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PSA: Human Ingestion of Previcox/Equioxx

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  • 4LeafCloverFarm
    started a topic PSA: Human Ingestion of Previcox/Equioxx

    PSA: Human Ingestion of Previcox/Equioxx

    So it went something like this (last night, 9PM):

    Me (to DH): Can you take Dobbin his pill? I forgot to take it down with his dinner.
    DH: Sure. Where is it?
    Me: On the counter in the kitchen. Its already in the gumdrop, ready to go.
    DH: Uh Oh!
    Me: Ut Oh? What uh oh?
    DH: I ATE it! OMG!!! I A-T-E it!
    Me: (frantically calling the 24-hour emergency vet)
    Vet: He ate what?
    Me: Equioxx (Previcox) 57mg pill in a gum drop.
    Vet: (a bit of snickering) please hold.
    Vet: Ma'm, we get lots of calls about dogs or cats eating human medications, but not about husbands eating horse medication. He should be fine, but we recommend you call Poison Control to be sure.
    Me: (lookup and call Tennessee Poison Control at Vanderbilt University) Relay story again.
    TPC: He ate what?
    Me: repeat again, spelling medication name
    TPC: (after a long pause) He should be fine. He may get an upset stomach. Tell him to drink a large glass of water and have something bland, like toast or crackers.
    Me: Thank you!
    TPC: You're welcome (he was trying not to laugh, but you could hear the smile in his voice)

    So the moral of the story is, if your husband consumes a 57mg Equioxx pill stuffed in a gum drop, have him drink lots of water and eat some toast. And he'll be fine.
    Last edited by 4LeafCloverFarm; Nov. 2, 2019, 03:08 PM.

  • Texarkana
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    What a hoot!

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  • alibi_18
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    Originally posted by Write&Ride View Post
    I just saw this linked in another thread, thank you for the laugh! When I was in high school I spent the night at a friend's house and woke up thirsty the next morning. A little hungover, truth be told. Not sure where I found the glass of water, but I filled it more and guzzled it down then went back to bed. The next thing I know my friend is freaking out because I had swallowed her contact lenses that were in saline solution in that glass. Oops. My parents' homeowners insurance paid for replacements (they were expensive back then). I learned a lesson.
    Ewww Hahaha

    At least you didn’t kissed her denture!

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  • Write&Ride
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    I just saw this linked in another thread, thank you for the laugh! When I was in high school I spent the night at a friend's house and woke up thirsty the next morning. A little hungover, truth be told. Not sure where I found the glass of water, but I filled it more and guzzled it down then went back to bed. The next thing I know my friend is freaking out because I had swallowed her contact lenses that were in saline solution in that glass. Oops. My parents' homeowners insurance paid for replacements (they were expensive back then). I learned a lesson.

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  • 4LeafCloverFarm
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    Originally posted by scrbear11 View Post
    The question now : How did he feel once it kicked in? Did it really work on any aches and pains?
    Well, since he eat it at 9PM, and was in bed by 10:30PM, he didn't really have any comment on whether it did anything. He was just thrilled to not have to go to the hospital to have his stomach pumped!

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  • vxf111
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    For a minute I got confused and thought he ate a Prascend and I was scared to click and find out the aftermath. Glad it was a Previcox!

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  • scrbear11
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    The question now : How did he feel once it kicked in? Did it really work on any aches and pains?

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  • ChocoMare
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    Thanks for the laff of the day!!!

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  • furlong47
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    Originally posted by kmwines View Post

    Thanks, well aware they are not the same drugs despite being in the same class.

    I was obviously mistaken in my memory on the development so I have deleted my comment.
    Were you thinking of bute? It was originally used in humans, and low platelet level was among the many side effects that ultimately ended its use for people.

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  • Bugs's Mom
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    This is priceless! Thank you for sharing it gave me a laugh.

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  • ShotenStar
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    I have an old, like 30+ years old, Ziggy cartoon hanging on my wall:

    Ziggy, in bed, reading the label on a bottle:

    "Two pills four times daily".
    Check
    "Cover with warm blanket".
    Check
    "Check hooves frequently".
    Uh-oh!

    *star*

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  • kmwines
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    Originally posted by Simkie View Post

    Firocoxib has never been on the market for people or studied in humans.

    Celecoxib is still on the market.

    Vioxx, rofecoxib, was pulled from the market after a risk of heart attack and stroke was uncovered.

    These are not the same drug, but are in the same class of COX-2 selective NSAIDS. Drugs in the same class are similar in action but are NOT the same drug.
    Thanks, well aware they are not the same drugs despite being in the same class.

    I was obviously mistaken in my memory on the development so I have deleted my comment.

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  • Simkie
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    Originally posted by kmwines View Post

    It was developed for people originally but caused platelet disorders (I'm assuming with long term usage).
    Firocoxib has never been on the market for people or studied in humans.

    Celecoxib is still on the market.

    Vioxx, rofecoxib, was pulled from the market after a risk of heart attack and stroke was uncovered.

    These are not the same drug, but are in the same class of COX-2 selective NSAIDS. Drugs in the same class are similar in action but are NOT the same drug.

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  • kmwines
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    [QUOTE=furlong47;n10509001]

    Same class of drugs, but not the same drug. Equioxx is firocoxib while Celebrex is


    Deleted-could not find supporting information
    Last edited by kmwines; Nov. 4, 2019, 09:07 AM.

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  • tabula rashah
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    OMG that is totally something my DH would do!!

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  • S1969
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    Originally posted by IFG View Post
    Glad that hubby is OK, and probably pain free!
    That was my first thought. I bet he felt great! LOL.

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  • atr
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    He's probably feeling fabulous! No aches and pains for him today!

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  • 4LeafCloverFarm
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    Originally posted by skydy View Post

    Thanks 4L, I needed that! Hope DH has a good stomach.
    No ill effects whatsoever. Thank goodness.

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  • skydy
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    Originally posted by 4LeafCloverFarm View Post
    So it went something like this (last night, 9PM):

    Me (to DH): Can you take Dobbin his pill? I forgot to take it down with his dinner.
    DH: Sure. Where is it?
    Me: On the counter in the kitchen. Its already in the gumdrop, ready to go.
    DH: Uh Oh!
    Me: Ut Oh? What uh oh?
    DH: I ATE it! OMG!!! I A-T-E it!
    Me: (frantically calling the 24-hour emergency vet)
    Vet: He ate what?
    Me: Equioxx (Previcox) 57mg pill in a gum drop.
    Vet: (a bit of snickering) please hold.
    Vet: Ma'm, we get lots of calls about dogs or cats eating human medications, but not about husbands eating horse medication. He should be fine, but we recommend you call Poison Control to be sure.
    Me: (lookup and call Tennessee Poison Control at Vanderbilt University) Relay story again.
    TPC: He ate what?
    Me: repeat again, spelling medication name
    TPC: (after a long pause) He should be fine. He may get an upset stomach. Tell him to drink a large glass of water and have something bland, like toast or crackers.
    Me: Thank you!
    TPC: You're welcome (he was trying not to laugh, but you could hear the smile in his voice)

    So the moral of the story is, if your husband consumes a 57mg Equioxx pill stuffed in a gum drop, have him drink lots of water and eat some toast. And he'll be fine.
    Thanks 4L, I needed that! Hope DH has a good stomach.

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  • OverandOnward
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    One evening my elderly dad was fussing over his handful of nightly pills, complaining loudly that one of them was missing. I glanced over just in time to see the missing pill on the floor under his chair, being snorked up by the labrador.

    So we had to figure out which pill was the one that was missing, what was the dose, and then make a call to find out if I needed to take the dog to the after-hours emergency vet. Had he been a small dog we might have had a problem, but a 75 lb lab could absorb it ok. He did.

    I keep telling this dog that just because he can swallow a thing doesn't mean that it's a good idea to do so. But the dog says that you never know until you try it. I guess a lot of husbands would agree.

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