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IVDD Medications
Your veterinary has many choices when treating IVDD.  Listed below by category are the drugs most commonly used to treat IVDD.



Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammants [NSAIDs]
DRBC does not advocate the use of NSAIDS for the treatment of acute IVDD.  It is our drug of choice for recurring or chronic IVDD which is mildly symptomatic.  Both NSAIDs and steroids carry inherent risks to the liver and kidneys.  Discuss the impact of your veterinarian's choice of medication with them to understand the impact their decision may have on your doxie.

NSAID's have become the drug of choice for the treatment of dachshunds with chronic or mild IVDD symptoms.  Please discuss the long term use of NSAID's on liver functionality with your veterinarian. 

Other NSAID's:
Rimadyl® (Carprofen)
Deramaxx® (Deracoxib)
Previcox® (firocoxib)
EtoGesic® (Etodolac)
**Piroxicam® (Feldene)

**Currently under US and Canadian Drug Review, not recommended for use with dogs

Other medications may be prescribed in a manner not suggested for dogs.  The prescribing of medications for off-label use is not included here.

Additional Notes:
  • There are no 'over-the-counter' fixes for IVDD.  Please consult a qualified veterinarian before using any medications or OTC products with your dachshund.
  • The information offered herein is for informational and educational and purposes only.  Seek the timely care of a licensed veterinarian or veterinary surgeon if you believe your dog is exhibiting any of the signs or symptoms of IVDD.  This website does not seek to diagnose or treat IVDD.
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