Equioxx Oral Paste Syringe (Firocoxib), manufactured by Merial, is a non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug to be used in Equine.
WHAT THIS PRODUCT CURES
Equioxx Oral Paste Syringe (Firocoxib) is used to reduce the inflammation and pain caused by osteoarthritis.
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.
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 below 86°F (30°C).
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
The generic formation of Equioxx Paste Syringe is Firocoxib paste. Firocoxib is the active ingredient in both generic and brand name forms. These two product work with the same effectiveness when stored properly.
20 mg of Firocoxib
550 mg of polyethylene glycol (PEG 400)
600 mg of glycerol formal.