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Deramaxx Vs. Metacam

  

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OK, I screwed up my first poll. I can't edit it either.

 

Here goes....

 

We have always been a fan of deramaxx after learning some negative things about Rimydal (they both have their risks). Unfortunately, we have had a lot of experience with deramaxx. We have been lucky as it has not been a tummy upsetter.

 

But now I am wondering if Metacam might be a better way to go for pain managment for Polli.

 

Between the 2 of these drugs which one do you prefer and why?

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Metacam without a doubt. In the cases where I've used the NSAID's Metacam has always offered the best pain relief.


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I have had VERY good luck with Metacam. I get the generic, meloxicam, at Walmart on their $4 program. My vet called in the script for me several months ago and I just had to call to have it refilled. The rx actually cost me $6 b/c it was for more than a 30 day supply. Casey was on Rimadyl (he has arthritis in his spine) and he was still having some pain problems and wasn't walking right. We switched him to the meloxicam and I have seen such a huge improvement in him. He still has to have his bloodwork checked every 6 months but so far none of his bloodwork has come back out of whack. He does have some tummy upset on it though.

 

We also use Metacam short term for fosters after a difficult spay or neuter and I have always been happy with the way it has worked. I do not have any experience with Dermaxx though.

 

I hope this info helps and I hope that Polli is feeling better soon. I have been keeping up on the threads about her and Beau and my heart really goes out to you. Good luck. :goodluck

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We have no experience with Deramaxx.

 

Our first grey was on Metacam for about two months. He had started to limp, and vet thought it was arthritis, but we later found out it was actually cancer. It worked extremely well for him - he was like a new dog!

 

Good luck with whichever you choose.


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Meloxicam from Walmart. Also is much easier on the stomach than the other NSAIDS, which is why *I* take it too. colgate

 

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Meloxicam


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Metacam. By a longshot.


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Conner was on Metacam for a few months and it really helped. I have not had any experiance with the other!

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I like Metacam. We have only used it for short term use (a week or so at a time) and it worked well. I would use it longer if necessary. I like the liquid form too. About four years ago I tried Deramaxx and it made my boy weak in the hind legs and gave him the big D. Nice to know about the generic form.

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If she gets along with Deramaxx you might be best advised to stick with it. Meloxicam is just another NSAID and a very similar drug -- doesn't offer any different risk of side effects or efficacy in statistical terms. Comes down to which drug works best for which dog.


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Metacam (never tried Meloxicam) over deramaxx. It seemed to be easier on the stomach. The only problem we had, was finding a wet food stinky enough to hide the smell of the liquid Metacam my guys were prescribed.

 

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We went from Metacam to meloxicam because Cullen hated the smell of Metacam. (He didn't do gymastics anyway. LOL) The bonus was that meloxicam is a $4 generic. Metacam is pricey.

 

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Metacam by far..it seems to give Missy much better relief than the others we tried. Switching to the generic version (Meloxicam) with a prescription at Walmart was an added plus: Missy gets 1/2 of a 7.5 mg tablet. costs $4 for the month and last two.

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We use the Metacam here. The liquid is so easy to give and the hounds take it readily. It gives us better results than did Deramax. I keep it on hand all of the time.

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Is meloxicam over-the-counter? It it is, I am KNOT going to be very happy...

 

I paid almost $50 for a bottle of Metacam @ the vet.


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Is meloxicam over-the-counter? It it is, I am KNOT going to be very happy...

 

I paid almost $50 for a bottle of Metacam @ the vet.

No, it is on the $4 generic list just about everywhere though...and much easier than messing with the kiquid.


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Metacam is prefered for OS dogs--been some recent research-may keep the "monster" at bay.

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This is very interesting. I've only been offered Deremax. But Metacam did wonders for my cat.

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I believe a 90 supply is $10 at Walmart.


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I have used Metacam for some of my greys, but my current two boys who have arthritis can't stomach it. :lol

 

I have them on Previcox, which my vet likes much better than Rimadyl.


 

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