Deramaxx Side Effects
What are the Deramaxx side effects, and are they dangerous? This medication is used for inflammation and pain in dogs, and there are possible side effects that range from mild but bothersome to severe or even fatal. If pain relief for dogs is needed this drug provides it by inhibiting the Cox 2 enzyme in your pet, and this enzyme is responsible for inflammation and pain in joints. The possible Deramaxx side effects that are serious can include liver and kidney function impairment, because these organs are used to metabolize the drug. Your pet may show a decrease in the frequency or amount of urination if the kidneys become impaired, and you may notice a strong odor or dark color from the urine.
Jaundice can occur if liver function becomes impaired. These side effects should be treated immediately or death can result. Other possible side effects of Deramaxx for dogs include pain or tenderness in the abdomen, stools which are bloody or tarry, a skin rash, vomiting that contains blood, and an allergic reaction. These Deramaxx side effects are serious and require immediate medical attention because they can lead to life threatening conditions. Just like Rimadyl side effects, Deramaxx and other NSAIDs can cause an upset stomach and nausea and have a risk of gastrointestinal bleeding and ulcers.
Some Deramaxx side effects are not serious enough to stop giving your pet the medication, while others are a sign that the medicine should be stopped immediately. Any side effect or symptom that worries you should be reported to your vet immediately. Your vet may decide to continue with the same treatment, adjust the Deramaxx dosage because of the symptoms, or choose an alternative medication to treat your pet with instead. Your vet will look at the side effects being experienced, the health and medical history of your pet, the severity of the side effects, and other factors before making a decision on the course of treatment.