Equioxx (firocoxib) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) proven in field trials to relieve the pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis (OA) in horses. Equioxx is a coxib class NSAID, and the first new NSAID entity in many years to be registered for oral use in horses. In trials, Equioxx tablets have shown to improve the mobility of treated horses.
Equioxx is a non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug for the control of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis in horses.
EQUIOXX (Firocoxib) Chewable Tablets are a cyclooxygenase-inhibiting (coxib) class, non-narcotic, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) with anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic activity1 in animal models. Based on in vitro horse data, firocoxib is a selective inhibitor of prostaglandin biosynthesis through inhibition of the inducible cyclooxygenase-2-isoenzyme (COX-2)2,3. Firocoxib selectivity for the constitutive isoenzyme, cyclooxygenase-1 (COX-1) is relatively low.
EQUIOXX Tablets, like other NSAIDS, may cause some side effects. Serious side effects associated with NSAID therapy in horses can occur with or without warning. The most common side effects associated with EQUIOXX Tablets therapy involve the tongue, lips and skin of the mouth and face (erosions and ulcers of the mucosa and skin) and the kidney. Gastrointestinal, kidney and liver problems have also been reported with other NSAIDs.
Look for the following side effects that may indicate your horse is having a problem with EQUIOXX or may have another medical problem:
-Sores or ulcers on the tongue and inside of mouth.
-Sores, scabs, redness, or rubbing of the facial skin, particularly around the mouth.
-Change in eating or drinking habits (frequency or amount consumed).
-Change in urination habits (frequency or color).
-Yellowing of gums, skin, or whites of the eyes (jaundice).
-Unexpected weight loss.
-Change in behavior (such as increased or decreased activity level).
For use in horses only. Do not use in horses intended for human consumption. Store EQUIOXX Chewable Tablets out of the reach of dogs and other pets in a secured location in order to prevent accidental ingestion or overdose. Human Warnings: Not for use in humans. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children. Horses with a hypersensitivity to firocoxib should not receive EQUIOXX Chewable Tablets.
Contact your nearest emergency animal hospital. Consult a physician in case of accidental ingestion by humans.
Store at room temperature, between 59°- 86 ° F (15° - 30° C). Brief periods up to 104° F (40° C) are permitted.