Are there possible side effects that may occur in my dog during treatment with PREVICOX (firocoxib)?

PREVICOX, like other NSAIDs, may cause some side effects. Serious side effects associated with NSAID therapy in dogs can occur with or without warning. The most common side effects associated with PREVICOX therapy involve the digestive tract (vomiting and decreased food consumption). Liver and kidney problems have also been reported with the use of NSAIDs. Look for the following side effects that may indicate your dog is having a problem with PREVICOX or may have another medical problem in addition to arthritis.

  • Vomiting
  • Change in bowel movements (such as diarrhea or black, tarry or bloody stools)
  • Change in behavior (such as decreased or increased activity level, lack of coordination, seizure, or aggression)
  • Yellowing of gums, skin, or whites of the eyes (jaundice)
  • Change in drinking habits (frequency or amount consumed)
  • Change in urination habits (frequency, color, or smell)
  • Change in skin (redness, scabs, or scratching)
  • Unexpected weight loss

Listen to a veterinarian’s advice on potential side effects here

It is important to stop treatment and contact your veterinarian immediately if you think your dog has a medical problem or side effect while taking PREVICOX tablets. If you have additional questions about possible side effects, talk with your veterinarian or call 888-637-4251.