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Carprieve 20mg From $0.57 per Tablet

Rimadyl Palatable 20mg From $0.95 per Tablet

 

Dolocarp 50 From $1.00 per Tablet

Carprieve 50mg From $1.03 per Tablet

Rimadyl Palatable 50mg From $1.60 per Tablet

 

Carodyl 75mg From $1.35 per Chew

Rimadyl 75mg Chewables  From $2.65 per Tablet

 

Carodyl 100mg From $1.87 per Chew 

Rimadyl Palatable 100mg  From $2.61 per Tablet

Carprofen general information

What is Carprofen used for?

Carprofen tablets 50mg (formerly Norocarp) are a medication used for dogs to treat and manage the pain and inflammation that can be caused by osteoarthritis. Many dogs suffer from osteoarthritis, particularly as they age. Osteoarthritis is caused by wear and tear of the joints and can cause pain, swelling and stiffness, particularly in the legs, hips and backbone, which can restrict your dog’s activity and cause lameness. Carprofen tablets 50mg can help relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis and improve your dog’s mobility. Carprofen tablets 50mg are also used to reduce pain following orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery in dogs. 
 

How does Carprofen work?

Carprofen tablets 50mg (formerly Norocarp) contain carprofen a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) belonging to the propionic acid class that has anti-inflammatory, analgesic (pain relief) and antipyretic (reduces fever) properties. NSAIDs inhibit the cyclooxygenase (COX) enzyme responsible for the production of chemicals called prostaglandins, which are mediators of a variety of cellular processes as well as inflammation. There are two COX enzymes, COX1 which is needed for normal cell functions and COX-2 which is involved in the inflammatory process. Carprofen in Carprofen tablets 50mg acts specifically on the inhibition of COX-2 resulting in anti-inflammatory activity which relieves the pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints caused by osteoarthritis. 
 

What does Carprofen contain?

Carprofen tablets 50mg contain the active ingredient carprofen a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat osteoarthritis in dogs. 
 

Treating osteoarthritis in dogs with Carprofen

Carprofen tablets 50mg contain carprofen a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat dogs to help manage the pain and inflammation caused by osteoarthritis. Many dogs suffer from osteoarthritis, particularly as they age. Osteoarthritis is caused by wear and tear of the joints and can cause pain, swelling and stiffness, particularly in the legs, hips and backbone, which can restrict your dog’s activity and cause lameness. Carprofen in Carprofen tablets 50mg specifically inhibits the COX-2 enzyme responsible for the production of chemicals called prostaglandins, which are mediators of inflammation. The anti-inflammatory activity of Carprofen tablets 50mg relieves the pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints caused by osteoarthritis. 
 

What are the side effects of Carprofen?

The most commonly reported side effects when using Carprofen tablets 50mg for dogs include: gastrointestinal problems; vomiting, diarrhoea and loss of appetite, lethargy and behavioural changes. 
 

When should Carprofen not be used?

You should not give Carprofen to your dog if your dog has:
 

  • has a sensitivity reaction to Carprofen tablets 50mg
  • is younger than 6 months
  • is pregnant or lactating
  • has a heart condition, liver or kidney disease or bleeding disorders
  • has been given other NSAID medication, corticosteroids, some heart drugs (ACE inhibitors) and some drugs for seizure control

How should Carprofen be given to your dog?

You should give your dog Carprofen tablets 50mg by mouth, with or without food and according to your vet’s instructions. The recommended dose is 2mg/lb or 4.4mg/kg of body weight daily, which can be given as a single dose once daily or divided and into two doses given as 1mg/lb or 2.2mg/kg twice daily. Carprofen tablets 50mg will help relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis in your dog and you should see signs of improvement within a few days, Carprofen tablets 50mg will not cure your dog’s osteoarthritis, so you should continue to give them to your dog for as long as recommended by your vet. 
 

How long should you take Carprofen?

Carprofen tablets 50mg will help relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis in your dog and you should see signs of improvement within a few days, Carprofen tablets 50mg will not cure your dog’s osteoarthritis, so you should continue to give them to your dog for as long as recommended by your vet. 
 

Missed dose of Carprofen

If you forget to give a dose of Carprofen tablets 50mg to your dog, administer it as soon as you remember, unless it is time to take the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not give your dog a double dose. 
 

How should Carprofen be stored?

You should store your Carprofen below 25°C in a cool dry place and protect from light. 

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