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Deracoxib Caplet (Extra Flavored)
25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg

What is Dive-U ?
Dive-U is used in dogs to control pain and inflammation. Its particularly effective against osteoarthritis, a degenerative disease that affects your dogs joints. It is available as flavored, scored, chewable tablets.



  • Controls pain and inflammation
  • Reduces pain & inflammation associated with canine arthritis, specifically controlling chronic osteoarthritis
  • Nonsteroidal medication
  • Comes in a flavored chewable tablet, making administration easy

How it Works: Dive-U is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that belongs to the COX-2 inhibitor class of medications. Dive-U is different from other NSAIDs because at recommended doses it blocks the COX-2 enzyme, not the COX-1 enzyme. While the COX-1 enzyme is necessary for many normal body functions, COX-2 enzymes trigger inflammation and contribute to pain in arthritic joints.

Side effects involving the digestive system, kidneys, or liver may occur. Periodic blood tests may be required.

What happens if I miss giving a dose:
Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and give the next one as directed. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

What happens if I overdose the pet:
Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of Dive-U overdose include drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, headache, blurred vision, little or no urine production, slow breathing, and coma.

What should I avoid while giving Dive-U to my pet:
Many over-the-counter cough, cold, allergy, and pain medicines contain aspirin or other NSAIDs similar to Dive-U. Before giving any prescription or over-the-counter medications talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist.

What are the possible side effects of Dive-U:
Contact your veterinarian if your pet has abdominal pain, tenderness, or discomfort, bloody, black or tarry stools, blood in vomit, unexplained weight gain, water retention, fatigue or lethargy, skin rash, itching, yellowing of eyes, or unusual bruising or bleeding as these symptoms could indicate serious side effects. If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving Dive-U and seek emergency veterinary medical attention. Other less serious side effects may occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.

  • Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian.
  • If you do not understand the directions ask your pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you.
  • Dive-U can be given with or without food. Keep plenty of water available for your pet.
  • Store Dive-U at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.
  • Do not give Dive-U to cats.


  • The usual dose of Dive-U in treating post-operative pain and inflammation is 1.4-1.8 mg/pound(0.45 kg) as a single daily dose.
  • The usual dose of Dive-U in the treatment of osteoarthritis pain and inflammation is 0.45-0.91 mg/pound(0.45 kg) as a single daily dose.

Dive-U 25 mg

Active Ingredient Amount
Deracoxib 25 mg

Dive-U 50 mg

Active Ingredient Amount
Deracoxib 50 mg

Dive-U 100 mg

Active Ingredient Amount
Deracoxib 100 mg