Equioxx Chewable Tablets include firocoxib, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that helps horses with osteoarthritis inflammation and discomfort.
Who is Equioxx, 57 mg Chewable Tablets for?
Why use Equioxx, 57 mg Chewable Tablets?
Equioxx is a simple-to-use tablet that acts to reduce inflammation and discomfort in horses suffering from arthritis.
How does Equioxx, 57 mg Chewable Tablets work?
Firocoxib is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). This non-narcotic coxib medication inhibits cyclooxygenase and has antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties. Firocoxib specifically decreases prostaglandin formation by inhibiting inducible COX-2 enzymes, according to research. Because it is specific for COX-2, it has no impact on COX-1.
How is Equioxx, 57 mg Chewable Tablets sold?
57 mg chewable tablets in 60 ct and 180 ct bottles
What are the side effects of Equioxx, 57 mg Chewable Tablets?
Like other types of NSAID medication, EQUIOXX is associated with certain potential side effects. A serious side effect can happen suddenly. The most frequently-reported side effects include: Sores or ulcers on the tongue or inside the mouth Sores, scabs, redness, or rubbing on the skin of the face, particularly in the mouth area Eating or drinking habit changes (consumption frequency or amount/volume consumed) Urination habit changes (frequency or color) Jaundice (yellowing of the gums, skin, or eye whites) Unexpected weight loss Behavioral changes (such as increased or decreased activity levels) Mouth and face mucosa and skin erosion or ulcers Tongue effects Kidney effects Notify your veterinarian if you notice these or any other side effects.
What special precautions are there?
Never give firocoxib to an animal that has a recognized hypersensitivity to it. Keep this, as well as any other prescriptions, away from children. Not for human consumption. To avoid accidental overdose or consumption, keep this drug away from animals, especially dogs. Do not give to horses that will be consumed by humans. Only administer to horses.
If overdose occurs, please contact your local pet hospital or emergency pet clinic immediately. If ingested by humans, contact your doctor.
How can I store Equioxx, 57 mg Chewable Tablets?
Store at a temperature between 15° and 30° Celsius (59° and 86° Fahrenheit), with brief excursions to 40° Celsius (104° Fahrenheit) permissible.
Equioxx complements a number of other joint support treatments, including: Riding on a smooth surface Keeping rough surface work to a minimum A quality diet that supports healthy cartilage and strong bones Weight management Hoof care, including a regular maintenance schedule Joint support supplements
Use according to your veterinarian's instructions. The tablets can be taken with or without meals. One chewable tablet (57mg) orally delivered for 2 weeks is advised for horses weighing 800 to 1300 pounds.