • Cats: relief of pain and inflammation due to soft tissue surgery and acute pain and inflammation associated with musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Dogs: relief of pain and inflammation associated with chronic osteoarthritis or treatment of acute pain associated with soft tissue and orthopedic surgery.

Administration

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Pharmocokinetics

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

  • Do not use together with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or corticosteroids, medicines commonly used in the treatment of pain, inflammation and allergies. Dogs and cats receiving ACE inhibitors and / or diuretics concurrently with robenacoxib should be monitored carefully for signs of hypotension that will increase the risk of renal side effects.

with diagnostic tests

  • Administration of NSAIDs commonly causes elevations in liver enzyme concentrations.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed.  
  • Giraudel J M, Gruet P, Alexander D G, Seewald W, King J N (2010)Evaluation of orally administered robenacoxib versus ketoprofen for treatment of acute pain and inflammation associated with musculoskeletal disorders in cats.Am J Vet Res71(7), 710-709PubMed
  • Jung M, Lees P, Seewald W & King J N (2009)Analytical determination and pharmacokinetics of robenacoxib in the dog.J Vet Pharmacol Ther32(1), 41-48 PubMed.
  • Giraudel J Met al(2009)Use of a pharmocokinetic/pharmacodynamic approach in the cat to determine a dosage regimen for the COX-2 selective drug robenacoxib.J Vet Pharmacol Ther32(1), 18-30PubMed.

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