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Pain Medication

IVDD Medications
Your veterinary has many choices when treating IVDD.  Listed below by category are the drugs most commonly used to treat IVDD.



Pain Relievers

Managing the pain your dachshund is experiencing is an important part of the overall treatment protocol your veterinarian will address.  There are several drugs available for use in this area:

Tramadol® - This is the pain reliever of choice at DRBC.  Orally administered, it is safe and effective. 

Robaxin® (Methocarbamol)- Also used by DRBC on occasion. 

The pain medications listed below are considered controlled substances.  Fentanyl is applied as a patch for short term use, while the remainder may be administered as an injection or oral medication:

Additional Notes:
  • There are no 'over-the-counter' fixes for IVDD.  Please consult a qualified veterinarian before using any medications or OTC products with your dachshund.
  • The information offered herein is for informational and educational and purposes only.  Seek the timely care of a licensed veterinarian or veterinary surgeon if you believe your dog is exhibiting any of the signs or symptoms of IVDD.  This website does not seek to diagnose or treat IVDD.
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