Cimalgex Chewable Tablets for Dogs

Cimalgex Chewable Tablets for Dogs
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  • 8mg » Priced per Tablet £0.70
  • 30mg » Priced per Tablet £1.00
  • 80mg » Priced per Tablet £1.49

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Cimalgex Chewable Tablets are used to treat pain and inflammation caused by osteoarthritis in dogs. They are also of great benefit in the management of pain associated with surgical operations.
For the treatment of surgical pain, the first tablet should be given 2 hours before surgery, then daily for the next 3 to 7 days. For the treatment of osteoarthritis, a daily dose for 6 months or longer can be given. Cimalgex is a safe and effective medication for dogs in the vast majority of situations. However in common with all other similar drugs, it should not normally be given to sick or dehydrated animals, or those suffering from vomiting or diarrhoea.

Cimalgex Chewable Tablets contain cimicoxib which is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is a member of the coxib group which act selectively against the enzyme cyclo-oxygenase 2. It is highly selective for the so called COX-2 enzyme, having relatively little effect against the COX-1 form. This provides cimicoxib with a much wider safety margin than many older forms of NSAID.

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Reviews (18)

Summary of Reviews for Cimalgex Chewable Tablets for Dogs

Overall 5
Ease Of Use
Value For Money
Absence Of Side Effects
17 out of 18 (94%) customers would recommend this product.
5 stars (11 reviews)
4 stars (5 reviews)
3 stars (2 reviews)
2 stars (0 reviews)
1 stars (0 reviews)

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55 Cimalgex
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By on 15 December 2021

Good product - really helps my 14 year old GSD keep mobile

Customer recommends this product

35 Doubtful
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By on 13 August 2021

My dog wouldn’t eat the tablet. The tablet needs improvement in taste. I had to crush it and mix with dinner.

Customer does not recommend this product

55 Works!!
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By on 16 February 2019

My much loved and almost 10 year old Springer Spaniel Oscar has elbow dysplasia and the secondary arthritis that comes with it. Within the last couple of years he has also been diagnosed with some arthritis in his shoulders and lower spine. He also has a very sensitive stomach and this is the fourth NSAID we tried that didn't cause stomach issues. Another plus is it makes a huge difference to his mobility and happiness - along with supplements and an excellent veterinary chiropractor he has a fab quality of life and enjoys his daily walks.

Customer recommends this product

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55 Cimalgex for dogs Review
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By on 21 October 2018

An easily administered tablet that provides stiff joint relief in an older large dog.

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55 Roxys life saver
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By on 19 December 2017

These tablets were prescribed by my vet for my pets arthritis and are so good she can’t be without them otherwise she’d go back to limping and being in pain. But I found them to be a lot cheaper with violets than my local vets so now I get them on prescription with violets and my pet takes them with no problems in with her food.

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Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Cimalgex Chewable Tablets for Dogs, including answers from our team.

21 January 2021 at 10:54pm

Side affects

Mary Mullens

Are there any visible side affects to Cimalgex? If so, what are they ?

  • VioVet Staff

Side effects with medications tend to be rare, but the possible adverse reactions are listed in the data sheet. I have pasted this below for your convenience:

Adverse reactions (frequency and seriousness)
Mild and transient gastro-intestinal disorders (vomiting and/or diarrhoea) were very commonly reported.
On rare occasions, serious gastrointestinal disorders such as
haemorrhage and ulcer formation have been noted. Other adverse reactions
including anorexia or lethargy may also be observed on rare occasions.

In very rare cases, increases in renal biochemistry parameters were
noted. Furthermore, in very rare cases, renal failure has been reported.
As for any long term NSAID treatment, renal function should be

If any observed adverse effect persists after stopping treatment, the advice of a veterinarian should be sought.
If adverse reactions such as persistent vomiting, repeated diarrhoea,
faecal occult blood, sudden weight loss, anorexia, lethargy or
worsening of renal or hepatic biochemistry parameters occur, use of the
product should be discontinued and appropriate monitoring and/or
treatment should be put in place.

If you notice any serious effects or other effects not mentioned in this leaflet, please inform your veterinary surgeon.

23 October 2020 at 1:05pm

Elbow joint pain

Angela hill

My 13 year old dog as started limping but still enjoying life jumping on bed going upstairs, but took to my vet he watched him walk checked is front leg which made him yelp, said nothing much he could do if previcox hadn’t worked, but he gave me climagex 80 to try he his 25 kilos so I/2 tablet daily, but he said he can only stay on them 20 days, not long term.
I am now trying to keep him more rested sleeping downstairs blocked upstairs so he doesn’t,t jump around anymore. Other than the limp he his eating wants to play with his brother, I don,t want him in pain, should the tablets work within the 20 days.please help if you can

  • VioVet Staff

This depends on the cause of the limp. Drugs like CImalgex are anti-inflammatory pain relief medications that will help reduce inflammation and so pain in the affected area. If the pain is joint and arthritis related then a joint supplement, such as Joint Force, can help greatly.
If your vet has given you a diagnosis for the issue then please email [email protected] letting us know so we can provide more tailored advice.

6 August 2015 at 10:12pm

Wash out time

Carol Rich

  • VioVet customer since 2013
  • From: South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

My old golden retriever has been on metacam but it's causing him problems.she has advised we try cimalgex and has given a few to try(if ok will order from VioVet) however I'm worried about how long it would take to get metacam out of his system before trying these.would 24 hours be ok?

  • VioVet Staff

A short "wash-out" period would be sensible, but how long would be required probably varies between individual dogs and so is difficult to say. Personally I would suggest 48 hours ideally, though many dogs seem to be perfectly OK after just 24 hours.

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