What is Carprofen? A Generic to Rimadyl
Carprofen is a soft chewable formulation of a generic form of Rimadyl, which can make giving your pet’s pain medication simple and easy. Each chewable is scored for effortless dosing and dogs love the meat flavor, so there’s no need to hide the medication inside food or treats.
Carprofen requires a prescription from your veterinarian. It should be given according to your veterinarian’s instructions. Your veterinarian will tell you what amount of Carprofen is right for your dog and how long it should be given. Most dogs will take Carprofen soft chewable tablets right out of your hand or the soft chewable tablet can be placed in the mouth. Carprofen may be given with or without food.
Nothing on this website is to be construed as medical advice. Consult your veterinarian. Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. Keep out of reach of children. Not for human use. Consult a physician in cases of accidental ingestion by humans. For use in dogs only. Do not use in cats. All dogs should undergo a thorough history and physical examination before initiation of NSAID therapy. Appropriate laboratory tests to establish hematological and serum biochemical baseline data prior to, and periodically during, administration of any NSAID should be considered. Carprofen, like other drugs, may cause some side effects. Serious but rare side effects have been reported in dogs taking NSAIDs, including
Carprofen . Serious side effects can occur with or without warning and in rare situations result in death. The most common NSAID-related side effects generally involve the stomach (such as bleeding ulcers), and liver or kidney problems. Look for the following side effects that can indicate your dog may be having a problem with Carprofen or may have another medical problem: decrease or increase in appetite; change in bowel movements (such as diarrhea, or black, tarry or bloody stools); change in behavior (such as decreased or increased activity level, incoordination, seizure or aggression); yellowing of gums, skin, or whites of the eyes (jaundice); change in drinking habits (frequency, amount consumed); change in urination habits (frequency, color, or smell); change in skin (redness, scabs, or scratching). It is important to stop therapy and contact your veterinarian immediately if you think your dog has a medical problem or side effect from Carprofen therapy. If you have additional questions about possible side effects, talk to your veterinarian.