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#343849 - 03/30/17 05:28 PM New drug for osteoarthritis
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Has anyone tried the new drug Galliprant? Its a new drug for the treatment of osteoarthritis and doesn't have the same side affects of like Rimidyl. I'm starting Eli on it.
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#343851 - 03/30/17 06:27 PM Re: New drug for osteoarthritis [Re: Shilohsmom]
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Never heard of it but I'll be looking into it asap for Larka.
Thanks for the heads up Rosa.
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#343855 - 03/30/17 07:27 PM Re: New drug for osteoarthritis [Re: Islandgsds]
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Sandra, I picked up the pups and they have both been placed on it. Apparently its really having good responses, so much so that the company is backordered on the meds. As far as price, for Eli its about $108 per month. Shoshi is smaller so it will be less but I wasn't able to get a full rx for her due to the backorder. We are hopeful that it becomes available very soon.
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#343856 - 03/30/17 07:35 PM Re: New drug for osteoarthritis [Re: Islandgsds]
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It's too new to have much feedback on it yet. However, I would not use it unless your dog has been tested for the mdr1 mutation and is clear. This is the recommendation of the lab that developed the canine mdr1 test.

http://germanshepherdhome.net/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/343163/Re:_Medications:__Galliprant#Post343163
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#343860 - 03/30/17 07:58 PM Re: New drug for osteoarthritis [Re: Shilohsmom]
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Buddy is in his second month on it. He is almost 17 and has a tumor on his liver.

He is 65#, and takes 60 mg once a day and it is good for him. He is more energetic and sleeping less. I credit better pain control for my old, three legged boy. (He is also on tramadol and gabepentin)

It is on back order and that should be resolved within a month according to what we've been told. The office where I work got in 3 bottles of 20 mg and we're using that this month.

I think for dogs with elevated liver #s, or liver problems in general it will prove to be valuable.

I agree with Lisa. If there is any chance of the mdr1 mutation, test first.
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#343861 - 03/30/17 08:02 PM Re: New drug for osteoarthritis [Re: PositiveDog]
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So glad to hear how well Buddy is doing on it! thumbup
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#343862 - 03/30/17 08:17 PM Re: New drug for osteoarthritis [Re: MaxaLisa]
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That's great news Bonnie, thanks for sharing. Eli has liver issues and undergone several tests today. Not ready to write about all that but its nice to have a good pain med for those with kidney and liver issues.
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#343863 - 03/31/17 12:13 PM Re: New drug for osteoarthritis [Re: Shilohsmom]
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I am very interested in this for Chico, thanks for the info!
I will ask the vet about it and the test for the mdr1 mutation.
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#343864 - 03/31/17 12:34 PM Re: New drug for osteoarthritis [Re: Leslie&Chico]
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Lisa, thank you for posting about the MDR1 gene and this drug. I was all excited about this, but now we would have to proceed carefully since Sammy does have the gene. Thankfully, right now he's just taking Glycoflex 3 supplements and doesn't need anything stronger.
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#343866 - 03/31/17 02:01 PM Re: New drug for osteoarthritis [Re: Kris]
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Humm, I specifically asked my Vet about this and she said I didn't have to worry as both of my pups are purebred GSDS. Is this not true???

edit-I'm referring to the MDR1 gene.


Edited by Shilohsmom (03/31/17 02:01 PM)
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