NSAID and Painkiller Option List

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I wondered if it was possible to list all the potential options  of anti inflammatories and pain releif as some vets only seem to reccomoend the same things and no other option. I know it also has to be right for the dog but would be nice to have a list of all the options, I know their is metacam, paracetomol, tramadol, but what else.

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great work guys !!!

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My dog was on onsior which i thought was working, but then they found that her liver levels where slightly high so they put her on tramadol which i think dont do anything. Which drug would be best as my vet wont put her on anything else. I give her the yumove plus tablets as well.

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Great list Kathryn.
I will add a few others, in case you have heard of them or wish to ask your vet about them:
NSAIDS
Cimalgex (cimicoxib)
Galliprant (grapiprant) – not available in the UK yet, and may be at some point.
If one NSAID does not suit your dog, another might. It is worth trying a different one after a suitable break period.
Other adjunctive drugs
Pregabalin (sometimes used instead of gabapentin)
Memantine (sometimes used instead of amantadine)
Amitriptyline
Many of these adjunctive drugs may be prescribed by dedicated pain practitioners or pain specialists. They generally treat a different type of pain than NSAIDS (eg. neurogenic pain).
Warm wishes,
Shona

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Great list Kathryn.
In case you hear of these others, or wish to ask your vet about them, I will add a few more here:
NSAIDS
Cimalgex (cimicoxib)
Galliprant (grapiprant) – not yet available in the UK, and may be at some point.

Other adjunctive drugs
Pregabalin (may be used instead of gabapentin)
Memantine (may be used instead of amantadine)
Amitriptyline

Many of these adjunctive drugs are used to treat a different type of pain than NSAIDS. Pregabalin, Memantine and Amitriptyline are often more commonly prescribed by dedicated pain practitioners and pain specialists.

Warm wishes,
Shona

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I had the same problem with my vets, just the same three drugs mentioned over and over again so I ended up doing my own research for other options.  Thank you for the list Kathryn!

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