Indications for Previcox (Firocoxib)
Previcox for Dogs (Firocoxib) is used for treating pain and inflammation normally associated with osteoarthritis. Previcox for Dogs (Firocoxib) belongs to the group of non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) belonging to the coxib class, which provides faster pain relief and improved mobility. Previcox for Dogs (Firocoxib) has also analgesic properties, and relieves pain and swelling in dogs by hindering the production of the body chemicals called prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are influenced by the cellular enzyme cyclooxygenase (COX), which are of two types - COX1 & COX2. Most NSAIDs act upon both these types, though COX2 is found to be mainly responsible for producing pain and inflammation associated with tissue damage.