Deracoxib D3 is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used in veterinary medicine for the treatment of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis in dogs. It works by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins, which are responsible for pain and inflammation in the body.
Deracoxib D3 is a deuterated version of Deracoxib, which means it has three deuterium atoms added to its chemical structure. This modification enhances the drug's bioavailability and prolongs its half-life, leading to a more effective and longer-lasting treatment.
The chemical formula of Deracoxib D3 is C17H11D3ClN2O3S, and its molecular weight is 344.84 g/mol. It is a white to off-white powder that is insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents such as ethanol and methanol.
The recommended dosage of Deracoxib D3 varies based on the dog's weight and the severity of the condition being treated. It is typically given orally once a day and can be administered with or without food.
Like all NSAIDs, Deracoxib D3 can have side effects such as vomiting, diarrhea, and loss of appetite, particularly if given at high doses or for prolonged periods. It is important to follow the veterinarian's instructions carefully and monitor the dog for any adverse reactions.