Onsior for Dogs

Rest easy with Onsior for Dogs

With simple dosing and flexible administration, Onsior can take the worry out of surgical pain relief

  • Available as an injectable and tablets, which can be used interchangeably for up to 2 days post surgery

Onsior for Dogs

Additional surgical indications for dogs

Packaging - Onsior for Dogs

Onsior tablets for dogs (5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg)

  • For the treatment of pain and inflammation associated with soft tissue surgery in dogs
  • For the treatment of pain and inflammation associated with chronic osteoarthritis in dogs

Bottle and packaging - Onsior for Dogs

Onsior solution for injection for cats and dogs (20 mg)

  • For the treatment of pain and inflammation associated with orthopaedic or soft tissue surgery in cats
  • For the treatment of pain and inflammation associated with orthopaedic or soft tissue surgery in dogs

Wide margin of safety in dogs1

  • The safety index of robenacoxib in dogs is thought to be due to its high COX-2 selectivity and short residence time in the central compartment
  • In safety studies in dogs, no significant adverse events were observed with robenacoxib at doses up to 40 mg/kg

Persists at the site of inflammation while sparing other organs from prolonged drug exposure2

  • Onsior persists longer and at higher concentrations at the site of inflammation than in the blood, for effective once-daily dosing
  • Onsior is rapidly eliminated from the blood, sparing well-perfused organs from prolonged drug exposure

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1. King JN, Arnaud JP, Goldenthal EI, et al (2011) Robenacoxib in the dog: target species safety in relation to extent and duration of inhibition of COX-1 and COX-2. J Vet Pharmacol Ther 34(3):298–311.

2. Silber HE, Burgener C, Letellier IM, et al (2010) Population pharmacokinetic analysis of blood and joint synovial fluid concentrations of robenacoxib from healthy dogs and dogs with osteoarthritis. Pharm Res 27(12):2633–2645.

3. Previcox® Summary of Product Characteristics.

4. Metacam® Summary of Product Characteristics.

5. Rimadyl® Chewable Tablets US package insert.


Onsior tablets for dogs (5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg) are indicated for the treatment of pain and inflammation associated with soft tissue surgery and for the treatment of pain and inflammation associated with chronic osteoarthritis in dogs.


Onsior solution for injection for cats and dogs (20 mg) is indicated for the treatment of pain and inflammation associated with orthopaedic or soft tissue surgery in dogs.


COX-2 = cyclooxygenase-2.


Onsior POM-V (UK) and POM (Ireland) contains robenacoxib.


Further information is available from the SPC. Advice should be sought from the Medicine Prescriber. Refer to the product packaging and leaflets for information about side effects, precautions, warnings and contra-indications. Contact Elanco Animal Health for further information on 01256 353131 or email elancovets@elanco.com, or write to: Elanco Animal Health, Form 2, Bartley Way, Bartley Wood Business Park, Hook, RG27 9XA.


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