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Equioxx Injection (Firocoxib) - 25ml

Equioxx Injection (Firocoxib) - 25ml
Equioxx Injection (Firocoxib) - 25ml
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PRODUCT INFO
Equioxx Injection (Firocoxib) - 25ml, manufactured by Merial,  is a non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug to be used in Equine.

WHAT THIS PRODUCT CURES
Equioxx Injection (Firocoxib) - 25ml is used to reduce the inflammation and pain caused by osteoarthritis.  

PET AILMENTS
Arthritis can prevent horses from activities in the normal life style, leading to depression, inability to stand, inability to relieve themselves in appropriate locations, and several other routine daily activities.

PETS WITH ALIMENTS

RELATIVE INFO ON BREED MOST ASSOCIATED WITH THIS AILMENT
Arthritis appears at earlier stages in horses which are used in sporting and performance events. Common horse breeds include; quarter horse, standard bred, thoroughbred, and appaloosa.

QUESTIONS FOR MY VET

1. What adverse effects from the product should I be aware of?
Side effects which could be noted by a pet owner include; diarrhea, vomiting, stomach upset, appetite decrease, or an adverse allergy.

2. What steps should I take if my pet has adverse effects from product?
Discontinue use and seek the care of a veterinary professional promptly.

3. Can this product cause an allergic reaction in my pet?
Symptoms of an allergic reaction to the drug include; hives, excessive drinking, and irregular breathing patterns. Other possible side effects include; cataracts, seizures, convulsions, lethargy, diarrhea, vomiting and decreased appetite.

4. Can I administer this product with my horses’ food?
a. NSAIDs can be given with food if pet develops sensitivity to the product.

5. My horse has a bleeding disorder, can I administer this product?
No. this product will worsen the bleeding disorder.

Product Cautions
This product to be use in animals only.
Keep out of reach from children.
Not to be used in animals for consumption.
Not to be used in pregnant or lactating females.

PET: This product has not been studied in pregnant or lactating females. Always present medical problems to the veterinarian if condition does not improve.

HUMANS: This product is to be used in animals only.  Keep out of the reach of children. In case of an accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately. This product should not be given to animals intended for human consumption.

Storage and disposal

Storage: Store product between 20-25 degrees F.


Disposal: Dispose un-used or empty containers as directed on the label. Never re-use containers and always recycle or dispose. If you have any questions, contact your local medical waste agency for directions or contact 1-800-CLEANUP for additional information.

BRAND VS GENERIC COMPARISON
No generic equivalent available.

 

How it Works
Equioxx Injection (Firocoxib) - 25ml works to control pain as well as inflammation by inhibiting the COX-2 prostoglandin, while keeping the COX-1 production in the horse’s body. (Prostoglandins are lipid compounds which can aid in affects to pain).


DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Equine:
Intravenous injection:
Locate neck vein on right or left side of the horse.
Rub the hair upward and then down to locate the view with ease.
Inject needle portion of syringe into vein to ensure vein has been reached.
Inject correct dosage into vein.


DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION:
Equine:
0.04 mg/lb (0.09 mg/kg), once a day, for 5 days.
 

Ingredients
 Per ML:  
 
20 mg of Firocoxib
550 mg of polyethylene glycol (PEG 400)
600 mg of glycerol formal.
    

 

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